Yasin Wahid Rabby

Yasin Wahid Rabby
Wake Forest University | WFU · Department of Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
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.
Additional affiliations
July 2021 - July 2021
Wake Forest University
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • Postdoctoral Scholar position at Wake Forest University (WFU), in Collaboration with the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS).
January 2018 - present
University of Tennessee
Position
  • MS Candidate
August 2016 - August 2017
University of Tennessee
Position
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant
Education
January 2018 - January 2021
University of Tennessee
Field of study
  • Business Analytics and Statistics
July 2016 - April 2021
University of Tennessee
Field of study
  • Geography
December 2009 - October 2014
University of Dhaka
Field of study
  • Geography and Environment

Publications

Publications (20)
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This paper presents a landslide inventory map for the Chittagong Hilly Areas of Bangladesh based on Google Earth and field mapping. We developed a set of criteria to identify landslides in Google Earth and introduced a method to assess the accuracy of mapped landslides when they are recorded as points rather than polygons in the field. In total, 23...
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The primary purpose of this study is to find out and discuss the characteristics, causes, and consequences of the landslides of June 13, 2017, in the Rangamati district Bangladesh. Since rainfall triggered the landslides, debris flow accounts for 40.45% of the landslides. Most of the landslides are small (mean 274. 2 m 2 with a standard deviation o...
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Digital elevation models (DEMs) are the most obvious data sources in landslide susceptibility assessment. Many landslide casual factors are often generated from DEMs. Most studies on landslide susceptibility assessments rely on freely available DEMs. However, very little is known about the performance of different DEMs with varying spatial resoluti...
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Landslide susceptibility mapping is of critical importance to identify landslide-prone areas to reduce future landslides, causalities, and infrastructural damages. This paper presents landslide susceptibility maps at a regional scale for the Chittagong Hilly Areas (CHA), Bangladesh. The frequency ratio (FR) was integrated with the analytical hierar...
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This study examined landslide susceptibility, an increasingly common problem in mountainous regions across the world as a result of urbanization, deforestation, and various natural processes. The Rangit River watershed in Sikkim Himalaya is one of the most landslide-prone areas in India. The main objective of this study was to produce landslide sus...
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Landslide susceptibility depends on various causal factors such as geology, land use/land cover (LULC), slope, and elevation. Unlike other factors that are relatively stable over time, LULC is a dynamic factor associated with human activities. This study evaluates the impact of LULC change on landslide susceptibility in the Rangamati municipality o...
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Urbanization has a significant impact on microclimate, which eventually contributes to local and regional climate change. Unplanned urbanization is widespread in developing countries like Bangladesh. Chittagong, the second largest city, is experiencing rapid urban expansion. Since urban growth introduces a number of environmental issues, including...
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In this Short Communication, we raise the concern that the existing conceptualization of ‘vulnerability’, intro-duced in the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), is not facilitative for standalone vulnerability assessments and that this conceptualization has not been well accepted by the vulnerability researchers. We identify three key reasons for l...
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This study evaluates and compares three machine learning models: K-Nearest Neighbor (KNN), Random Forest (RF), and Extreme Gradient Boosting (XGBoost) for landslide susceptibility mapping for part of areas in Rangamati District, Bangladesh. The performance of these methods has been assessed by employing statistical methods such as the area under th...
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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been in effect since 2015 to continue the progress of the Millennium Development Goals. Some of the SDGs are expected to be achieved by 2020, while others by 2030. Among the 17 SDGs, SDG 15 is particularly dedicated to environmental resources (e.g., forest, wetland, land). These resources are gravely th...
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Landslides are a frequent natural hazard in Chittagong Hilly Areas (CHA), Bangladesh, which causes the loss of lives and damage to the economy. Despite this, an official landslide inventory is still lacking in this area. In this paper, we present a landslide inventory of this area prepared using the visual interpretation of Google Earth images (Goo...
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Landslide is a frequent natural hazard in Chittagong Hilly Areas (CHA), Bangladesh, which causes the loss of lives and damage to the economy. Despite that, an official landslide inventory is still lacking in this area. In this paper, we present a landslide inventory of this area prepared using the visual interpretation of Google Earth images (Googl...
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Assessment of Social Vulnerability of the Coastal Region of Bangladesh.
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The coastal area of Bangladesh is one of the most ecologically productive and it contains a rich biodiversity which includes several species that are endemic to this region. Much attention has been focused on ship breaking industries in the coastal areas because of the threat they pose to this thriving biological communities along with their other...
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Spatio-Temporal Variability of Rainfall over Coastal Areas of Bangladesh during the Time Period 1980-2014
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Bangladesh faces multiple manifestations of climatic change and is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world. The study was carried out based on secondary information to assess the temperature trend in Dhaka city. The study revealed that average annual and seasonal temperature in Dhaka city is in an increasing trend during last couple of de...

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I have started to download 1998-2016 TRMM accumulated precipitation ( 3 Hourly 0.25 deg ) data. But I have to download files one after another. It is taking time.

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