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NIMA EHSANI

University of Notre Dame

Phone: +1(347)420-4467    Email: nehsani@nd.edu Website: https://nimaehsani.com/
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Twitter: @Ehsanima

 

 

APPOINTMENTS

· University of Notre Dame, Environmental Change Initiative, Postdoctoral Associate

Jul 2018

· Saint Louis University, Center for Sustainability, Postdoctoral Fellow

2016- Jun 2018

· Environmental Sciences Initiative Group, Research Associate

2011- 2016

· NOAA-CREST, Research Assistant

2010- 2011

· Hydro-Informatics Research Center – IUST, Research Assistant

2008- 2010

· Civil Dez, Site Civil Engineer

2004- 2008

 

PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION

City University of New York, CCNY (New York, NY)

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, 2016

Iran University of Science & Technology (Tehran, Iran)

M.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Water Resources, 2010

Isfahan University of Technology (Isfahan, Iran)

B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, 2007

 

PUBLICATIONS

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Neupane RP, Ficklin DL, Knouft JH, Ehsani N, Raj C (2018) Hydrologic responses to projected climate change in ecologically-vulnerable watersheds of the Gulf Coast, USA. International Journal of Climatology (Under Review).

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Ehsani N, Vörösmarty CJ, Fekete BM, Stakhiv EZ (2018) Impact of a warming climate on Hydropower in the Northeast United States: The Untapped Potential of Non-Powered Dams. Preprints.

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Ehsani N, Vörösmarty CJ, Fekete BM, Stakhiv EZ (2017) Reservoir Operations Under Climate Change: Storage Capacity Options to Mitigate Risk. Journal of Hydrology.

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Ehsani N, Fekete BM, Vörösmarty CJ, Tessler ZD (2016) A neural network based general reservoir operation scheme. Stoch
Environ Res Risk Assess.

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Ehsani N, Afshar A (2012) Optimization of Contaminant Sensor Placement in Water Distribution Networks: Multi-Objective
Approach. In: Water Distribution Systems Analysis 2010. American Society of Civil Engineers.

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Ehsani N, Afshar A (2012) Application of NA-ACO in Multiobjective Contaminant Sensor Network Design for Water
Distribution Systems. In: Water Distribution Systems Analysis 2010. American Society of Civil Engineers.

 

PRESENTATIONS

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Ehsani N, Knouft J, Ficklin D (2017) Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Stream Water Temperatures Across the United States. Presented at 2017 Fall Meeting, AGU, New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Ehsani N, Vorosmarty CJ, Fekete BM, Rosenzweig B, Tessler ZD (2014) A Spatial Assessment of Hydrologic Alteration Caused by Dams in the Northeastern United States Using a Neural Network Based Daily Reservoir Operation Scheme. Presented at 2014 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif.

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Ehsani N, Vorosmarty CJ, Fekete BM, Rosenzweig B (2013) Reservoir Operation and Hydropower Generation Schemes for Regional Scale Hydrological Models: Case Study in the Northeastern United States. Presented at 2013 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif.

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Rosenzweig B, Vorosmarty CJ, Miara A, Stewart R, Wollheim WM, Lu X, Kicklighter DW, Ehsani N, Shikhmacheva K, Yang P (2013) Incorporating Human Activities Into an Earth System Model of the Northeastern United States: Socio-hydrology at the Regional Scale. Presented at 2013 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif.

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Ehsani N, Vorosmarty CJ, Fekete BM (2012) High-Resolution Map of Water Supply and Demand for North East United States. Presented at 2012 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif.

 

POSTERS

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Ehsani N,
Vorosmarty CJ, Fekete BM (2016) Climate change impact on the operation of dams and hydroelectricity generation in the Northeastern United States. Presented at 2016 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif.

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Ehsani N, Vorosmarty CJ, Fekete BM (2015) Impact of Reservoirs on Contemporary and Future Hydrology of the Northeastern United States. Presented at 2015 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif.

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Rosenzweig B, Vorosmarty CJ, Stewart RJ, Miara A, Lu X, Kicklighter DW, Ehsani N, Wollheim WM, Melillo JM, Fekete BM, Dilekli N, Duchin F, Gross B, Bhatt V (2014) A Megaregion-scale Approach for Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change and Strategic Management Decisions in the Northeast United States. Presented at 2014 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Computing Operating systems: Linux/Unix, Mac OSX, Microsoft Windows

HPC clusters: PBS

Programming Languages: MATLAB, R, Shell Script, C, Python

Hydro Systems Software: SWAT, EPANET, WBMplus, Indicators of Hydrologic Alteration (IHA7.1)

Version control system: Git/GitHub 

Geographical Information Systems: ArcGIS/ArcMap, ArcPy, ModelBuilder

Single and Multi-objective Optimization: Genetic Algorithm (GA), Non-dominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm II (NSGA-II), Ant Colony Optimization (ACO), Non-dominated Archiving Ant Colony Optimization (NA-ACO), Linear Programming (LP).

Machine Learning: Artificial Neural Networks

Professional Certificates

EIT (FE) Certificate from
the New Hampshire Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Member of American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Member of American Meteorological Society (AMS)

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Research Foundation of CUNY GRA Fellowship (2015)

Research Foundation of CUNY GRA Fellowship (2013)

NOAA- CREST Fellowship (2011)

CCNY GSOE Ph.D. Scholarship (2010)

JOURNAL REVIEWER

Climatic Change

Journal of Climate

Journal of Hydrology

Earth’s Future

Journal of Hydrological Processes

Sustainability

Journal of Water Resources Management

Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres

Journal of Ecological Engineering

Journal of Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment

Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering

Journal of Environmental Science & Technology

Journal of Environmental Modelling & Software

Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology

Journal of Sustainable Cities and Society

International Journal of Water

Water

SERVICE

CCNY Iranian Students and Alumni Association (City University of New York), President (2011-2016)

International Faculty and Staff Association (Saint Louis University), Committee Chair (2017-2018)

Postdoc Advisory Committee, University of Notre Dame, Committee member (2018-now)