Faisal Hossain – Group Leader
PhD University of Connecticut, 2004
M.Eng National University of Singapore, 1999
B.S. Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi, India, 1996
Pursuing PhD on “Space-borne Discharge Estimation and Reservoir Management: Getting Ready for the SWOT Mission”
B.S. University of Minnesota, 2014
Pursuing MS (leading to PhD) “Space-borne Monitoring of Glacial Lake Outburst Floods and Reservoir Operations”
B.S. Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur, 2016
Pursuing PhD on “Understanding PMP in a Changing Climate and Hydrologic Landscape”
B.S. Tsinghua University, 2011
Pursuing MS on “Development of Scalable Tools for Water Management based on Satellite-based Earth Observations” – 2016
Pursuing PhD on “Mobile Health Applications of Satellite Remote Sensing and Physical Modeling”
B.S. Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 2013
(Major Advisor – Dr. Istanbulluoglu) – Pursuing PhD on Water Management Applications
B.S. University of California- Berkeley, 2015
Pursuing PhD on “Developing Advanced and Affordable Flood Forecasting Systems for the Developing World”
M.S. Tennessee Technological University, 2013.
NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship Awardee -2016
Past Members – SASWE Alumni
MS on “Space-borne Hydrodynamic Modeling of the Ganges and Brahmaputra Rivers at Continental Scales” – 2015. Now at Woolacutts Engineers, Sydney, Australia
On UW training program to operationalize satellite-based water management for Nepal Government – 2016
On UW VISIT program to operationalize satellite-based water management for Pakistan Government – 2015
PhD. University of Quaid-E-Azam, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2016
PhD on “Climate-friendly Dam Design and Operations in the 21st Century.” Now at Montana State University.
M.S. University of Stuttgart, 2009.
NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship Awardee -2013
Abel Tadesse Woldemichael
PhD on “Land-atmosphere Modeling of Artificial Reservoirs to Understand the impact on Extreme Precipitation”
M.S. Arba Minch University, Ethiopia, 2008
NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship Awardee -2012
M.S (fast-track) on “PMP Estimation for Large Dams Under Climate Change” 2014. Now at University of Tennessee.
B.S. Tennessee Technological University, USA. 2013
Abebe Sine Gebregiorgis
PhD – Graduated Summer 2013. Thesis title: “Hydrologically-optimal Merging of High Resolution Satellite Precipitation Products.” Now at University of Oklahoma.
NASA Earth and Space Fellowship Awardee-2013
Ahmed Mohamed Degu
PhD – Graduated Summer 2013. Thesis title: “A Comprehensive Observational Study on the Impact of Artificial Reservoirs on Local Hydroclimatology.” Now at Mekelle University.
M.S. Indian Institute of Technology, 2006
PhD – Graduated Summer 2011. “Transfer of Uncertainty of Space-borne high Resolution Rainfall Products at Ungauged Regions.” Now working as Research Associate at NASA Goddard – Greenbelt
M.S. Wuhan University, China 2007
NASA Earth and Space Fellowship Awardee
M.S (Joint program between Institute of Water Modeling Bangladesh and TTU) on “Surface Water and Ocean Topography Mission for Water Management in Bangladesh.”
Graduated Fall 2010 – Currently back at IWM-Bangladesh for capacity building
Caitlin Balthrop Moffit
M.S. (Fast-track) – 2010 “Validation of the NASA Global Flood Detection System over Bangladesh”
Graduated Spring 2010 – Currently Assistant Professor of Engineering at Chattanooga State College, TN.
Dr. Indu Jeyachandran
Post Doctoral Associate- (Jan 2009-May 2009)”Coupled Land-Atmospheric Modeling of Large River Basins to Predict Alteration to Low-Frequency Precipitation by Man-Made Water Projects”
PhD, University of Utah – 2008.
Summer Internship (EDF Funded Project) on “Development of STEVE 2.0 for Stochastic Theory Education in the Classroom”
B.S. Tennessee Technological University, 2008
Pursued MS at UNC Chapell Hill
MS on “Improving Engineering Education in Rural Counties through Hydrological Risk Analysis”
B.S. Tennessee Technological University, 2005.
Graduated Summer 2009.
Now pursuing PhD in Engineering Education at Virginia Tech
Mohammed Kibria Chowdhury
MS on “Physically-based spatial mapping of arsenic contamination using artificial neural networks and chaos theory”
B.S. Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh, 2006
Ivanhoe Fellowship Awardee
Graduated Spring 2009
B.Tech – Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India, 2004.
Thesis Topic: Development of a Open-book Hydrologic Modeling Framework for Rapid Prototyping of GPM-based Flood Forecasting in International River Basins.
Ivanhoe Foundation Fellowship Awardee
Graduated Summer 2007 – Currently working at HydroQual, Inc, New Jersey.
B.Eng – Tennessee Technological University, USA, 2005
Thesis Topic: Investigating Optimal Configuration of Hydrologic Models during Data Denial Situations Using Satellite Rainfall Data.
Graduated Spring 2007 – Currently working at US Army Corps of Engineers at Nashville.
B.Eng – Visveswaraih Technological University, Bangalore, India, 2005
Graduated Spring 2007 – Adjunct Faculty at Nashville Tech 2008-2009.
Thesis Topic: Error Budget Analyses of Hydrologic Models using Satellite Rainfall Data.
B.S – Tennessee Technological University, 2007
Undegraduate Research: National Survey of Course Curriculum on Stochastic Theory for Water Resources Engineering.
Graduated Fall 2007
NSF Graduate Fellowship Awardee – 2010-2013 – Now pursuing NSF-fellowship funded PhD research at University of Minnesota