Doctoral Researcher and Graduate Research Assistant in the Coastal Risks and Engineering (CoRE) Lab at the National Center for Integrated Coastal Research, University of Central Florida. My current research focuses on multi-hazards risk assessment and analyzing compound climate and weather extreme events to better understand their interrelationships at different spatial and temporal scales as well as assessing their corresponding socio-economic impacts.
Currently involved in 4 big multi-institutional research projects:
Project: Simulating Human-Flood Interactions for Flood Risk Management using Agent-Based Modelling
Climate-KIC is one of three Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) designated by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) as key drivers of European excellence, innovation and growth. The Pioneers into Practice programme is a professional mobility programme, aiming to create a team of agents for change. Professionals on low carbon economy from education, research, enterprise and administration put in practice their expertise in the territory to create new products and services on the field of the climate change.
I took part in the Pioneers into Practice programme from Clime-KIC (the EU’s main climate innovation initiative). I worked with the Municipality of Bunnik in Utrecht District on a climate adaptation project.
Project: Climate Adaptation for the Sustainable Development in the Bunnik, Utrecht, Netherlands Supported by Municipality of Bunnik
Project: “Design for Impact Framework: Integrating Open Data and Risk Communication for Decision Making”
A project by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (World Bank), Resurgence and Vizonomy that aims to optimize the use of risk data to guide and support different stakeholders in their decision-making for disaster risk management and climate change adaptation.
The purpose of the Framework is to aid in design and planning of projects that use disaster risk data for effective risk communication and decision-making at various levels. This Framework is introduced through a publication which includes approximately 20 case studies, a real world scenario, and additional resources.
Link to the publication: https://opendri.org/resource/design-for-impact-open-data-and-risk-communication-for-decision-making/
Project: Experimental Studies of Constructed Wetlands Treating Polluted Groundwater
Analysed the quality of water and the amount of nitrate absorbed by the plants in the water using ion-selective electrode analysis and ion chromatography
Download and read the report: Hazard Definition & Classification Review: Technical Review
Panellist on Regional Process Session (Asia-Pacific Region) – “Risk Communication Strategies for Water-Related Disasters” at 8th World Water Forum held in Brasilia, Brazil during 16-23 March 2018
Official Rapporteur in the following sessions:
Co-coordinator of the Session 8.c.1 “Use of Mobile Phone Technology, Sensor Technology, Remote Sensing, Drones and Modelling in Water Monitoring and Management” organised by World Meteorological Organization (Switzerland) in collaboration with ISDR United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (India), K-Water (Korea), University of Brasilia (Brazil) and Water Youth Network (the Netherlands) at the 8th World Water Forum.
Communication Focal Point for Disaster Risk Reduction Thematic Group of Water Youth Network
Be aware of the status and achievements of DRR projects
Develop and maintain materials to represent DRR project achievements
Responsible for communicating with external organizations on behalf of DRR Working Group
Reporting about the WG
Update the information on the website about Working Group projects / events
Coordinate a write up (blog post) for the website within Working Group
Communication in WYN internally / externally before, during and after an event
Manage the Water Youth Network’s social media platforms (FB, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram)
Providing brief updates that can be used in the newsletter
Comments, additions and corrections on newsletter before it is submitted to the Advisory Board
Focal Point of Database Management for the YouKnoW (Youth-driven Knowledge in Water) Platform.
YouKnoW! is a virtual space for collaboration founded on collective wisdom towards today’s water challenges. It’s an online centralized dynamic database where youth-led organizations are able to connect with a vibrant community. Just with the “click of a mouse” on our interactive world map, you will have access to knowledge from projects aimed at solving water issue & sharing of successful and innovative water practices.
Member of Disaster Risk Reduction Team at UN-MGCY
Trained by Former U.S. Vice President and Founder of The Climate Reality Project Al Gore. I’m working with a vision to
The National Service Scheme (NSS) is an Indian government-sponsored public service program conducted by the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports of the Government of India. I currently hold ‘B’ and ‘C’ certificates for serving the society.
Main topics covered during the program:
Research project: Assessing causality in compound events
The aim is to investigate the interdependencies among the different variables involved in a compound event. Note that, the interdependence relationships among variables may be causal or spurious. Distinguishing between causal and spurious dependence is a key issue in understanding the behavior of compound events. To do this, causal discovery tools, based on the conditional mutual information (Runge, 2018; Runge et al., 2014). Causal discovery tools have been useful to investigate and quantify boreal summer tropical – extratropical links (Di Capua et al., 2020), polar vortex dynamics (Kretschmer et al., 2016), Silk Road pattern variability (Stephan et al., 2019) and tropical cyclones activity (Pfleiderer et al., 2020). In the project, causal discovery tools will be applied to a meteorological compound event as exemplary case study. The project will put also emphasis on the importance of causal investigations in the different typologies of compound events.
Main topics covered during the course: