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Langousis Andreas



Assistant Professor
Telephone: +30 2610 996594, 6599
Fax: +30 2610 996572
E-Mail: andlag[at]upatras.gr
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Patras, 265 00 Patras, Greece


Dr. 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, 2008) degrees from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In September 2010 he was appointed a Lecturer position in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Patras, Greece, in the area of Stochastic Processes and Hydrologic Risk Assessment, and in April 2015 he was promoted to the rank of an Assistant Professor. During his 6-year stay at MIT, Dr. Andreas Langousis taught one undergraduate and one graduate courses for six sequential semesters, and served as a research associate in the area of stochastic modeling of hydrologic processes. He has also served as Adjunct Professor for the undergraduate course “Numerical Methods in Environmental Engineering” at the Technical University of Crete (TU-Crete) in Chania, Greece (February-August, 2010), as Adjunct Professor for the undergraduate course “Water Distribution, Sewage and Rainwater Drainage Networks" at the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Patras, Greece (February-August, 2013), and as a visiting researcher at the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Cagliari, Italy.

His research to date has resulted in multiple fellowships and academic awards, 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 (2007), a 3-year Postdoctoral Fellowship from the General Secretariat of Research and Technology (Greece), and 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 11 research projects, co-authored 21 research papers in international scientific Journals, 3 invited book chapters, 3 dissertations, more than 35 presentations at international conferences, 4 newspaper articles (popular science), and served as an active member of the organizing and scientific committees of 19 international conferences. In addition, he has given 13 invited talks in Greece and abroad, and currently serves as Managing Guest Editor in JoH (Journal of Hydrology), Associate Editor in WRR (Water Resources Research), JHS (Journal of Hydrological Sciences), JoH (Journal of Hydrology) and SERRA (Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment), and as Reviewer in 19 international scientific Journals. During the period Jun. 2012 - Dec. 2013, he also served as Guest Assocιate Editor in HESS (Hydrology and Earth System Sciences). 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), the International Commission on Statistical Hydrology (ICSH-IAHS) and, since 2008, he serves as an active member of the scientific committee of the Precipitation and Climate Sub-Division of the European Geosciences Union (EGU). 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 the Treasurer of the Alexander S. Onassis Scholar’s Association and, 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 Engineers.

Dr. Andreas Langousis’ area of expertise is the development of stochastic models for hydrologic risk analysis, engineering and environmental design and prediction. His current research interests include (but are not limited to) environmental risk, hydrologic scaling, estimation of hydrologic extremes, statistical downscaling and forecasting.

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Selected Publications
  1. 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).
  2. Kaleris, V. and A. Langousis (2016) Comparison of two rainfall-runoff models: Effects of conceptualization, model calibration and parameter variability,  Hydrological Sciences Journal, doi: 10.1080/02626667.2016.1250899 (active link).
  3. 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).
  4. 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).
  5. 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).
  6. 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).
  7. 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).
  8. 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)
  9. 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)
  10. 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).
  11. 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).
  12. 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).
  13. 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)
  14. 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)
  15. 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)
  16. 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)
  17. 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)
  18. 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).
  19. 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)
  20. 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)
  21. Veneziano, D., A. Langousis, and P. Furcolo (2006) Multifractality and Rainfall Extremes: A Review, Wat. Resour. Res., 42, doi:10.1029/2005WR004716.(active link)
  22. 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)
  23. Veneziano, D. and A. Langousis (2005) The Maximum of Multifractal Cascades: Exact Distribution and Approximations, Fractals, 13(4), 311-324.(active link)
  24. Veneziano, D. and A. Langousis (2005) The Areal Reduction Factor a Multifractal Analysis, Wat. Resour. Res., 41, doi:10.1029/2004WR003765.(active link)

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