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CCNY’s Naresh Devineni receives DOE Early CAREER Award for outstanding research

Naresh Devineni
CCNY civil engineer Naresh Devineni is the recipient of a U.S. Department of Energy Early CAREER Award for outstanding research.

Naresh Devineni, assistant professor in The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering and NOAA CREST, is one of 59 recipients nationwide of 2017 U.S. Department of Energy Early CAREER awards. He’ll receive a five-year $750,000 grant for his proposal “Multi-scale Modeling of Extreme Events and Impact Information,” selected by the DOE Office of Science’s Biological and Environmental Research Program.

Devineni is the first City University of New York faculty to receive an Early CAREER Award from DOE since the honor was introduced eight years ago.

The awards are based on peer review of about 700 proposals this fiscal year.  They support the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and stimulate research careers in the disciplines supported by the Office of Science.

A civil engineer, Devineni’s research thrust includes hydro-climate modeling and extremes analysis, statistical methods, water, and energy sustainability and risk assessment. His contributions cover innovations in modeling spatiotemporal dependence in hydrometeorological fields, new algorithms for the assessment of water stress, tree-ring based streamflow reconstruction and optimization to address water stress. He also works on dynamic Bayesian network models to address model and prediction uncertainties.

Click here for all of his work.  In addition, Devineni is the creator of a web site where people of all backgrounds can learn data analysis, probability and statistics in a fun and intuitive way without the technical lingo. Click here to access the site.

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