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Yair Grinberger

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69120 Heidelberg
Tel: +49 6221 54-5504
asherya.grinberger@mail.huji.ac.il

 

Asher Yair Grinberger

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Yair Grinberger is a guest researcher at the GIScience Research Group of the Institute of Geography in Heidelberg.

Research Interests
  • Big Spatial Data
  • Time-Space Activity and Mobility Studies
  • Quality Assessment for VGI and Geotagged Social-Media Data
  • Agent-Based Models of Urban Systems
Recent Research Projects

2017 - Present: The Role of Theory in the Age of Big Spatial Data, GIScience Research Group, Heidelberg University, Germany.

2016 - Present: Increasing Urban Resilience to Large Scale Disasters: The Development of a Dynamic Integrated Model for Disaster Management and Socio-Economic Analysis (DIM2SEA), Department of Geography, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

2016: Studying the Time-Space Behavior of Visitors to Ramat Hanadiv, Department of Geography, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

2015 - 2016: The Development of an Integrated GIS Based System for Real Estate Market Analysis, Department of Geography, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

2011 - 2014: Designing Safer Urban Spaces (DESURBS), Department of Geography, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

Education

2017 - Present: Guest Researcher, GIScience Research Group, Heidelberg University, Germany.

2012 - 2017: PhD, Department of Geography, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

2011 - 2012: M.A. - Geography, Planning and Environment, Department of Geography, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

2008 - 2011: B.A. - Geography and Complementary Studies, Department of Geography, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

Awards

2016: Best PhD Paper Award, the Israeli Geographical Association

2014: Excellence in Teaching Award for Teaching Assistants, Department of Geography, he Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

2012: Rector's List for Excellence in Master's Studies, Faculty of Social Science, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

2012: Dean's List of MA students, Faculty of Social Sciences, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

2012: Honorable Mention for Teaching Assistants, Department of Geography, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

2010: Dean's List of BA students, Faculty of Social Sciences, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Scholarships

2018 - 2019: Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers, Alexander von-Humboldt Foundation.

2013 - 2017: Amiran Fellowship for Outstanding Research Students, PhD award, Department of Geography, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

2013 - 2017: Hebrew University President 4 year Fellowship, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

2011 - 2013: Amiran Fellowship for Outstanding Research Students, MA award, Department of Geography, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Grinberger, A.Y. & Felsenstein, D. (2016): Dynamic agent-based simulation of welfare effects of urban disaster. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 59, 129-141.
  • Grinberger, A.Y. & Shoval, N. (2015): A temporal-contextual analysis of urban dynamics using location-based data. International Journal of Geographic Information Science, 29(11), 1969-1987.
  • Grinberger, A.Y., Lichter, M. & Felsenstein, D. (2015): Planning post-disaster urban recovery using synthetic big data. Planning, 12(2), 59-83 (in Hebrew).
  • Lichter, M., Grinberger, A.Y. & Felsenstein, D. (2015): Simulating and communicating outcomes in disaster management situations. International Journal of Geo-Information, 4(4), 1827-1847.
  • Grinberger, A.Y., Shoval, N. & McKercher, B.(2014): Typologies of tourist time-space consumption: a new approach using GPS data and GIS tools. Tourism Geographies, 16(1), 105-123.
  • Grinberger, A.Y. & Felsenstein, D. (2014): Bouncing back or bouncing forward? Simulating urban resilience. Proceedings of the ICE: Urban Design and Planning, 167(3), 115-124.
  • Grinberger, A.Y. & Felsenstein, D. (2014): Back to routine or a new routine? Simulation of urban resilience. Planning, 11(2), 19-29 (in Hebrew).

Book Chapters

  • Grinberger, A.Y. & Felsenstein, D. (2017): Using big (synthetic) data to identify local housing market attributes. In L.A. Schintler & Z. Chen (Eds.) Big data for urban & regional science. Routledge: Adingdon & New York.
  • Grinberger, A.Y. & Felsenstein, D. (2017): A tale of two earthquakes: Dynamic agent-based simulation of urban resilience. In J. Lombard, E. Stern & G. Clarke (Eds). Applied spatial modeling and planning (pp. 134-154). Routledge: Abingdon & New York.
  • Grinberger, A.Y., Lichter, M. & Felsenstein, D. (2017): Dynamic agent based simulation of an urban disaster using synthetic big data. In P. Thakuria, N. Tilahun & M. Zellner (Eds.) Seeing cities through big data: Theory methods and applications in urban informatics (pp. 349-382). Springer: Cham.
  • Grinberger, A.Y., Lichter, M. & Felsenstein, D. (2015): Simulating urban resilience: disasters, dynamics and (synthetic) data. In S. Geertman, J. Stillwell, J. Ferreira & R. Goodspeed (Eds.) Planning support systems and smart cities (pp. 99-119). Springer: Cham.
  • Felsenstein, D., Ashbel, A., Lichter, M. & Grinberger, A.Y. (2013): Land use-land cover dynamics at the metropolitan fringe. In D. Malkinson, D. Czamanski & I. Benenson (Eds.) Modeling of land-use and ecological dynamics (pp. 143-165). Springer: Berlin-Heidelberg.
Academic Reviewing
  • Tourism Geographies
  • Ocean and Coastal Management
  • International Journal of Hospitability Management
  • International Journal of Geographic Information Science
  • Anthropocene
  • Journal of Location-Based Services
Teaching
  • 2016 - 2017: Lecturer, Advanced Tracking Methods and Its Application to Geographical Research, Department of Geography, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2016 - 2017: Teaching Assistant, Urban Geography, Department of Geography, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2015 - 2016: Teaching Assistant, Research Methods for MA Students, Department of Geography, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2013 - 2016: Teaching Assistant, Urban and Regional Analysis – GIS Applications, Department of Geography, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2012 - 2015: Teaching Assistant, Advanced Tracking Methods and Its Application to Geographical Research, Department of Geography, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
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