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A paper resulting from groundbreaking research being conducted by Harrisburg University faculty and students in partnership with the Susquehanna River Basin Commission has received the Best Paper award in the Environmental Management Systems category at the 19th International Conference on Information & Knowledge Engineering held in July in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Data-driven Environmental Management: A Digital Prototype Dashboard to Analyze and Monitor the Precipitation on Susquehanna River Basin was written by Asst. Professors of Analytics Siamak Aram and Roozbeh Sadeghian, Asst. Prof. of Earth Systems Science Michael Meyer, SRBC Monitoring & Protection Program Manager James Shallenberger, graduate students Maria H. Rivero and Nikesh Pahuja, and undergraduate student Joshua L. R. Paulino.

The paper describes a digital dashboard system being developed for SRBC by HU uses Machine learning and data visualization techniques to give SRBC managers a unified view of water quality conditions in the basin and facilitate better decision making. This project has been funded for the past two years by HU Presidential Research Grants. 

The ongoing HU-SRBC research collaboration was organized by HU’s Center for Environment, Energy, and Economy. Several other HU-SRBC collaborative research projects are in process.

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