University of Notre Dame
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· University of Notre Dame, Environmental Change Initiative, Postdoctoral Associate
· Saint Louis University, Center for Sustainability, Postdoctoral Fellow
2016- Jun 2018
· Environmental Sciences Initiative Group, Research Associate
· NOAA-CREST, Research Assistant
· Hydro-Informatics Research Center – IUST, Research Assistant
· Civil Dez, Site Civil Engineer
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
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).
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.
Ehsani N, Vörösmarty CJ, Fekete BM, Stakhiv EZ (2017) Reservoir Operations Under Climate Change: Storage Capacity Options to Mitigate Risk. Journal of Hydrology.
Ehsani N, Fekete BM, Vörösmarty CJ, Tessler ZD (2016) A neural network based general reservoir operation scheme. Stoch
Environ Res Risk Assess.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
EIT (FE) Certificate from
the New Hampshire Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers
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 of Climate
Journal of Hydrology
Journal of Hydrological Processes
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
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)