Armaghan Abed-Elmdoust

Armaghan Abed-Elmdoust

  • ASSOCIATE RESEARCH SCIENTIST
  • 917.400.2617
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 617
  • COLUMBIA , MD 21044
  • Employer: UNIVERSITIES SPACE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION
  • Brief Bio

    Dr. Armaghan Abed-Elmdoust is an Associate Scientist with Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research (GESTAR) at the Hydrological Sciences Lab at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Her research interests primarily focus on Hydrologic Modeling, Advances of Physically-based Artificial Intelligence, Landscape Evolution, Conjunctive Allocation of Surface and Groundwater Resources, Inter-basin Water Transfer Systems, River Networks, and Process-based modeling of coupled human-water systems. Previously, Dr. Abed-Elmdoust has been affiliated with Jackson School of Geosciences of the University of Texas at Austin as an NCED Postdoctoral Fellow. Dr. Abed-Elmdoust received her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Hydrology) from the University of Tehran, where she received the Best Doctoral Dissertation Award for her works on Water Resources Management using Advanced Optimization Techniques.


    Positions/Employment

    4/2020 - Present

    Associate Research Scientist

    Universities Space Research Association (USRA), Maryland, United States
    2/2020 - Present

    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    CUNY New York City College of Technology, New York, United States
    • Course: Applied Hydraulics
    6/2016 - Present

    Research Scientist

    The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States
    6/2018 - 2/2020

    Hydro-Scientist

    Jupiter Intelligence, New York, United States

    Teaching Experience

    Graduate Courses:

    • Environmental Identification, Planning and Management, University of Tehran, Fall 2010-2013.
    • Environmental Impact Assessment, University of Tehran, Spring 2010-2013.
    • Advanced Engineering Mathematics, University of Tehran, Fall 2008.


    Undergraduate Courses:

    • Environmental Engineering, University of Tehran, Fall, Spring 2010-2013.
    • Civil Engineering Systems Analysis, University of Tehran, Fall, Spring 2010-2014.
    • Applied Hydraulics, CUNY New York City College of Technology, Spring 2020-present.

    Education

      University of Tehran, Iran; Civil Engineering (Hydrology); PhD, 2009 -- 2014.

      University of Tehran, Iran; Civil Engineering (Hydraulic Engineering); MSc, 2007 -- 2009.

      University of Tehran, Iran; Irrigation \& Drainage Engineering; BSc, 2003 -- 2007.

    Awards

    • Selected as a participant in the Science and Practice of Operational Ensemble Hydrological Prediction, at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) facility in Boulder, CO (2019).
    • Selected as a participant in the Community WRF-Hydro Modeling System, at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) facility in Boulder, CO (2018).
    • Recipient of the Post-doctoral Fellowship Award of the National Center for Earth-Surface Dynamics (NCED2) (2017-2018).
    • Selected as a participant in the Summer Institute on Earth-Surface Dynamics (SIESD) at St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (2016).
    • Best Doctoral Dissertation Award of the University of Tehran (2014).
    • Ranked 2nd in the 22nd festival of research of the University of Tehran (2013). 
    • Ranked 2nd in the 21st festival of research of the University of Tehran (2012). 
    • Ranked 1st in Ph.D. graduation (2014). 
    • Ranked 2nd in M.Sc. graduation (2009). 
    • Ranked 2nd in B.Sc. graduation (2007). 

    Grants

    06/01/2017 - 06/01/2018 NCED2 Postdoctoral Fellowship , National Center for Earth-Surface Dynamics (An NSF Science and Technology Center)

    North American glacial landscape evolution in a geological time scale.

    ; PI

    Special Experience

    Research Experience

    • 2020 – present:Machine learning in hydrology
    • 2018 – 2020:Flood prediction in a changing climate using WRF-Hydro
    • 2017 – 2018:North American glacial landscape evolution in a geological time scale
    • 2016 – 2018:Improving the presentation of hillslope hydrological processes in the Noah-MP land surface model
    • 2014 – 2016:Quantifying reorganization of river channel networks under changing climate patterns using optimal channel networks
    • 2009 – 2014:Optimum allocation of surface and groundwater resources in inter-basin water transfer systems: Application of game theory
    • 2007 – 2009:Design of river dikes concrete revetments in cold regions


    Industrial Experiences

    • 2018 – 2020:Hydrologist, Jupiter Intelligence.
    • 2016 – 2017:Environmental modeler and Data Analyst, EnVerid Systems, Inc.
    • 2007 – 2008:Hydrologist, University of Tehran Science and Technology Park

    Brief Bio

    Dr. Armaghan Abed-Elmdoust is an Associate Scientist with Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research (GESTAR) at the Hydrological Sciences Lab at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Her research interests primarily focus on Hydrologic Modeling, Advances of Physically-based Artificial Intelligence, Landscape Evolution, Conjunctive Allocation of Surface and Groundwater Resources, Inter-basin Water Transfer Systems, River Networks, and Process-based modeling of coupled human-water systems. Previously, Dr. Abed-Elmdoust has been affiliated with Jackson School of Geosciences of the University of Texas at Austin as an NCED Postdoctoral Fellow. Dr. Abed-Elmdoust received her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Hydrology) from the University of Tehran, where she received the Best Doctoral Dissertation Award for her works on Water Resources Management using Advanced Optimization Techniques.


                                                                                                                                                                                            
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