Experiences in Flood Forecasting and Planning
Professor Ya-Hui Chang - National Taiwan Ocean University
This talk summarizes recent research related to forecasting, planning and communication with flood related datasets. I will briefly describe research results on the following topics: -- Building an effective flood forecasting system based on Web services to integrate hydraulic modules developed across different platforms. -- Producing flood forecasting messages based on landmarks to provide short but informative warning messages. -- Path planning in flooded regions based on route APIs to ease the task of determining a safe route. This research is in collaboration with faculty in the Department of Harbor and River Engineering.
Professor Ya-Hui Chang received a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Information Engineering from the National Taiwan University in 1990. She received a Master's degree and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1993 and 1995, respectively. She served on the faculty at Providence University in Taichung, Taiwan from 1995 to 1998. She joined the National Taiwan Ocean University in 1998 as an associate professor, and was promoted as a full professor in 2014. Her research interests include heterogeneous databases, XML query processing, and mobile and spatial databases. She has published her research at CIKM, DASFAA, SIGMOD Record, Transactions in GIS, etc.