Head of Environment Modelling & Geoprocessing Unit|
Environment Modelling and Geoprocessing
Phone: +41 22 917 86 11
CV: Nicolas Ray studied Biology at University of Lausanne. He then moved to Geneva where he did a Master in Environmental Sciences, followed by a PhD in Biology in the field of Human Population Genetics. In the meantime, he also obtained a postgraduate certificate in Computer Sciences. Nicolas' research activities focused on the modeling of animal movement and habitat, with the development of several spatial and statistical analysis tools to integrate various data types (genetic, environmental, demographic). Through his research and various consultancy works, Nicolas acquired solid competencies in GIS, spatial analysis, and software development. After six years of postdoctoral research in Australia, UK and University of Bern, he joined the Institute for Environmental Sciences (ISE) at University of Geneva and UNEP/GRID-Geneva in 2009 to manage the EU/FP7 project enviroGRIDS, and to actively participate in grid computing activities related to this project. In 2013 he became Head of the "Environment Modelling & Geoprocessing" Unit at GRID-Geneva, while continuing his research activities at the enviroSPACE Lab at ISE.