Dr.Riddhi Singh


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Riddhi Singh

Assistant Professor

Department of Civil Engineering
Email: riddhi[at]iith.ac.in
Phone: (+91)40-2301-8455

Areas of Interest

Rainfall runoff modelling; Uncertainty analysis; Prediction in ungauged basins; Climate and land use change impact on water resources; Multi-objective optimization; Decision making under uncertainty

Education

PhD, Civil Engineering (July 2013)
The Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A
Advisor: Prof. Thorsten Wagener

MS, Civil Engineering (December 2010)
The Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A

B.Tech, Civil Engineering (May 2009)
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India

Employment History

Assistant Professor (July 2014 – Present)
Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, India

Postdoctoral Scholar (August 2013 – July 2014)
Earth and Environmental Systems Institute
The Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A

Graduate Research Assistant (June 2010 – July 2013)
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A

Graduate Teaching Assistant (August 2009 – May 2010)
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A

Journal Papers*
H-Index: 5
Total number of citations on google-scholar: 88
(https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=VpsQcKoAAAAJ&hl=en)

[8] Singh, R. and Kumar, R., 2015. Vulnerability of water availability in India due to climate change: A bottom‐up probabilistic Budyko analysis. Geophysical Research Letters, 42(22), pp.9799-9807.

[7] Ward, V.L., Singh, R., Reed, P.M. and Keller, K., 2015. Confronting tipping points: Can multi-objective evolutionary algorithms discover pollution control tradeoffs given environmental thresholds? Environmental Modelling & Software, 73, pp.27-43.

[6] Singh, R., Reed, P.M. and Keller, K., 2015. Many-objective robust decision making for managing an ecosystem with a deeply uncertain threshold response. Ecology and Society, 20(3), p.12.

[5] Singh, R., Wagener, T., Crane, R., Mann, M.E. and Ning, L., 2014. A vulnerability driven approach to identify adverse climate and land use change combinations for critical hydrologic indicator thresholds: Application to a watershed in Pennsylvania, USA. Water Resources Research, 50(4), pp.3409-3427. 

[4] Singh, R., Archfield, S.A. and Wagener, T., 2014. Identifying dominant controls on hydrologic parameter transfer from gauged to ungauged catchments–A comparative hydrology approach. Journal of Hydrology, 517, pp.985-996.

[3] Singh, R., van Werkhoven, K. and Wagener, T., 2014. Hydrological impacts of climate change in gauged and ungauged watersheds of the Olifants basin: a trading-spacefor-time approach. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 59(1), pp.29-55.

[2] Ning, L., Mann, M.E., Crane, R., Wagener, T., Najjar Jr, R.G. and Singh, R., 2012. Probabilistic projections of anthropogenic climate change impacts on precipitation for the mid-atlantic region of the United States. Journal of Climate, 25(15), pp.5273-5291.

[1] Singh, R., Wagener, T., Werkhoven, K.V., Mann, M.E. and Crane, R., 2011. A tradingspace-for-time approach to probabilistic continuous streamflow predictions in a changing climate – accounting for changing watershed behavior. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 15(11), pp.3591-3603.

Presentations*

International Conferences/ Meetings

[16] Singh, R., and Kumar**, R., 2016, April. Estimating water availability over India using a bottom-up probabilistic Budyko approach. In EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts (Volume information to be released)

[15] Singh**, R., and Kumar, R., 2015, December. Estimating the spatio-temporal distribution of surface water availability across India. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts (Volume information to be released)

[14] Biswal**, B., and Singh, R., 2015, December. Incorporating channel network information in hydrologic response modelling: model development and validation using ecologically relevant indicators. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts (Volume information to be released)

[13] Singh**, R., and Deshmukh, A., 2015, December. What controls vulnerability of watersheds to climate and land use change across the United States? In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts (Volume information to be released)

[12] Ward**, V.L., Singh, R., Reed, P.M. and Keller, K., 2014, December. Confronting Decision Cliffs: Diagnostic Assessment of Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithms’ Performance for Addressing Uncertain Environmental Thresholds. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 1, p. 1021).

[11] Singh**, R., Wagener, T., Crane, R.G., Mann, M.E. and Ning, L., 2013, December. Considering uncertainty in climate change projections through a new decisioncentric approach to global change impact assessment on water resources tested in a Pennsylvania watershed. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 1, p. 1152).

[10] Singh**, R., Wagener, T., van Werkhoven, K., Mann, M.E., Crane, R. and Ning, L., 2013, April. A robust decision making framework for identifying dominant controls on indicators of hydrologic alteration under environmental change. In EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts (Vol. 15, p. 3628).

[9] Singh**, R., van Werkhoven, K., Wagener, T., Mann, M.E., Crane, R. and Ning, L., 2012, December. When does model parameter non-stationarity matter? Insights from the applications of a novel trading space-for-time framework across the US and South Africa. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 1, p. 1202).

[8] Wagener, T., Singh**, R. and Kelleher, C., 2012, December. An uncertainty framework for predicting hydrologic ecosystem services everywhere and under nonstationary conditions. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 1, p. 07).

[7] Wagener**, T., Laaha, G., Koffler, D. and Singh, R., 2012, April. Hydrologic similarity, comparative hydrology and hydrologic extremes. In EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts (Vol. 14, p. 6730).

[6] Singh, R., Archfield**, S.A., Wagener, T. and Vogel, R.M., 2012, April. Transferring rainfall runoff model parameters to ungauged catchments: Does the metric by which hydrologic similarity is defined actually matter? In EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts (Vol. 14, p. 13910).

[5] Singh**, R., Wagener, T., Werkhoven, K.V., Mann, M.E., Crane, R.K. and Shortle, J.S., 2011, December. Probabilistic predictions of hydrologic services in ungauged basins and under global change. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 1, p. 1234).

[4] Singh**, R., van Werkhoven, K., and Wagener, T.: Hydrologic modeling in a changing climate: Expecting the unexpected. AECOM Technology Corporation, 2011 (Webinar/Oral Presentation)

[3] Singh**, R., Wagener, T., Werkhoven, K.V., Mann, M.E., Crane, R. and Ning, L., 2010, December. Trading Space for Time: A non-stationary approach to probabilistic flow predictions in a changing climate. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 1, p. 0853).

[2] Archfield**, S., Vogel, R., Wagener, T. and Singh, R., 2010, May. Rainfall-runoff model calibration at an ungauged catchment using the map-correlation method. In EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts (Vol. 12, p. 6063).

[1] Wagener**, T., van Werkhoven, K. and Singh, R., 2010, May. Credibility of Hydrologic Models in the Context of Climate Change Impact Studies-A Case Study in the Olifants Basin, South Africa. In EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts (Vol. 12, p. 7484).

National Conferences/ Meetings

[4] Singh** † , R, 2016, April. Hydrology in the Anthropocene: Towards modelling frameworks 5 that incorporate the impact of humans on hydrologic processes. For Meeting of Project Appraisal and Monitoring Committee for Hydrology and Cryosphere, Ministry of Earth Sciences at I.I.T Kanpur on 11th April 2016.

[3] Singh** † , R, 2016, March. Dealing with large uncertainties in future climate and land use change: towards bottom-up hydrologic modelling approaches. For Institute Seminar Series on Interdisciplinary Program in Climate Studies at I.I.T Bombay on 23rd March 2016.

[2] Singh** † , R, 2015, October. Sharing a scarce resource: Identifying strategies for water use across multiple stakeholders in a changing environment. In 1 st Indo-Chinese Young Engineering Leaders Conclave, 7th -9 th October 2015 held at I.I.T Gandhinagar.

[1] Singh** † , R., 2015, October. Dealing with large uncertainties in hydrologic modelling through bottom-up approaches. In Workshop on Integrated Urban Flood Management at the Centre for Excellence in Water Resources Management at BITS Hyderabad on 30th October 2015.

*Self, student author, † invited, **presented by

Undergraduate level 

CE4502 – Engineering hydrology and water resources engineering: basics of hydrology, irrigation engineering and design of large hydraulic structures

Graduate level 

CE6011 – Computer methods in Civil Engineering: introduction to Matlab, matrices, numerical solutions to differential equations, statistics, solving linear/ non linear equations, in a Matlab environment

CE6511 – Soft computing for hydrologists: introduction to hydrologic modelling, parameter estimation via single and multi-objective optimization, GLUE (generalized likelihood uncertainty estimation), MCMC (Markov Chain Monte Carlo) methods, sensitivity analysis, uncertainty analysis

Contributions towards institute activities

Academic Advisor for the undergraduate Civil Engineering batch of year 2017
Member, Women Cell at I.I.T Hyderabad since 2015 Member,
Hindi Committee at I.I.T Hyderabad since 2015 Member,
Clean India Committee at I.I.T Hyderabad since 2015.

Professional Recognition

Invited to present a talk at the 8th Indo-German Frontiers of Engineering Symposium to be held in May 2016 in Postdam, Germany.

Invited to participate in ICON 2015, 1st Indo-Chinese Young Engineering Leaders’ Conclave, held at the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, 7-9 October 2015.

Professional Service

Reviewed papers for Geophysical Research Letters, Water Resources Research, Journal of Hydrology, Hydrological Sciences Journal, Hydrological Processes, Advances in Water Resources, Computers and Geosciences, Current Science, SadhanaAcademy Proceedings in Engineering Science, Journal of Earth System Science, ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering

Co-organizer for national level conference titled ‘Modelling tools for sustainable water resources management’ held at I.I.T Hyderabad in December 2015. (Co-organized with Dr. T. Shashidhar, Dr. K.B.V.N Phanindra, and Dr. Basudev Biswal)

Co-convener, Session titled “Regional hydro-climatic observations, patterns, changes and implications for modeling.” Fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), San Francisco, U.S.A., 2013. (Convener: Benjamin Livneh; Co-conveners: Rohini Kumar and Stacey Archfield).

Member, American Geophysical Union, December 2010 – till present

Member, IMPRINT India Water and River Systems Domain

Ongoing/funded projects

DST-SERB Early Career Research Award for 2016-2019 of amount approximately Rs. 25, 00,000 for the project titled ‘Inter basin water transfer in India: when and how much? Adaptive multi-objective robust decision making for managing water transfers.’