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Research & Impact

Research StatisticPhilanthropic support has enabled our researchers to focus on projects looking to overcome some of the most pressing local, national and global challenges.

One project in particular, was funded through the generosity of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship. Their support has enabled a UWL academic to use artificial intelligence to tackle the risk of flooding

Dr Kourosh Behzadian, Associate Professor in our School of Computing and Engineering will dedicate one year (September 2021 - August 2022) to the design and testing of smart drainage systems to deliver environmentally friendly and sustainable solutions to flood water management.

As Dr Behzadian explains:

"The operation of current drainage systems in the UK and abroad is adversely affected by climate change, ageing infrastructure and its limited capacity. Therefore, I will develop novel AI-based sustainable drainage systems with new design and operational procedures to reduce flood risk in urban areas."

Dr Behzadian will conduct a few pilot studies in London to see how AI-based smart drainage systems can significantly improve the quality of life for communities in the UK and beyond.

Dr Kourosh Behzadian

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