Symposium Chairs


Dr. Dong-Ryul Lee
Symposium Chair

Dr. Dong-Ryul Lee is the director of Hydrological Radar Disaster Research and Data Center at KICT (Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology). He is senior research fellow in the Hydro Science and Research Institute at KICT. He received his Ph.D. in civil engineering from Korea University, South Korea, in 1995. He studied at Colorado State University as a visiting faculty in 1997 and 2007.

He has led the establishment of national water resources plan in South Korea since 2000. He developed Korea Water Evaluation and Planning System (K-WEAP) that aims to incorporate issues of water supply, water demand, water quality, and ecosystem preservation into a practical tool for water resources planning. He has been leading a Typhoon Committee’s annual operating plan since 2012, which is the Development of Comprehensive Counterplan for Extreme Flood working in cooperate with Laos PDR, Philippines and Thailand among TC members.

In 2013, he set up the Hydrological Radar Disaster Research and Data Center and installed a dual polarization X-band mini radar at KICT. He has been operating the radar for research and promoting R&D to utilize its high spatiotemporal rainfall information for flash flood management. His research interests include flash flood, radar hydrology, climate change impacts, drought management, water resources planning, and integrated water resources management. Recently, he has conducted the project of flood early warning system development for disaster mitigation in Greater Metro Manila, the Philippines, as the Project Manager, with a schematic framework on an application of quantitative precipitation forecasts based on radar data in an early warning system.


Dr. Chulsang Yoo
Symposium Co-Chair
Technical Chair

Dr. Chulsang (CS) Yoo is the Professor of Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering of the Korea University. He received MS from Department of Civil Engineering, Korea University and Ph.D. from Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University. Currently, he is the head of Research Center for Disaster Prevention Science and Technology, Korea University. Dr. Yoo has over 22 years of experience in hydrology and water resources engineering. Before joining Korea University, he had been senior researcher of Korea Water Resources Corporation and associate professor of Sungkyunkwan University. His research areas include mathematical and stochastic analysis of rainfall-runoff processes, radar meteorology and hydrology, sampling related problems, climate change impact assessment. Dr. Yoo has published over 100 papers and served as associated editors of several journals in hydrology and water resources.


Dr. Dong-Bin Shin
Organizing Chair

Dr. Dong-Bin Shin is a Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in atmospheric sciences from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea and the Ph.D. degree in atmospheric sciences from Texas A&M University, College Station. He was a Research Professor with the Center for Earth Observing and Space Research, School of Computational Sciences, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, and was also with the Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, as a Research Scientist. His research interests include physically-based remote sensing of clouds and precipitation from infrared and passive/active microwave observations and radiative transfer modeling. His researches also focus on understanding global and regional hydrological balances. His research articles have appeared in major scientific journals. Dr. Shin is a member of the American Meteorological Society, the American Geophysical Union and IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society.


Dr. Gyu Won Lee
Technical Co-Chair

Dr. Gyu Won Lee is the professor of the Department of Astronomy and Atmospheric Sciences in the School of Earth System Sciences of the Kyungpook National University(KNU) at Daegu in South Korea(ROK). He received MS from the Kyungpook National University(KNU) in South Korea(ROK) and Ph.D. from the McGill University in Canada. GyuWon LEE has over 23 years of experience in Remote sensing, Radar Meteorology, Cloud Physics, Precipitation Forecasting. Before joining Kyungpook National University(KNU), he was a research scientist in the National Center for Atmospheric Research(NCAR) in US and was a research associate and radar operator in the J.S Marshall Radar Observatory in Canada. His research areas include Quantitative Precipitation Estimation(QPE), Quantitative Precipitation Forecasting(QPF), short-term prediction, and Numerical Weather Prediction. GyuWon LEE has published over 38 SCI(E) and 10 Domestic papers and he got the certifications over 19 patent application and registrations and 26 Software program registrations. He served as an editor of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Atmospheric Sciences. He recently received the presidential award for his continuous service to meteorological community and the lead scientist from Halriwon (Korean Academy of Science). He has been serving as a expert of Solid Precipitation Intercomparison Experiment (SPICE) program in WMO.


Dr. Dong-Jun Seo
International Technical Chair

Dr. Dong-Jun (DJ) Seo is the Robert S. Gooch Professor of Water Resources Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). He received MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Ph.D. from Utah State University. Dr. Seo has over 25 years of experience in hydrology, hydrometeorology and water resources engineering. Before joining UTA, he led the Hydrometeorology Group and Hydrologic Ensemble Prediction Group of the National Weather Service’s Office of Hydrologic Development (now the National Water Center) over a 15-year period. His research areas include rainfall estimation and short-term prediction, hydrologic modeling, data assimilation, ensemble prediction, optimal estimation and control. Dr. Seo has published over 80 papers and served as associated editors of the Journal of Hydrometeorology and the Journal of Hydrology, and the lead guest editors for the Journal of Hydrology Special Issues on Hydrologic Applications of Weather Radar, and Ensemble Prediction and Data Assimilation for Operational Hydrology.


Dr. Alan Seed
International Technical Co-Chair

Dr. Alan Seed is Manager of Science and Engineering in the Bureau's Observations and Infrastructure Branch, and manages the scientists and engineers who are responsible for building the Bureau's observation infrastructure. He is also a Principal Research Scientist in the Research and Development Branch and leads the development of operational radar rainfall estimation and nowcasting systems for the Bureau. His research interests include stochastic modelling of rainfall in space and time, radar rainfall estimation, and using radar data for very short-term (0-6 hours, called nowcasts) rainfall forecasts.


Dr. Deghyo Bae
Advisory Chair

Dr. Deghyo Bae is a native of South Korea. He received his B.E. degree from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea in 1983 and M.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Iowa, USA in 1989 and 1992, respectively. After he received his Ph.D. degree, he worked for USDA-ARS as a research scientist for two years in Oregon, USA. He came back to Korea in 1994 and currently works for Sejong University, Seoul, Korea as a professor since 2001.
His areas of academic interest include meteo-hydrology, atmosphere and surface runoff interaction study, climate change and variability study, radar rainfalls and their hydrologic application, and real-time flood and flash flood prediction system development. His current research topics are climate change adaptation on water resources in Korea, development of radar-based flood and flash flood forecasting system, development of drought outlook system using monthly weather forecast information, and green infrastructure technology for climate change.
He honored outstanding paper awards from several water-related societies and served as an associate editor of J. of Hydro-environment research, Elsevier and associate editor of KSCE and KWWA of Korea. He has also served as a director of research center of climate change adaptation for water resources(CCAW) and vice president of Korean Water resources Association. He has been working for AWCI as a Korean representative and co-chair of climate change division of GEOSS/AWCI. He published more than 120 peer-reviewed papers on water resources area including radar rainfall estimation and radar-based flash flood forecasting model development studies.


Dr. Witold F. Krajewski
International Advisory Chair

Dr. Witold F. Krajewski is the Rose and Joseph Summers Chair of Water Resources Engineering at the University of Iowa. He is Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Research Engineer at IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering. Since 2009, he has served as Director of the Iowa Flood Center.
Dr. Krajewski received an M.S. (1976) and a Ph.D. (1980) from Warsaw University of Technology, Poland, in environmental engineering and water resources systems. He was a Research Hydrologist at the Office of Hydrology of the National Weather Service until 1987, when he joined the University of Iowa.
Dr. Krajewski’s scientific interests concern measuring, modeling, and forecasting precipitation using radar and satellite remote sensing. His current research focuses on understanding the genesis of floods through field experimentation and modeling, and the quantification of uncertainty in hydrologic prediction at a range of temporal and spatial scales. Dr. Krajewski has published more than 200 papers in refereed journals.
He is Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the American Meteorological Society. He has served on numerous committees and panels of these and other professional organizations, and on the editorial boards of several journals. He was Editor of Advances in Water Resources. In 2012 he was Chair of the Board of Directors of the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc.