ProgramMPhil Scientific Computing & Industrial Modeling
Graduating Class of2018
Research InterestsData Science, Computer Imaging, Numerical Analysis, Differential Modelling and Reservoir Simulation
Affiliate InstitutionKwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Degree ObtainedBSc. Mathematics
Isaac Afari Addo completed his undergraduate studies in Mathematics with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, in July 2015. Subsequently, he was taken on as a Teaching and Research Assistant at the Department of Mathematics, for his mandatory one year National Service. He is currently a postgraduate research student in 'Scientific Computing and Industrial Modelling' with the National Institute for Mathematical Sciences (NIMS), Ghana.
Isaac is passionate about scientific research, with a keen interest in Data Science, Computer Imaging, Numerical Analysis, Differential Modelling and Reservoir Simulation. With the mind of a data scientist, he is often excited about the rate at which data is generated and transformed as an assert for the future.
As an aspiring researcher, Isaac has expertise in using scientific tools and applications like MATLAB, Python, R, Minitab, Eviews, as well as Office Suite.
Shortage of water in river basins is becoming rampant especially in developing nations due to increasing demand and decrease in supply as a result of population growth, economic development and variabilities of the climate. It thus become necessary to know the sustainability of a river basin in order for basin management to make informed decision per the uncertainties relating to the water supply and demand phenomenon for the basin.
A three dimensional Water Resource Supply and Demand (WRSD) model of a river basin based on the principle of water balance with precipitation and evaporation as the climatic variables incorporated is established. The WRSD model captures the supply and demand on the basin as well as the volume of available water. Based on these, the dynamics of the basin is well described, reflecting the impact of precipitation and evaporation on the basin. With simulated results, it was shown that increase in rainfall increased the volume of water in the basin as the demand decreased. Similarly, a decreased in precipitation significantly decreased the volume of water in the basin and increased in the demand resulting in shortage without recovering. However the system appeared to be insensitive to evaporation. The trend and sustainability of the basin was also obvious, based on the simulation.