“Contemporary Issues in Security and Resilience Studies” Speaker Series Event
Auroop R. Ganguly is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University, with 20+ years professional experience spanning the private sector (including Oracle Corporation and multiple startups), government research (US DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory), and academia. He has authored a textbook on Critical Infrastructures Resilience and an edited book entitled Knowledge Discovery from Sensor Data. His papers have been published in interdisciplinary journals such as Nature, PNAS, Nature Climate Change, Nature’s Scientific Reports, and PLOS One, as well as in disciplinary journals in geophysics, climate dynamics, water resources, civil engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, statistics, and physics, besides top-tier computer science conferences in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data sciences. He is on the editorial board of Nature’s Scientific Reports and the American Society of Civil Engineer’s Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, and has been an associate editor of American Geophysical Union’s Water Resources Research and an elected member of the American Meteorological Society’s Artificial Intelligence Committee. He has co-authored and reviewed reports by national committees and academies such as the Sustained US National Climate Assessments, as well as world bodies such as the United Nations Environmental Programme, and has been widely cited in scientific venues such as Nature News, NSF News, and NASA Tech Briefs, as well as in the national and international media. Ganguly has won several best paper and poster awards, outstanding reviewer and mentor awards, developed two pending US patents in climate risks and infrastructure resilience, and his Lab has spawned an NSF-funded startup in climate risk analytics. His former students, post-graduate scholars, and research mentees are in leadership positions in the private sector, government labs, as well as in the US and Indian academia. He obtained a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B. Tech. (Hons.) from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at Kharagpur, both from the Civil (or Civil and Environmental) Engineering departments.\
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