Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW

Ashish Sharma's research interests include:

Stochastic hydrology
Synthetic generation of seasonal streamflow; Single and multi-site generation of daily rainfall; Identification of long-term memory in hydrological time series.

Probabilistic forecasting and downscaling
Predictor identification strategies for formulating probabilistic forecasting models; Partial Mutual Information (PMI); Medium to long-term forecasting of seasonal rainfall using hydroclimatic forcing variables; Stochastic downscaling of rainfall and evapotranspiration through a Catchment Scale Climate Change Assesment Framework.

Radar hydrology
Uncertainty analysis in radar rainfall relationships; Probability based calibration techniques for estimation of radar rainfall.

Bayesian hydrology
Use of Bayesian techniques in rainfall-runoff modelling; Markov Chain Monte Carlo sampling for selection of hydrologic models.

Water Resources Management
Uncertainty and risk analysis of water resources systems; Optimal reservoir management using time series and probabilistic forecasting techniques.

Other
Always interested in new developments in statistics and how they can be put to use to solve water problems.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Australia