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Ali Mansourian is a Professor of Geomatics at the Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University, Sweden. He is Director of Lund University GIS Centre, coordinator of the “GIS & RS Master Programme”, and former board member of the department. He is a member of United Nation's Global Geospatial Information Management (UN GGIM) Academic Network, and former council member of European AGILE (Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe).

Mansourian has established research directions in Geospatila Artificial Intelligence (GeoAI), which is the intersection of GISceince and Artificial Intelligence (AI), Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI), and Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) using multi-objective optimization techniques. He has also a long-standing research line in applications of Geographic Infromation Systems (GIS) in epidemiology and heath, disaster risk management, land-use planning, and environmental management.

In his records, he has also coordination of several large international and national research and capacity building projects, evaluation of major EU/EC research grants, scientific program committee chair and/or organiser of several international conferences and workshops, supervision of PhD students and postdoc researches,  invited evaluation committee of PhD theses, and publication of 150+ scientific journal/conference papers, books/book chapters, and technical reports.

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

UKÄ subject classification

  • Physical Geography

Free keywords

  • Geographic Information system (GIS)
  • Geospatial Artificial Intelligence (GeoAI)
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI)
  • Geospatial Services
  • Spatial Epidemiology
  • Health GIS
  • Disaster Risk Management
  • Land-use Planning
  • Environment
  • Sustainability


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