Mr Md Galal Uddin

PhD, BSc, MSc

Contact Details

Post Doctoral Researcher
School of Engineering
University of Galway
E: MDGALAL.UDDIN@universityofgalway.ie
 
researcher
 

Biography

Dr. Galal is a Postdoctoral researcher in Civil Engineering at the University of Galway, Ireland. He obtained his PhD in Civil Engineering from the same university in 2023. With over 8 years of experience, Dr. Galal specializes in utilizing machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), and data science approaches to develop water quality models. His current research focuses on marine, transitional, and coastal water quality, as well as their associated ecosystems.  

Dr. Galal is the developer of the Irish Water Quality Index (IEWQI) model, which specifically targets coastal and transitional water quality assessments. His expertise lies in integrating biological, physical, and chemical big data into modeling frameworks. He is particularly interested in establishing methods to model organismal and systemic networks within marine ecosystems, ranging from microbiomes to large animals and megafauna, while also integrating these models with marine environmental big data. Additionally, he has a keen interest in studying hydroclimatic events and their impacts on marine ecosystems.  

Throughout his academic and professional career, Dr. Galal has published over 30 scientific papers, numerous technical reports, and has served as a journal editor and reviewer. He has been a lead research investigator in the EcoHydroInformatics Research Group (EHIRG) and has contributed to major international and national projects. Dr. Galal has collaborated with world-class research institutes and international enterprises, and is an active member of several international professional organizations. With his extensive experience and expertise in marine water quality modeling and research, Dr. Galal brings a strong foundation of knowledge to address fundamental questions in marine science and develop innovative technologies for marine systems.

Research Interests

Dr Galal research interests revolve around advancing our understanding of water quality and its impact on ecosystems. Specifically, his aim to:

1) Develop novel water quality index models using machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms for assessing and monitoring water quality in marine, transitional, and coastal environments.
2) Utilize big data analysis techniques to improve our understanding of water quality dynamics and to predict and prevent environmental problems.
3) Investigate the impact of climate change on water quality and develop sustainable management strategies to ensure the protection and conservation of our water resources.
4) Remote sensing techniques and their applications for modelling marine waters and ecosystems.
5) Develop innovative solutions for wastewater treatment and reuse, utilizing the latest advances in technology and data science approaches.
6) Develope new methodologies using ML/AI intregating with data science approaches in environmental modelling and management, addressing key challenges, and fostering sustainable practices.
7) Collaborate with researchers, industry partners, and community organizations to ensure that our research is interdisciplinary, impactful, and relevant to society.

Moreover, Dr Galal has the ability to respond quickly to sudden environmental events is critical for minimizing their impact and ensuring the safety of communities and ecosystems. To this end, his research program aims to develop flexible research plans that can be adapted to address real-time situations as they arise. Specifically, his objectives are to:

i) Develop a framework for quickly identifying and assessing sudden environmental events, such as oil spills or harmful algal blooms.
ii) Design research plans that can be rapidly implemented in response to these events, utilizing the latest data science and environmental monitoring technologies.
III) Investigate the effectiveness of these research plans for mitigating the impact of sudden environmental events and providing actionable information for decision-makers.
iv) Continuously evaluate and refine these research plans based on feedback from stakeholders, new technological advancements, and changes in environmental policy.

By developing flexible research plans that can be quickly adapted to real-time situations, Dr Galal research program aims to provide critical support for environmental emergency response efforts. Ultimately, the goal of his research is to help minimize the impact of sudden environmental events and ensure the long-term health and sustainability of our ecosystems and communities.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2024) 'Data-driven modelling for assessing trophic status in marine ecosystems using machine learning approaches'
Uddin, Md Galal,Nash, Stephen,Rahman, Azizur,Dabrowski, Tomasz,Olbert, Agnieszka I. (2024) 'Data-driven modelling for assessing trophic status in marine ecosystems using machine learning approaches'. Environmental Research, 242 [Details]
(2024) 'Management of soil cover and tillage regimes in upland rice-sweet corn systems for better system performance, energy use and carbon footprints'
Kundu, Arindam,Kundu, Champak Kumar,Dey, Prithwiraj,Rana, Soham,Majumdar, Jhumur,Bera, Anurag,Paramanik, Bappa,Patra, Partha Sarathi,Uddin, Md Galal,Abioui, Mohamed,Saraswat, Anuj (2024) 'Management of soil cover and tillage regimes in upland rice-sweet corn systems for better system performance, energy use and carbon footprints'. Heliyon, [Details]
(2024) 'Assessing water quality of an ecologically critical urban canal incorporating machine learning approaches'
Sajib, Abdul Majed,Diganta, Mir Talas Mahammad,Moniruzzaman, Md.,Rahman, Azizur,Dabrowski, Tomasz,Uddin, Md Galal,Olbert, Agnieszka I. (2024) 'Assessing water quality of an ecologically critical urban canal incorporating machine learning approaches'. Ecological Informatics, [Details]
(2024) 'Assessment of human health risk from potentially toxic elements and predicting groundwater contamination using machine learning approaches'
Uddin, Md Galal,Imran, Md Hasan,Sajib, Abdul Majed,Hasan, Md Abu,Diganta, Mir Talas Mahammad,Dabrowski, Tomasz,Olbert, Agnieszka I.,Moniruzzaman, Md (2024) 'Assessment of human health risk from potentially toxic elements and predicting groundwater contamination using machine learning approaches'. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, [Details]
(2023) 'A sophisticated model for rating water quality'
Uddin, Md Galal,Nash, Stephen,Rahman, Azizur,Olbert, Agnieszka I. (2023) 'A sophisticated model for rating water quality'. Science of The Total Environment, 868 [Details]
(2023) 'A novel approach for estimating and predicting uncertainty in water quality index model using machine learning approaches'
Uddin, Md Galal,Nash, Stephen,Rahman, Azizur,Olbert, Agnieszka I. (2023) 'A novel approach for estimating and predicting uncertainty in water quality index model using machine learning approaches'. Water Research, 229 [Details]
(2023) 'Performance analysis of the water quality index model for predicting water state using machine learning techniques'
Uddin, Md Galal,Nash, Stephen,Rahman, Azizur,Olbert, Agnieszka I. (2023) 'Performance analysis of the water quality index model for predicting water state using machine learning techniques'. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 169 :808-828 [Details]
(2022) 'A comprehensive method for improvement of water quality index (WQI) models for coastal water quality assessment'
Uddin, Md Galal,Nash, Stephen,Rahman, Azizur,Olbert, Agnieszka I. (2022) 'A comprehensive method for improvement of water quality index (WQI) models for coastal water quality assessment'. Water Research, 219 [Details]
(2023) 'Assessing the impact of COVID-19 lockdown on surface water quality in Ireland using advanced Irish water quality index (IEWQI) model'
Uddin, Md Galal,Diganta, Mir Talas Mahammad,Sajib, Abdul Majed,Rahman, Azizur,Nash, Stephen,Dabrowski, Tomasz,Ahmadian, Reza,Hartnett, Michael,Olbert, Agnieszka I. (2023) 'Assessing the impact of COVID-19 lockdown on surface water quality in Ireland using advanced Irish water quality index (IEWQI) model'. Environmental Pollution, [Details]
(2023) 'Comparison between the WFD approaches and newly developed water quality model for monitoring transitional and coastal water quality in Northern Ireland'
Uddin, Md Galal,Jackson, Aoife,Nash, Stephen,Rahman, Azizur,Olbert, Agnieszka I. (2023) 'Comparison between the WFD approaches and newly developed water quality model for monitoring transitional and coastal water quality in Northern Ireland'. Science of The Total Environment, [Details]
(2023) 'Developing a novel tool for assessing the groundwater incorporating water quality index and machine learning approach'
Sajib, Abdul Majed,Diganta, Mir Talas Mahammad,Rahman, Azizur,Dabrowski, Tomasz,Olbert, Agnieszka I.,Uddin, Md Galal (2023) 'Developing a novel tool for assessing the groundwater incorporating water quality index and machine learning approach'. Groundwater for Sustainable Development, 23 [Details]
(2023) 'Marine waters assessment using improved water quality model incorporating machine learning approaches'
Uddin, Md Galal,Rahman, Azizur,Nash, Stephen,Diganta, Mir Talas Mahammad,Sajib, Abdul Majed,Moniruzzaman, Md,Olbert, Agnieszka I. (2023) 'Marine waters assessment using improved water quality model incorporating machine learning approaches'. Journal of Environmental Management, 344 [Details]
(2023) 'Assessing optimization techniques for improving water quality model'
Uddin, Md Galal,Nash, Stephen,Rahman, Azizur,Olbert, Agnieszka I. (2023) 'Assessing optimization techniques for improving water quality model'. Journal of Cleaner Production, 385 [Details]
(2023) 'Assessment of hydrogeochemistry in groundwater using water quality index model and indices approaches'
Uddin, Md Galal,Diganta, Mir Talas Mahammad,Sajib, Abdul Majed,Hasan, Md. Abu,Moniruzzaman, Md.,Rahman, Azizur,Olbert, Agnieszka I.,Moniruzzaman, Md (2023) 'Assessment of hydrogeochemistry in groundwater using water quality index model and indices approaches'. Heliyon, 9 (9) [Details]
(2023) 'Groundwater Quality of Some Parts of Coastal Bhola District, Bangladesh: Exceptional Evidence'
Shaibur, M.R., Ahmmed, I., Sarwar, S., Karim, R., Hossain, M.M., Islam, M.S., Shah, M.S., Khan, A.S., Akhtar, F., Uddin, M.G. and Rahman, M.M., (2023) 'Groundwater Quality of Some Parts of Coastal Bhola District, Bangladesh: Exceptional Evidence'. Urban Science, [DOI] [Details]
(2022) 'Robust machine learning algorithms for predicting coastal water quality index'
Uddin, Md Galal,Nash, Stephen,Mahammad Diganta, Mir Talas,Rahman, Azizur,Olbert, Agnieszka I. (2022) 'Robust machine learning algorithms for predicting coastal water quality index'. Journal of Environmental Management, 321 [Details]
(2022) 'Assessment of urban river water quality using modified NSF water quality index model at Siliguri city, West Bengal, India'
Parween, Samsad,Siddique, Nigar Alam,Mahammad Diganta, Mir Talas,Olbert, Agnieszka I.,Uddin, Md Galal (2022) 'Assessment of urban river water quality using modified NSF water quality index model at Siliguri city, West Bengal, India'. Environmental and Sustainability Indicators, 16 [Details]
(2021) 'A review of water quality index models and their use for assessing surface water quality'
Uddin, Md. Galal,Nash, Stephen,Olbert, Agnieszka I. (2021) 'A review of water quality index models and their use for assessing surface water quality'. Ecological Indicators, 122 [Details]
(2021) 'Environment-friendly clay coagulant aid for wastewater treatment'
Sultana, Sharmin,Karmaker, Boloram,Saifullah, A. S. M.,Galal Uddin, Md.,Moniruzzaman, Md. (2021) 'Environment-friendly clay coagulant aid for wastewater treatment'. Applied Water Science, 12 (1) [Details]
(2020) 'Assessment of trace metal in macroalgae and sediment of the Sundarban mangrove estuary'
Asha, Ayesha Siddiqua,Saifullah, A. S. M.,Uddin, Md. Galal,Sheikh, Md. Shemul,Uddin, Muhammad Jasim,Diganta, Mir Talas Mahammad (2020) 'Assessment of trace metal in macroalgae and sediment of the Sundarban mangrove estuary'. Applied Water Science, 10 (1) [Details]
(2018) 'Spatial variability in the distribution of trace metals in groundwater around the Rooppur nuclear power plant in Ishwardi, Bangladesh'
Uddin, Md. Galal,Moniruzzaman, Md.,Quader, Mohammad Abdul,Hasan, Md. Abu (2018) 'Spatial variability in the distribution of trace metals in groundwater around the Rooppur nuclear power plant in Ishwardi, Bangladesh'. Groundwater for Sustainable Development, 7 :220-231 [Details]
(2017) 'Evaluation of Groundwater Quality Using CCME Water Quality Index in the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant Area, Ishwardi, Pabna, Bangladesh'
Galal Uddin, Md,Moniruzzaman, Md,Khan, Mala (2017) 'Evaluation of Groundwater Quality Using CCME Water Quality Index in the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant Area, Ishwardi, Pabna, Bangladesh'. American journal of environmental protection (Delaware. Online), 5 (2):33-43 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2023) 'A comparison of geocomputational models for validating geospatial distribution of water quality index'
Uddin, Md Galal, Stephen Nash, Mir Talas Mahammad Diganta, Azizur Rahman, and Agnieszka I. Olbert. (2023) 'A comparison of geocomputational models for validating geospatial distribution of water quality index' In: Computational Statistical Methodologies and Modeling for Artificial Intelligence. USA: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Publisher. [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2024) EGU General Assembly 2024
Mir Talas Mahammad Diganta, Md Galal Uddin, Tomasz Dabrowski, and Agnieszka I. Olbert, (2024) Comparing the performance of Chlorophyll-a retrieval models in coastal and transitional waters EGU General Assembly 2024 [Details]
(2022) Proceedings of the 39th IAHR World Congress (Granada, 2022)
MG Uddin, S Nash, AI Olbert (2022) Optimization of Parameters in a Water Quality Index Model Using Principal Component Analysis Proceedings of the 39th IAHR World Congress (Granada, 2022) [DOI] [Details]
(2020) Civil Engineering Research Association of Ireland (CERAI)
Uddin, Md Galal,Olbert, Agnieszka Indiana,Nash, Stephen (2020) Assessment of water quality using Water Quality Index (WQI) models and advanced geostatistical technique Civil Engineering Research Association of Ireland (CERAI) [Details]
(2021) Mediterranean Geosciences Union Annual Meeting (MedGU-21)
MG Uddin, S Nash, A Rahman, AI Olbert (2021) Development of a water quality index model -a comparative analysis of various weighting methods Mediterranean Geosciences Union Annual Meeting (MedGU-21) [Details]
(2023) EGU General Assembly 2023
Diganta, M.T.M., Uddin, M.G. and Olbert, A.I., (2023) Assessing the atmospheric correction algorithms for improving the retrieval data accuracy in the remote sensing technique EGU General Assembly 2023 [DOI] [Details]
(2023) EGU General Assembly 2023
Olbert, A.I., Moradian, S. and Uddin, G., (2023) Machine learning modelling of compound flood events EGU General Assembly 2023 [DOI] [Details]
(2020) CERI 2020
Md Galal Uddin Stephen Nash, Agnieszka I. Olbert (2020) Application of Water Quality Index Models to an Irish Estuary CERI 2020 [ARAN Link] [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
(2023) Development of a novel water quality index model using data science approaches.
Md Galal Uddin (2023) Development of a novel water quality index model using data science approaches. University of Galway Thesis [DOI] [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
American civil engineering society General Member 01-MAY-21 /
MaREI Research Centre, University of Galway Research Member 01-JAN-18 /
Ryan Institute, University of Galway Research Member 01-JAN-18 /
Engineers Ireland Ordinary member 01-JAN-21 /
European Geosciences Union General Member 01-JAN-22 /
American Geophysical Union General Member 01-JAN-22 /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Joint Conference of ISEH ICEPH & ISEG Sessions Chair (session) 07-JUL-23 /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2023 University of Galway PhD Civil Engineering

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Outreach International scientists use Cork Harbour to devise water quality measure 07-SEP-22 /
Outreach Researchers uses Cork Harbour in developing new model to assess surface water quality 12-SEP-22 /
Board Membership Sustainability Committee, School of Engineering, University of Galway 01-OCT-23 /
Outreach New research uses AI to improve marine ecosystem health monitoring 19-JAN-24 /
Outreach Researchers develop a critical update to water quality index 26-MAY-22 /

Reviews

  Journal Role
Journal Of Hydrology-Regional Studies Reviewer
Computers In Biology And Medicine Reviewer
Water Resources Research Reviewer
Aquaculture Reviewer
Water Research Reviewer
Journal Of Environmental Management Reviewer
Nature Geoscience Reviewer
Science Of The Total Environment Reviewer
Journal Of Environmental Management Series Editor
Environmental Monitoring And Assessment Reviewer
Nature Communications Reviewer
Water Resources Management Reviewer
Environmental Science And Pollution Research Reviewer
Arabian Journal Of Geosciences Reviewer
Environmental Engineering And Management Journal Reviewer
Marine Pollution Bulletin Reviewer
Heliyon Reviewer
Npj clean water Reviewer

Other Activities

  Description

International Projects evaluator(s) for grants: Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, University of Georgia, USA: Evaluation projects on monitoring marine and coastal water for 2024-2026 biennial research competition, Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, University of Georgia, USA.

PhD research proposal Evaluation on STUDIES ON DISTRIBUTION AND FRACTIONATION OF HEAVY METALS IN BISALPUR DAM AND BANAS RIVER SEDIMENTS¿, Faculty of Life Sciences Banasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan, India.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Galal is actively involved in teaching various postgraduate modules related to surface water and modeling, remote sensing techniques for water quality modeling, aquatic ecosystems and modelling, and water resources management. These modules incorporate state-of-the-art machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) techniques, integrating data science approaches. Dr. Galal's teaching focuses on equipping students with the knowledge and skills to apply cutting-edge methodologies in these areas.

Current Postgraduate Students (Taught)

  Name Degree Primary Supervisor
Mir Talas Mahammad Diganta PhD
Liam Burke Msc Y
Mahya Hassanzadeh Eskafi PhD
Abdul Majed Sajib PhD

Recent Postgraduate Students

  Graduation Name Degree Primary Supervisor
2022 Aoife Jakson Msc Y
2022 Darren Collins Msc
2022 David Cummins Msc

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2023/24 Water Quality CE6107 Civil Engineering

External Collaborators

  Name Organisation / Institute Country Description of Collaboration
Dr. Santanu Mallik NIT Agartala INDIA
Development of a data-driven water quality index model for rating groundwater quality incorporating machine learning approaches
PROF.DR. A.A. VOINOV (ALEXEY) University of Twente NETHERLANDS
ML/AI aided Environmental Modelling
Dr Paul RABITO East Hampton High School U.S.A.
Developing tool/model for lake waters
Professor. Dr. Ding Wenchuan Chongqing University CHINA
Developing novel approaches for strem watres, especially focusing on developing countries,
Amin Mohammadpour Shiraz University of Medical Sciences IRAN
Developing an advanced water quality index model for drinking water Southern Iran
Dr Azizur Rahman Charles Sturt University AUSTRALIA
Water Quality and ecosystems modelling, Climate Change impacts on it.
Dr Nigar Alam Siddique Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh INDIA
Dr Moniruzzaman Jagannath University BANGLADESH
Dr Firouzeh Taghikhah University of Sydney AUSTRALIA
AI aided Environmental Modelling