Dr. Md Munir Hayet KhanFaculty of Engineering and Quantity Surveying, INTI International University, Malaysia
Speech Title: Applications of Hybrid Artificial Intelligence Models in Hydrology
Abstract: The last couple of decades have seen remarkable progress in the ability to develop accurate hydrologic models. Among various conceptual and black box models developed over this period, hybrid Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based models have been amongst the most promising in simulating hydrologic processes. Accurate and reliable agricultural, water resources planning and management to ensure sustainable use of watershed resources cannot be achieved without precise and reliable models. Not withstanding that the highly stochastic nature of hydrological processes, the development of models capable of describing such complex phenomena is a growing area of research. The present talk focuses on defining hybrid modeling, the advantages of such combined models, as well as the history and potential future of their application in hydrology to predict important processes of the hydrologic cycle. Over the years, the use of AI models in hydrology has steadily increased and attracted interest given the robustness and accuracy of the approach. This is attributable to the usefulness of AI combined with wavelet transforms in many cases with multi-resolution analysis, de-noising, and edge effect detection over a signal, as well as the strong capability of AI methods in optimization and prediction of processes. Providing insight into the modeling of complex phenomena through a thorough overview of the literature, current research, and expanding research horizons can enhance the potential for accurate and well designed models. Several ideas for future areas of research are also presented in this talk.