Born and raised in Iran, Hossein Hariri Asli is currently doubling as a doctoral student and research assistant at the College of Engineering. His project focuses on flood monitoring and mapping using the Internet of Things and GIS.
“As part of this project, I have been surveying elevations at various flood sensor sites to establish the flood stage alerting thresholds on a mapping database,” he explains. “I am collaborating and sharing the elevation and water stage data with several state and federal agencies like the Texas Department of Transportation, Houston Transtar, and the National Weather Service.”
In the future, Asli believes he will be able to play a crucial role in expanding databases with flood sensor data. The innovation will support hydrological modelling, integration with emergency response needs, and decision-making in targeted flood mitigation strategies.
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