Past President

Rao S. Govindaraju

Rao S. Govindaraju is the Bowen Engineering Head and the Christopher B. and Susan S. Burke Professor in the School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University. He earned his PhD in civil engineering from the University of California, Davis, in 1989. His primary areas of research include surface and subsurface hydrology, contaminant transport, watershed hydrology, and climatic influences. He is interested in developing algorithms for analyzing and learning from hydrologic data. He specializes in problems dealing with uncertainty and spatial variability. His research work has been supported by various agencies such as NSF, EPA, DOD, and DOE.  He has chaired national level committees, and has served on the editorial boards of several journals. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, and served as the President of American Institute of Hydrology (2017-2018). His work has been recognized with numerous national and international awards, and keynote lectures.