Prof. Boris A. Portnov
Prof. Portnov holds PhD (1st Russian Doctoral Degree) in Urban and Regional Planning from the Central Research Institute of Town planning (1987; Moscow, USSR) and D.Sc. (2nd Russian doctoral degree) in Urban and Regional Planning from the Moscow Architectural Institute (1994). Since 2012, he holds the position of a Full Professor at the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, University of Haifa (tenured). Prof. Portnov chairs the Departmental PhD Committee. Research interest of Prof. Portnov include Geographic Information Systems (GIS); Urban and Regional Planning; Real Estate Valuation and Management; Spatial data analysis, Population Geography, and Environmental Epidemiology. Prof. Portnov authored or edited (alone and with others) 7 books and 160+ refereed articles and book chapters.