Dr. Hai V. Pham

Postdoctoral Fellow Groundwater Flow Transport
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Groundwater modeling, uncertainty analysis, optimization, high-performance computing, fractured media, discrete fracture network (DFN), hydrostratigraphic architecture, experimental designs.

Research Interests

  • Numerical simulation of flow and solute transport in porous and fractured media
  • Optimization, uncertainty analysis, and high-performance computing
  • Hydrostratigraphic architecture characterization and experimental designs

Education

DEGREEYEARINSTITUTIONAREA
Ph.D. 2015 Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, U.S.A Civil Engineering
M.Sci. 2011 Dongguk University, Seoul, Korea Civil Engineering
B.Eng. 2006 Water ResourcesUniversity, Hanoi, Vietnam Civil Engineering

Book Chapters

Pham, H. V., F. T.-C. Tsai (2016). Chapter 48: Groundwater Modeling,Handbook of Applied Hydrology,Second Edition,edited by V.P. Singh,McGraw-Hill Education.

Published/Accepted/Under Review Articles in Refereed Journals

Pham, H. V., and F. T.-C. Tsai (2017), Modeling complex aquifer systems: a case study in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (USA), Hydrogeol J, 115, doi:10.1007/s10040-016-1532-6

Pham, H. V., and F. T.-C. Tsai (2016), Optimal observation network design for conceptual model discrimination and uncertainty reduction, Water Resour. Res., doi:10.1002/2015WR017474

Pham, H. V., F. T.-C. Tsai (2015). Bayesian Experimental Design for Identification of Model Propositions
and Uncertainty Reduction, Advances in Water Resources, 83, 148-159, doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2015.05.024

Elshall, A. S., H. V. Pham, F. T.-C. Tsai, L. Yan and M. Ye (2015). Parallel Inverse Modeling and Uncertainty Quantification for Computationally Demanding Groundwater-Flow Models Using Covariance MatrixAdaptation, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 04014087, doi:10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001126

Chitsazan, N., H. V. Pham, and F. T.-C. Tsai (2014) Bayesian Chance-Constrained Hydraulic Barrier Design under Geological Structure Uncertainty, Groundwater, doi:10.1111/gwat.12304

Pham, H. V. and S. I., Lee (2014). Assessment of Seawater Intrusion Potential from Sea Level Rise and Groundwater Extraction in a Coastal Aquifer, Desalination and Water Treatment, 1-15, doi:10.1080/19443994.2014.971617

Tubbs K. R., Pham, H. V., F. T.-C. Tsai. MRT-Lattice Boltzmann Model and GPU Computation for Multilayer Shallow Water Flow (under revision)

Pham, H. V., F. T.-C. Tsai. Robust Bayesian Experimental Design for Conceptual Model Discrimination,Water Resources Research (in preparation)

Pham, H. V. Transport Behavior in Fractured Rock under Conceptual and Parametric Uncertainty (in preparation)

Conference Proceedings, Abstracts, and Presentations

Pham, H. V. and F. T. -C. Tsai (2016). Data-Driven Groundwater Model Development: A Case Study in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, H31C: Characterization and Sustainable Management of Groundwater Systems through the Integration of Data and Tools Across Spatial and Temporal Scales III Posters , 2016 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 12-16 December 2016

Pham, H. V., R. Parashar, N. Sund and K. Pohlmann (2016). Transport Behavior in Fractured Rock under Conceptual and Parametric Uncertainty, H11A: Advances in Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis of Earth and Environmental Systems Models II Posters, 2016 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting,San Francisco, CA, 12-16 December 2016

Sund, N. L., R. Parashar, H. V. Pham (2016). Particle Decision Making Processes in Fractured Media: The Battle Between Models, AGU Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, December 12, 2016-December 16, 2016

Parashar R., N. Sund, H. V. Pham (2016). Development of upscaling methods and uncertainty analyses for fractured rock aquifers using DFN modeling tools, UGTA TIE Workshop: Las Vegas, NV, October 13, 2016

Pham, H. V. and F. T. -C. Tsai (2016). High-resolution Groundwater Model Development using Supercomputer. Data Flow: Grand Challenges in Water Systems Modeling, Data Management, and Integration, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, May 9 & 10, 2016

Pham, H. V. and F. T. -C. Tsai (2016). Baton Rouge groundwater model development. Tenth Annual Louisiana Groundwater & Water Resources Symposia, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, March 24 & 25, 2016

Tsai, F. T. -C and H. V. Pham (2015). Conjunctive Management of Multi-Aquifer System for Saltwater Intrusion Mitigation, Section: Water Resources Management and Policy in a Changing World IV, 2015 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 14-18 December 2015

Pham, H. V. and F. T. -C. Tsai (2015). Robust Bayesian Experimental Design for Conceptual Model Discrimination, Session: Concepts and Practice of Model Verification, Validation, and Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Geosciences I Posters, 2015 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, SanFrancisco, CA, 14-18 December 2015

Tsai F. T. -C., H. V. Pham and N. Chitsazan (2015). Chance-constrained hydraulic barrier design to protect pumping wells from saltwater intrusion, 2015 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress,Austin, Texas, May 17-21,2015

Pham, H. V. and F. T. -C. Tsai (2015). Optimal Groundwater Observation Network Design for Model Discrimination under Conceptual Model Uncertainty: Case Study for Baton Rouge Aquifer System, Louisiana.Ninth Annual Louisiana Groundwater & Water Resources Symposia, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, April 16,2015

Pham, H. V. and F. T.-C. Tsai (2015). Design of Groundwater Observation Networks for Model Discrimination using Information Theory and Bayesian Model Averaging, 4th Annual Graduate Student Research Conference, Baton Rouge, LA, March 27, 2015

Chitsazan, N., H. V. Pham and F. T. -C. Tsai (2014). A Bayesian Chance-Constrained Method for Hydraulic Barrier Design Under Model Structure Uncertainty, H107-2156 Abstract, 2014 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 14-19 December 2014

Pham, H. V. and F. T. -C. Tsai (2014). Optimal Observation Network Design for Model Discrimination using Information Theory and Bayesian Model Averaging, H107-2156 Abstract, 2014 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 14-19 December 2014

Pham, H. V. and F. T. -C. Tsai (2014). Converting Baton Rouge Hydrostratigraphic Architecture to Groundwater Model Grid, Eighth Annual Louisiana Groundwater & Water Resources Symposia, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, April 18, 2014

Pham, H. V. and F. T.-C. Tsai (2014). Experimental Design to Discriminate Groundwater Models under the Bayesian Model Averaging Paradigm, 3rd Annual Graduate Student Research Conference, Baton Rouge,LA, March 21, 2014

Tsai, F. T. -C and H. V. Pham (2013). Monitoring Network Design for Discriminating and Reducing Models in Bayesian Model Averaging Paradigm, H21H-1156 Abstract, 2013 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 9-13 December 2013

Pham, H. V. and F. T. -C. Tsai (2013). Conversion of Highly Complex Faulted Hydrostratigraphic Architectures into MODFLOW Grid for Groundwater Modeling, H51G-1276 Abstract, 2013 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 9-13 December 2013

Chitsazan, N., H. V. Pham, F. T. -C. Tsai and J. S. Hanor (2013). Salinization Simulation for the "1,200-1,500-1,700-foot" Sands of the Baton Rouge Area, Southeastern Louisiana, 63rd Annual Convention of Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, New Orleans, LA, October 6-8, 2013

Pham, H. V., A. S. Elshall, F. T.-C. Tsai and L. Yan (2013). Parallel Covariance Matrix Adaptation Evolution Strategy for Modeling of Complex Groundwater Systems, 2nd Annual High Performance Computing User Symposium, Baton Rouge, LA, June 12-13, 2013

Tsai F. T. -C., A. Mani, H. V. Pham, E. Beigi, A. S. Elshall and N. Chitsazan (2013). Characterization of Siliciclastic Aquifer-fault System for Southeastern Louisiana, 2013 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Cincinnati, Ohio, May 19-22, 2013

Pham, H. V., A. S. Elshall, F. T.-C. Tsai and L. Yan (2013). Parallel Inverse Groundwater Modeling Using CMA-ES, 2013 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Cincinnati, Ohio, May 19-22, 2013

Pham, H. V. and F. T. -C. Tsai (2013). Development of Groundwater Model for the "1,200-foot", "1,500-foot", and "1,700-foot" Sands of the Baton Rouge Area, Southeastern Louisiana, Seventh Annual Louisiana Groundwater & Water Resources Symposia, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, January 8, 2013

Pham, H. V., A. S. Elshall, F. T.-C. Tsai and L. Yan (2012). Local Derivative-Free Parallel Computing Method for Solving the Inverse Problem in Groundwater Modeling, H21A-1164 Abstract, 2012 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 3-7 December 2012

Pham, H. V. and S. I. Lee (2011). Impacts of Sea-Level Rise on Sea Water Intrusion in Nam Dinh Coastal Aquifers, Vietnam, Proceeding of the 1st International Conference on Green Environmental Technology 2011,Busan, Korea, 21 - 24 August, 2011

Last updated: 9/2016.

 

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