Presented by Billur Kazaz, CPESC IT – Graduate Research Assistant, Auburn University
Billur Kazaz is a graduate research assistant at Auburn University under the advisement of Dr. Michael Perez. She earned her M.S. in Civil Engineering degree at Iowa State University and B.S. in Civil Engineering at Istanbul Technical University. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. degree at Auburn University. Ms. Kazaz conducts research on using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for construction stormwater inspections by integrating GIS, photogrammetry, and deep-learning-based object detection principles. Moreover, she is currently focusing on providing flocculant dosage and application rate guidelines for construction stormwater management. Ms. Kazaz is an active member of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) and she is a CPESC-IT.