Dr. Dugwon Seo

Dr. Dugwon Seo

Dr. Dugwon Seo




Assistant Professor, Engineering Technology Department, Queensborough Community College at the City University of New York


Ph.D. Civil Engineering, The City College of New York, City University of New York (2014)

M.S. Civil Engineering, The City College of New York, City University of New York (2009)

B.S. Telecommunications Engineering, City University of New York

Professional Experience-

  • Queensborough Community College, Engineering Technology, Assistant Professor (2015-present)
  • New York City College of Technology, Electrical Engineering Tech, Adjunct Professor (2010-2015)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Cooperative Science Center for Earth System Sciences and Remote Sensing Technologies (NOAA-CREST), Research Assistant (2007-2014)

Research Interest-

  • Use of remote sensing technology applications to solve problems in the modeling of land surface processes, numerical weather prediction and global climate models.
  • Assessing and evaluating land surface models using observational (measurements and satellite) datasets.
  • Sustainable, renewable and efficient future energy system.
  • Promoting women’s interest in technology.
Peer Reviewed Publications-

Seo, D., Lakhankar, T., Cosgrove B., Khanbilvardi, R., Zhan, X. “Applying SMOS soil moisture data into the National Weather Service (NWS)’s Research Distributed Hydrologic Model (HL-RDHM) for flash flood guidance application”, Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment, Volume 8, (2017), Pages 182-192, ISSN 2352-9385

Seo, D., Lakhankar, T., Khanbilvardi, R.,Mejia, J., Cosgrove, B. “Evaluation of Operational National Weather Service Gridded Flash Flood Guidance over the Arkansas Red River Basin”, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, (2013).

Seo, D., Lakhankar, T., Khanbilvardi, R. “Sensitivity Analysis of b-factor in Microwave Emission Model for Soil Moisture Retrieval: A Case Study for SMAP Mission”, Remote Sensing, 2(5), pages 1273-1286, doi: 10.3390/rs2051273 (2010).


  • NSF H-AGEP grant award-Collaborative Research H-AGEP (The Hispanic Alliance for the Graduate Education and the Professoriate on Environmental Sciences and Engineering)
  • WiTNY (Women in Technology) grant award
  • CUNY PSC grant awards   


  • ASAP mentor
  • CRSP (CUNY Research Scholar Program) mentor
  • REU (Research Experience Undergraduate) mentor

Campus Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.