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Flood Detection and Risk Estimation




12: Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

Faculty Supervisor:

Sai Ravela

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Sai Ravela, ravela@mit.edu

Project Description

Estimating the risk of floods is a key problem that must be solved to effectively protect people from natural disasters. In this project, we will develop algorithms to process satellite images to detect floods using machine learning and physics. Your job is to apply deep learning algorithms and develop a method for flood detection based on their results.


Experience with signal or image processing, computer vision, machine learning would be perfect. This project is ideal for undergraduates in the junior or senior years and is particularly well suited as an undergraduate thesis topic.