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Research Fellow

Erhu Du

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Erhu Du earned his PhD from Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2017. He is interested in applying models and tools in hydrology, social science, economics, and machine learning in water resources management.

 

Present Employment:
Research Fellow, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology

 

Education:
2011-2017: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Environmental Engineering, Ph.D. 
2009-2011: Southeast University, Municipal Engineering, M.S.
2005-2009: Southeast University, Water Supply and Sewerage Engineering, B.S. 

 

Work Experience:
2017-present: Research Fellow, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology

 

Research Interests: 
1) Agent-based models for water resources management
2) Opinion dynamics and flood evacuation
3) Machine learning in environmental data analysis

 

Publications:

1. Du, Erhu, Ximing Cai, Nicholas Brozović, and Barbara Minsker. 2017. Evaluating the Impacts of Farmers’ Behaviors on a Hypothetical Agricultural Water Market Based on Double Auction. Water Resources Research 53 (5): 4053–72. doi:10.1002/2016WR020287.
2. Du, Erhu, Ximing Cai, Zhiyong Sun, and Barbara Minsker. 2017. Exploring the Role of Social Media and Individual Behaviors in Flood Evacuation Processes: An Agent-Based Modeling Approach. Water Resources Research 53. doi:10.1002/2017WR021192.
3. Du, Erhu, Samuel Rivera, Ximing Cai, Laura Myers, Andrew Ernest, and Barbara Minsker. 2016. Impacts of Human Behavioral Heterogeneity on the Benefits of Probabilistic Flood Warnings: An Agent-Based Modeling Framework. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 53 (2): 316–32. doi:10.1111/1752-1688.12475.
 

Research Interests: 
1) Agent-based models for water resources management
2) Opinion dynamics and flood evacuation
3) Machine learning in environmental data analysis

Publications:

1. Du, Erhu, Ximing Cai, Nicholas Brozović, and Barbara Minsker. 2017. Evaluating the Impacts of Farmers’ Behaviors on a Hypothetical Agricultural Water Market Based on Double Auction. Water Resources Research 53 (5): 4053–72. doi:10.1002/2016WR020287.
2. Du, Erhu, Ximing Cai, Zhiyong Sun, and Barbara Minsker. 2017. Exploring the Role of Social Media and Individual Behaviors in Flood Evacuation Processes: An Agent-Based Modeling Approach. Water Resources Research 53. doi:10.1002/2017WR021192.
3. Du, Erhu, Samuel Rivera, Ximing Cai, Laura Myers, Andrew Ernest, and Barbara Minsker. 2016. Impacts of Human Behavioral Heterogeneity on the Benefits of Probabilistic Flood Warnings: An Agent-Based Modeling Framework. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 53 (2): 316–32. doi:10.1111/1752-1688.12475.