Academic Profile : Faculty

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Asst Prof Edward Park
Assistant Professor, National Institute of Education - Humanities & Social Studies Education
Edward is an assistant professor in Physical Geography at NIE and ASE (courtesy appointment), and a Principal Investigator (PI) at the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS), Nanyang Technological University, where he is developing a river research program entitled Tropical Rivers in the Anthropocene. His research investigates the hydrogeomorphic processes and wetland hydrosedimentary dynamics. Edward’s work is strongly based on geospatial technologies, hydrological modeling and statistical methods, in addition to traditional fieldworks in geomorphology. He aims to develop geospatial database on hydrological variables, sediment information and morphometric parameters for analysis of interactions between natural hazards, human impacts, river dynamics and ecosystems, and to contribute to the discussion and implementation of sustainable management of large rivers. He has won several prestigious awards such as National Science Foundation’s DDRIG and AAG’s Gordon Reds Wolman award. He is currently a Principal Investigator (PI) of four research projects including the “Environmental Impacts in the Mekong Delta (MOE Tier2)”. His research has been published in several prestigious journals including Remote Sensing of Environment, Water Resources Research, Science of the Total Environment, Journal of Hydrology, and Nature.

He is currently the national representative for the International Association for Geomorphologists (IAG) and the executive committee member of the Association of Singapore Teachers (AST).

He is also an editorial board member of Science of the Total Environment and Journal of Environmental Management.


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Geomorphology,Human-Environment Interactions,Hydrology,Remote sensing
 
  • Hydrology, Sediment Fluxes and Floods in Chao Phraya and Mekong River Basins.
  • Impacts of Environmental Pressures on Livelihood Transformations in the Mekong Delta
  • Geography of sand mining in Asia and its environmental impacts
  • Leaking Pollutants: Investigating how the Johor River sediment affects Singapore's coastal water quality
  • Understanding the Formation-development-dissipation Processes of Flood-causing Storms over the Southeast Asia through an Integrative Analysis of Satellite and Surface Observations
Awards
• 2018 Outstanding Dissertation Award (awarded to three doctoral graduates in 2017 after university-wide competition) Office of Graduate School, University of Texas at Austin (prize USD $ 5,000).
• 2018 Outstanding Reviewer for journal Advances in Water Resources (SCI, IF=3.2).
• 2017 KAGES Student Leadership Award, Korean-American Association of Geospatial Technologies and Environmental Sciences.
• 2016 Dean’s Prestigious Fellowship Supplement, Office of Graduate School, University of Texas at Austin (prize USD $ 1,000).
• 2016 David Bruton Jr. Endowed Fellowship, Office of Graduate School, University of Texas at Austin (prize USD $ 1,000).
• 2015 The Achievement Award for recognition for excellence in research, publication, and institution building, Department of Geography and the Environment, University of Texas at Austin (prize USD $ 200).
• 2015 Winner of the Student Paper Competition (PhD Level), Water Resources Specialty Group (WRSG) of Association of American Geographers (AAG) (prize USD $ 500).
• 2015 Best Paper Award, Latin America Specialty Group (LASG) of Association of American Geographers (AAG) (prize USD $ 300).
• 2015 Graduate Students Scholarship, LILLAS Benson Brazil Center, University of Texas at Austin (prize USD $ 800).
• 2015 M. Gordon “Reds” Wolman Doctoral Student Research Award, Geomorphology Specialty Group (GSG), Association of American Geographers (AAG) (prize USD $ 500).
• 2015 Sim Travel Award, Korean-American Association of Geospatial Technologies and Environmental Sciences (KAGES) (prize USD $ 300).
• 2014 Professional Development Award. Office of Graduate School, University of Texas at Austin (prize USD $ 500).
• 2012 Pixoneer Scholarship Award, Korean-American Association of Geospatial Technologies and Environmental Sciences (KAGES) (prize USD $300)
 
Courses Taught
Tropical Geomorphology
Introduction to GIS
 
Supervision of PhD Students
Sonu Kumar (2021-)