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Du Erhu

Research Fellow

School of Environmental Science and Engineering


Erhu Du earned his PhD from Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2017. He is interested in applying models and tools in hydrology, social science, economics, and machine learning in water resources management.


Present Employment:
Research Fellow, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology


2011-2017: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Environmental Engineering, Ph.D. 
2009-2011: Southeast University, Municipal Engineering, M.S.
2005-2009: Southeast University, Water Supply and Sewerage Engineering, B.S. 


Work Experience:
2017-present: Research Fellow, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology


Research Interests: 
1) Agent-based models for water resources management
2) Opinion dynamics and flood evacuation
3) Machine learning in environmental data analysis



1. Du, Erhu, Ximing Cai, Nicholas Brozović, and Barbara Minsker. 2017. Evaluating the Impacts of Farmers’ Behaviors on a Hypothetical Agricultural Water Market Based on Double Auction. Water Resources Research 53 (5): 4053–72. doi:10.1002/2016WR020287.
2. Du, Erhu, Ximing Cai, Zhiyong Sun, and Barbara Minsker. 2017. Exploring the Role of Social Media and Individual Behaviors in Flood Evacuation Processes: An Agent-Based Modeling Approach. Water Resources Research 53. doi:10.1002/2017WR021192.
3. Du, Erhu, Samuel Rivera, Ximing Cai, Laura Myers, Andrew Ernest, and Barbara Minsker. 2016. Impacts of Human Behavioral Heterogeneity on the Benefits of Probabilistic Flood Warnings: An Agent-Based Modeling Framework. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 53 (2): 316–32. doi:10.1111/1752-1688.12475.

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