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Department of Civil Engineering, University of Patras, 265 00 Patras, Greece
Andreas Langousis was born in Athens in 1981. He is a Civil Engineer (National Technical University of Athens, NTUA, 2003), with Master of Science (MSc 2005) and Doctor of Science (ScD 2009) degrees from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has served as Professor of several undergraduate and graduate courses related to probability theory and statistics, random field theory, stochastic processes, catastrophe risk, hydraulic structures, urban hydraulic works, rural and urban hydrology, environmental data analysis, and numerical analysis, at different Institutions in USA and Europe. Currently, he holds an Associate Professor position in the area of Engineering Hydrology, Hydraulics and Hydrologic Risk Assessment at the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Patras, and an Adjunct Professor position at the School of Science and Technology of the Hellenic Open University. In September 2017 he was nominated the “Professeur Associé” status at INRS Université de Recherche in Quebec (Canada), and since April 2018 he serves as the Chair of the scientific committee of the Precipitation and Climate Sub-Division of the European Geosciences Union (EGU).
His research to date has resulted in multiple fellowships, academic awards, and distinctions, including the Schoettler Fellowship of MIT for academic accomplishments, a 5-year scholarship from the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, a best paper award at the 1st International Summit on Hurricanes and Climate Change, a 3-year Postdoctoral Fellowship from the General Secretariat of Research and Technology (Greece), a 2-year Research Fellowship from the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, while one of his innovative research articles published in Water Resources Research (WRR, 2017) received the Editors’ Highlight.
He has participated in 18 research projects, co-authored
32 peer-reviewed research articles in international scientific Journals, more than 55 presentations at international conferences, 3 peer-reviewed invited book chapters, 4 newspaper articles (popular science), and served as an active member of the organizing and scientific committees of more than 20 international conferences. In addition, he has given 17 invited lectures and talks, and currently serves as Associate Editor in WRR (Water Resources Research), HSJ (Hydrological Sciences Journal), JoH (Journal of Hydrology), and SERRA (Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment), and as Reviewer in 20 international scientific Journals. During the period Jun. 2012 - Dec. 2013, he served as Guest Associate Editor in HESS (Hydrology and Earth System Sciences), and for the period Jun. 2015- Jun. 2017 he served as Managing Guest Editor in JoH.
He is an active member of the Technical Chamber of Greece (TCG), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the European Geosciences Union (EGU), the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), and the International Commission on Statistical Hydrology (ICSH-IAHS). Since 2008, Andreas Langousis serves as an active member of the scientific committee of the Precipitation and Climate Sub-Division of EGU, and in April 2017 he was elected to serve as its next Chair (period 2018-2020). During the period 2010-2012, he was an active member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Chapter of ASCE, for the period 2011-2013 he served as Treasurer of the Alexander S. Onassis Scholars’ Association, since March 2014 he serves as a member of the examination committee of the Technical Chamber of Greece (TCG) for the conferment of professional rights to Civil Engineer and, since May 2018, he serves as a member of the Educational Council of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, USA) for incoming students.
Andreas’ Langousis area of expertise is the development of stochastic models and methods for the probabilistic description of natural and engineered systems, for risk assessment, prediction, design and control. His current research interests include (but are not limited to): hydrologic/hydroclimatic variability and climate change impact assessment, scale invariant phenomena, fractals and multifractals, hydroclimatic and environmental risk quantification, catastrophe risk, health risk modeling, statistical downscaling and forecasting, and risk-benefit analysis, design and management of man-made and engineered systems.
the full CV of Dr. A. Langousis
- Perdios, A. and A. Langousis (2020) Revisiting the Statistical Scaling of Annual Discharge Maxima at Daily Resolution with Respect to the Basin Size in the Light of Rainfall Climatology, Water, 12(2), 610; https://doi.org/10.3390/w12020610 (active link).
- Carsteanu, A.A, and A. Langousis (2020) Break of temporal symmetry in a stationary Markovian setting: evidencing an arrow of time, and parameterizing linear dependencies using fractional low-order joint moments, Stoch. Environ. Res. Risk Assess., 34, 1–6, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00477-019-01749-0 (active link).
- Papacharalampous, G., H. Tyralis, A. Langousis, A.W. Jayawardena, B. Sivakumar, N. Mamassis, A. Montanari, and D. Koutsoyiannis (2019) Probabilistic hydrological post-processing at scale: Why and how to apply machine-learning quantile regression algorithms, Water, 11(10), 2126; https://doi.org/10.3390/w11102126 (active link).
- Tyralis, H., G. Papacharalampous, A. Burnetas and A. Langousis (2019) Hydrological post-processing using stacked generalization of quantile regression algorithms: Large-scale application over CONUS, J. Hydrol., 577, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2019.123957 (active link).
- Tyralis, H., G. Papacharalampous and A. Langousis (2019) A Brief Review of Random Forests for Water Scientists and Practitioners and Their Recent History in Water Resources, Water, 11(5), 910, doi:10.3390/w11050910, (active link).
- Fei, X., R. Xiao, G. Christakos, A. Langousis, Z. Ren, Y. Tian and X. Lv (2019) Comprehensive assessment and source apportionment of heavy metals in Shanghai agricultural soils with different fertility levels, Ecological Indicators, 106, 105508, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.105508, (active link)
- He, J., G. Christakos, J. Wu, P. Jankowski, A. Langousis, Y. Wang, W. Yin and W. Zhang (2019) Probabilistic Logic Analysis of the Highly Heterogeneous Spatiotemporal HFRS Incidence Distribution in Heilongjiang Province (China) During 2005-2013, PLoS Negl. Trop. Dis., 13(1), e0007091, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0007091 (active link).
- Tyralis, H. and A. Langousis (2019) Estimation of intensity–duration–frequency curves using max-stable processes, Stoch. Environ. Res. Risk Assess., 33(1), 239-252, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00477-018-1577-2 (active link)
- Langousis, A., V. Kaleris, A. Kokosi and G. Mamounakis (2018) Markov based transition probability geostatistics in groundwater applications: assumptions and limitations, Stoch. Environ. Res. Risk Assess., 32(7), 2129-2146, doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00477-017-1504-y (active link) .
- Langousis, A., R. Deidda, A. Carsteanu, C. Onof, P. Burlando, R. Uijlenhoet and A. Bárdossy (2018) Precipitation measurement and modelling: uncertainty, variability, observations, ensemble simulation and downscaling, J. Hydrol., 556, 824-26, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.09.016 (active link).
- Emmanouil, S. and A. Langousis (2017) UPStream: Automated Hydraulic Design of Pressurized Water Distribution Networks, SoftwareX, 6, 248-254, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.softx.2017.09.001 (active link).
- Mamalakis, A., A. Langousis, R. Deidda and M. Marrocu (2017) A parametric approach for simultaneous bias correction and high-resolution downscaling of climate model rainfall, Water Resour. Res., 53, WRCR22499, doi: 10.1002/2016WR019578 (active link) (WRR Editors' Highlight).
- Kaleris, V. and A. Langousis (2017) Comparison of two rainfall-runoff models: Effects of conceptualization, model calibration and parameter variability, Hydrological Sciences Journal,62(5), 729-748, doi: 10.1080/02626667.2016.1250899 (active link).
- Langousis, A., A. Mamalakis, M. Puliga and R. Deidda (2016) Threshold detection for the generalized Pareto distribution: Review of representative methods and application to the NOAA NCDC daily rainfall database, Water Resour. Res., 52, doi:10.1002/2015WR018502 (active link).
- Langousis, A., A. Mamalakis, R. Deidda and M. Marrocu (2016) Assessing the relative effectiveness of statistical downscaling and distribution mapping in reproducing rainfall statistics based on climate model results, Water Resour. Res., 52, doi:10.1002/2015WR017556 (active link).
- Langousis, A. and V. Kaleris (2014) Statistical framework to simulate daily rainfall series conditional on upper-air predictor variables, Water Resour. Res., 50(5), 3907-3932, doi: 10.1002/2013WR014936 (active link).
- Deidda, R., M. Marrocu, G. Caroletti, G. Pusceddu, A. Langousis, V. Lucarini, M. Puliga, and A. Speranza (2013) Regional climate models' performance in representing precipitation and temperature over selected Mediterranean areas, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci, 17(12), 5041-5059, doi:10.5194/hess-17-5041-2013 (active link).
- Angulo, J.M., H.-L.Yu, A. Langousis, A. Kolovos, J-F Wang, D. Madrid and G. Christakos (2013) Spatiotemporal infectious disease modeling: A BME-SIR approach, PLoS ONE 8(9), e72168. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0072168 (active link).
- Langousis, A. and V. Kaleris (2013) Theoretical framework to estimate spatial rainfall averages conditional on river discharges and point rainfall measurements from a single location: an application to western Greece, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 1241-1263, doi:10.5194/hess-17-1241-2013. (active link)
- Langousis, A., A.A. Carsteanu and R. Deidda (2013) A Simple Approximation to Multifractal Rainfall Maxima using a Generalized Extreme Value Distribution Model, Stoch. Environ. Res. Risk Assess., doi: 10.1007/s00477-013-0687-0. (active link)
- Angulo, J.M., H.-L.Yu, A. Langousis, D. Madrid and G. Christakos (2012) Modeling of Space–time Infectious Disease Spread under Conditions of Uncertainty, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 26(10), 1751-1772, doi:10.1080/13658816.2011.648642, (active link).
- Koutsoyiannis, D. and A. Langousis (2011) Precipitation, In: Treaties on Water Sciences: Hydrology, Vol. 2, Edts: P. Wilderer (in chief) and S. Uhlenbrook, Academic Press, Oxford, pp. 27–78 (active link).
- Veneziano D. and A. Langousis (2010) Scaling and Fractals in Hydrology, In: Advances in Data-based Approaches for Hydrologic Modeling and Forecasting, Edited by: B. Sivakumar and R. Berndtsson, World Scientific, 145p (active link).
- Veneziano, D., A. Langousis and C. Lepore (2009) New Asymptotic and Pre-Asymptotic Results on Rainfall Maxima from Multifractal Theory, Wat. Resour. Res., 45, doi:10.1029/2009WR008257. (active link)
- Langousis, A. and D. Veneziano (2009) Long-term Rainfall Risk from Tropical Cyclones in Coastal Areas, Wat. Resour. Res., 45, doi:10.1029/2008WR007624.(active link)
- Langousis, A. and D. Veneziano (2009) Theoretical Model of Rainfall in Tropical Cyclones for the Assessment of Long-term Risk, J. Geophys. Res., 114, doi:10.1029/2008JD010080.(active link)
- Langousis A, D. Veneziano, P. Furcolo, and C. Lepore (2009) Multifractal Rainfall Extremes: Theoretical Analysis and Practical Estimation, Chaos Solitons and Fractals, 39, 1182-1194, doi:10.1016/j.chaos.2007.06.004.(active link)
- Koutsoyiannis, D., C. Makropoulos,, A. Langousis, S. Baki, A. Efstratiadis, A. Christofides, G. Karavokiros and N. Mamassis (2009) Climate, Hydrology, Energy, Water: Recognizing Uncertainty and Seeking Sustainability, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 247-257.(active link)
- Langousis, A., D. Veneziano, and S. Chen (2008) Boundary Layer Model for Moving Tropical Cyclones, In: Hurricanes and Climate Change, Edts. J. Elsner and T. Jagger, Springer, NY, doi: 10.1007/978-0-387-09410-6, pp. 265-286 (active link).
- Langousis, A. and D. Veneziano (2007) Intensity-Duration-Frequency Curves from Scaling Representations of Rainfall, Wat. Resour. Res., 43, doi: 10.1029/2006WR005245.(active link)
- Veneziano, D., C. Lepore, A. Langousis, and P. Furcolo (2007) Marginal Methods of Intensity-duration-frequency Estimation in Scaling and Nonscaling Rainfall, Wat. Resour. Res., 43, doi:10.1029/2007WR006040.(active link)
- Veneziano, D., A. Langousis, and P. Furcolo (2006) Multifractality and Rainfall Extremes: A Review, Wat. Resour. Res., 42, doi:10.1029/2005WR004716.(active link)
- Langousis, A. and D. Koutsoyiannis (2006) A Stochastic Methodology for Generation of Seasonal Time Series Reproducing Over-year Scaling Behavior, J. Hydrol., 322 (1-4), 138-154.(active link)
- Veneziano, D. and A. Langousis (2005) The Maximum of Multifractal Cascades: Exact Distribution and Approximations, Fractals, 13(4), 311-324.(active link)
- Veneziano, D. and A. Langousis (2005) The Areal Reduction Factor a Multifractal Analysis, Wat. Resour. Res., 41, doi:10.1029/2004WR003765.(active link)