Luísa Vieira Lucchese

Luísa Vieira Lucchese

PhD in Water Resources


Porto Alegre, Brazil


I am a Civil Engineer (2015), Master of Science (2018) and PhD (2022) in Water Resources and Environmental Sanitation from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). I also did a PhD Sandwich (mobility period) on the GIScience group of the Geography Department of Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, in Jena, Germany.

In UFRGS, I researched on the Hydroenvironmental Applications of Artificial Neural Networks (AHRNA) research group and worked on the analysis of Natural Hazards (especially landslides) susceptibility and risk using Machine Learning methods, including but not limited to Artificial Neural Networks. During my time in Jena, I had the chance to dive into spatial cross-validation and geomorphic plausibility of AI models.

I find Machine Learning methods fascinating and still underrepresented in engineering research. Most of my research is based in Remote Sensing products and GIS techniques. I am a coding enthusiast and have coded scientifically for more than a decade, having used many different languages across these years. I also like to use and to support the use of open-source software.

  • Explainable Artificial Intelligence
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Natural Hazards
  • Remote Sensing
  • PhD in Water Resources and Environmental Sanitation, 2018-2022


  • PhD Sandwich - GIScience group, 2021-2022

    FSU Jena

  • Master's Degree in Water Resources and Environmental Sanitation, 2016-2018


  • Civil Engineering, 2011-2015


Recent Posts


Academic Accolade given to PhD Thesis
Academic Accolade given to Master’s Thesis
Featured work on UFRGS Teaching Fair 2017
Young Researcher Award UFRGS