Group Members

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Team

Jonathan Goodall

Associate Professor, Civil Engineering
email: goodall@virginia.edu
UVA webpage

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2005, Adviser David R. Maidment
  • MS, Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2003
  • BS, Civil Engineering, University of Virginia, 2001

Jonathan directs the UVA Hydroinformatics Research Group and is a faculty member in the Department of Engineering Systems & Environment. He is also the Associate Director of the UVA Link Lab and an affiliated faculty member with the UVA Environmental Resilience Institute and Center for Transportation Studies.

Mohamed Morsy

Postdoc - Research Associate
email: mmm4dh@virginia.edu

  • Ph.D., University of Virginia
  • M.S. CEE, Cairo University, Egypt
  • B.S. CEE, Cairo University, Egypt

Mohamed completed his PhD at UVA working on the HydroShare project, researching ways to represent hydrologic models within a resource-based hydrologic information system, and designing a flood warning system for VDOT. He also researched urban hydrology and stormwater management as part of his degree.

Bakinam Essawy

Postdoc - Research Associate
email: bte2rn@virginia.edu

  • Ph.D., University of Virginia
  • M.S. CEE, Cairo University, Egypt
  • B.S. CEE, Cairo University, Egypt

Bakinam completed her PhD at UVA on modeling regional-scale hydrologic systems to understand water availability and drought. Her work is part of the DataNet Federation Consortium (DFC) project using iRODS to create workflows for hydrologic modeling. She will work on the GeoTrust project improving reproducibility in computational hydrology in her postdoc.

Ben Bowes

Ph.D. Student
email: bdb3m@virginia.edu

  • B.S. Environmental Science, Virginia Wesleyan College

Ben is studying urban water infrastructure. His current research is on the response of groundwater levels to changing tidal and precipitation conditions in Norfolk, VA. This research will play an important role in regional-scale flood forecasting systems in environments with a high groundwater table.

Alex Chen

Ph.D. Student
email: abc8fq@virginia.edu

  • B.S. Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
  • M.S. Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan.

Alex is currently researching smart stormwater management for coastal communities. He has been investigating the use of Personal Weather Stations (PWS) for capturing rainfall during extreme weather events in Norfolk, VA.

Youngdon Choi

Ph.D Student
email: yc5ef@virginia.edu

  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Pusan National University, Republic of Korea
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, Pusan National University, Republic of Korea

Choi is working on the HydroShare project and is currently building the pySUMMA library for the SUMMA hydrologic model.

Iman Maghami

Ph.D. Student
email: im3vp@virginia.edu

  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Sharif University, Iran
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran

Iman is working on using power harvesting and dynamic power management for water monitoring in flooding and water quality applications.

Gina O’Neil

Ph.D. Candidate
email: glo6ck@virginia.edu

  • B.S. CEE, University of Virginia
  • M.S. CEE, University of Virginia

Gina is studying hydrology and wetland delineation using remote sensing and GIS. Her current research is resulting in new methods for identifying small-scale wetlands to assist in transportation planning. 

Jeff Sadler

Ph.D. Candidate
email: jms3fb@virginia.edu
jsadler2.github.io

  • B.S. CEE, Brigham Young University
  • M.S. CEE, Brigham Young University

Jeff is researching the application of cyber-physical systems approaches for smart stormwater management to mitigate flooding impacts. His work focuses on Norfolk, Virginia as a case study region.

Yawen Shen

Ph.D. Candidate
email: ys5dv@virginia.edu

  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Wuhan University, China
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, Georgia Tech

Yaween is studying resilient infrastructure systems. His current work addresses the risk of flooding impacts to transportation infrastructure including bridges and culverts in particular. His current work is using 2D hydrodynamic models to simulate flooding in urban coastal environments.

Faria Zahura

Ph.D. Student
email: fz7xb@virginia.edu

  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)

Faria is working on better understanding transportation disruptions due to flooding in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia using social media data like Google Waze.

Linnea Saby

Ph.D. Student
email: ls3en@virginia.edu

  • B.A. Environmental Studies, Guilford

Linnea is studying watershed modeling and market-based pollution control. She is currently working with VDOT to create a nutrient credit decision support system using ArcGIS Online. She is co-advised with Prof. Larry Band.

Imaan Hameed

B.S. Student - Systems Engineering
email: mih7gf@virginia.edu

Imaan is designing an inexpensive, IoT rain measurement and data communication system.

Danny Voce

B.S. Student - Computer Engineering
email: dav3nu@virginia.edu

Danny is building software for water and environmental management applications.

Alumni

Meredith Sutton

Meredith researched the use of Python notebooks and HPC for hydrologic modeling. She also assisted in creating our group and project webpages.

Julia Davatzes

  • B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering

Julia researched coastal infrastructure resilience focusing on the Hampton Roads region of Virginia.

Edward Morgan

  • B.S., Computer Engineering

Edward designed inexpensive, durable rainfall measurement devices for flood detection.

Mary-Michael Robertson

  • B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering

Mary-Michael researched remote sensing and GIS-based methods for wetland screening.

Rodney Hawkings

  • B.S., Engineering

Rodney researched environmental justice issues related to sea level rise and flooding in coastal communities.

Sean Allen

  • B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering

Sean explored the Things Network as a way to connect smart devices for stormwater monitoring.

Stuart Sheffield

  • M.S, University of Virginia, 2016 with his thesis on creating distributed environmental decision support systems.

Stuart is an engineer with Bohler Engineering.

Mehmet Ercan

  • Ph.D., University of South Carolina-Columbia, 2015

Mehmet was an engineer with ARCADIS after completing his Ph.D. degree. He is now an assistant professor at Inonu University in Turkey and a consultant for EmNet.

Ben Felton

  • M.S., University of Virginia, 2015 with his thesis on GIS and remote sensing approaches for wetland screening.

Ben is now an engineer with A. Morton Thomas and Associates.

Alicia Nobles

  • M.S., University of Virginia, 2014 with her thesis on the cost effectiveness of structure best management practices compared to purchasing nutrient credits.

Alicia completed her Ph.D. in Systems and Information Engineering at the University of Virginia. She is now a postdoc at UC-San Diego.

Md. Jahangir Alam

  • Ph.D., University of South Carolina-Columbia, 2013

Alam was an engineer with Arcadis after completing his PhD degree and is now an engineer with Hazen and Sawyer.

Phillis Mbewe

  • M.E., University of South Carolina-Columbia, 2013

Phillis is now an engineer with Naismith Engineering

Mirza Billah

  • Ph.D., University of South Carolina-Columbia, 2013

Mirza is now a hydrologist with the South Florida Water Management District.

Mostafa Elag

  • Ph.D., University of South Carolina-Columbia, 2013

Mostafa is now an engineer at Arcadis

Tony Castronova

  • Ph.D., University of South Carolina-Columbia

Tony is now a hydrologist at CUAHSI