On the Geography of Road Accidents: Challenges and Opportunities

Updated: Nov 15, 2018

24 NOV 2015 (TUE) | 19:00-20:00

Wang Gungwu Theatre, Graduate House, The University of Hong Kong.


Professor Isabelle ThomasResearch Director of the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research (FRS-FNRS) and Professor at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL)

Isabelle Thomas (PhD in geography) is research director of the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research (FRS-FNRS) and professor at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL). She conducts her research at the Center of Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) in Louvain-la-Neuve (Be). Her main research interests are (1) modelling the location of human activities and especially at studying the sensitivity of the models to their spatial inputs, (2) understanding the spatial structure of (urban) human activities and transportation realities, and (3) performing quantitative analyses for spatial data (people and places).


Locations, places and interactions make statistical analyses in economic/ transport geography quite tricky but challenging. With the example of road accidents in Belgium, this lecture aims at illustrating difficulties and pitfalls in the analysis and the representation of the complexity of spatial data, at showing examples of solutions but also at opening the debate for further developments at different spatial scales.


Institute of Transport Studies, HKU (ITS)



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