NC A&T State University Professor Using Drone Data To Save People And Infrastructure

Leila Hashemi Beni, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Built Environment at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, will lead a project to address gaps in flood extent mapping capabilities by incorporating data gathered by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, and implementing deep learning models. “This research focuses on how we can make good use of massive amounts of rich geospatial data that are systematically produced, to address and solve challenges caused by natural disasters, help save people and infrastructure,” said Hashemi Beni.