Dr Seokhyeon   Kim
Research Associate

Dr Seokhyeon Kim

Water Research Centre

Research Associate in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering's Water Research Centre (WRC)


Research Interests

  • Improvements of remote sensing soil moisture products (accuracy and spatial disaggregation)
  • Hydrologic applications of various remote sensing/reanalysis data
  • Semi-Distributed Hydrologic Modelling with Soil Moisture and Runoff simulation Toolkit (SMART)
  • Optimization problems in water systems
  • Meta-heuristic algorithms (Genetic Algorithm and Harmony Search), network theory, deep neural network


Teaching Activities

  • CVEN3501 Water Resources Engineering
  • CVEN9612 Catchment and Water Resources Modelling



  • Ph.D. (Water Resources Engineering), University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 2017
  • M.Eng. (Water Resources Engineering), Korea University, Seoul, South Korea, 2008
  • B.Eng. (Civil and Environmental Engineering), Korea University, Seoul, South Korea, 2001


Engineering and Professional Experiences

  • Associate Manager / Water resources engineering in Hyundai Engineering and Construction Co., Ltd., Seoul, Korea / January 2008 - July 2013
  • First Lieutenant / Republic of Korea Army / July 2001 - September 2004
(+61 2) 9385 6156
Vallentine Annexe (H22) Level 1, Room VA137 Kensington Campus


  • Journal articles | 2021
    Kim S; Mehrotra R; Kim S; Sharma A, 2021, 'Assessing countermeasure effectiveness in controlling cyanobacterial exceedance in riverine systems using probabilistic forecasting alternatives', Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0001449
    Journal articles | 2021
    Kim S; Dong J; Sharma A, 2021, 'A triple collocation-based comparison of three L-band soil moisture datasets, SMAP, SMOS-IC, and SMOS, over varied climates and land covers', Frontiers in Water, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/frwa.2021.693172
    Journal articles | 2020
    Kim S; Anabalón A; Sharma A, 2020, 'An Assessment of Concurrency in Evapotranspiration Trends Across Multiple Global Datasets', Journal of Hydrometeorology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JHM-D-20-0059.1
    Journal articles | 2020
    Zhang R; Kim S; Sharma A; Lakshmi V, 2020, 'Identifying relative strengths of SMAP, SMOS-IC, and ASCAT to capture temporal variability', Remote Sensing of Environment, vol. 252, pp. 112126 - 112126, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2020.112126
    Journal articles | 2020
    Kim S; Mehrotra R; Kim S; Sharma A, 2020, 'Probabilistic forecasting of cyanobacterial concentration in riverine systems using environmental drivers', Journal of Hydrology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2020.125626
    Journal articles | 2020
    Kim S; Ajami H; Sharma A, 2020, 'Using Remotely Sensed Information to Improve Vegetation Parameterization in a Semi-Distributed Hydrological Model (SMART) for Upland Catchments in Australia', Remote Sensing, vol. 12, pp. 3051 - 3051, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs12183051
    Journal articles | 2020
    Magan B; Kim S; Wasko C; Barbero R; Moron V; Nathan R; Sharma A, 2020, 'Impact of atmospheric circulation on the rainfall-temperature relationship in Australia', Environmental Research Letters, vol. 15, pp. 094098 - 094098, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/abab35
    Journal articles | 2020
    Moradi S; Agostino A; Gandomkar Z; Kim S; Hamilton L; Sharma A; Henderson R; Leslie G, 2020, 'Quantifying natural organic matter concentration in water from climatological parameters using different machine learning algorithms', H2Open Journal, vol. 3, pp. 328 - 343, http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/h2oj.2020.035
    Journal articles | 2020
    Kim S; Eghdamirad S; Sharma A; Kim JH, 2020, 'Quantification of uncertainty in projections of extreme daily precipitation', Earth and Space Science, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2019EA001052
    Journal articles | 2020
    Kim S; Kim S; Mehrotra R; Sharma A, 2020, 'Predicting cyanobacteria occurrence using climatological and environmental controls', Water Research, vol. 175, pp. 115639 - 115639, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2020.115639
    Journal articles | 2020
    Hagan DFT; Wang G; Kim S; Parinussa RM; Liu Y; Ullah W; Bhatti AS; Ma X; Jiang T; Su B, 2020, 'Maximizing Temporal Correlations in Long-Term Global Satellite Soil Moisture Data-Merging', Remote Sensing, vol. 12, pp. 2164 - 2164, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs12132164
    Journal articles | 2020
    Kim S; Pham H; Liu YY; Marshall L; Sharma A, 2020, 'Improving the combination of satellite soil moisture datasets by considering error cross-correlation: A comparison between triple collocation (TC) and extended double instrumental variable (EIVD) alternatives', IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2020.3032418
    Journal articles | 2020
    Kim T; Ley MT; Kang S; Davis JM; Kim S; Amrollahi P, 2020, 'Using particle composition of fly ash to predict concrete strength and electrical resistivity', Cement and Concrete Composites, vol. 107, pp. 103493 - 103493, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2019.103493
    Journal articles | 2019
    Zhang R; Kim S; Sharma A, 2019, 'A comprehensive validation of the SMAP Enhanced Level-3 Soil Moisture product using ground measurements over varied climates and landscapes', Remote Sensing of Environment, vol. 223, pp. 82 - 94, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2019.01.015
    Journal articles | 2019
    Kim S; Sharma A, 2019, 'The role of floodplain topography in deriving basin discharge using passive microwave remote sensing', Water Resources Research, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2018WR023627
    Journal articles | 2019
    Kim S; Zhang R; Pham H; Sharma A, 2019, 'A Review of Satellite-Derived Soil Moisture and Its Usage for Flood Estimation', Remote Sensing in Earth Systems Sciences, vol. 2, pp. 225 - 246, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s41976-019-00025-7
    Journal articles | 2019
    Pham HT; Kim S; Marshall L; Johnson F, 2019, 'Using 3D robust smoothing to fill land surface temperature gaps at the continental scale', International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, vol. 82, pp. 101879 - 101879, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jag.2019.05.012
    Journal articles | 2019
    Kim S; Jun HD; Yoo DG; Kim JH, 2019, 'A Framework for Improving Reliability of Water Distribution Systems Based on A Segment-Based Minimum Cut-Set Approach', Water, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/w11071524
    Journal articles | 2018
    khan U; ajami H; Tuteja NK; sharma A; Kim S, 2018, 'Catchment Scale Simulations of Soil Moisture Dynamics Using an Equivalent Cross-Section based Hydrological Modelling Approach', Journal of Hydrology, vol. 564, pp. 944 - 966, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.07.066
    Journal articles | 2018
    Kim S; Paik K; Johnson F; Sharma A, 2018, 'Building a Flood-Warning Framework for Ungauged Locations Using Low Resolution, Open-Access Remotely Sensed Surface Soil Moisture, Precipitation, Soil, and Topographic Information', IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, vol. 11, pp. 375 - 387, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSTARS.2018.2790409
    Journal articles | 2017
    Kim S; Balakrishnan K; Liu Y; Johnson F; Sharma A, 2017, 'Spatial Disaggregation of Coarse Soil Moisture Data by Using High-Resolution Remotely Sensed Vegetation Products', IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 14, pp. 1604 - 1608, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LGRS.2017.2725945
    Journal articles | 2016
    Kim S; Parinussa RM; Liu YY; Johnson FM; Sharma A, 2016, 'Merging alternate remotely-sensed soil moisture retrievals using a non-static model combination approach', Remote Sensing, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs8060518
    Journal articles | 2016
    A. Silva ; K. Subasinghe ; C. Rajapaksha ; K. Raveenthiran ; S. H Kim ; M. Young ; H. N. R. Perera ; Susumu Araki , 2016, 'Assessment of Design Alternation via 2D Physical Modelling in the Main Breakwater of Colombo Port Expansion Project', Journal of Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Ser. B2 (Coastal Engineering), vol. 72, pp. I_1129 - I_1134, http://dx.doi.org/10.2208/kaigan.72.i_1129
    Journal articles | 2015
    Kim S; Liu YY; Johnson FM; Parinussa RM; Sharma A, 2015, 'A global comparison of alternate AMSR2 soil moisture products: Why do they differ?', Remote Sensing of Environment, vol. 161, pp. 43 - 62, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2015.02.002
    Journal articles | 2015
    Kim S; Parinussa RM; Liu YY; Johnson FM; Sharma A, 2015, 'A framework for combining multiple soil moisture retrievals based on maximizing temporal correlation', Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 42, pp. 6662 - 6670, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015GL064981
    Journal articles | 2009
    Jun H-D; Kim S-H; Yoo D-G; Kim J-H, 2009, 'Evaluation of the Reliability Improvement of a Water Distribution System by Changing Pipe', Journal of Korea Water Resources Association, vol. 42, pp. 505 - 511, http://dx.doi.org/10.3741/jkwra.2009.42.6.505
  • Theses / Dissertations | 2017
    Kim S, 2017, Improvements and Applications of Satellite-Derived Soil Moisture Data for Flood Forecasting, http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/58815
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Young M; Hayman-Joyce J; Kim SH, 2012, 'Use of single layer concrete armour units as toe reinforcement', in Lynett P; Smith JM (ed.), Proceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference, Santander, Spain, presented at The 33rd International Conference on Coastal Engineering: ICCE 2012, Santander, Spain, 01 July 2012 - 06 July 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.9753/icce.v33.structures.48
    Conference Abstracts |
    Kim S; Zhang R; Sharma A; Lakshmi V, 'Improvements of satellite observations through data merging: status and challenges', Wiley, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/essoar.10505006.1