I am a Research Scientist in the Hydrological Sciences Lab at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
I study the Earth’s water resources, how they are changing, and the impacts of human footprint on these resources. I use hydrological models to understand the availability of and movement of water through the ecosystem, which is the key to their sustainable management.
My doctoral research addressed the sustainability of our energy systems through smart use of water resources. I a three-step process ('AIM') to mainstream sustainable energy generation:
Dissertation: Weather Forecast-Informed Eco-safe Hydropower
Thesis: Investigating the value of weather forecasts from numerical models for hydropower optimization in small to medium storage dams
Investigating the evolution and mechanism of hydrologic extremes, such as floods and droughts using hydrological modeling and data assimilation.
Managing and development of fully automated operational monitoring systems for water, energy and food nexus across multiple basins and reservoirs around the world
Development of a robust machine learning algorithm to classify flooded and permanent waters from realtime microwave remote sensing products
An interactive state-of-the-art web based framework, LIS Atlas, to visualize Land Information System (LIS)-generated model output from multiple model domains and configurations at different timescales
Application of radiative transfer model for satellite-derived bathymetry with case study of Canadian waters
Analysing response of axisymmetric foundations subjected to axial loads
Best case study for the article: Sikder, S., Ahmad, S.K., Hossain, F., Gebregiorgis, A., Lee, H. (2019). Case Study: A Rapid Urban Inundation Forecasting Technique Based on Quantitative Precipitation Forecast for Houston and Harris County Flood Control District. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 24(8), p.05019017. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001807
Imagine a world powered with energy generated from clean and sustainable sources, a world where we don't have to worry about
harming the environment or drastically changing the climate.
It is my firm believe that access to clean energy using the available resources is very much attainable and that is the vision I work towards.
ALTHOUGH LAKES IN MANY places with a sufficiently deep pool have been known to form layers of cooler, under warmer, blankets of water, the global implications for dam operations were never as clear as they are now.
A short talk during the pandemic sharing experiences and tips to students of atmospheric sciences course modules at UBC.
From cucumbers to sunflowers to rice, farmers in India grow an assortment of crops. While variety can be a good thing, many farmers struggle with knowing how much water their crops require.
Hydropower generation facilities have a unique and complementary role to play in the portfolio of other renewable energy options such as wind, solar and tidal energy.
On 23 July 2018, a dam in southernmost Laos collapsed, and the resultant flood left more than 6,000 people homeless.
The operation of almost all hydropower dams in the United States is guided by water control manuals that were developed when the dams were constructed.
There is a common perception in the agriculture sector that solutions for irrigation water management based on new technology that claim to be smart and precise are expensive.
The promotional film for the interdisciplinary research of SASWE (SAtellites, Sustainability and Water) Research Group was created with the motive of spreading the science to the masses in a language that everyone understands. The film won the Public Messaging and Engagement Award at the 2nd UW Student Film Contest.
Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) provided close technical support for developing a real-time flash flood forecasting system for the haor region of Bangladesh. The agency has been actively using the system for flood management in the region.