Dr. Mi-Hyun Park

Assistant Professor

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College of Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Massachusetts Amherst
16D Marston Hall
130 Natural Resources Road
Amherst, Massachusetts 01003
Phone: (413) 545-5390(413) 545-5390
Fax: (413) 545-2202

E-Mail: mpark@ecs.umass.edu

 

   Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • Environmental remote sensing
  • Surface water quality modeling using satellite imagery and GIS
  • Urban watershed management and sustainability
  • Human impact on surface water quality
  • Stormwater runoff modeling and management
  • Environmental informatics
  • Distributed sensor networks in water infrastructures

Education

Ph.D., University of California, 2004.
M.S. (Computer Science), Imperial College, 2001.
M.S. (Civil Engineering), Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 1999.
M.S. (Civil and Env. Engineering), Imperial College, 1998.

Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, September 2008 - Present.
  • Assistant Researcher, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA, 2008.
  • Postdoctoral researcher, Institute of Environment, UCLA, 2004-2007 (various research)

Classes Taught

CEE 121 Measurements
CEE 260 Probability and Statistics
CEE 597G Geographic Information Systems for Engineers
CEE 690R Environmental Remote Sensing

Recent Papers Published

Minji Park*, David Reckhow, Michael Lavine, Erik Rosenfeldt, Ben Stanford and Mi-Hyun Park** (2014) Multivariate analysis for monitoring EDCs and PPCPs in a lake water, Water Environment Research, 86, in press

Elizabeth Isenstein*, and Mi-Hyun Park, Assessment of nutrient distribution in Lake Champlain using satellite remote sensing, Journal of Environmental Sciences, 26(9), in press

Minji Park*, David Reckhow, Michael Lavine, Erik Rosenfeldt, Ben Stanford and Mi-Hyun Park**, Multivariate analysis for monitoring EDCs and PPCPs in a lake water, Water Environment Research, 86, in press

Allison M. Reinert, Benjamin D. Stanford, Erik J. Rosenfeldt, Deborah Dryer, Mi-Hyun Park, Dave Reckhow, Influences of sampling frequency, location, and method reporting levels on benchmarking EDC/PPCP Occurrence, Journal of American Water Works Association, in press, September 2014

Elizabeth Isenstein*, Adam Trescott*, and Mi-Hyun Park**,  (2014) Multispectral Remote Sensing of Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Champlain, USA, Water Environment Research, in press, August 2014

Mark Hagemann* and Mi-Hyun Park** (2014) Trends in tributary water quality in a water supply reservoir, Journal of American Water Works Association, 106(4), 212-224

Adam Trescott*, Elizabeth Isenstein*, and Mi-Hyun Park** (2013) Remote sensing of chlorophyll a and cyanobacteria in Lake Champlain, Vermont, Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 13.5, 1402-1409

Minji Park* and Mi-Hyun Park** (2013) Spatial analysis for identifying EDC and PPCP sources, Water Science and Technology, 67(8), 1657-1663

Adam Trescott* and Mi-Hyun Park** (2013) Remote sensing models using Landsat satellite data to monitor algal blooms in Lake Champlain, Water Science and Technology, 67(5), 1113-1120

Kyunghwa Cho* and Mi-Hyun Park** (2013) Prioritizing subwatersheds for stormwater pollution to Wachusett Reservoir, Water Environment Research, 85(2), 158-166

Kyunghwa Cho*, Y. A. Pachepsky, Joon Ha Kim, Jung-Woo Kim and Mi-Hyun Park** (2012) The modified SWAT model for predicting fecal coliform in the Wachusett Reservoir Watershed, USA, Water Research, 46, 4750-4760

Mi-Hyun Park**, Ivar K. Ridgeway, Xavier Swamikannu, and Michael K. Stenstrom (2010) Evaluation of stormwater BMPs for implementing industrial stormwater permitting strategy, Water Science and Technology, 62(11), 2558-2563

Mi-Hyun Park**, Xavier Swamikannu, and Michael K. Stenstrom (2009) Accuracy and precision of the volume-concentration method for urban stormwater modeling, Water Research, 43(11), 2773-2786

Mi-Hyun Park**, Michael K. Stenstrom, and Stephanie Pincetl (2009) Water quality improvement policies: lessons learned from the implementation of Proposition O, Los Angeles, California, Environmental Management, 43, 514-522

Mi-Hyun Park**, Stephanie Pincetl, and Michael K. Stenstrom (2008) Water quality improvement by implementation of Proposition O in the Los Angeles river watershed, California, Water Science and Technology, 58(12), 2271-2278

Mi-Hyun Park** and Michael K. Stenstrom (2008) Comparison of pollutant loading estimation using different landuses and stormwater characteristics in Ballona Creek Watershed, Water Science and Technology, 57(9), 1349-1354

Recent Conference Proceedings

Minji Park*, David Reckhow, Michael Lavine, and, Mi-Hyun Park, Evaluation of Watershed Susceptibility to Contaminants of Emerging Concerns: Retrospective Analysis For Four Watershed Cases, American Water Works Association, Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, June 8 – 12, 2014, accepted

Minji Park* and, Mi-Hyun Park, Clustering of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds in Assabet River Watershed, Massachusetts, American Water Works Association, Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, June 8 – 12, 2014, accepted

Allison M. Reinert, Benjamin D. Stanford, Erik J. Rosenfeldt, Deborah Dryer, Mi-Hyun Park, Dave Reckhow, Influences Of Sampling Frequency, Location, And Method Reporting Levels On Benchmarking EDC/PPCP Occurences, American Water Works Association, Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, June 8 – 12, 2014, accepted

Minji Park*, David Reckhow, Michael Lavine, Erik Rosenfeldt, Ben Stanford, Mi-Hyun Park, Multivariate Analysis for Monitoring EDCs And PPCPs In Surface Water, Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, Chicago, Illinois, October 7 – 9, 2013

Elizabeth Isenstein*, and Mi-Hyun Park, Assessment of Nutrient Distribution in Lake Champlain Using Satellite Remote Sensing, The 16th International Conference on Diffuse Pollution and Eutrophication, Beijing, China, 18 – 23 August, 2013

Minji Park*, Varun Srinivasan, David Reckhow, Michael Lavine, and Mi-Hyun Park, Identifying Critical Areas and Types of Emerging Contaminants Using Spatial Analysis, The 16th International Conference on Diffuse Pollution and Eutrophication, Beijing, China, 18 – 23 August, 2013

Minji Park*, Varun Srinivasan, David Reckhow, Michael Lavine, and Mi-Hyun Park, Assessment of Emerging Contaminants Using Multivariate Statistical Analysis in Assabet River Watershed, Massachusetts, The 16th International Conference on Diffuse Pollution and Eutrophication, Beijing, China, 18 – 23 August, 2013

Yue Tang, Michael K. Knodler, Mi-Hyun Park, A Comparative Study Of The Application Of The Standard Kernel Density Estimation And Network Kernel Density Estimation In Crash Hotspot Identification, 16th Road Safety on Four Continents conference, Beijing, China, 15-17 May 2013

Varun Srinivasan, Minji Park*, Mi-Hyun Park and David Reckhow, Statistical Analysis for EDCs and PPCPs in Assabet River, MA, Annual New England Water Environment Technical Conference and Exhibition, Boston, January 27-30, 2013

Elizabeth Isenstein* and Mi-Hyun Park, Satellite Remote Sensing for Algal Blooms in Lake Champlain, Annual New England Water Environment Technical Conference and Exhibition, Boston, January 27-30, 2013

Elizabeth Isenstein*, Adam Trescott*, and Mi-Hyun Park, Multispectral Remote Sensing of Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Champlain, USA, Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, New Orleans, LA ,September 29-October 3, 2012

Kyung Hwa Cho*, Y. A. Pachepsky, Joon Ha Kim, Jung-Woo Kim and Mi-Hyun Park, Modeling Fecal Coliform Using a Modified SWAT: A Case Study for the Stillwater Subbasin, MA, IWA World Water Congress, Busan, Korea September 16-21, 2012

Adam Trescott*, Elizabeth Isenstein*, and Mi-Hyun Park, Remote sensing of chlorophyll a and cyanobacteria in Lake Champlain, Vermont, IWA World Water Congress, Busan, Korea September 16-21, 2012

Kyunghwa Cho*, and Mi-Hyun Park, Prioritizing Subwatersheds for Stormwater Pollution to Wachusett Reservoir, 84th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, Los Angeles, California, October 15–19, 2011

Adam Trescott* and Mi-Hyun Park, Satellite Image Application to the Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Algal Blooms in Lake Champlain, 15th International Conference of the IWA Diffuse Pollution and Eutrophication, Rotorua, New Zealand, September 18-23, 2011

Minji Park* and Mi-Hyun Park, Spatial analysis for identifying EDC and PPCP sources, 15th International Conference of the IWA Diffuse Pollution and Eutrophication, Rotorua, New Zealand, September 18-23,  2011

Benjamin D. Stanford, Erik Rosenfeldt, Michael Lavine, William Becker, Mi-Hyun Park, and David Reckhow, Benchmarking EDC and Pharmaceutical Contamination: Meta•Analysis of Historical Data Using Risk•Based Guidelines, American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition, Washington D.C. June 12-16, 2011

David Reckhow, Mi-Hyun Park†, Benjamin Stanford, Michael Lavine, Alexander Mofidi, Benchmarking and Monitoring Strategies for EDCs/PPCPs by Drinking Water Utilities, American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition, Washington D.C. June 12-16, 2011

Mi-Hyun Park, Sharam Kharaghani and Michael K. Stenstrom, Stormwater Management to Comply with Total Maximum Daily Loads in Los Angeles Watersheds, IWA World Water Congress, Montreal, Canada, September, 19-24, 2010

Mi-Hyun Park, Ivar K. Ridgeway, Xavier Swamikannu, and Michael K. Stenstrom, Evaluation of Stormwater BMPs for Implementing Industrial Stormwater Permitting Strategy, 13th International Conference on Integrated Diffuse Pollution Management, Seoul, Korea, October 12-15, 2009

Mi-Hyun Park and Michael K. Stenstrom, Urban Rainwater Management to Comply with Total Maximum Daily Loads in Semi-arid Watersheds: A Case Study in the Los Angeles River Watershed, IWA the 2nd International conference on Rainwater harvesting and Management, Tokyo, Japan, September 7-11, 2009

Mi-Hyun Park, Stephanie Pincetl and Michael K. Stenstrom, Evaluation of Best Management Practices for Urban Stormwater management, 81st Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, Chicago, Illinois, October 18-22, 2008

Mi-Hyun Park, Stephanie Pincetl and Michael K. Stenstrom, Assessment of Proposition O Projects in the City of Los Angeles, CA for Storm Water Clean-up, California Stormwater Quality Association Fall Conference, Oakland, California, September 22-24, 2008

Recent Grants Funded

Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (Co-PI), “Water Quality in DCR Reservoirs” 07/2012-06/2014, $239,324

Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (Co-PI), “Water Quality in DCR Reservoirs” 07/01/2010-06/30/2012, $249,897

Water Research Foundation 4260 (Co-PI), “EDC/PPCP Benchmarking and Monitoring Strategies for Drinking Water Utilities” 09/2010- 12/2013,  $850,573

US Geological Survey 15.805(PI), “A remote sensing algal production model to monitor water quality and nonpoint pollution in New England lakes” 03/2011-02/2012, $14,952

Faculty Research Grants/Healey Endowment Grants(PI), “Algal Bloom Detection Using Remote Sensing and Modeling of Stormwater Impacts” 05/2011- 04//2012, $15,000

UMass Mellon Mutual Mentor Program-Team-proposal (PI), Engineering and Computing Women Faculty Group (ECWG) 5/2012-6/2013, $10,000

UMass Mellon Mutual Mentor Program-Micro-proposal (PI) 5/2012-6/2013, $1,200

Recent Honors and Awards

People’s choice award for best student poster presentation, Spring Northeast Arc User Group Conference, Amherst, MA, May 13, 2014

UMass Provost’s Team-Based Learning (TBL) Fellows