Yasin Wahid Rabby

ABOUT ME

My research is at the intersection of physical geography, mapping and statistics. I am interested in applying machine learning, data mining and classical statistics to study hazards and vulnerability. My Ph.D. research is focused on landslide mapping and susceptibility assessment, and the study area is Chittagong Hilly Areas (CHA), Bangladesh. I have prepared the landslide inventory of the study area combining Google Earth and field mapping. I have used bivariate, multivariate, machine learning, and deep learning methods to map landslide susceptibility of CHA. In this research, I am also trying to propose an efficient and plausible method to select non-landslide locations for regional-scale landslide susceptibility mapping. My research has been funded by the Penley-Thomas fellowship and McClure Scholarship program of University Tennessee, Knoxville.

Other than Ph.D. research, I have collaborated with the Ph.D. students and research fellows from Penn State University, University of Kentucky, University of Michigan and worked on the social vulnerability assessment and the application of remote sensing to attain sustainable development goals.In the future, I am interested in including the time and dimension of landslides with the landslide susceptibility to prepare landslide risk map.

EDUCATION

1. PhD in Geography, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Expected 2020)

2. MS in Statistics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Expected Spring 2020)

3. MS in Geography & Environment, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (2016)

4. BS in Geography & Environment, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (2014)

APPOINTMENTS

1. (2016 - Now) Graduate Teaching Asistant (GTA), Department of Geography, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

2. (Jun-Jul, 2018) Summer Intern, East Tennessee Development District, 216 Corporate Place, Alcoa, TN 37701

3. (Jun, 2017) Graduate Research Assistant, Interdisciplinary Project on Urban Flooding, funded by the Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment (ISSE), University of Tennessee, Designed and Produced Social Vulnerability Map for Knoxville

4. (2014 - 2015) GIS and Cartography, Intern, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

5. (2013 - 2014) Junior GIS Consultant, Concepts and Ideas, Bangladesh

6. (2012 - 2013) Undergraduate Research Assistant, Dhaka INNOVATE: A Joined Research Program of University of Dhaka and Humboldt University Berlin

TECHNICAL SKILLS, SOFTWARES AND PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES

Levels of My Skills (Please Hover Right)

PUBLICATIONS

Referred Journal Articles and Data Descriptors (7)

##) Ishtiaque, A., Masrur, A., Rabby, Y.W., Jerin, T. and Dewan, A. (2020). Remote Sensing-Based Research for Monitoring Progress towards SDG 15 in Bangladesh: A Review, Remote Sensing, 12, 4, 691

##) Rabby, Y.W. and Li, Y. (2020) Landslide Inventory (2001–2017) of Chittagong Hilly Areas, Bangladesh. Data, 2020, 5, 4

##) Rabby, Y.W., Hossain M.B. and Hasan, M.U. (2019). Social vulnerability in the coastal region of Bangladesh: An investigation of social vulnerability index and scalar change effects, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Volume 41, December 2019, 101329 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2019.101329

##) Rabby, Y.W. and Li. Y. (2019). An Integrated Approach to Map Landslide Inventory in Chittagong Hilly Areas, Bangladesh using Google Earth® and Field Mapping, Landslides, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10346-018-1107-9

##) Kutub, M.J.R., Falgunee, N., Nawfee, S.M. and Rabby, Y.W. (2017). Ship Breaking Industries and their Impacts on the Local People and Environment of Coastal Areas of Bangladesh, Human and Social Studies, Volume 6, Issue 2, 35-58, https://doi.org/10.1515/hssr-2017-0013

##) Rob, M.A., Kabir, Md. H. and Rabby, Y.W. (2015). An Assessment of Microclimatic Variations: A Study in Dhaka City, Oriental Geographer, The Bangladesh Geographical Society, Vol. 58, No. 1&2, 2015

##) Rabby, Y.W., Shogib, M.R.I. and Hossain, M.L. (2015). Analysis of Temperature Change in Capital city of Bangladesh, Journal of Environmental Treatment Techniques, Volume 3, Issue1, Page55-59.

Articles Under Review (2)

##) Rabby, Y.W. and Li, Y. Regional Scale Landslide Susceptibility Mapping of Chittagong Hilly Areas, Bangladesh, using Integrated Methods, Natural Hazards

##) Abedin, J.,** and Rabby, Y.W. and Hasan, I**. and Akhter, H**. An Investigation of the Characteristics, Causes, and Consequences of 13 June 2017 Rainfall-Triggered Landslides in Rangamati, Bangladesh, Geo-Environmental Disasters

Articles Under Preparation (2)

##) Rabby, Y.W and Ishtiaque, A. (in preparation) Assessing the Effects of Different Digital Elevation Models on Landslide Susceptibility Maps of Rangamati District, Bangladesh

##) Rabby, Y.W. Li, Y. and Hilafu, H. (in preparation) Applications of Machine Learning and Deep Learning Methods for Regional Scale Landslide Susceptibility Mapping: A Case Study in Chittagong Hilly Areas, Bangladesh

Conference Paper (3)

##) A. Z. M. Imran, M. T. Islam, A. Gafur and Y. W. Rabby, "Rain attenuation prediction analysis and contour map design over Bangladesh," 2015 18th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT), Dhaka, 2015, pp. 208-212.

##)Kutub, M.J.R., Falgunee, N., Nawfee, S.M. and Rabby, Y.W. (2017).Impacts on the Local People and Environment of Coastal Areas of Bangladesh, In the Proceedings of Special Conference on Coastal and Marine Environment of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Poribash Andolon and Bangladesh Environmental Network, Dhaka

##)Rabby, Y.W. and Rob, M.A. (2015). An Assessment of Microclimatic Variations: A Study in Dhaka, 9th International Conference on Urban Climate jointly with 12thSymposium on the Urban Environment, Toulouse, France

AWARDS HONORS AND STATS

1. (2019) Penley-Thomas-Allen Fellowship, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

2. (2019) Publication Leadership Award, Department of Geography, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

3. (2017-18) Chancellor’s Top off Award, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

4. (2017) W.K. McClure Scholarship, Centre for International Education, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

5. (2015) Dean’s Award of the Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Dhaka for achieving CGP more than 3.75 in BS.

6. (2015) Seraj-Majeja Trust Fund Scholarship from University of Dhaka for outstanding result in BS.

7. (2015) AQM Mohiuddin Trust Fund Scholarship from University of Dhaka for outstanding result in BS.

7. (2015) Best Paper Award in 18th International Conference on Computer Information Technology (ICCTT 2015)

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Manuscript Reviewed

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Research Fundings and Grants

7

Research Papers Published

4

Research Projects Ongoing

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