Dr. Uddin Featured In: 2011 News and Interviews.
During 2011 I traveled to Washington DC, Rome (Italy), Thessaloniki (Greece), Istanbul and Bursa (Turkey), Sao Paulo (Brazil), and Bangkok (Thailand) to participate in conferences and seminars. My visit to Bangkok primarily contributed to recovery and restoration efforts by Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) of AIT campus from the destruction caused by the 2011 mega flood of Thailand.
I am featured in the following notable news:
- ASEAN TV – Talks: On December 20, 2011 AIT President and Professor Waheed Uddin were interviewed by ASEAN TV-Talks. Professor Said Irandoust was asked questions on the impact of the floods on AIT, what AIT did during and after, as well as future plans. I shared some of our experience from the U.S. on how the agencies handled the floods, and preventive actions and measures that were taken, especially in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
- AIT Newsletter, January 2012 : The newsletter provides briefs on my visit to temporary campus of AIT in Hua-hin region, inspection visit of AIT permanent campus in Rangsit, and activities in support of post-flood campus restoration and re-building committee. AIT Newsletter
- AIT Seminar on Thailand’s Mega Flood of 2011 and Mitigation : The seminar was organized by AIT and ASEAN Affairs in association with the Center for Advanced Infrastructure Technology (CAIT), University of Mississippi, panelists stressed the need for knowledge sharing, capacity building, and preparedness. The Thai post-flood seminar in Bangkok was hosted by AIT/ASEAN Affairs on December 21, 2011. Seminar News
I remarked on the needs for early warning systems and social media to help agencies and people communicate with each other. I stressed the need to investigate the cost of human trauma following a disaster. I also shared about the U.S. experience with the use of Airborne LIDAR, IFSAR, and other Remote Sensing for Flood Mapping and Infrastructure Planning.
- Interview on Sustainable Transit Technologies: A video post was contributed by Ms. Meredith Fuller, a senior in journalism at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). Video post
Ms. Fuller has produced another video post on Dr. Uddin’s interview for “Planet Forward”. This is a project of the Center for Innovative Media at George Washington University.