In 2018, I obtained my Bachelor's degree in geology with a focus on georesources at the Ibn Tofail University in Morocco. In 2021, at the same university I obtained my Master's degree in hydroinformatics and hydrosystems management. During my studies, I focused on hydrological and hydrogeological modelling of water resources. I also did a research stay at the Ministry of Water and Sanitation of Senegal working on the hydrological assessment of satellite-based precipitation estimation products in the BANI watershed. After my defence I was directly awarded the WASCAL (West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use) PhD scholarship on Climate Change and Water Resources funded by BMBF at the University of Abomey Calavi in Benin.

Since March 2022, I am affiliated to the Institute of Geo-hydroinformatics at Hamburg University of Technology and co-supervised by Prof. Dr. Nima Shokri. My research focuses on the application of Artificial Intelligence to understand and predict water level fluctuations in rivers under a changing climate. I am particularly interested in BANI watershed, which is a transboundary watershed shared by Mali, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast and Guinea Conakry.

Fousseini Kouyaté
Hamburg University of Technology
Institute of Geo-Hydroinformatics B-9
Am Schwarzenberg-Campus 3 (E)
21073 Hamburg, Germany
Email: kouyate.f(at)edu.wascal(dot)org