Research

Water Models: we use and develop physically-based hydrologic models to investigate water-related issues at the macro scale in the context of coupled human and natural systems.

Agent-based Models (ABMs): from individual behavior to emergent phenomena at large scale, ABM is used to bridge the gap, studying the interactions between human and water systems.

Cyber-infrastructure: Cloud-based algorithms and infrastructure address the computational issues arising from the coupled agent-based models and water models.

Water Policy: coupled agent-based models and water models are used to assist water policy making, addressing threats to water security, such as groundwater depletion and pollution, seawater intrusion, urban flooding…