Number of students graduated from my research program since 2007: 15 MS and 10 PhD
Current students | Past Students
Name Project Completion Date
Sayan Dey (PhD) Evaluating the Impact of Bathymetry on Hydraulic Modeling of Rivers
Fall 2021
Rensi Pipalia (MS) TBD
Spring 2023
Jibin Joseph (PhD) Non stationarity of hydrologic data
Fall 2022
Pin-Ching Li (PhD) Application of Machine Learning and AI for Hydrology
Spring 2022
Tao Huang (PhD) Uncertainty quatification in Flood Modeling
Spring 2023
Chung-Yuan Liang (PhD) TBD
Spring 2024
Tianle Xu (PhD) TBD
Spring 2024
Ankit Ghanghas (PhD) TBD
Spring 2024

Past Students
Name Thesis Current Employment
Neel Salvi (MS, 2021) Delineating the Impact of Stormwater Infrastructure Using Integrated Flood Modeling
Walter P Moore
Tianle Xu (MS, 2021) Interpolating Hydrologic Data using Laplace Formulation
PhD Student, Purdue
Ankit Ghanghas (MS, 2021) Evaluation of Synthetic Rating Curves’ Reliability for Continental Scale Flood Mapping
PhD Student, Purdue
Kuan-Hung Lin (MS, 2020) Comparative Analysis of SWAT CUP AND SWATShare For Calibrating SWAT Models
FTN Associates
Jessica Eisma (PhD, 2020) Ecological Impact of Sand Dams
Faculty, UT Arlington
Siddharth Saksena (PhD, 2019) Integrated Flood Modeling for Improved Understanding of River-Floodplain Hydrodynamics: Moving Beyond Traditional Flood Mapping
Research Faculty, Virginia Tech.
Keighobad Jafarzadegan (PhD, 2019) Floodplain Mapping in Data-Scarce Environments Using Regionalization Techniques
Postdoc, U. of Alabama
Zhu Liu (PhD, 2018) Assessment of Epistemic Uncertainty in Flood Inundation Modeling
Postdoc, UC Davis
Zhenglyu Lyu (MS, 2018) Comparing the Effectiveness of Rain Barrels and Detention Ponds on Peak Flow Reduction in a Semi-Urban Watershed
Michael Baker International
Adnan Rajib (PhD, 2017) Improved Soil Moisture Accounting in Hydrologic Models
Faculty, TAMUK
Sayan Dey (MS, 2016) Role of River Bathymetry in Hydraulic Modeling of River Channels
PhD Student
Liuying Du (MS, 2016) Characterizing the Impact of Climate and Land Use Change on Blue and Green Water Over the Ohio River Basin, U.S.
Onyx Enterprise Inc.
Jessica Holberg (MS, 2015) Downward Model Development of the Soil Moisture Accounting Loss Method in HEC-HMS: Revelations Concerning the Soil Profile
Faculty, UT Arlington
Kuk Hyun Ahn (PhD, 2014) Impact of Anthropogenic Activities on Hydroclimatological Variables
Faculty, KongJu Nat'l Univ.
Siddharth Saksena (MS, 2014) Investigating the Role of DEM Resolution and Accuracy on Flood Inundation Mapping
Research Faculty, Virginia Tech.
Nikhil Sangwan (MS, 2014) Floodplain Mapping using Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) Database
PhD Student
Lauren Gies (MS, 2013) Drought Policy Development and Assessment in East Africa Using Hydrologic and System Dynamics Modeling
Brian Meunier (MS, 2011) Prioritizing Levee Improvements
Christopher Burke Engineering
Eunjin Han (PhD, 2011) Soil Moisture Data Assimilation at Multiple Scales and Estimation of representative field scale Soil Moisture Characteristics
Researcher, IRI, Columbia Univ.
Younghun Jung (PhD, 2011) Uncertainty in Flood Inundation Mapping
Faculty, Kyungpook Nat'l Univ.
Kwangmin Kang (PhD, 2011) Object–oriented Hydrologic Modeling with GIS
USDA-ARS, UMD COllege Park
Sanjiv Kumar (PhD, 2011) Land Use Land Cover Change and Atmospheric Feedback: Impact on Regional Water Resources
Faculty, Auburn Univ.
Jared Wilkerson (MS, 2009) Regional regression equations to estimate synthetic unit hydrograph parameters for Indiana
American Structurepoint
Aaron Cook (MS, 2008) Comparison of one-dimensional HEC-RAS with two-dimensional FESWMS model in flood inundation mapping
Sanjiv Kumar (MS, 2008) Studying the effects of spatial scaling on hydrologic model calibration using Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT)
Faculty, Auburn Univ.

Undergraduate students
Student Project Program
Kensey Thurner
Studying streamflow trends in Indiana.
SURF 2007
Jonghun Kam
Studying streamflow trends in Indiana.
SURF 2007