Santa Clara University

UIHILab focuses on latest developments in Hydroinformatics (HI) and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and their applications on many science and engineering areas.

  • Department: Hydroinformatics Lab

  • We are a public sector organization and we plan to involve industry partners

  • Looking for: Researcher (multidisciplinary),Researcher (scientific/technical/engineering)
  • Track: Challenges,Open Ideas
  • Preferred hosting duration: 6 months

  • Maximum number of fellows to be hosted by the organization simultaneously : 4

  • 3 Challenges:

    • Challenge 1:
      • This challenge aims to create a generalized and immersive disaster response application that will generate the 3D model (e.g. terrain, infrastructures) of a community on the fly along with in-situ information visualizations (e.g. damage estimations) and dynamic simulations (e.g. water flow). Required Skills: Experience with game engines (e.g., Unity, Unreal), AR/VR development, and 3D visualization.
    • Challenge 2:
      • This challenge aims to explore the feasibility of and develop an image-to-image, either supervised or unsupervised, neural network to translate satellite products like imagery or infrared bands of any urban or suburban area to an image where a flood event is depicted. Required Skills: Experience with Generative Adversarial Networks, PyTorch (or Tensorflow), and Python
    • Challenge 3:
      • This challenge aims to develop a suite of a hydrological data sharing, management, and analytics tools to enhance web-based information and decision support systems with advanced web technologies to leverage client-side computational resources (e.g., WebRTC, WebGPU, WebAssembly, Service Workers). Required Skills: Experience with JavaScript APIs and web development