Archive (since 01/01/2020):

07/01/2020: Dr. Kam participates as a co-Principal Investigator (co-PI) in a Basic Research Laboratory (BRL) project funded by National Research Foundation of Korea over 2020-2023. In this project, Prof. Kitack Lee is a Lead-PI and Prof. Sea Yun Kwon is a co-PI. The name of this team project is "Marine Carbon Variability Monitoring Technology Research Team (해양탄소변동 감시기술연구단)". We are seeking highly motivated MA, PhD, and MA/PhD students and postdoctoral research associates. So please contact one of the PIs if you are interested in this project.

06/23/2020: Dr. Kam has a co-author paper accepted in Humanities and Social Sciences Communications (published by Springer Nature). Its JIF and Rank are not available. This work show big data can be used to improve earthquake under-insurance in Italy. The title of the paper is "Time windows of opportunities to fight earthquake under-insurance: evidence from Google Trends". The authors include Dr. Fabrizio Gizzi (lead author, The Institute of Heritage Science, Italy) and Dr. Donatella Porrini (co-author, Department of Management, Economics, Mathematics and Statistics at University of Salento, Italy).

05/27/2020: Sungyoon Kim (Yoon) has been awarded the Alabama Graduate Research Scholars Program (GRSP). This award can amount up to $25,000 per student. Yoon was Prof. Kam's former PhD student at UA, and he is currently under Prof. Mukesh Kumar's advisership. Great job and congratulations, Yoon!

03/26/2020: Dr. Kam is an "Outstanding Reviewer" Awardee for Environmental Research Letters (ERL) for 2019. ERL's impact factor is 6.2 and the rank is 5/86 (20/251) in Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (Environmental Sciences). Check the Lists of the IOP Outstanding Reviewer Awardees for 2019!

  • 03/11/2020: Dr. Kam is a guest editor of the special issue of the MDPI journal, Sustainability, entitled "Natural Hazards Insurance for Residential Properties and Built Heritage: Which Role in the Coming Years?" The submission deadline of this speical issue is January 31st, 2021.

  • 02/06/2020: Dr. Kam gives a seminar about the role of river bathymetric surveys in hydrodynamic modeling: A case study of Lake Tuscaloosa Dam at the Korean Institute of Hydrological Survey, Goyang-si, South Korea.

  • 01/13/2020: Dr. Kam gives a seminar about the social dynamics of drought awareness in Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering at Korea University.

  • 01/01/2020: Dr. Kam joins the Division of Environmental Science and Engineering at POSTECH as an assistant tenure-track professor. His research group has a couple of opening positions for PhD students and Postdoc research associates. The target recruit period is the Spring 2020 semester (March 2020). Potential topics are

    1. (Postdoc-level topic) drought mechanisms, risk, and predictability,

    2. (PhD- and Postdoc-level) large-scale land surface modeling with a focus on anthropogenic processes (dam and irrigation),

    3. (PhD-level) hydrodynamical modeling with underwater drone-based river bathymetry surveys, and

    4. (PhD-level) socio-hydrology with a focus on the dynamics of social response (potential triggers and growth and decay patterns) during emerging water-related disasters.

Please email Dr. Kam ( with the mostly updated C.V. or resume if you are interested.