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NSF Highlights Ganguly's Work

October 4, 2012

The newly founded Sustainability and Data Sciences Laboratory (SDS Lab) within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has been highlighted in the October 2012 newsletter of the National Science Foundation. Associate Professor Auroop Ganguly's work was selected for the Faces of NSF column in the national newsletter, in which his research on climate extremes and water sustainability was discussed. The interdisciplinary nature of the work in the SDS Lab includes students with backgrounds in applied statistics and climate extremes, natural hazards and infrastructure, water resources engineering, regional climate modeling and climate physics, geospatial sciences and information technologies, computer science and data mining, and evaluation of complex natural and human system models. The researchers at the SDS Lab have been working on an NSF-funded $10M Expeditions in Computing project on understanding climate change, as well as a project on precipitation extremes hazards funded by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Congratulations to Prof. Ganguly and his team!

Each month, the NSF Current newsletter highlights research and education efforts supported by the National Science Foundation.

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