François Golay

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Full Professor +41 21 693 57 81

Citizenship : suisse

Birth date : 30.01.1958

GC D2 408 (Bâtiment GC)
Station 18
CH-1015 Lausanne

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GC D2 408 (Bâtiment GC)
Station 18
CH-1015 Lausanne

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Administrative data

Fields of expertise

GIS application design
Spatial Decision Support Systems
Geospatial data infrastructures
GIS for environmental management
GIS for urban studies and design

Teaching & PhD


Environmental Sciences and Engineering

Design Together ENAC

PhD Programs

Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Doctoral Program in Architecture and Sciences of the City


Spatial statistics and analysis

The main objective is to make the students understand the importance of the spatial issues in environmental sciences and engineering, for example for mapping and interpolation. Presentation of different concepts and techniques devoted to spatial data.

Geografic information system (GIS)

Acquisition of basic concepts and skills of (geographic) data structures and of their storage in (geographic) database systems. Learning of relevant geographic data analysis processes for environmental and civil engineers (spatial autocorrelation, spatial...

Spatial decision support systems

The course deals with the methods and instruments supporting decision processes in the geographical space. The focus is on multi-criteria decision analysis, with the special requirements carried by space-related scenarios and solutions, and by the partici...


The Atlas can be used as a tool in the context of our current urban reality. It will develop further our capacity to see and project the space we live in. It will build a Denkraum across disciplines through a process of iterative configurations of visual ...