4th Nordic Summer School
                      in Geographic Information Science
       3 - 7 August 2009, Gävle, Sweden
(in conjunction with the 3rd ICA workshop)
 Jean-Claude Thill 

Jean-Claude Thill is the Knight Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He holds a doctorate in Geography from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. Jean-Claude¡¯s multi-prong research has centered on the spatial dimension of mobility systems and their consequences on how urban and regional space is used and organized in developed societies, statistical and computational methods of spatial and location analysis, and most recently urban land-use dynamics. He is editor of Geographic Information Systems in Transportation Research (Pergamon) and Spatial Multicriteria Decision Making and Analysis: A Geographic Information Sciences Approach (Ashgate).

Since 2008, he has been Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. He has been GIScience Area Editor for Networks and Spatial Economics since 2001 and serves on the editorial boards of several other regional, national, and international journals of geography, regional science, and spatial systems, including Geographical Analysis, Papers in Regional Science, Journal of Choice Modeling, International Journal of Social Systems Science, Southeastern Geographer. He is the Executive Director of the North American Regional Science Council (www.narsc.org). He has held faculty positions at Florida Atlantic University, The University of Georgia, and The State University of New York at Buffalo. He joined the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2006.