CASA prize in memory of Sinesio Alves Junior awarded at GISRUK 2016
6 April 2016
The CASA prize for the 'Best Paper on Spatial Analysis' in memory of Sinesio Alves Junior at the GISRUK 2016 conference was awarded to Kaisa Lahtinen for a paper she co-authored with Chris Brunsdon and Sarah Butt titled "Using Geographically Weighted Regression to Explore Spatial Variation in Survey Behaviour".
The picture above shows Dr Adam Dennett presenting the award and £100 Amazon voucher on behalf of CASA to Kaisa at GISRUK 2016 which was held at the Greenwich University between 30th March - 1st April 2016..
CASA has presented this award annually at GISRUK since 2010 in memory of Sinesio Alves Junior (pictured above). Junior, as he was affectionately known, is a much missed friend who joined CASA in 2001 as a Doctoral Researcher and member of staff.
Previous winners of this prestigious GISRUK award have been:
2015 held at the University of Leeds - Alexandros Alexiou for "The Role of Geographical Context in Building Geodemographic Classifications";
2014 held at the University of Glasgow - Sarah Wise for "Agent Based Modelling and GIS: Exploring our New Tools in a Disaster Context";
2013 held at the University of Liverpool - Dan Olner, Alison Heppenstall and Gordon Mitchell for "Modelling and visualising the impacts of increasing fuel costs on the UK spatial economy;
2012 held at Lancaster University - Suzanne Mavoa, Melody Oliver, Nicola Tavae and Karen Witten for “Using GIS to integrate children’s walking interview data and objectively physical activity data”;
2011 held at Portsmouth University - Heshan Du, Suchith Anand, Mike Jackson, Didier Leibovici, Jeremy Morley and Glen Hart for "Geographical Information Integration from Disparate Sources";
2010 held at UCL - Didier Leibovici, Lucy Bastin, Suchith Anand, Jerry Swan, Gobe Hobona and Mike Jackson for "Spatially Clustered Associations in Health GIS".