Anna Lo Jacomo

Project: Planning resilient water systems in areas at risk of multiple hazards

Supervisors: Professors Dawei Han and Alan Champneys


Anna Lo Jacomo is a PhD student in hydro-informatics. She graduated with an MEng degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Bristol, with a Year in Continental Europe at the Universitat Politècnica de València. On her year abroad she did research work on analysing waste collection systems with her supervisor Javier Rodrigo Ilarri, using spreadsheet calculations and geographic tools to estimate the energy consumption of a particular system in the south of Spain.

Work Experience

Her industrial experience consists of a summer placement in the civil engineering office at Dover Harbour Board. She then completed a design project at the University of Bristol by designing a viable treehouse restaurant. As a technical annex to the design project, she did a feasibility study of including a ground source heat pump to provide sustainable heating to the restaurant.

More recently, she has successfully completed a module on software programming, which was evaluated by programming a multi-objective evolutionary algorithm in MATLAB software. A recently completed optional module is numerical methods, which introduced Taylor series approximations of functions, as well as methods for numerical interpolation, numerical integration, and finding solutions to Ordinary Differential Equations. She is also enrolled in an optional module on Urban Drainage and Waste Water Management, in which she has learnt to use a coupled 1D-2D model of urban rainwater flow called 3D Net for the design of urban drainage networks. She also looked at green roofs as a form of Sustainable Drainage System (SuDS) and produced a short animated video on the subject. Current work includes completing a literature review on the topic of Flood Risk Assessment.

Research Interests

• Hydroinformatics
• Flood risk assessment
• Urban resilience

WISE 2017 Summer School Presentation: Anna_Lo_Jacomo_Jun17[1]

June 2017 Poster: Anna Lo Jacomo Jun17