Fatema Nourin

Degree Program: PhD

Research Areas

  • Stakeholder engagement in risk decision-making
  • GIS and Remote sensing applications in water risk decision-making


Fatema Nourin is from Dhaka, Bangladesh. Growing up in a densely populated city, she experienced several common urban issues such as traffic congestion, waterlogging, flash flooding, unemployment, crime, mismanaged waste disposal, etc. Fatema complimented her urban experience with an undergrad degree in Urban and Regional Planning (URP) from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. She gradually developed an interest in using GIS as a research tool to address, visualize, estimate, and analyze urban and geographical issues. She became a GIS enthusiast during her graduate studies. Currently, she is pursuing a Ph.D. in Geography at The University of Alabama and assisting Dr. Shao in her Coastal Community Resilience on Risk Perceptions project. She is looking forward to applying her Community engagement experience and GIScience skills in her current research.