I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) working under the mentorship of Prof. Scott Steinschneider.
I received my Ph.D. and M.Phil. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Department of Civil Engineering of Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York of The City University of New York (New York, NY) under the supervision of Prof. Naresh Devineni in 2019 and 2017, respectively.
My Ph.D. research primarily focused on advancing our understanding of the floods (i.e., flood duration, peak, volume, timescales), their attributes (e.g., long-duration floods, inundation risk propagation along the river network), and extreme precipitation events (e.g., spatial risk modeling, Bayesian network framework) with their regional-to-global drivers, space-time variability, and impacts on the critical infrastructure systems such as the flood control dams and water supply systems.
In general, I employ a combination of knowledge in physical processes, statistical models, computational statistics, and data-driven learning tools to advance our understanding of water systems and hydroclimatic extremes, in particular, under changing hydroclimate and anthropogenic forcings.
I’ve received my M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Geodesy/Remote Sensing and Civil/Surveying Engineering from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (China) advised by Prof. Shuanggen Jin and the University of Tehran (Iran) in 2014 and 2011, respectively.