Sorooshian, Soroosh

Professor, Civil Engineering
Distinguished Professor
Division: UCI
Phone: 949-824-8825
Fax: 949-824-8831
Research Layer: Environment & Civil Infrastructure

Bio: Sorooshian's research focuses on surface hydrology, primarily in the area of rainfall-runoff modeling. He has devoted much of his effort to model identification and calibration issues and has developed special estimation criteria to account for the uncertainties of calibration data. Other research interests include the application of remote sensing data for characterization of hydrologic parameters and fluxes and the implication of climate variability and change in water resources. He also consults on problems related to surface hydrology and flood forecasting. Sorooshian is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE); Corresponding Member, International Academy of Astronautics (IAA); Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); Fellow, American Geophysical Union (AGU); Fellow, American Meteorological Society (AMS); Fellow, International Water Resources Association (IWRA); Chair, Science Steering Group (SSG) of Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX) of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP); Member, UCAR Board of Trustees; Past-President of AGU's Hydrology Section; member of four editorial boards and former editor of AGU's Water Resources Research; Emeritus Member, NOAA Science Advisory Board; U.S. Member of the Hydrology Commission for WMO. He has served on numerous advisory committees, including those of NRC, NASA, NOAA, NSF, EPA, and UNESCO. He delivered the William Nordberg Memorial Lecture at the Goddard Scientific Colloquium in 2004, and he is the recipient of the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, 2005.

Research: Hydrology, hydrometeorology and hydroclimate modeling, remote sensing, water sources management.