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Hydrologic Sciences and remote sensing

 

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Ardeshir Ebtehaj
Associate Professor
University of Minnesota
College of Science & Engineering
Department of Civil, Environmental and Geo-Engineering
Saint Anthony Falls Laboratory 
Tel: (612) 301-1483
Office: 378 (SAFL), 162 (CEGE)
e-mail: ebtehaj@umn.edu

GitHub: https://github.com/aebtehaj
Curriculum Vitae: (PDF)
A short Bio ...

Research Areas

Physical and data-science hydrology, satellite hydrometeorology, microwave remote sensing, inverse problems, data assimilation, land-atmosphere interactions, precipitation, soil moisture, and snow processes.

Statistical learning, mathematical optimization, image processing, and computational harmonic analysis for a better understanding of the impacts of climate change on the hydrologic water cycle.

Education

Postdoctoral Research, Georgia Institute of Technology

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Water Resources and Hydrology

M.Sc., University of Minnesota, Mathematics

M.Sc., Iran University of Science and Tech., Environmental Engineering

M.Sc., Iran University of Science and Tech., Structural Engineering

B.Sc., Iran University of Science and Tech., Civil Engineering

Hydrologic sciences and remote Sensing (HydSens) laboratory is an academic team in the Saint Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL) at the University of Minnesota.

HydSens

The overarching goal is to uncover physical mechanisms describing the hydrologic water cycle through modern data science and machine learning approaches and provide solutions for sustainable developments across water and food systems. 

July 2023. Our proposal for producing a multi-decadal global snowfall data record using a constellation of satellites received funding from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The project is collaborative between the University of Minnesota as the lead institution and the Goddard Space flight center, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (CNR-ISAC) in Italy, the Tokyo Institute of Technology, and NOAA. Multiple Ph.D. and Postdoc positions are available.  

July 2023. Our proposals to the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources namely "hyperspectral characterization of toxic harmful algal blooms" and "the fate of Minnesota lakes in the next century" were recommended for funding. Multiple Ph.D. positions will be available for Fall 2024.

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