Outstanding Distinguished Scientist Lecture
Vijay P. Singh, the 2016 Texas A&M Chapter of Sigma Xi Outstanding Distinguished Scientist, will present “Connecting the Dots: A Unifying Theory for Modeling in Water Engineering” on Tuesday, March 21, at 10:30 a.m., in the Bethancourt Ballroom 2300 E, Memorial Student Center (MSC). A reception will immediately follow the presentation.
Dr. Singh will discuss the entropy theory and illustrate its application to a wide spectrum of questions in water engineering that have been dealt with using seemingly disparate techniques. He will also show that the theory has potential in engineering as well as non-engineering areas.
Dr. Singh is a University Distinguished Professor and holder of the Caroline and William N. Lehrer Distinguished Chair in Water Engineering in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He holds a joint appointment with the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering. He is a world-renowned scholar in water research and educational areas including hydrologic science, hydraulic engineering, water-resources engineering, environmental engineering, and irrigation engineering. Singh has made original contributions and significant advances in kinematic-wave modeling, entropy theory-based modeling, stochastic modeling of hydrological extremes using copulas, hydrologic systems, point and non-point source water quality modeling, landfill hydrology, saltwater intrusion, groundwater modeling, hydrologic impacts of climate change, dam breach modeling, watershed modeling, ecosystems management, risk and reliability analysis, and social engineering. His contributions have shaped water resource management and education throughout the world. He holds doctoral degrees from Colorado State University and The University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.