I am a PhD candidate and Graduate Research Assistant in the SASWE Research Group
at University of Washington, Seattle.
My research revolves around the interface between energy and water resources. Ensuring the sustainability of our energy systems through smart use of water resources has been the overarching objective of my research.
In particular, I aim for 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
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
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.
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
On 23 July 2018, a dam in southernmost Laos collapsed, and the resultant flood left more than 6,000 people homeless. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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.