Welcome to my blog! My name is Georgios Boumis and since 2017 I’m a Civil Engineering graduate with a specialization in Geotechnical & Hydraulic Engineering from the University of Patras (UoP) in Greece. I’ve also graduated from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) with an M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering (2021), specializing in Environmental Informatics. In the past, I have worked as an intern on aspects of real-time flood forecasting at Deltares, the Dutch national institute for applied research in the field of water and subsurface. As of Spring 2021, I’m doing my Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at the University of Alabama (UA), where I’m also working as a Graduate Research Assistant at the Center for Complex Hydrosystems Research (CCHR). My primary research interests are: a) Coastal hazards, b) Geostatistics, and c) Disaster analytics. In general, my current research revolves around the development of statistical models to quantify the severity and frequency of coastal hazards, such as, storm surge-induced extreme sea levels, incorporating non-stationarity due to climate change. To this end, I use functional and probabilistic computer programming with R and Stan, respectively. Through my work, I intend to provide valuable information in the form of data and computer code for disaster risk reduction and management. In my spare time, I like reading books, swimming, and playing card games, among others. In this blog, I post stuff related to my academic and research background. Occasionally, I also do post other things I may find interesting in my life… like the painting below, from my favorite painter, Paul Signac, one of the founders of the pointillism technique!
The jetty of Portrieux, gray weather
Paul Signac (1888)