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    I’m Kamyar Hasanzadeh (PhD)

    Geoinformatics engineer, data scientist,  and environmental health promotion researcher

    Name: Kamyar Hasanzadeh

    Address: Aalto University, 02150 Espoo, Finland

    Email: firstname.lastname[at]

    Kamyar is a post-doc researcher at Department of Built Environment in Aalto University, Finland. He completed his PhD in the same department in 2019. He holds a BSc degree in Civil and Surveying engineering and a MSc in Geoinformation technology (GIS) from University of Tehran, and Aalto University respectively. Kamyar is currently working with public participation GIS (PPGIS) and his current focus is on developing innovative GIS methods for modeling individual activity spaces. Kamyar is particularly interested in using his GIS tools and skills in studying the contextual effects of built environment ̶ especially in residential areas ̶ on inhabitants’ lived experiences and perceived well-being.


    • March 2015 – June 2019

    Doctoral Candidate,  [Dept. Built Environment, Aalto University – Finland]                                                  

    Thesis title: Spatial units of analysis, are there better ways? An empirical framework for use of individualized activity space models in environmental health promotion research

    • September 2012 – June 2014

    Master’s studies: Geoinformation Technology,  [Dept. Geomatics, Aalto University – Finland]                                             

    Title: SoftGIS data mining and analysis: A case study of urban impression in Helsinki

    • September 2007 – June 2012

    Bachelor’s studies: Civil & Surveying Engineering,  [Dept. Geomatics, University of Tehran- Iran]                                             

    Title: A review of different satellite positioning systems


    • June 2019 – Now

    Post-doc researcher,  [Dept. Built Environment, Aalto University – Finland]                                                  

    Title: Neighborhood metrics and modeling

    • June 2019 – December 2019

    Post-doc researcher,  [Dept. Built Environment, Aalto University – Finland]                                                  

    Title: Open Participatory mapping data – Anonymizing and publishing PPGIS data

    • June 2010 – September 2012

    English teacher,  [NBE, Iran]