News


July 31, 2019. We are excited to welcome two new PhD students to the group. Natalie Lerma joins us from Texas A&M and Jake Nelson from industry after earning an MS from BYU.


July 20, 2019. Congrats to Gina O’Neil for defending her dissertation! She and has accepted a job at ESRI.


June 30, 2019. Jeff will be joining USGS as a Mendenhall Fellow! He will be part of the USGS Office of Water Information (OWI) Data Science team


May 1, 2019. We are excited to have two undergraduate students, Clifford and Emily, and one undergraduate student, Naomi, join us this summer for research.


April 30, 2019. Bakinam and Mohamed are joining Dewberry in their Resilience team and based in Fairfax, VA. We are so sad to have them leave our group, but excited for their new opportunity.


April 10, 2019. Linnea Saby has been named a 2019-2020 Presidential Fellow in Data Science at UVA!


April 8, 2019. Jeff Sadler successfully defended his dissertation! The dissertation was titled Data-driven Techniques to Improve Understanding, Prediction and Mitigation of Urban Coastal Flooding


March 29, 2019. Congrats to Linnea and Ben from first place finishes in poster presentations. Linnea won 1st place in the graduate poster contest at VA GeoCon and Ben got first place at the 15th Annual University of Virginia Engineering Research Symposium (UVERS)!


March 28, 2019. Yawen has successfully defended his dissertation proposal on the topic Flood Risk Assessment and Increased Resilience for Civil Infrastructure in Coastal Regions under the Impact of Climate Change and Sea Level Rise


January 31, 2019. Congratulations to group members Alex, Ben, Linnea, Faria, Choi, and Iman for passing their PhD comprehensive exams!


December 10, 2018. Our group traveled to Washington, D.C. for the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting where group members co-authored a total of 14 talks and posters.


November 14, 2018. Gina O’Neil successfully defended her Ph.D. Proposal titled Using LiDAR Topographic Data and Machine Learning Techniques to Identify Near-Surface Soil Saturation for Improved Environmental Planning-Scale Wetland Mapping


November 10, 2018. Alex Chen won best poster at the 5th ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Built Environments (BuildSys 2018) held in Shenzhen, China for his poster titled Reputation System for Ensuring Data Trustworthiness of Crowdsourced Weather Stations.


November 7, 2018. Jon Goodall was elected Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. ASCE press release UVA Engineering press release


September 13, 2018. Jon Goodall is co-Principal Investigator for a new $3M National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) award. UVA Engineering press release


June 25, 2018. Mohamed Morsy and Jon Goodall presented papers at the 9th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software’ in Fort Collins, CO.


May 21, 2018. Ben Bowes was selected as an inaugural fellow for the Virginia Sea Grant ‘Cross-Disciplinary Problem Solving Professional Development’ team science training.


April 22, 2018. Gina O’Neil presented her research in a presentation titled ‘High-Resolution Wetland Identification Using LiDAR Derivatives and Random Forest Classification’ at the AWRA Spring Specialty Conference: GIS & Water Resources X in Orlando, FL


December 20, 2017. Our research home, the UVA Link Lab, was featured in this new UVA Engineering video


December 11, 2017. Jon Goodall and Jeff Sadler presented their research at the AGU Fall Meeting in New Orleans. More info about their presentations is available here


August 29, 2017. The National Science Foundation will support Hydroinformatics and Link Lab research through two grants that total to more than 4 million dollars, article


July 14, 2017. Team Members Mohamed Morsy and Bakinam Tarik Essawy were interviewed on their work in Hydroinformatics by UVA Today