SHUO WANG

I received my Bachelor’s degree (Hons) from Monash University, Australia in 2008, and then I received my Master’s degree (2011) and Ph.D. (2015) in Environmental Systems Engineering from the University of Regina, Canada. Prior to joining PolyU, I was a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Geosciences at Texas Tech University, USA.

The overarching purpose of my research group is to advance understanding of the dynamics of hydroclimatic extremes and their impacts in a changing environment through the use of Earth observation techniques and model simulations. Specifically, my research focuses on the following three areas: 1) development of high-resolution regional climate projections for assessing changes in hydrological extremes and underlying uncertainties, 2) investigation of the dynamics of weather and climate extremes and their impacts on the environment, society, and human health, and 3) application of advanced Earth observation techniques, artificial intelligence algorithms, and geoinformatics tools for addressing environmental and water resources issues in a changing climate.

I am always looking for RAs/Postdocs and students working in the interdisciplinary field of hydroclimatology. Please contact me at shuo.s.wang@polyu.edu.hk with your CV for inquiry.

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News

  • May 2022: Our paper titled "A vine copula-based polynomial chaos framework for improving multi-model hydroclimatic projections at a multi-decadal convection-permitting scale" was published in Water Resources Research.

  • May 2022: Our paper titled "Development of a joint probabilistic rainfall-runoff model for high-to-extreme flow projections under changing climatic conditions" was published in Water Resources Research.

  • February 2022: Our paper titled "A stepwise clustered hydrological model for addressing the temporal autocorrelation of daily streamflows in irrigated watersheds" was published in Water Resources Research.

  • December 2021: Dr Wang was invited to join the Editorial Board of Environmental Research Communications, representing areas of research relevant to hydrology and climate change studies.

  • September 2021: Our work reveals a higher probability of occurrence of hotter and shorter heat waves followed by heavy rainfall in China, which was published in Geophysical Research Letters. The paper was featured by PolyU RILS and in the Inaugural Issue of the PolyU PAIR Newsletter.

  • June 2021: Wong Chun Keung Michael from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering won a scholarship under the Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scheme (URIS) 2021/22. He will work, under the supervision of Dr Wang, on a project titled "Development of a machine learning model for the prediction of extreme storm surges in Hong Kong". Congratulations!

  • March 2021: Our paper titled "Multi-decadal convection-permitting climate projections for China’s Greater Bay Area and surroundings" was published in Climate Dynamics. A web-based China's Greater Bay Area Climate Data Portal, http://www.gbacdp.cn/, was also developed to disseminate future projected climate change information derived from convection-permitting climate simulations and to support climate change impact and adaptation research.

  • March 2021: Our paper titled "Adapting to changing labor productivity as a result of intensified heat stress in a changing climate" was published in GeoHealth.

  • December 2020: Our paper about improving the characterization of extreme storm surges induced tropical cyclones was published in Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

  • December 2020: Our paper about probabilistic projections of multidimensional flood risks at a convection-permitting scale was published in Water Resources Research.

  • November 2020: Our paper titled "Projected changes in abrupt shifts between dry and wet extremes over China through an ensemble of regional climate model simulations" was published in Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

  • September 2020: Dr Wang's student Chue Cheuk Ying Cherry won the HKIS Outstanding Dissertation Award 2020. The title of her dissertation is "Digital Geospatial Flood Inundation Mapping with the Aid of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles". Congratulations!

  • July 2020: Our paper about developing probabilistic projections of hydrological droughts through convection-permitting climate simulations and multi-model hydrological predictions was published in Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

  • April 2020: Our paper about exploring abrupt alternations between wet and dry conditions on the basis of historical observations and convection-permitting climate model simulations was published in Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

  • June 2019: Our paper about developing copula-based convection-permitting projections of future changes in multivariate drought characteristics was published in Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

  • March 2019: Our paper about assessing climate change impacts on human-perceived temperature extremes was published in  Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

  • March 2019: Our paper about probabilistic hydroclimatic projections through high-resolution convection-permitting climate modeling was published in Climate Dynamics.

  • August 2018: Dr Wang received an Outstanding Reviewer Award for Ecological Indicators.

  • March 2018: Our paper about hydrologic ensemble predictions using data assimilation was published in Water Resources Research.

  • January 2018: Dr Wang was invited to serve as an Associate Editor for Journal of Hydrology.

  • December 2017: Our paper titled "A multi-level Taguchi-factorial two-stage stochastic programming approach for characterization of parameter uncertainties and their interactions: An application to water resources management" was recognized as the top 1% highly cited paper in Essential Science Indicators.

  • August 2017: Dr Wang received an Outstanding Reviewer Award for Journal of Hydrology.