M.Sc. (Tech.) Jesús Carabaño Bravo defended his doctoral thesis Aug 30th 2019 in computer engineering/software engineering at the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Åbo Akademi University. The title of the thesis is “A Compiler Approach to Map Algebra for Raster Spatial Modeling” and it proposes a compiler approach to map algebra. The idea of the approach is that spatial modellers write sequential scripts in the map algebra formalism and the compiler parses it to generate parallel code that run efficiently on a modern highly heterogeneous computer architectures. The thesis presents the prototype compiler, which is able to handle large volumes of data very efficiently.

Docent Oliver Schmitz, Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands served as external examiner, and professor Jan Westerholm, Åbo Akademi University, as chair.

The thesis will be published at https://www.doria.fi/handle/10024/170111

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