Yuta Ishitsuka, PhD student
Yuta Ishitsuka is currently working with Prof. Colin Gleason as a PhD student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst. He received his Bachelor's and Master's degree from the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan. He developed the operational global/regional flood forecasting system implemented in the national server of Japan for his three years of engineering research, and is now seeking the possibility of the fusion of global flood forecasting and remotely sensed datasets. His interests lie in the field of global land surface modeling, hydrological prediction, and data assimilation. He loves traveling, trekking, snowboarding,and Japanese video-games.