Dr. Marco Helbich
Co-coordinator and Associate Professor
Dr. Marco Helbich is an urban geographer and geographic information scientist at the Department for Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Utrecht University, which I joined mid-2013. The European Research Council recognized my research efforts in 2016 by awarding him a Starting Grant. Prior to his appointment at Utrecht University, he was an Alexander von Humboldt research fellow at the Geographic Information Science group at Heidelberg University, Germany, where he was also awarded with the venia legendi (habilitation) in human geography in 2015. Before this he was a visiting scholar at the Louisiana State University, USA, and worked at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. In 2009 he obtained my Ph.D. (summa cum laude) at the University of Vienna which was funded through an Austrian Academy of Sciences grant for young academics.