Background and activities

I graduated from the Univ. of Granada (Spain) with a BSc in Environmental Sciences and continued my studies with a pre-MSc in Geological Engineering and a joint MSc in Geological Hazards at the Univ. of Barcelona and Autonomous Univ. of Barcelona (Spain). My master’s thesis was carried out in the Institute of Environmental Sciences at the Univ. of Geneva (Switzerland) and focused on the study of geomorphic indicators controlling channel widening during flash floods affecting the uppermost areas of selected European rivers. After graduating I held the position of Managing Editor at the Earth Sciences international journal Geologica Acta. 

I am currently a PhD candidate at NTNU, working on the Optimization of Hydraulic Models for the Visualization of Flash Floods in Steep Rivers (Hydraulic Engineering & Hydroinformatics) within the World of Wild Waters (WoWW) project (under the umbrella of NTNU's Digital Transformation initiative). On the side of research, I actively participate in IAHR Scandinavia Young Professionals Network (founding member and acting president) and in GeoNorth/GeoNor (Nordic and Norwegian Group Members of IAG, respectively, as a Young Geomorphologists' National Representative).  


K.R. Usman (2019). Safe Rivers - Identification of critical locations along steep watercourses during flood events. 119pp. MSc thesis (with O. BrulandK. Alfredsen & K. Aurand from SWECO

K.M. Buvik (2020). Use of virtual reality for flood prevention and safety [in Norwegian]. 77pp. MSc thesis (with M. Isabwe and M. Konnestad from UiAO. BrulandS. IrshadM. Pavlíček)

S.A. Erko (2020). Hydraulic model suitability for hydrodynamic analysis based on LiDAR data of steep rivers. 142pp. MSc thesis (with K. Alfredsen)

S.W. Son (2020). Optimization of hydraulic flood simulations in steep rivers using GPU and Machine Learning. 78pp. MSc thesis (with E. Bladé from UPC, and P. Salvo Rossi)


Project/Master thesis proposals (2021/2022)*

1. Model resolution for the simplification of 2D flood simulations in steep rivers (with N. Rüther and O. Bruland)

2. Enhancing flood analysis in steep rivers with morphological and hydraulic parameters (with O. Bruland)

3. Machine Learning for image-based identification of flood-prone areas (with T. A. Myrvoll and A. Perkis)

4. Prediction of flood hotspots from physical models with Deep Neural Networks (with T. A. Myrvoll and A. Perkis)


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