Lehigh University Ph.D. Position

The Center for Catastrophe Modeling at Lehigh University has a Ph.D. position available as early as Spring 2023 for the topic that focuses on catastrophe modeling of flood impact mitigation.

The successful candidate will be co-supervised by me (Professor Ethan Yang in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering) and Professor Brian Davison in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering and gain experience in 2D inundation modelsagent-based modelssparse data in data mining, and deep learning. The successful candidate will also interact with faculty, scientists, and graduate students with diverse backgrounds in sociology, applied mathematics, biostatistics, and economics in the Center for Catastrophe Modeling.

We are looking for candidates with the following qualifications

• A B.S. and/or M.S. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science, Environmental Science, Water Resources Management, Geography, or similar fields;

• Coding experience in Python, R, Matlab, or C++;

• Basic understanding of climate change impact assessment; 

• Any previous CatModel (e.g., Oasis) or flood modeling experience (e.g., HEC-RAS; TRITON) is a major plus;  

• Strong communication skills and can work effectively in an interdisciplinary team

More detailed announcement: https://tinyurl.com/LehighCatModels

Please kindly forward the message to interested candidates and have them send 1) their CV with a list of publications, 2) a representative paper, 3) proof of English proficiency (international applications only), and/or 4) questions to Professor Ethan Yang. Email: yey217@lehigh.edu

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