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CURRICULUM VITAE

Seydou Traore
Extension Associate
Biological & Agricultural Engineering Department
Texas A&M University
2117Tamu, Scoates Hall, Room#322
College Station, Texas 77843-2117

EDUCATION
Ph.D. Water Resources & Irrigation Engineering; National Pingtung University of Science and
Technology, Taiwan; 2010.
M.S. Civil Engineering; National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, 2007.
Diplme dIngnieur du Dveloppement Rural (Option: Agronomie) equivalent to Engineer Degree in
Agronomy; Polytechnic University, Burkina Faso, 2000.
Matrise des Sciences et Techniques du Dveloppement Rural (Option: Agronomie) equivalent to
B.S., Polytechnic University, Burkina Faso, 1999.
DEUG 2 (Diplme d'tudes Universitaires Gnrales) equivalent to Associate Degree, University of
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 1997.
Baccalaurat SrieD, equivalent to High School Diploma, Lycee Ouezzin Coulibaly, Bobo-Dioulasso,
Burkina Faso, 1995.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
2015-present Extension Associate, Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering,
Texas A&M University, College Station.
2013-2014 Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Department of Biological & Agricultural
Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station.
2011-2013 Climate Change and Water Development Research Fellow, African
Climate Policy Center (ACPC) - United Nations Economic Commission for
Africa (UNECA), Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia.
2012-Present Executive Director of Community Building Group(Local NGO): Give
Water GiveLife (givewatergivelife.org). Volunteer for helping local
communities in West Africa.
2011 Research Assistant, Ministry of Research & Scientific Innovation; -Natural
Resource, Crop Production & Soil Department (INERA), Burkina Faso.
2010-2011 Program Officer, Ministry of Agriculture, Hydraulic & Fisheries Resources;
Department of Irrigation Development Planning, Burkina Faso.
2010-2011 Lecturer, Irrigation and Water Resources Courses, Polytechnic University of
Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso.
2001-2005 Regional Coordinator of small-scale irrigation project, and cumulatively
Head of Agricultural Technical Service; Ministry of Agriculture,
Hydraulic & Fisheries Resources of Burkina Faso.

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2001 Consultant, SERA (Agriculture Consulting Bureau & Society), Burkina
Faso.
2001 High School Teacher, Ministry of Education, Burkina Faso.
1998-2001 Research Intern; National Research Institute of Agriculture and
Environment (INERA), Ministry of Research, Burkina Faso.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
AquaCrop-OS Matlab training for Crop Yield Estimation under irrigation water and field management
condition April 10, 2017 Nebraska Innovation Campus. Daugherty Water for Food Global
Institute,University of Nebraska.
Remote sensing professional courses on ENVI+IDL extension, EXELIS, Boulder, Colorado, June 2015.
Computer Aid Landscape Irrigation-CAD in class professional courses, school of irrigation, Texas
A&M University, 2014.
Smart controller irrigation courses, Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering, Texas A&M
University, 2013.
Learning Remote Sensing skills: ERDAS & ENVI, ArcGIS, Department of Biological & Agricultural
Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2013-2014.
WRAP (Water Rights Analysis Package) & Conditional Reliability; in-class non-credit course,
Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, spring 2013.
United Nations University training on research design and scientific journal written skills, UNU, Bonn,
Feb-March 2013
Theory of Change training; provided by IIE and funded by United Nations Economical Commission for
Africa (UNECA), 2013 Ethiopia
International Cooperation & Development training provided by ICDF, Taiwan ,2007&2010
Training on Artificial Neural Network, and Genetic Programming, by Civil Eng. of NPUST, Taiwan,
2008;
Training on small scale irrigation system, NETAFIM drip irrigation, MULTI-RING sprinkler and frog
nozzle irrigation, Taiwan, 2008-2010
Participatory Rural Appraisal Training provided by the Institute of Rural Development (IDR), Burkina
Faso June 2000.

TEXAS A&M SYSTEM TRAINING COMPLETED


Child Protection Training (Approval #CPM12-0066),4/8/2017
Ethics, 4/8/2017
Creating a Discrimination-Free Workplace 4/8/2017
Information Security Awareness, 4/3/2017
Required Emergency Alert System Notification, 9/16/2016
Required Emergency Alert System Notification, 10/1/2015
Child Protection Training (Approval #CPM12-0066), 5/4/2015
Required Emergency Alert System Notification, 5/4/2015
Information Security Awareness, 4/28/2015
Ethics, 4/27/2015
Reporting Fraud, Waste and Abuse, 4/23/2015
Orientation to the A&M System, 4/10/2015
Creating a Discrimination-Free Workplace, 4/8/2015

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CERTIFICATE OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Certificate of the IASTED International Conference on Modeling and Simulation, Alberta, Canada, 2009
Certificate of Excellent Academic Achievement with scholarship (Spring, 2009), National Pingtung University
of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Certificate of Excellent Academic Achievement with scholarship (Fall 2008), National Pingtung University of
Science and Technology, Taiwan
Award of Agricultural Association of Taiwan Scholarship, 2008
Certificate of the Excellent Academic Achievement withscholarship (Fall 2007), National Pingtung University
of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Certificate of Excellent Academic Achievement withscholarship (Spring 2007), National Pingtung University
of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Certificate of Excellent Academic Achievement with scholarship (Spring 2006), National Pingtung University
of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Dr. Sung-Ching Hsieh Scholarship, 2005, Taiwan
Certificate of National Normal University Mandarin Training Center, 2005, Taiwan
Taiwan International Cooperation & Development Funds (ICDF) Scholarship, 2005

PROJECTS INVOLVEMENT
USAID Visibility Survey in Burkina Faso and Niger. RFP No. SOL-625-16-000006. February April
2017, $58k.My Title: project expert
Creation of an UAV Multispectral Imaging Platform for detecting leaks in Irrigation Canals and
Municipal Underground Pipelines. Water Seed Grant, $264K, 2015. My Title: project co-PI
Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering, Texas A&M University
A New Platform for Maximizing Irrigation Water Use Efficiency under Drought, Reduced Flows, and
Water Restrictions. Water Seed Grant, $245K, 2014. My Title: project Co-PI
Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering, Texas A&M University
Climate Vulnerability Initiative: Community Experiences and Perceptions on Climate Change Impacts
due to Droughts, and Expectations on Policy Interventions in Sahel Region, Northern Burkina
Faso". USAID Grant No. ARCC003 $150K, collaborating with ACPC-United Nations Economic
Commission for Africa (UNECA), 2013. My Title: project leader
Hydro-Met project. United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), $700K, 2012. My Title:
project associate
Agriculture policy review project (Malawi, Kenya, Burkina Faso and Mali): Determination of the
linkages between policy, research and practices for enhancing adaptation strategy and countries
preparedness to access climate fund mechanisms. United Nations Economic Commission for
Africa (UNECA), 200K, 2012. My Title: project team member and implementer
Loss and Damage Climate Change. United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), UNU,
CDKN, $150K, 2012. My Title: project PI
Groundwater transboundary Aquifer Management in West African regions. United Nations Economic
Commission for Africa (UNECA) and Global Water Partnership West Africa Institution
(GWP/WA), $150K, 2011. My Title: project Co-PI
Irrigation Development Project for Burkina Faso (IDP-BF) collaborating with Taiwan University:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of Taiwan and Ministry of Agriculture of Burkina Faso,
2010.My Title: project PI

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Small-scale irrigation project: Ministry of Agriculture, Hydraulic & Fisheries Resources of Burkina Faso,
2001.My Title: project regional coordinator.

GRADUATES STUDENTS MENTORED AND ADVISED


Mentored17 students of EIC Engineering Project in Community Service class (ENGR 270/470, Texas
A&M University), fall 2016 and spring 2017.

Students advised:
Missa Hbi M.s., National Pingtung University, Taiwan, 2015-2017
Guissou Jack M.s., National Pingtung University, Taiwan, 2015-2017
Traore Ousmane M.s., National Pingtung University, Taiwan, 2014-2016
Kima Severin Ph.D., National Pingtung University, Taiwan, 2011-2015
Michael Konkole Engineer Degree, University of Bobo, Burkina Faso, 2011-2014
Laeticia Kabore Engineer Degree, University of Bobo, Burkina Faso, 2010-2013
Yao Salia M.s., University of Bobo, Burkina Faso, 2010-2012

MEMBERSHIP IN ASSOCIATION
*Taiwan Alumni Association
*Fulbright Alumni Association, and African Studies Association
*"Climate and Water Engineering Association-SAHEL (ASINEC-SAHEL)" (Local NGO, Burkina Faso)
*"Community Building Group Ltd. " (Local NGO, Burkina Faso)

LANGUAGES
Fluent: English, French,and Mandinka
Medium: Chinese, Amharic

WORKSHOPS, CONFERENCES AND WEBINARS ATTENDED


The 2017 Water for Food Global Conference,University of Nebraska (April 10-14, 2017).
Engineering Projects in Community Service Seminars (ENGR 270/470); Engineering Innovation Center,
February 2017.Texas A&M University.
Engineering Projects in Community Service (ENGR 270/470); Engineering Innovation Center, August
30th, 2016.Texas A&M University.
Seminar of Engineers for a Sustainable World (Design, Educate, Build), October 13, 2016.Texas A&M
University.
APEC2016 Conference. Youth Sustainable Water Resources Education and Hub Development in APEC
Region, September 4-8, 2016, Pingtung, Taiwan.
South Texas Irrigation Conference: 2017 Center Pivot Workshops, Irrigation Industry Exhibits. February
7-8, 2017. Atascosa County Extension Office (Leming, Texas).
Webinar: Automatic Target Detection. Machine Learning: Automate Remote Sensing Analytics to Gain a
Competitive Advantage. Harris Geospatial Solutions, Jan 19, 2017. www.harrisgeospatial.com
Webinar: Better Field Management with ENVI Analytics and UAS Data Fusion. Harris Geospatial
Solutions, Nov 16, 2016. www.harrisgeospatial.com
Webinar: Get the Most from Your UAV and Aerial Data. Harris Geospatial Solutions, May 11, 2016.
www.harrisgeospatial.com
Webinar: Geospatial Analytics in the Cloud with ENVI and Amazon Web Services. Harris Geospatial
Solutions, Aug 9, 2016. www.harrisgeospatial.com

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Third Annual Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA III) October 21 23,
2013, Oralpresentation, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The 2013 International Symposium on Agriculture in the Tropic (ISAT): Development and Future Goals
for Agricultural Systems in the Tropics. National Pingtung University of Science and Technology
of Department of Tropic and International Cooperation, TAIWAN, May 28-30, 2013. Key note
speaker.
Rio Grande Basin Project Meeting, April 15-16, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas, United States.
Workshop on Social Entrepreneurship: "Doing Well by Doing Good", April 9-13, 2013 in Burlington,
Vermont, United States.
Write Shop on Loss and Damage climate related, March 3-11, 2013, Bonn Germany.
USAID - African and Latin American Resilience to Climate Change Program (ARCC): Capacity Building
Workshop for Prospective Grantees; Tetra Tech ARD, the implementing partner for USAIDs
ARCC; February 13 15, 2013; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Theory of Change workshop, ACPC, UNECA, AUC 21st to 23rd January 2013, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
SEFA, CCDA-II, ADF conferences: Energy access for all by 2030, Climate Change and Development for
Africa, African Development Forum, Oct 18-26, 2012, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Climate and Infrastructure Development for Green Growth (World Bank), May 23-25, 2012, Addis
Ababa, Ethiopia
4th Africa Water Week and the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the African Ministers Council of
Water (AMCOW), May 14th -18th, 2012, Cairo, Egypt
Experts Group Meeting on the Promotion of a Regional Value Chain Approach to Agricultural
Development in West Africa (13-14 March); and the Fifteenth Session of the Intergovernmental
Committee of Experts for West Africa (ICE), 13-16 March 2012, Bamako, Mali
Global Water Partnership Regional Workshop on Conjointly Dialog for Groundwater Trans-boundary
(aquifer) Management in West Africa, Oct 26-28 -2011, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
First conference on climate change and development in Africa ; African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC)/
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), 17 and 19 October 2011, Addis
Ababa, Ethiopia
UNDP, AFRICA UNION, BEA, AFDB: Bio-Economy AfricaForum 2010: a knowledge Sharing Forum
on A Novel Approach to Sustainable Livelihood, Wealth creation and Climate Change
Adaptation/Mitigation, 18-20 October 2010, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Workshop for Securing Rainfed Production by Supplementary Irrigation Strategy Development; Ministry
of Agric., Hydraulic & Fisheries Resources, 13-14 July 2010, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
MS10 Prague Proceedings of the International Conference on Modeling and Simulation 2010, 22 25
June 2010, Prague, Czech Republic.
IASTED International Conference on Environmental Management and Engineering, 6-8 July 2009
Banff, Alberta, Canada
The12th WSEAS (World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society) Conference on
COMPUTERS, July 2008, Heraklion, Greece
10th WSEAS Int. Conf. on Mathematical methods and computational techniques in electrical engineering
(mmactee'08), 24 May 2008, Sofia, Bulgaria
Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture for Food, Energy and Industry,
27-28 May 2008, Sapporo, Japan
6th WSEAS Int. Conf. on Artificial Intelligence, Knowledge Engineering and Data Bases, 16-19 Feb
2007, Corfu Island, Greece
CIVIL-COMP PRESS 2007: The Eleventh International Conference on Civil, Structural and
Environmental Engineering Computing, 18-21 Sept 2007, St. Julians, Malta, Greece

WHITE PAPERS AND REPORTS

Los Fresnos Irrigation District Leak Detection Analysis. UAV Data Analysis Progress Report,

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March 17, 2017.
Creation of an UAV Multi-spectral Imaging Platform for Detecting Leaks in Irrigation Canals and
Municipal Underground Pipelines. Water Seed Grant 2015-2017, Project Semiannual report.
Guy Fipps, Robin Murphy and Seydou Traore. March 22, 2017. Creation of an UAV Multi-spectral
Imaging Platform for Detecting Leaks in Irrigation Canals and Municipal Underground Pipelines.
Water Seed Grant 2015-2017, Project Semiannual report.
UPDATE report, February 2017: Creation of an UAV Multi-spectral Imaging Platform for Detecting
Leaks in Irrigation Canals and Municipal Underground Pipelines.Water Seed Grant 2015-2017.
Project Update Report.
Final Report 2016. A New Platform for Maximizing Irrigation Water Use Efficiency under Drought,
Reduced Flows, and Water Restrictions. Texas A&M University
Working Paper 4: Climate Change and Water in Africa: Analysis of Knowledge Gaps and Needs,
2012. African Climate Policy Center-United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ACPC-
UNECA)
Working Paper 5: Climate Change and Water Resources of Africa: Challenges, Opportunities, and
Impacts, 2012. African Climate Policy Center-United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
(ACPC-UNECA)
Working Paper 7: Climate Change and Agriculture: Analysis of Knowledge Gaps and Needs, 2012.
African Climate Policy Center-United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ACPC-UNECA)
Working Paper 9: Agricultural Water Management in the Context of Climate Change in Africa, 2012.
African Climate Policy Center-United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ACPC-UNECA)
Policy brief papers on the Groundwater Management in West Africa; Workshop Outcomes
Statements; and Transboundary Aquifer Project identification form, 2013. African Climate Policy
Center-United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ACPC-UNECA)
Lossand Damage Compelling Stories report from the most vulnerable household affected by climate
stressors, 2013. African Climate Policy Center-United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
(ACPC-UNECA)
Loss and Damage Case Study Report: Extreme Drought and Slow-Onset Climate Change in Sahel
Region, 2014. African Climate Policy Center-United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
(ACPC-UNECA).

MANUSCRIPTS

Seydou Traore, Yufeng Luo and Guy Fipps. "Gene expression programming for short-
term forecasting of daily reference evapotranspiration using public weather forecast
information. Submitted to Water Resources Management. Under review.
Seydou Traore Guy Fipps Youba Sokona. Satellite Imagery Information and
Communities Survey for Mapping Climate Loss and Damage in Sahel. Manuscript
Seydou Traore Guy Fipps. 2017. Landsat8 thermal infrared based methodology for siting ET
weather stations in urban landscape irrigation environment. Manuscript
Seydou Traore1* Aytac Guven2 Guy Fipps3. Rice yield response forecasting tool
(YIELDCAST) for supporting climate change adaptation decision. Manuscript
Yu-Min Wang and Seydou Traore 2106. Climate Downscaling of Daily Temperature
Using Multilayer Perceptron Neural Network in Typhoon Prone Area. Journal of
Sustainability. Under review.

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

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2016
1. Ousmane Traore, Seydou Traore, Yu-Min Wang and Aim Svrin Kima. 2016. A Preliminary Assessment
of Climate Impact on Cotton Production in Semiarid Zone of Africa: Case study of Burkina Faso. Imperial
Journal of Interdisciplinary Research (IJIR), Vol-2, Issue-8, 2016, ISSN: 2454-1362,
http://www.onlinejournal.in
2. Ousmane Traore, Seydou Traore, Yu-Min Wang, Aim Svrin Kima. 2016. Local Communitys Adaptive
Strategies to Drought in the Sahel Zone of Burkina Faso. International Journal of Sciences: Basic and
Applied Research (IJSBAR) (2016) Volume 28, No 3, pp 50-64.

2015
3. Seydou Traore, Yufeng Luo and Guy Fipps. 2015. Deployment of Artificial Neural Network for Short-
term Forecasting of Evapotranspiration Using Public Weather Forecast Restricted Messages in Dallas.
Agricultural Water Management, 163 (2016) 363379.
4. Yufeng Luo, Seydou Traore, Xinwei Lyu, Weiguang Wang, Ying Wang, Yongyu Xie, Xiyun Jiao and
Guy Fipps. Medium Range Daily Reference Evapotranspiration Forecasting by Using ANN and Public
Weather Forecasts, Water Resour Manage (2015) 29:38633876.
5. Yufeng Luo, Kaihua Bai, Seydou Traore, Hong Gu, Yong Sun, Yujiang Xiong, Xiyun Jiao and Guy Fipps.
2015. Determining seasonal canal seepage using stage-seepage relationship. Irrigation and Drainage. In
press
6. Yujiang Xiong, Yufeng Luo, Ying Wang, Seydou Traore, Junzeng Xu, Xiyun Jiao, Guy Fipps. 2015.
Forecasting daily reference evapotranspiration using Blaney-Criddle model and temperature forecasts.
Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science. DOI:10.1080/03650340.2015.1083983.

2013-2014
7. Seydou Traore& Tom Owiyo. 2013. Climate Change: Dirty drought causing loss and damage in low
rainfall area, Sahel region in northern Burkina Faso, Int. J. Global Warming, Vol. 5, No. 4, 2013.
8. Seydou Traore& Wang Yu-Ming. 2013. Predictive Accuracy of Backpropagation Neural Network
Methodology in Evapotranspiration Forecasting in Dedougou Region, Western Burkina Faso, Journal of
Earth System Science.
9. Aim Svrin Kima, Seydou Traore, Yu-Min Wang, Wen-Guey Chung. 2014. Multi-genes programing
and local scale regression for analyzing rice yield response to climate factors using observed and
downscaled data in Sahel. Agricultural Water Management 146 (2014) 149162.
10. Aime Severin Kima, Wen Guey Chung, Yu-Min Wang and Seydou Traore. 2014. Evaluating water
depths for high water productivity in irrigated lowland rice field by employing alternate wetting and drying
technique under tropical climate conditions, Southern Taiwan. Paddy Water Environ, DOI 10.1007/s10333-
014-0458-7.
11. Yufeng Luo, Haolong Fu and and Seydou Traore. 2014. Review: Biodiversity Conservation in Rice
Paddies in China: Toward Ecological Sustainability. Sustainability, 6, 6107-6124; doi:10.3390/su6096107.

2012
12. Seydou Traore& Aytac Guven, Sept 2012: Regional-Specific Numerical Models of Evapotranspiration
Using Gene-Expression Programming Interface in Sahel. Water Resour. Manage, DOI 10.1007/s11269-
012-0149-3. (SCI: Impact Factor 2.054).
13. Li Chen, Shuh-Ji Kao, Seydou Traore, 2012. Predicting and managing reservoir total phosphorus by using
modified grammatical evolution coupled with a macro-genetic algorithm. Environmental Modelling &
Software 38 (2012) 89e100, (SCI, Impact Factor 3.114)

2007-2011
14. Seydou Traore and Aytac Guven, 2011. New Algebraic Formulations of Evapotranspiration Extracted from
Gene-expression Programming in the Tropical Seasonally Dry Regions of West Africa. Irrigation Science,
DOI 10.1007/s00271-011-0288-y (SCI Impact Factor: 1.753).
15. Seydou Traore, Yu-Min Wang and Tienfuan Kerh, 2010. Artificial Neural Network for Modeling the
Reference Evapotranspiration Complex Process in Sudano-Sahelian Zone. Agriculture Water Management
Journal, 97: 707:714. DOI:10.1016/j.agwat.2010.01.002. (SCI Impact Factor: 1.646).
16. Seydou Traore and Yu-Min Wang. 2011. On-Farm Rainwater Reservoir System Optimal Sizing for

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Increasing Rainfed Production in Semiarid Region of Africa. African Journal of Agricultural Research, Vol.
6(20), pp. 4711-4720, September26 2011(SCI).
17. Seydou Traore, Yu-Min Wang, Chun-E. Kan, Tienfuan Kerh and Jan-Mou Leu, 2010. A Mixture Neural
Methodology for Computing Rice Consumptive Water Requirements in Fada NGourma Region, Eastern
Burkina Faso. Paddy and Water Environment Journal, DOI 10.1007/s10333-009-0195-5. (SCI).
18. Seydou Traore, Yu-Min Wang and Tienfuan Kerh , 2008, Modeling Reference Evapotranspiration by
Generalized Regression Neural Network in Semiarid Zone of Africa, WSEAS TRANSACTION on
INFORMATION SCIENCE & APPLICATIONS, Issue 6, Volume 5, pp. 991-1000. (EI).
19. Seydou Traore, and Yu-Min Wang, 2010. Principal Component Analysis Neural Network for Computing
Rice Consumptive Water Requirements in Ddougou Region, Western Burkina Faso. Journal of
International Cooperation, Issue 1, Vol. 5 pp. 71-87.
20. Seydou Traore, Yu-Min Wang and Tienfuan Kerh, 2008, Generalized Regression Neural Network for
Estimating Reference Evapotranspiration Based on Limited Climatic Variable in the Sahelian Region of
Burkina Faso, Journal of International Cooperation, Issue 1,Vol. 3, pp. 54-71.
21. Seydou Traore, Wang, Y. M,. Kerh, T. F. and Quedraogo A., 2007, Application of CROPWAT
Simulation Model for Rainfed and Irrigated Agriculture Water Planning in Burkina Faso, Journal of
International Cooperation, Issue 1,Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 43-64.
22. Yu-Min Wang, Seydou Traore, Tienfuan Kerh and Jan-Moul Leu, 2010, Modelling Reference
Evapotranspiration Using Feed Forward Backpropagation Algorithm in Arid Regions of Africa. Irrigation
and Drainage, DOI: 10.1002/ird.589. (SCI Impact Factor :0.623).
23. Jan-Mou Leu, Seydou Traore, Yu-Min Wang and Chun-E. Kan, 2010. The effect of organic matter
amendment on soil water holding capacity Change for Irrigation water saving: Case study in Sahelian
environment of Africa. Scientific Research and Essays Journal, Vol. 5(23), pp. 3564-3571. (SCI).
24. Yu-Min Wang, S. Traore and T. Kerh, 2009, Applying Evapotranspiration Reference Model and Rainfall
Contribution Index for Agricultural Water Management Plan in Burkina Faso. African Journal of
Agricultural Research. Issue 12, Volume 4 pp.1493-1504. (SCI)
25. Yu-Min Wang, Seydou Traore, 2009, Time-Lagged Recurrent Network for Forecasting Episodic Event
Suspended Sediment Load in Typhoon Prone Area. International journal of Physical Sciences, Issue 9,
Volume 4 pp.519-528. (SCI)
26. Yu-Min Wang, Seydou Traore, and Tienfuan Kerh, 2009, Computational Performance of Reference
Evapotranspiration in Semiarid Zone of Africa. Scientific Research and Essays, Issue 6, Volume 4 pp.577-
583. (SCI)
27. Yu-Min Wang, Seydou Traore, Willy Namaona, and Tienfuan Kerh, 2009. Agricultural Productivity
Potential Assessment by Using Rainfall Contribution Index in Sub-Sahara Africa. WSEAS
TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION SCIENCE AND APPLICATIONS, Issue 5, Volume 6, pp. 991-
1000.(EI)
28. Yu-Min Wang, Seydou Traore, and Tienfuan Kerh, 2008, Neural Network Approach for Estimating
Reference Evapotranspiration from Limited Climatic Data in Burkina Faso, WSEAS TRANSACTIONS
on COMPUTERS, Issue 6,Volume 7, pp. 704-713. (EI)
29. Yu-Min Wang, Seydou Traore, and Tienfuan Kerh, 2008, Monitoring Event-Based Suspended Sediment
Concentration by Artificial Neural Network Models, WSEAS TRANSACTIONS on COMPUTERS, Issue
5,Volume 7, pp. 359-368. (EI)
30. Yu-Min Wang, Seydou Traore, and Tienfuan Kerh, 2008, Computing and Modeling for Crop Yields in
Burkina Faso Based on Climatic Data Information, WSEAS TRANSACTION on INFORMATION
SCIENCE & APPLICATIONS, Issue 5, Volume 5, pp. 832-842. (EI)
31. Yu-Min Wang, Seydou Traore, and Tienfuan Kerh, 2007, Assessment of Evapotranspiration Based on
Data Information Models at production Sites in Burkina Faso, WSEAS TRANSACTIONS on
COMPUTERS, Issue 6,Volume 6, pp. 880-887. (EI)
32. Yu-Min Wang, Jan-Mou Leu, Seydou Traore, Chou-Ping Yang, Lian-Tsai Deng and Tso-Hsin Weng.
2010. Apprehending the potential effect of sediment deposition due to dredging in Laonong River
upstream, Southern Taiwan, International journal of Physical Sciences, Vol. 5(14), pp. 2135-2142, (SCI).
33. Wen-I Chang, Chao-Lin Tuan and Seydou Traore, 2010. Nonparametric Procedures in ICTs-Based
Agricultural Market Information Network Pattern Analysis in Western African Regions. WSEAS
TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION SCIENCE AND APPLICATIONS, Issue 1, Volume 7, pp. 81-91.
(EI)
34. Yu-Min Wang, Tienfuan Kerh,and Seydou Traore, 2009, Neural Network Approach for Modeling River

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Suspended Sediment Concentration Due to Tropical Storms. Global Nest. Journal Issue 4, Volume 11
pp.457-466. (SCI)
35. Yu-Min Wang, Willy Namaona, Seydou Traore, and Zhao-Cheng Zhang, 2009, Seasonal Temperature-
based Models for Reference Evapotranspiration Estimation under Semiarid Condition of Malawi. African
Journal of Agricultural Research, Issue 9, Volume 4 pp.878-886. (SCI)

BOOKS CHAPTER
1. Yu-Min Wang, Seydou Traore, Willy Namaona, and Tienfuan Kerh, 2009. Computing Rainfall
Contribution Index for Assessing Agricultural Productivity Potential in Sub-Sahara Africa, Computers and
Simulation in Modern Science, WSEAS Press, ISBN:978-960-474-117-5, pp.160-165.
2. Yu-Min Wang, Seydou Traore, and Tienfuan Kerh, 2008, Using Artificial Neural Networks for Modeling
Suspended Sediment Concentration, Computational Methods and Intelligent Systems, WSEAS Press,
ISBN:978-960-6766-60-2, pp.108-113.
3. Yu-Min Wang, Seydou Traore, and Tienfuan Kerh, 2008, A Climatic Data Information Model for
Computing Crop Yields in Burkina Faso, Computational Methods and Intelligent Systems , WSEAS Press,
ISBN:978-960-6766-60-2, pp.114-119.

CONFERENCE PAPERS AND POSTERS


1. Guy Fipps and Seydou Traore. Modernization of Agricultural Production through Shared and Multi-user Pivots
for Small Landholders: PAPER: 101. 23CONG_ICID Notification for paper 101. October 8-14, 2017
2. Seydou Traore and Guy Fipps. 2017 Water for Food Global Conference. Rainwater catchment basin
technology for water and food security in Sahel. University of Nebraska (April 10-14, 2017). Poster
3. Adama Traore, Wen Thu Hsuan, Yu Min Wang and Seydou Traore. 2016. Estimation of chlorophyll content
with multispectral high resolution imagery from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for paddy rice fields. Asia
Pacific Agriculture Undergraduate Student Project Competition proceeding.
4. Charles Swanson, Seydou Traore and Guy Fipps. 2016. Variation in Urban ET to Determine Weather Station
Siting. ASABE conference
5. Adama Traore, Wen Thu Hsuan, Yu Min Wang and Seydou Traore. 2016. Estimation of chlorophyll content
with multispectral high resolution imagery from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for paddy rice fields.Asia
Pacific Agriculture Undergraduate Student Project Competition proceeding.
6. Seydou Traore, Laeticia K. B. KABORE, et Guy Fipps. Octobre 2013. Changement Climatique et lAspect
Genre dans le Sahel Burkinab: Expriences des Pertes et Dommages, et Vulnrabilit des Femmes (En
Franais). Proceeding; Third Annual Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA III).
7. Seydou Traore, Guy Fipps, Youba Sokona, and Aime Severin Kima. October 2013. Satellite Imagery Change
Detection for Estimating the Loss and Damage Caused by Extreme Droughts in Vegetation Landscape in
Sahel.Proceeding; Third Annual Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA III).
8. Aime Severin Kima, Seydou Traore, Wen Guey Chung, Wang Yu-Min. October 2013. Local Scale analysis of
Climate Change effects on Rainfed Rice Yield for Adaptation in typical Sahelian Conditions. Proceeding; Third
Annual Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA III).
9. Seydou Traore, Seleshi Bekele, Laeticia Kabore. 2012. Socio-Economical Model for Improving Small Scale
Irrigation Water Productivity in Climate Adaptation in Sahel (Poster). Second Climate Change for Development
in Africa (CCDA-2) Conference, (Poster Presentation), Oct 2012, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
10. Seydou Traore, Seleshi Bekele, Laeticia Kabore. 2012.Climate Change Perception Signal: From Farmers
Viewpoint to Local Practices in Burkina Faso. Second Climate Change for Development in Africa (CCDA-2)
Conference, (Poster Presentation), Oct 2012, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
11. Seydou Traore and Seleshi B. Awulachew. 2011. Blue, Green and Grey Water Footprint to Turnover Climate-
induced Challenges into Development Opportunity in Africa. First conference on climate change and
development in Africa. African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC)/ United Nations Economic Commission for
Africa (UNECA). CCDA conference between 17 and 19 October 2011 at the United Nations Conference Centre
in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
12. Seydou Traore, Yu-Min Wang, and Tienfuan Kerh, 2009. Comparative Study for Modelling Reference
Evapotranspiration in Semiarid Environment of Africa. Proceedings of the 20th IASTED International
Conference on Modelling and Simulation, Banff, Alberta, Canada (ORAL) July 2009.
13. Seydou Traore, Yu-Min Wang and Tienfuan Kerh, 2008, Comparison of Estimated Reference
Evapotranspiration by Using Neural Networks in the Sahelian Zone, Proceedings of the12th WSEAS

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International Conference on COMPUTERS, Heraklion, Greece,pp.530-535, (ORAL) July 2008.
14. Seydou Traore, Yu-Min Wang, Tienfuan Kerh. 2008. Using Climatic Data for Evaluating Crops Yield Under
Rainfed Condition in Burkina Faso. 2007B003-10(ORAL).
15. Yu- Min Wang, Seydou Traore, Jan-Mou Leu and Chun-E. Kan. On-Farm Rainwater Reservoir System
Optimal Sizing for Increasing Rainfed Production in Semiarid Region of Africa. MS10 Prague Proceedings of
the International Conference on Modelling and Simulation 201022 25 June 2010, Prague, Czech Republic
(ORAL).
16. Jan-Mou Leu, Seydou Traore, Yu- Min Wang, and Chun-E. Kan. The Effect of Organic Matter Amendment on
Soil Water Holding Capacity Change for Irrigation Water Saving: Case Study in Sahelian Environment of
Africa. MS10 Prague Proceedings of the International Conference on Modelling and Simulation 201022 25
June 2010, Prague, Czech Republic (ORAL).
17. Yu-Min Wang, Seydou Traore, and Tienfuan Kerh, 2009. Time-Lagged Recurrent Network for Forecasting
River Suspended Sediments Concentration in Southern Taiwan. Proceedings of the IASTED International
Conference on Environmental Management and Engineering, Banff, Alberta, Canada (ORAL).
18. Yu-Min Wang, Seydou Traore and Tienfuan Kerh, 2008. Using Artificial Neural Networks for Modeling
Suspended Sediment Concentration. 10th WSEAS Int. Conf. on MATHEMATICAL METHODS AND
COMPUTATIONAL TECHNIQUES IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (MMACTEE'08), Sofia, Bulgaria,
May 2-4, 2008; pp. 108-113. (ORAL).
19. Yu-Min Wang, Seydou Traore and Tienfuan Kerh, 2008. A Climatic Data Information Model for Computing
Crop Yields in Burkina Faso. 10th WSEAS Int. Conf. on MATHEMATICAL METHODS AND
COMPUTATIONAL TECHNIQUES IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (MMACTEE'08), Sofia, Bulgaria,
May 2-4, 2008; pp. 114-119. (ORAL).
20. Yu-Min Wang, Seydou Traore and Tienfuan Kerh, 2008, Feed Forward Backpropagation Algorithm for
Estimating Reference Evapotranspiration in Burkina Faso, Proceedings of the12th WSEAS International
Conference on COMPUTERS, Heraklion, Greece, pp.524-529, (ORAL).
21. Wang, Y. M, Traore, S., and Kerh, T. F., 2007, Using Reference Models for Assessing Agriculture Water
Management in Burkina Faso, Proceeding of the Eleventh International Conference on Civil, Structural and
Environmental Engineering Computing, San Julian, Malta, paper 81, (ORAL).
22. Wang, Y. M, Traore, S., and Kerh, T. F., 2007, Determination of a Reference Model for Estimating
Evapotranspiration in Burkina Faso, Proceedings of the 6th WSEAS Int. Conf. on Artificial Intelligence,
Knowledge Engineering and Data Bases, Corfu Island, Greece, pp.211-216, (ORAL).
23. Yu-Min Wang, Seydou Traore, and Willy Namaona, 2008, Water balance analysis approach for improving
agricultural productivity in Sub-Sahara Africa, Proceedings of the International Conference On Sustainable
Agriculture For Food, Energy and Industry, Sapporo, Japan, (POSTER).

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