Meghna Babbar-Sebens

Meghna Babbar-Sebens
Owen Hall
Room 211
Office Phone: 
Civil & Construction Engineering
Assistant Professor
Focus Area : 
Water Resources
Biographical Info
Ph.D.,  Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2006
M.S., Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2002
B.S., Pulp and Paper Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India, 2000
Interests and Research:

Dr. Babbar-Sebens’ research interests lie in the area of Water Resources and Environmental Systems Analysis. Her research program investigates research questions on the following topics:

•             Hydroinformatics and machine learning

•             Human-centered, multi-objective, and stochastic optimization

•             Data assimilation in water quality models

•             Uncertainty analysis for climate vulnerability of water resources systems

•             Hydrologic restoration via ecological and “green” practices

Her teaching interests include water resources systems analysis, watershed hydrology, groundwater hydrology, stochastic hydrology, hydraulic engineering, groundwater modeling, water quality modeling, water resources engineering, environmental risk assessment, machine learning methods for engineering design, water resources planning and management, numerical methods, hydroinformatics, heuristic optimization, and other related areas.