Meeting of the Minds

Meeting of the Minds

NSW Built Environment invites our undergraduate and postgraduate students to attend our monthly professorial talks series, Meeting of the Minds.  
The faculty’s accomplished professors from across all the Built Environment disciplines will speak on how their latest research and practice offers new perspectives on the UNSW Grand Challenge on Rapid Urbanisation. 

The grand challenge will be examined through the interdisciplinary lenses of the built environment research and practice - from the smallest to the largest scales, from the room and the objects within it to the cities and landscapes we inhabit.

Next event: Wednesday, 3 July, 1pm – 1.30 pm followed by networking and afternoon tea 

Speaker: Professor Sisi Zlatanova 

Topic: What is the role of 3D geospatial information in analysing and supporting the processes of rapid urbanisation. 

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Event date: 
03 Jul 2019 1:00pm to 1:30pm
Speaker’s biography

I have graduated as a surveyor at the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy (Bulgaria) and obtained my PhD degree on 3D GIS for Urban Development at the Graz University of Technology (Austria). I worked as a software programmer at the Central Cadastre (Bulgaria) and have been at academic positions at UACG (Bulgaria), the Institute for Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC, the Netherlands), Graz University of Technology (Austria), Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands) and Siberian State University of Geosystems and Technologies (Russia). I have joined the University of New South Wales in January, 2018.

I supervise master and PhD students on topics related to 3D spatial modelling and analysis. My recent research concentrates on 3D Indoor modelling and navigation. I am an author and co-author of more than 300 papers and I have edited and co-edited 23 books. A full list of publications (downloadable) is available here. I have been involved in the work of several international organisations. I am the president of ISPRS TC IV on Spatial Information science, the treasurer of UDMS and a co-chair of OGC SWG IndoorGML. I have been actively participating in the organisation of conferences such as Gi4DM, UDMS, 3D GeoInfo, Indoor3D and summer schools.

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2019 speaker line-up
Professor Sisi Zlatanova Wednesday 3rd July What is the role of 3D geospatial information in analysing and supporting the processes of rapid urbanisation.
Professor Deo Prasad Wednesday 7th August How can we have massive urbanisation while reducing carbon footprint of cities?
tbc Wednesday 4th September tbc
Professor Hal Pawson Wednesday 2nd October How can housing supply respond to the demands of rapid urbanisation
Professor Catherine Bridge Wednesday 6th November ‘How will rapid urbanisation affect the vulnerable people, performance as a measure towards inclusion’