Hamid Moradkhani, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE., F.ASCE, is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and a fellow, at the Institute for Sustainable Solutions at Portland State University (PSU). In addition, he is director of the Remote Sensing and Water Resources lab at PSU, where has served as a principal investigator on numerous research projects at the state, national, and international levels over the past 8 years.
Moradkhani has over 24 years of professional experience in analysis, design, and management of variety of large-scale water resources systems. As a distinguished researcher and educator, his contributions to water resources engineering includes pioneering in the development of time-varying state/parameter estimation in dynamic hydrologic modeling, introducing the state of the art of particle filter data assimilation for uncertainty quantification in hydrologic forecasting, developing innovative methods in analyzing the climate change impact on water resources under various uncertainties, introducing probabilistic approaches in forecasting of floods and droughts, and enhancing the practice of sustainability in water governance.
Author of over 200 publications, including refereed journal articles, conference proceedings, and technical reports, Moradkhani is on the editorial board of Journal of Hydrology – where he recently served as guest editor of the special issue on data assimilation and ensemble forecasting – Water Resources Research, and ASCE’s Journal of Hydrologic Engineering.
Within ASCE, he served as chair of the Probabilistic Approaches Committee and as a board member of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute’s Watershed Council.