Personnel

Current:

 

Surui Xie is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Houston. He received a B.E. degree in Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering in 2011 and a M.E. degree in Geodesy and Survey Engineering in 2014, both from Wuhan University. In 2020, he completed a Ph.D. degree in Geology at the University of South Florida. From 2020-2022, he was a Scripps Postdoctoral Scholar at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego.

Email: sxie9@central.uh.edu
Web: https://xie.cive.uh.edu/

 

 

 

Byungho Kang is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Houston. He earned his B.S. degree in Navigation Science from Korea Maritime University in 2012 and his M.E. degree in Marine Engineering from Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology in 2014. Upon completion of military duty in 2017, he joined Texas A&M University to pursue his studies in Ocean Engineering, where he earned his Ph.D. in 2022. Byungho is primarily interested in signal processing and machine learning applications to solve various problems in the field of Coastal Science and Ocean Engineering.

Email: bkang2@central.uh.edu

 

 

 

Nafis Sadik Khan is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Houston. He completed his B.Sc. degree in Water Resources Engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 2017. He was a Research Associate at the Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM), BUET from 2018 to 2022. Nafis is interested in using remote sensing and machine learning techniques to understand and solve various water resources and agricultural problems.

Email: nkhan32@uh.edu
Web: https://sites.google.com/view/nafissk

 

 

 

Guoli Li is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Houston. He completed his B.Sc. and M. Sc. degrees in Applied Geophysics from the China University of Geosciences in 2020 and 2023. Guoli is interested in magnetic and gravity field data processing and using combined approaches with remote sensing to identify the underground structure.

Email: gli22@cougarnet.uh.edu

 

 

 

Eesha Ahluwalia is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Houston. She completed her B.Sc. in Economics, Organizations, and Markets from Universit√† Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore Milan, Italy in 2016 and her M.Sc. Geoinformatics and Spatial Data Science from The University of M√ľnster in 2023. She also attended the Geospatial Technologies course as an exchange student at Nova Information Management School in Lisbon, Portugal in 2022. As a researcher, Eesha is particularly interested in damage assessment of post-disaster sites using remote sensing imagery and applying advanced AI and spatial computational theories to address complex environmental and geospatial problems in a scalable manner.

Email: eahluwal@cougarnet.uh.edu