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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 and is currently a member of University Senate (2nd term). 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 120+ refereed articles and book chapters. His recent book: Light Pollution as a New Risk Factor for Breast and Prostate Cancers (jointly authored with A. Haim) was published by Springer in 2013.