Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION
- PhD. in Civil Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, August 2004.
- MSc. in Engineering Hydrology, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, December 2000.
- B.Engg. in Environmental Engineering, Shivaji University, India, May 1997.

INTERESTS
GIS applications in water resources engineering with specific focus on river channels; surface water hydrology; hydraulics; fluid mechanics and water quality modeling.

RESEARCH AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE
- Associate Professor, School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, Aug 2013 - present
- Assistant Professor, School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, 2007 to 2013.
- Postdoctoral Research Associate, Civil Engineering, Purdue University, 2006 to 2007.
- Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Jan 2006 to Aug 2006.
- Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Research in Water Resources, University of Texas at Austin, 2004 to 2006.
- Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Research in Water Resources, University of Texas at Austin, 2001 to 2004.
- Research and Teacing Assistant, Department of Engineering Hydrology, National University of Ireland, Galway, Jan 2000 to Dec 2000.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
- Research Intern, Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI), Redlands, CA, Summer 2002.
- Project Engineer, Montgomery Watson Harza, India, 1997 to 1999.

HONORS AND AWARDS
Individual

  1. 2011 Purdue’s Zimmerman Civil Engineering Innovation Award.
  2. Co-recepeint of 2011 Quentin Martin Best Practice Paper Award for the journal article “Linking GIS, Hydraulic Modeling, and Tabu Search for Optimizing a Water Level- Monitoring Network in South Florida” in the ASCE Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management.
  3. 2010 Outstanding Reviewer for the ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering.
  4. Irish Government Fellowship for pursuing MSc (Hydrology) in Ireland (1999).
  5. Ranked first at the May 1997 Bachelor of Engineering exams at Shivaji University, India.

With student and other colleagues

  1. Younghun Jung (graduate student, Purdue University) - 2nd place at the 2011 Association of State Floodplain Managers' Student Paper Comeptition for his presentation on " Uncertainty Quantification in Flood Inundation Mapping" (co-authored with Venkatesh Merwade)
  2. Sanjiv Kumar (graduate student, Purdue University) – Winner of 2010 AGU Fall Meeting Outstanding Student Paper Award (Hydrology Section) for his poster “Future Water Resource Scenarios for USA: Effects of Land Use/Cover Change, Climate Change and Human Disturbance” (co-authored with Venkatesh Merwade and Bryan Pijanowski)
  3. Sanjiv Kumar (graduate student, Purdue University) – Winner of 2009 AGU Spring Assembly Outstanding Student Paper Award (Hydrology Section) for his presentation “CCSM Modeling for studying the impact of wetland drainage on hydro-climatology of the Midwest USA” (co-authored with Venkatesh Merwade)
  4. Sanjiv Kumar (graduate student, Purdue University) – Winner of 2008 AGU Fall Meeting Outstanding Student Paper Award (Hydrology Section) for his poster “Hydro-climatological impact of century long drainage in Midwestern United States” (co-authors include Venkatesh Merwade and Dan Bain).
  5. Sanjiv Kumar (graduate student, Purdue University) – Winner of first prize at TeraGrid’08 graduate student research competition for his poster “Cyberinfrastructure for Environmental Data and Modeling” (co-authors include Venkatesh Merwade, Carol Song and Lan Zhao).
  6. Monica River-Casado (graduate student, Cranfield University, UK) – Winner of Young Scientist' Outstanding Poster Paper award for her poster “Scaling of river depth data from mesoscale to macroscale using geostatistical techniques” (co-authors include Sue White, P. Bellamy, D. Booker, M. Dunbar, Venkatesh Merwade and Ian Maddock).

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
- American Society of Civil Engineers.
- American Geophysical Union.
- American Water Resources Association.

PUBLICATIONS

WORKSHOPS

  1. Data-Driven Cyberlearning for Geoscience and Hydrology Education, CUAHSI 2010 Biennial Science Meeting Workshop, Boulder, CO, July 2010.
  2. GIS and Water Resources Modeling Workshop, Purdue University, May 24-26, 2010.
  3. GIS and Water Resources Modeling Workshop, Purdue University, August 3-5, 2009.
  4. GIS and Water Resources Modeling Workshop - week long traning workshop for working professionals, Purdue University, January 2008.
  5. Participated as Senior Investigator in a week long workshop on curriculum development for a course in interdisciplinary modeling of aquatic ecosystems organized by University of Nevada, Reno, July 2005.
  6. Building Digital Watershed – a half day training workshop offered at the CUAHSI HIS symposium, University of Texas at Austin, March 2005.