Eric Vaz

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Associate Professor Graduate Program Director, Spatial Analysis Faculty of Arts Department of Geography and Environmental Studies Toronto, Ontario evaz@ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 553121

Bio/Research

Professor Vaz is interested in the transversal usage of Geographic Information Systems to different fields of study, with a particular focus on its applications to regional sciences as well as complex systems dynamics for decision-making. Emphasis is given into the application of quantitative exa...

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Bio/Research

Professor Vaz is interested in the transversal usage of Geographic Information Systems to different fields of study, with a particular focus on its applications to regional sciences as well as complex systems dynamics for decision-making. Emphasis is given into the application of quantitative examples through spatial analysis in his teaching, offering applied evidence to different regions and scenarios throughout the world.

With over 80 scientific contributions in his field and three books to date (2021), he was distinguished in 2012 with the nomination of “Rising Star” by the Regional Science Association International. In 2015 and 2021, he received the award of the Dean’s SRC Award for the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University. Between 2017 and 2020, he served as the President of the Canadian Regional Science Association. Prior to joining Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson) in 2012, he was Group Leader for Geographic Information Science at the University of Heidelberg, Institute for Geography in Germany.

He has three mother tongues: English, German and Portuguese.


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