Rajagopalan Balaji
Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering • PhD Utah State University 1995


Stochastic hydrology, nonparametric estimation techniques, climate variability and regional hydrology, use of climate information in decision making.

Research Interests

My main research program is a diverse and interdisciplinary effort to enable sustainable water quantity and quality for the growing populations under increasing climate variability and change. This entails three interconnected themes: (i) Understanding the large-scale climate drivers of year-to-year and multidecadal variability and predictability of regional hydroclimatology and their extremes, (ii) Developing ensemble hydroclimate projection tools with large-scale climate information and, (iii) Coupling the projections with resources management and decision support system. In addition, I have keen interests in paleo and contemporary variability of Indian monsoon, big-data analysis and modeling techniques, water and wastewater quality, construction safety and building energy efficiency.