Prof. Saviour Formosa
Professor Saviour Formosa has a PhD. in spatio-temporal environmental criminology, having acquired a MSc in GIS and a BA(Hons) in Sociology and a Diploma in Applied Social Sciences. He holds the post of Associate Professor within the Faculty for Social Welling, Department of Criminology at the University of Malta.
His main area of research is spatio-temporal analysis of social and physical relationships using spatial information systems. His expertise lies in the implementation of cross-thematic approaches and uses to the data cycle and management with emphasis in the thematic and spatial data structures, visualisation, modelling, web-mapping, analysis and dataflow management and reporting. Prof. Formosa has extensive knowledge of statistical analysis covering textual, tabular and spatial statistics inclusive of interpolation, nna, nnh outputs. Prof. Formosa has been instrumental in the integration of data infrastructures and implementation of various Directives: INSPIRE, Aarhus, Freedom of Information, SEIS, spatial analysis of social data, integrative and horizontal systems that are pivotal for spatial information systems setup and management.
Prof. Formosa has published extensively in criminology, spatial information systems, the integration of social, physical and criminology disciplines through the employment of high-end technology. He is currently involved in the creation of virtual worlds as an investigative tool for social interactionism as a potential future scenario construct analysis.