Amir AghaKouchak

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Assistant Professor
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University of California, Irvine
Amir AghaKouchak
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Amir AghaKouchak is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. His research group aims to bridge between the disciplines of hydrology, climatology and remote sensing to address critical global water resource issues. He is particularly interested in the effects of climate change and variability on the terrestrial water cycle and hydroclimate extremes including droughts and floods. The Global Integrated Drought Monitoring and Prediction System (GIDMaPS), selected as an NSF Innovation Corps projects, is an example product of his group. Amir’s long-term research objective is to utilize continuously growing satellite and climate data sets along with ground-based observations to develop/improve integrated water resources modeling, prediction and decision support systems. He strongly believes in the use of software modeling tools to integrate research into education and to provide hands-on learning experiences for students. He has developed state-of-the-art educational tools for students to help them learn fundamentals of hydrologic processes and uncertainty analysis.
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