Dr Mahyat Tehrany uses geographic information systems with remote sensing technologies to help detect, map and prevent natural hazards such as floods, soil erosion and bushfires.
geographic information system (GIS), remote sensing, natural hazards, flood, ensemble modelling, statistical modelling
For the past five years, Dr Tehrany has undertaken research and innovation in the field of natural hazards. Her work has contributed to a better understanding of natural hazard events in Australia, minimising human impacts on the environment and alleviating the effects of our growing population and changing climate on natural hazard risks.
Recent developments in climate change and technology have resulted in the emergence of geographic information systems (GIS) with remote sensing technologies. Dr Tehrany has innovated GIS techniques that can assist with natural hazards and remote sensing domains, as well as developing several techniques to use statistical methods to save processing time.
Dr Tehrany earned her PhD in Geographic Information System and Geomatic Engineering from the University Putra Malaysia. She recently worked as a Research Assistant at the University of New England.
Dr Tehrany was awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow in 2017 and is based in the School of Science.