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Selected for the CUAHSI/NOAA National Water Center Innovators Program - Summer Institute 2023!

I am excited and honored to share that I have been selected to participate the prestigious the National Water Center Innovators Program - Summer Institute 2023. The National Water Center Innovators Program Summer Institute is a seven-week experiential learning program that brings graduate students together with academic researchers, other professionals, and National Water Center staff. The Summer Institute is a partnership between CUAHSI and NOAA that aims to engage the academic community in research to advance the mission of the National Water Center.

Passed My PhD Candidacy Exam

🎉 Exciting news! After months of preparation, I am glad and thankful to share that I have successfully passed my Ph.D. candidacy exam today, bringing me one step closer to earning my doctoral degree! It was a challenging but rewarding experience that tested my knowledge, critical thinking, and research skills. This significant milestone could not have been achieved without the support and guidance of my PhD adviser, Thomas Wahl. I would also like to extend my appreciation to my dissertation committee members for their valuable insights and constructive feedback on my research.

Featured on University of Central Florida Website for Reducing the Impact of Disasters through Research

I was featured on the University of Central Florida’s Website for my PhD research work on multi-hazards risk assessment, analyzing socioeconomic impacts of compound weather/climate extremes and their spatial & temporal interactions for reducing disaster risk and increase community resilience. Check the webpage on the UCF website: Reducing the Impact of Disasters through Research Watch the video below, where I explain my research in 60 seconds:

Spectrum News 13: Coastal communities in Florida, nationwide work to adapt to rising sea levels

I was featured in Spectrum News 13 along with my supervisor Dr. Wahl for discussing our research work about how coastal communities can adapt to rising sea levels and climate change. Watch the News Video Below 👇 Coastal communities in Florida, nationwide work to adapt to rising sea levels

Research in 60 Seconds: Studying Natural Disasters to Enhance Emergency Response

I was recently featured in University of Central Florida’s Research in 60 Seconds series, where, I explain how I am using machine learning and statistical methods in my research for understanding weather and climatic drivers linked to natural disasters and developing an impact-based approach to better understand where and when multi-hazards have happened in the U.S., their associated socio-economic impacts and assessing compounding effects of climate/weather extremes. Thanks to the University of Central Florida for giving me an opportunity to be part of the “My Research in 60 Seconds” series.

Copernicus Barcelona Hackathon - IHE Delft teams awarded 2nd and 3rd place

(From IHE Delft website) The Copernicus Hackathon Programme, financed by the European Commission, brings together developers, experts, and entrepreneurs. A hackathon (hacking marathon) is a design and development event in which participants with various fields of expertise and skills work in groups collaborating intensively on software projects towards tackling a specific challenge within a short timeframe. The goal of a hackathon is to create functioning software by the end of the event, being the desired result of an operational prototype / demonstrator of the developments performed.