Simon Scheider

Simon Scheider is an assistant professor in geographic information science at the Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning at Utrecht University. His research lies at the interface between conceptual modeling, geographic data analysis and knowledge extraction. He is particularly interested in understanding the concepts underlying spatio-temporal data, including reference systems, fields, places, spatial objects, events, trajectories and their relationship to human activities, and in practical methods for modeling and handling them with GIS and semantic technology.

In Exposome-NL, Simon contributes in the context of the generalization of geocomputational exposure models as well as agent-based models to assess the impact of preventive health strategies.


Validating and constructing behavioral models for simulation and projection using automated knowledge extraction

Tabea S. Sonnenschein, G. Ardine de Wit, Nicolette R. den Braver, Roel C.H. Vermeulen, Simon Scheider
Information Sciences Volume 662 (2024)

Agent-based Modeling of Urban Exposome Interventions: Prospects, Model Architectures and Methodological Challenges

Tabea Sonnenschein, Simon Scheider, G Ardine de Wit, Cathryn C Tonne, Roel Vermeulen
Exposome, Volume 2

Simon Scheider

Contact information

Utrecht University
Human Geography and Spatial Planning

Vening Meineszgebouw A
Room 6.16
Princetonlaan 8a
The Netherlands
+31 30 253 2966

Areas of Expertise

Computational modelling Geoinformatics Geospatial analyses Information Systems

Decoding the exposome

Decoding the exposome

The environment we live in has a dominant impact on our health. It explains an estimated seventy percent of the chronic disease burden. Where we live, what we eat, how much we exercise, the air we breathe and whom we associate with; all of these environmental factors play a role. The combination of these factors over the life course is called the exposome. There is general (scientific) consensus that understanding more about the exposome will help explain the current burden of disease and that it provides entry points for prevention and ...

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