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Andreas Koch

Andreas Koch is professor for Human Geography at Salzburg University.

Research interests

Geoinformatics, in particular the simulation and visualization of dynamic spatial processes, supported by Geographic information systems (software: ArcGIS 9.0, 8.X as well as SpatialAnalyst, NetworkAnalyst, GeostatisticalAnalyst) and statistic methods with two foci: mutli-agent systems (software: StarLogo) and neuronal networks and evolutionary algorigthms (softwares: SNNS, JavaNNS an ENZO).

Statistics, in particular multivariate methods (an analysis of factors, clusters, paths and time series, categorical regression and answer tree) and geostatics (analysis of spatial correlations, Krigin).

Human Geography, in particular ontology of space, in relation to space/region and action, the meaning of system theory for social geography, in combination with geoinformatics: models of spatial interaction and agent-based geo-simulators in urban spheres.

Geography of Communication and Telecommunication, in particular the analysis of the use of information and communication technologies and their implications on spatial actions in micro-geographic and urban/regional households.

The economical geography of services, in particular the structure and development of financial services.