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Curriculum Vitae—Gabriele Villarini

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WORK ADDRESS

IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering
The University of Iowa
306 C. Maxwell Stanley Hydraulics Laboratory
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
Office: (319) 384-0596
Fax: (319) 335-5238
E-mail: gabriele-villarini <at> uiowa.edu

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Hydroclimatology
  • Hydrometeorology
  • Extreme events
  • Hurricanes
  • Atmospheric rivers
  • Seasonal forecast
  • Applied statistics
  • Remote sensing of rainfall
  • Uncertainty modeling

 

EDUCATION

  • Executive MBA, Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa (expected: Spring 2018)
  • August 2008:  PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa
  • July 2003:  Degree in Civil Engineering, Universita’ degli Studi “La Sapienza,” Rome, Italy

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • December 2016–present:  Associate Director, IIHR–Hydroscience & Engineering, University of Iowa
  • July 2016–present:  Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa
  • July 2016–present:  Director of Graduate Studies, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa
  • June 2012–June 2016:  Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa
  • August 2008–May 2012:  Willis Research Network Fellow
  • August 2011–May 2012:  Associate Research Scholar, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Princeton University
  • February 2012–May 2012:  Lecturer, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Princeton University
  • August 2008–July 2011:  Research Associate, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Princeton University
  • August 2003–July 2008:  Graduate Research Assistant, Hydrometeorology Group, IIHR–Hydroscience & Engineering, University of Iowa, Adviser: Prof. W.F. Krajewski

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Spring 2016:  Water Resources Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa (undergraduate/graduate)
  • Fall 2015:  Engineering Fundamentals I: Statics, Engineering, University of Iowa (undergraduate)
  • Spring 2015:  Hydroclimatology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa (graduate)
  • Fall 2014:  Probabilistic Methods in Hydroscience, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa (graduate)
  • Spring 2014:  Water Resources Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa (undergraduate/graduate)
  • Fall 2013:  Probabilistic Methods in Hydroscience, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa (graduate)
  • Spring 2013:  Water Resources Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa (undergraduate/graduate)
  • Fall 2012:  Probabilistic Methods in Hydroscience, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa (graduate)
  • Spring 2012:  Environmental Engineering Fundamentals II: Surface and Subsurface Processes, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University (graduate)

 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • American Meteorological Society (AMS)

 

SEMINARS

  • Villarini, G., Flooding Across the Central United States: Past, Present and Future, CMCC, Bologna, Italy, June 16, 2016.
  • Villarini, G., Flooding Across the Central United States: Past, Present and Future, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA, October 6, 2015.
  • Villarini, G., The Changing Nature of Flooding Across the Central United States, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, September 11, 2015.
  • Villarini, G., The Changing Nature of Flooding Across the Central United States, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, August 14, 2015.
  • Villarini, G., Flooding over the United States: A climatic perspective and the role of tropical cyclones, Bermuda Insurance Institute, Bermuda, October 28, 2014.
  • Villarini, G., Flooding over the Central United States, U.S. Geological Survey, IA, August 14, 2014.
  • Villarini, G., Flooding over the Central United States, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, NJ, June 20, 2013.
  • Villarini, G., Is it going to rain tomorrow? Heavy rainfall and flooding over the Central United States, Luther College, Decorah, IA, April 4, 2013.
  • Villarini, G., Is it going to rain tomorrow? Heavy rainfall and flooding over the Central United States, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA, March 19, 2013.
  • Villarini, G., What do the observational records tell us about flooding and climate change?, The National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, July 20, 2012.
  • Villarini, G., A data-driven perspective on flooding and changing climate, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, March 8, 2012.
  • Villarini, G., A data-driven perspective on flooding and changing climate, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, February 29, 2012.
  • Villarini, G., Flooding and changing climate: A data driven perspective, IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, September 2, 2011.
  • Villarini, G., Extreme events and changing climate: What does the data tell us?, Aggravated Natural Disaster Seminar, Chartis Insurance, New York, NY, July 15, 2011.
  • Villarini, G., Flooding, tropical cyclones, and climate change in the Eastern United States, Columbia University, New York, NY, April 8, 2010.
  • Villarini, G., Flooding, tropical cyclones, and climate change in the Eastern United States, James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory, Sandy Hook, NJ, March 11, 2010.
  • Villarini, G., Flood frequency in the Eastern United States, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, NJ, July 15, 2009.
  • Villarini, G., Empirically-based modeling of radar-rainfall uncertainties, University of Connecticut, CT, April 11, 2008.

 

TECHNICAL REPORTS

  • Krajewski, W.F., G.J. Ciach, and G. Villarini, Towards Probabilistic Quantitative Precipitation WSR-88D Algorithms: Data Analysis and Development of Ensemble Model Generator: Phase 4, final report, 202 pp., NWS Office of Hydrologic Development, Silver Spring, MD, 2005.

 

SERVICE

  • November 2015 – present: member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Flash Flood Statement Update Team
  • March 2015 – present: Associate Editor for Advances in Water Resources
  • April 2014 – present: Associate Editor for Journal of Climate
  • January 2011 – 2014: Member of the U.S.-CLIVAR Working Group on Hurricanes and Climate
  • July 2010 – 2015: Member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Precipitation Committee
  • Co-chair of the “Hydroclimatic Extremes: Estimation and Forecasting” session; AGU 2013 Fall Meeting
  • Invited Participant, NOAA National Climate Assessment Forum on Heatwaves, Cold Waves, Floods, and Droughts, 2011
  • November 2010: Member of a National Academy of Sciences delegation meeting with members of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences.

Article reviewer for:

  • Advances in Water Resources
  • Asia-Pacific Journal of Atmospheric Sciences
  • Atmospheric Research
  • Atmospheric Science Letters
  • Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal
  • Climate Dynamics
  • Climatic Change
  • Earth-Science Reviews
  • Environmental Engineering and Management Journal
  • Environmental Research Letters
  • Environmental Science & Technology
  • Geophysical Research Letters
  • Hydrological Processes
  • Hydrological Sciences Journal
  • Hydrology and Earth System Sciences
  • IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters
  • IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
  • International Journal of Climatology
  • International Journal of River Basin Management
  • Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology
  • Journal of Atmospheric Sciences
  • Journal of Climate
  • Journal of Geophysical Research
  • Journal of Hydro-Environment Research
  • Journal of Hydrologic Engineering
  • Journal of Hydrology
  • Journal of Hydrometeorology
  • Journal of Mountain Science
  • Journal of the American Water Resources Association
  • Monthly Weather Review
  • Natural Hazards
  • Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences
  • Natural Hazards Review
  • Nature
  • Nature Climate Change
  • Nature Communications
  • Nature Geoscience
  • Physical Geography
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
  • Regional Environmental Changes
  • ScienceAsia
  • Scientific Reports
  • Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment
  • Tellus A
  • Water Resources Management
  • Water Resources Research
  • Weather and Forecasting
  • Weather, Climate, and Society

Proposal reviewer for:

  • City University of New York
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Energy
  • Global and Regional Environmental Research
  • National Science Foundation
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
  • U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
  • U.S. Geological Survey

Book reviewer for:

  • American Geophysical Union
  • Springer
Last modified on June 2nd, 2017
Posted on June 6th, 2012