Current Members

RESEARCH SCIENTISTS

GRADUATE STUDENTS

  • Name: Fengwen Hung

  • Status: Post-doctoral Research Associate

  • Research interests:  Policy and decision analysis in water resource, environment, and natural resources, urban stormwater management with green infrastructure, adaptive management, decision making under uncertainty, sustainability

  • Current project: Multi-level decision analysis in water-energy systems at regional scale

  • Habits: Basketball and outdoor activities

  • Personal website

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Join us!

GRADUATE STUDENTS

The Complex Adaptive Systems Research Group in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Lehigh University is seeking to fill two Ph.D. student positions (at least 3 years guaranteed funding including tuition and 12 months stipend per year) for any of these research directions listed below:

1) Coupled human-natural system modeling;
2) Water-Energy-Food Nexus challenges;
3) Water resources decision making under uncertainty;
4) Application of artificial intelligent algorithm (deep learning, reinforcement learning, etc.) in water resources management;
5) Telecoupling effect on local to global water resources management.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Undergraduate students in Lehigh (CEE, EES, CSE and/or ISE) interested in water resources systems analysis, climate change impact, web-based interactive visualization are welcome to contact Dr. Yang about potential independent study opportunities. I am particularly interested in seeking individuals who has intention for further graduate study. While there are no strict GPA requirements, undergraduates in the lab usually carry a 3.4 or better GPA.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

ALUMNI

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  • Name: Jin-Young Hyun

  • CAWS Status: Post-doctoral Research Associate

  • Name: Shih-Yu Huang

  • CAWS Status: Post-doctoral Research Associate

  • Name: Kyongho Son

  • CAWS Status: Post-doctoral Research Associate

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  • Name: Jie Yang

  • CAWS Status: Visiting PhD student

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  • Name: Tingting Ma

  • CAWS Status: M. Eng. Student

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  • Name: Eliza Brush

  • CAWS Status: Undergraduate student

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  • Name: Tongtong Jiao

  • CAWS Status: Undergraduate student

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  • Name: Hannah Kushner

  • CAWS Status: Undergraduate student

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  • Name: Tyler Keller

  • Status: M.Eng. Student

  • Research interests: Water resources, Sustainable Development/Design, Green Infrastructure

  • Current project: Stormwater Smart Campus.

  • Habits: Have fun and live life.

  • Personal website

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  • Name: Chung-Yi Lin

  • Status: Ph.D. Student

  • Research interests: Cyber-Physical Systems, Coupled Natural-Human System, Water-Energy-Food Nexus, and Climate Risk Assessment

  • Current project: Evaluating compound effects of cyber-physical attacks and natural hazards on stormwater smart cities 

  • Habits: I started my new hobbit: tennis!

  • Personal websitehttps://1drv.ms/b/s!AvYlq7fSX1V1jKd_njlLDhOI7vBB3A?e=v8SFaJ

  • Published paper:

Tung, C. P., Tsao, J. H., Tien, Y. C., Lin, C. Y. and Jhong, B. C. (2019). Development of a novel climate adaptation algorithm for climate risk assessment. Water, 11(3), 497.

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  • Name: Qiaochu Sun

  • Status: Ph.D. Student

  • Research interests: Agent-based modeling, Stormwater Management.

  • Current project: I am working on using a coupled agent-based modeling framework to quantify the implementation of a decentralized green infrastructure decision-making process.

  • Habits: I enjoy hiking with friends, walking my dogs and playing ping-pong.

  • Personal website

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  • Name: Jiaorui Zhang

  • Status: Ph.D. Student

  • Research interests: Impact of climate change on water supply and demand, Food-energy-water nexus, Agent-based modeling, Water resources management.

  • Current project: I am working on an NSF project about quantifying complex adaptive food-energy-water systems with a coupled agent-based modeling framework. 

  • Habits: Table tennis, Calligraphy, Basketball

  • Personal website

  • Published paper:

Yang, J., Yang, Y. C. E., Chang, J., Zhang J. and Yao. J. (2019). Impact of Dam Development and Climate Change on Hydroecological Conditions and Natural Hazard Risk in the Mekong River Basin, Journal of Hydrology, 579: 124-177.

Zhang J., Yang, Y. C. E., Li, H. and Shittu, E. (2021). Examining the Food-Energy-Water-Environment Nexus in Transboundary River Basins through a Human Dimension Lens: Columbia River Basin, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management – ASCE, 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0001461

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  • Name: Ali Ghaffari

  • Status: Ph.D. Student

  • Research interests: Agent-Based Modeling, Economics, Energy Markets, Droughts, Climate Change Adaptation

  • Current project: Developing Energy-ABM for ERCOT

  • Habits: Basketball, Video Games, Movies, Books

  • Personal website

  • Published paper:

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