2005:  PhD. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hydrology and Water Resources, UCI
1994:   MS. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hydraulic Structures, IUST
1991:    BS. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, UT

Academic Appointments

2018-present: Alton N. Scott Endowed Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alabama
2015-2017: Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Portland State University
2011-2015: Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Portland State University
2006-2011: Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Portland State University
2005-2006: Postdoctoral Scholar/Research Scientist,CHRS, University of California, Irvine
2003-2004: Graduate Research Associate,CHRS, University of California, Irvine
2000-2003: Graduate Research Assistant, Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona

​Awards and Honors

2023 : Robert E. Horton Lecturer Award in Hydrology, American Meteorological Society
: Excellence in Research and Innovation Award, The University of Alabama
2021 : Arid Lands Hydraulic Engineering Award, ASCE
Outstanding Research and Innovation Award, AAWRE
2018 : Distinguished (LuoJia) Professor, Wuhan University
2017 : Branford P. Millar Award, for exceptional scholarship and research, instruction, university service, and public service, Portland State University 

2017 : Samueli School of Engineering's Hall of Fame, University of California, Irvine
2017 : ASCE Best Technical Paper award
2015 : Faculty Research Excellence Award, Portland State University
2015 : Fellow, Environmental Water Resources Institute
2014 : Fellow, Institute for Sustainable Solutions, Portland State University
2014 : Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers
2013 & 2015: Outstanding reviewer, Advances in Water Resources
2011 : Diplomat, Water Resources Engineer, AAWRE
2006 & 2007: Provost Foundation Award, Portland State University
2002 - 2003: Graduate School Fellow, University of Arizona
2002: Visiting Student Fellowship, NASA Hydrological Science Branch
2001: Salt River Doctoral Scholarship in Surface Water Hydrology, University of Arizona
2000: ICSC-World Laboratory Hydrologic Science and Water Resources Fellowship, Switzerland
1999: Monbusho Fellowship, Japan Ministry of Science and Technology


2020 - present: Editor, AGU Earth's Future
2019 - 2021: Guest Editor, Special Issue "Satellite Hydrological Data Products and Their Applications", Remote Sensing
2019 - 2021: Guest Editor, Special Issue "Remote Sensing and Modeling of the Terrestrial Water    Cycle", Remote Sensing 
2011 - present: Editorial Board, Water Resources Research
2014 - present: Editorial Board, Journal of Hydrology
2014 - 2017: Section Lead Editor, Springer Handbook of Hydrometeorological Ensemble Forecasting
2013 - 2014: Guest Editor, Journal of Hydrology, Special Issue
on "Ensemble Prediction and Data Assimilation"

2008 - 2018: Editorial Board, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering
2017 - present: Editorial board, Water and Wastewater
2011 - present: Editorial Board, Journal of Science and Technology, Transaction of Civil Engineering

Professional Affiliations

American Geophysical Union (AGU)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
American Meteorological Society (AMS)
American Water Resources Association (AWRA)
International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS)
Uncertainty and Risk Analysis Committee Member (EWRI)
​Uncertainty Committee Member (AGU)
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