Dr. Hiroko Mori has joined GSI in our Irvine, California office

GSI is pleased to announce that Dr. Hiroko Mori has joined GSI in our Irvine, California office. Dr. Mori has broad academic and research experience with computational groundwater modeling, infectious disease modeling, and soil/hydraulic property characterization. She received a B.E. in Chemical Engineering from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, an M.S. in Hydrologic Science from Colorado School of Mines, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from the Ohio State University. Her Ph.D. topic was to distinguish environmental and other factors contributing to the spatio-temporal variability of West Nile Virus (WNV) in the United States. She used data science techniques to predict the numbers of disease cases in Bismarck city in North Dakota and conducted network analysis at a national scale to characterize the regions that have similar spatio-temporal patterns of disease transmissions. Her work illustrated the potential importance of hydrological processes in the WNV transmission cycle by classifying types of water bodies observed in the U.S. as well as the need for research by hydrogeologists in the field of public health.