Nicolas Ray - CV

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Dr. Nicolas Ray

Senior Lecturer at ISE

Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Global Health, Head of GeoHealth group

enviroSPACE Lab., Office B406, UNI VOGT, 66 Bd Carl Vogt, 1205 Geneva, Switzerland

Phone: +41(22)379.07.84 I Fax: +41(22)379.07.89

Email: nicolas.ray(at) I LinkedIn profile

Current projects/themes: GeoHealth; SNAKE-BYTE; GEOEssential; AccessMod 



2009: PRINCE2 (Project in Controlled Environment) accredited project manager, Profeo Ltd, CH

2003: PhD thesis in Biology, University of Geneva, CH

2001: Certificate of specialization in Computer Sciences, University of Geneva, CH

1999: Master Degree in Environmental Sciences (DESSNE), University of Geneva & University of Lausanne, CH

1999: Undergraduate degree (B.Sc) in Biology, University of Lausanne, CH

1996–97: Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA. Junior Year Exchange


Since 2018 : Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Global Health, Fac. of Medicine, University of Geneva

Since 2014 : Senior Lecturer at the Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of Geneva

2013-2018 : Head of Environment Modelling & Geoprocessing Unit at UN Environment / GRID-Geneva

2015 (Nov.) - 2016 (Mar): Academic visit at University of Melbourne, Australia, in the CSDILA group

2011-2014 : Lecturer (CE) at the Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of Geneva

2010-2014 : Associate editor of Environmental Science and Policy

2009-2013 : Scientific collaborator enviroSPACE lab, Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of Geneva. Scientific collaborator. EU/FP7 enviroGRIDS project manager

2009-2013: EU/FP7 enviroGRIDS project manager at UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva

2007-2009: Team leader at CMPG lab, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern

2005-2007: Postdoctoral research fellow at CMPG lab, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern

2005 (Jan- May): Postdoctoral research fellow at AHRB Centre for the Evolutionary Analysis of Cultural Behaviour, University of Southampton, UK

2003-2004: Postdoctoral research fellow at Environmental Science Group, University of Melbourne, Australia

1999-2003: Doctoral student/assistant at Université de Genève / Anthropology and Ecology Dpt / Genetics and Biometry Lab (collaboration with UNEP/GRID-Geneva), and University of Bern / Institute of Ecology and Evolution / CMPG lab


GeoHealth, Global Health, Spatial Ecology, environmental modelling and geoprocessing, accessibility and connectivity modelling, spatial data infrastructures, science/policy interface


GeoHealth activities


H2020 GEOEssential




FP7 EOPOWER (Coordinator): Earth Observation for Economic Empowerment [2013-2015]

FP7 IASON: Fostering sustainability and uptake of research results through Networking activities in Black Sea and Mediterranean areas [2013-2015]

FP7 EcoArm2ERA: EU Cooperation Capacity Building of Center for Ecological-Noosphere Studies of National Academy of Sciences of Armenia: Towards Armenia’s integration into the ERA [2011-2014]

CRUS/SCIEX enviroPAD (Coordinator): Efficient Development and Execution of Environmental Applications on Parallel and Distributed Infrastructures [2013-2015]

FP7 enviroGRIDS (Project manager): Building Capacity for a Black Sea Catchment Observation and Assessment System supporting Sustainable Development [2009-2013]

SNSF/SCOPES ARPEGEO (Coordinator): Deploying ARmenian distributed Processing capacities for Environmental GEOspatial data [2011-2013]

SWITCH MUSIC: MUlti-disciplinary diStrIbuted Computing [2011-2012]