Research Interests

Group Motto:

"We are pursuing the integrity in our scholarly products, the ownership of our intellectual properties, the citizenship of our group, and the diversity in our community. "

We strive to increase the resilience of our society to natural disasters through an integrative understanding of social-natural systems. The natural hazards of interest include heatwaves, droughts, floods, and earthquakes. Our analysis is at various spatiotemporal scales from catchment- to global-scale and across disciplines among hydrology, climatology, hydraulics, and social psychology. Detailed descriptions of our research interests are in the following Research Projects.

However, we always keep an eye open on new research collaboration opportunities. If you are interested in our past and current projects, please feel free to contact us.

1) Hydroclimatology

1.1) Drought mechanisms, risk, and predictability

1.2) Detection and attribution of hydrologic changes over the globe

2) Large-scale land surface hydrologic modeling

2.1) Developing the scheme of anthropogenic processes

2.2) Developing an integrative water quantity-water quality modeling

3) Hydrologic forecasting

3.1) Improve the prediction skill over coupled human and natural systems

4) Hydrodynamics modeling

4.1) Surveying river bathymetry with underwater drones

4.2) Visualize the data to enhance public awareness of water-related disasters

5) Disaster Informatics

5.1) Social responses during natural disasters (drought, flood, and earthquake)

5.2) Modeling social dynamics during the water-related disasters