Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Modeling of Droughts"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Summer 2010 - DURI
Research area(s):
Statistics, Hydrology
Project Description:
Drought is a prolonged shortage of water, and its effects are felt in many areas of human activity, with agriculture as a primary example. We are developing statistical tools that can evaluate and potentially simulate droughts based on the historical data.
Expected Student Contributions:
The student will have an opportunity to participate in many stages of the project including data selection, organization, and cleaning, data visualization, implementation of the models, set-up of the experiments, and analysis of the results.
Related Website(s):
None
Desired Qualifications:
Required: strong mathematical skills, full sequence of lower division calculus; strongly desired: some background in probability and statistics; preferred: some programming experience.
Estimated Weekly Hours:
40
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 3 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Name:
Kirshner, Sergey
Deptartment/College:
Statistics

Student Supervisor

Name:
Sergey Kirshner
Title:
Assistant Professor

Cooperating Faculty

Name:
Rao S. Govindaraju
Deptartment/College:
Civil Engineering