Man Liang, Ph.D. is a Research Scientist with The Water Institute of the Gulf. She has nine years of experience in developing and applying numerical models for coastal morphodynamic systems. With a broad background in numerical modeling, environmental fluid dynamics and sediment transport, she specializes in rule-based modeling which tackles the immense complexity of natural systems with abstracted yet physically sound complexity-reduction rules.
Prior to joining The Water Institute of the Gulf, Liang worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, where she studied the response of river deltas to various environmental changes using the rule-based cellular model she developed during her graduate work. She has also participated in several field campaigns as a part of the NSF funded “FESD: A Delta Dynamics Collaboratory” project.
Liang received her Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering in University of Minnesota, Twin-Cities, and a B.S. degree in Information and Computing Sciences from Peking University in China.