Public media report: Twitter + Citizen Science + AI = improved flood data collection

Check the public news report on our new paper:

The Sunday Times: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/flood-alert-scientists-tapping-in-to-twitter-hc7txl5zl

University News of University of Dundee: https://www.dundee.ac.uk/scienceengineering/news/2017/article/twitter–citizen-science–ai–improved-flood-data-collection.php

Phys.org: https://phys.org/news/2017-12-twitter-citizen-science-ai.html

Times of India: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/researchers-use-twitter-ai-to-develop-flood-warning-system/articleshow/62253456.cms

Digital Trends: https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/ai-twitter-urban-flooding/

Yahoo news: https://uk.news.yahoo.com/sea-levels-rise-researchers-monitor-211825808.html

TreeHugger: https://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/forecasting-urban-inundation-sunny-day-flood-tweets.html

The University Network: https://www.tun.com/blog/tweets-ai-flood-early-warning-system/

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Big Data of Urban Flooding: Dance with Social Media, Crowdsourcing Data and Artificial Intelligence

Our first big data paper has been published online at Hyper-resolution monitoring of urban flooding with social media and crowdsourcing data

To our knowledge, this is the first paper in the world using computer vision to extract urban flooding data from crowdsourcing photos collected from Smart Phone Apps.

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PhD Student Scholarship Opportunity

Our school has a few openings for PhD student scholarship in collaboration with Chinese Government. Interested students can find more details in here.

More PhD studentship opportunities will come soon. Please stay in tune.

Keynote Speech at Singapore International Energy Week 2017

Dr Roger Wang, Lecturer of Civil Engineering, was invited to give a keynote speech at Singapore International Energy Week on 27 Oct 2017. The event was organised by Singapore Energy Market Authority (EMA) and aimed to showcase the best practice and solutions to energy issues. He presented his research about the bio-inspired drip irrigation valve that was invented in his postdoc project. The patent-pending invention has a potential to enable millions of farmers to access drip irrigation technology in remote rural areas without the power grid. He also attended the Water-Energy nexus roundtable discussion as a panellist.

How long is a storm surge equal to sea-level rise? – Dynamic Mode Decomposition and Inverse Method to analyse coastal hydrodynamics

Our new paper is online now: Wang, R. Q., Herdman, L. M., Erikson, L., Barnard, P., Hummel, M., & Stacey, M. T. (2017). Interactions of Estuarine Shoreline Infrastructure With Multiscale Sea‐Level Variability. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans.

In this paper, we found a 5-day storm surge has a similar flooding extent compared to permanent sea-level rise.

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Determination of urban runoff coefficient using time series inverse modeling

Published a new paper: Yin, H. L., Zhao, Z. C., Wang, R., Xu, Z. X., & Li, H. Z. (2017). Determination of urban runoff coefficient using time series inverse modeling. Journal of Hydrodynamics, Ser. B29(5), 898-901. doi

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