On the 2nd of June 2022, Filipe Batista e Silva successfully defended his PhD dissertation at VU Amsterdam. The thesis, titled Geospatial data fusion for continental assessments of land use, activities and population distribution, proposes an advanced approach for fusing data from conventional and unconventional sources and formats as a means to enhance the spatial representation of human activities.

The thesis was supervised by Prof. Dr. H.J. Scholten and Dr. E. Koomen. We congratulate Dr. Batista e Silva on his successful defence and his being rewarded with a PhD. We also wish him all the best and much success for his next steps. The full thesis can be accessed here.

PhD defense Filipe Batista e Silva