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 in Civil Engineering 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” honorary status at INRS Université de Recherche in Quebec (Canada), for the 4-year period 2018 – 2022 he served as the Chair of the scientific committee of the Precipitation and Climate Sub-Division of the European Geosciences Union (EGU), and for the period Sep. 2020 – Sep. 2022 he served as the Head of the Geotechnical and Hydraulic Engineering Sector of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Patras. In June 2022 he was announced Editor in Chief (EiC) of Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment (SERRA).
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), and a 2-year Research Fellowship from the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation. In 2017, one of his innovative research articles published in Water Resources Research (WRR) received the Editors’ Highlight, while in 2021 another paper co-authored by him received the Water 2021 Best Paper Award (Rank 2, https://doi.org/10.3390/w11050910).
He has participated in 27 research projects, co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed research articles in international scientific Journals, more than 80 presentations at international conferences, 4 peer-reviewed invited book chapters, 1 educational textbook on engineering design of water supply and sewerage works (ISBN: 978-960-9427-89-0), 4 newspaper articles (popular science), and served as an active member of the organizing and scientific committees of more than 25 international conferences. In addition, he has given 19 invited lectures and talks, and currently serves as Editor in Chief of SERRA (Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment), Associate Editor of WRR (Water Resources Research), and as Reviewer in more than 20 international scientific Journals. For the period 2013-2022 he served as Associate Editor of SERRA, for the 6-year period 2016 -2022 he served as Associate Editor of JoH (Journal of Hydrology), for the 4-year period 2016 – 2020 he served as Associate Editor of HSJ (Hydrological Sciences Journal), for the period Jun. 2012 – Dec. 2013 he served as Guest Associate Editor of HESS (Hydrology and Earth System Sciences), and for the period Jun. 2015- Jun. 2017 he served as Managing Guest Editor of 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, he serves as an active member of the scientific committee of the Precipitation and Climate Sub-Division of 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 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 Engineers, since May 2018, he serves as a member of the Educational Council of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, USA) for incoming students, and since April 2020 he serves as a Member of the Academic Council of Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation.
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 and management of claims, health risk modeling, statistical downscaling and forecasting, storm-based flood risk estimation and mapping, probabilistic estimation of water losses in water distribution networks (WDNs), burst detection and localization, statistical estimation of water demand/consumption, optimal sizing of pressure management areas, development of smart solutions for water loss reduction, backflow propagation in sewerage networks, as well as reliability analysis and risk management and design of man-made and engineered systems.
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- Emmanouil, S., A. Langousis, E.I. Nikolopoulos, and E.N. Anagnostou (2023) Exploring the future of rainfall extremes over CONUS: The effects of high emission climate change trajectories on the intensity and frequency of rare precipitation events, Earth’s Future, 11, e2022EF003039, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2022EF003039
- Bakas, N.P., A. Langousis, M.A. Nikolaou and S.A. Chatzichristofis (2023) Gradient Free Stochastic Training of ANNs, with Local Approximation in Partitions, Stoch. Env. Res. Risk Asses, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00477-023-02407-2 (active link)
- Serafeim, A.V., A. Perdios, D. Gkikas, N. Th. Fourniotis and A. Langousis (2022) OX FreeSurf: Automated Free Surface Calculation in Open-Channel Flow, Water Utility Journal, 30-31: 33-42 (active link) (code)
- Serafeim, A.V., G. Kokosalakis, R. Deidda, N.Th. Fourniotis and A. Langousis (2022) Combining Statistical Clustering with Hydraulic Modeling for Resilient Reduction of Water Losses in Water Distribution Networks: Large Scale Application Study in the City of Patras in Western Greece, Water, 14, 3493, https://doi.org/10.3390/w1421349
- Perdios, A., G. Kokosalakis, N.Th. Fourniotis, I. Karathanasi and A. Langousis (2022) Statistical framework for the detection of pressure regulation malfunctions and issuance of alerts in water distribution networks, Stoch. Env. Res. Risk Asses, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00477-022-02256-5 (active link)
- Koutsantonis, K., N.P. Bakas, V. Plevris, A. Langousis and S.A. Chatzichristofis (2022) Bibliometric Literature Review of Adaptive Learning Systems, Sustainability, 14, 12684, https://doi.org/10.3390/su141912684
- Papacharalampous, G. and A. Langousis (2022) Probabilistic water demand forecasting using quantile regression algorithms, Water Resour. Res., e2021WR030216, https://doi.org/10.1029/2021WR030216
- Grimaldi, S., E. Volpi, A. Langousis, S.M. Papalexiou, D.L. De Luca, R. Piscopia, S.D. Nerantzaki, G. Papacharalampous and A. Petroselli (2022) Continuous hydrologic modelling for small and ungauged basins: A comparison of eight rainfall models for sub-daily runoff simulations, J. Hydrol., 610, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2022.127866
- Serafeim, A.V., G. Kokosalakis, R. Deidda, I. Karathanasi and A. Langousis (2022) Probabilistic framework for the parametric modeling of leakages in water distribution networks: large scale application to the City of Patras in Western Greece, Stoch. Env. Res. Risk Asses, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00477-022-02213-2 (active link)
- Emmanouil, S., A. Langousis, E.I. Nikolopoulos, and E.N. Anagnostou (2022) The spatiotemporal evolution of rainfall extremes in a changing climate: A CONUS-wide assessment based on multifractal scaling arguments, Earth’s Future, 10, e2021EF002539, https://doi.org/10.1029/2021EF002539
- Serafeim, A.V., G. Kokosalakis, R. Deidda, I. Karathanasi and A. Langousis (2022) Probabilistic Minimum Night Flow Estimation in Water Distribution Networks and Comparison with the Water Balance Approach: Large-Scale Application to the City Center of Patras in Western Greece, Water, 14, 98, https://doi.org/10.3390/w14010098
- Serafeim, A., G. Kokosalakis, R. Deidda, I. Karathanasi and A. Langousis (2021) Probabilistic estimation of minimum night flow in water distribution networks: large-scale application to the city of Patras in western Greece, Stoch. Env. Res. Risk Asses., https://doi.org/10.1007/s00477-021-02042-9 (active link)
- Emmanouil, S., A. Langousis, E.I. Nikolopoulos, and E.N. Anagnostou (2021) An ERA-5 derived CONUS-wide high-resolution precipitation dataset based on a refined parametric statistical downscaling framework, Water Resour. Res., https://doi.org/10.1029/2020WR029548
- Bakas, N.P., V. Plevris, A. Langousis and S.A. Chatzichristofis (2021) ITSO: a novel inverse transform sampling-based optimization algorithm for stochastic search, Stoch Environ Res Risk Assess, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00477-021-02025-w (active link)
- Deidda, R., M. Hellies and A. Langousis (2021) A critical analysis of the shortcomings in spatial frequency analysis of rainfall extremes based on homogeneous regions and a comparison with a hierarchical boundaryless approach, Stoch Environ Res Risk Assess, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00477-021-02008-x (active link)
- Ruggiu, D., F. Viola and A. Langousis (2021) A non-parametric procedure to assess the accuracy of the normality assumption for annual rainfall totals, based on the marginal statistics of daily rainfall: An application to NOAA-NCDC rainfall database, J. Appl. Meteor. & Clim., 60(4), 595-605, https://doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-20-0060.1
- Tyralis, H., G. Papacharalampous, A. Langousis and S.M. Papalexiou (2021) Explanation and Probabilistic Prediction of Hydrological Signatures with Statistical Boosting Algorithms, Remote Sens., 13, https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13030333
- Papacharalampous, G., H. Tyralis, S.M. Papalexiou, A. Langousis, S. Khatami, E. Volpi, and S. Grimaldi (2021) Global-scale massive feature extraction from monthly hydroclimatic time series: Statistical characterizations, spatial patterns and hydrological similarity, STOTEN, 767, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144612
- Tyralis, Η., G. Papacharalampous and A. Langousis (2021) Streamflow Forecasting at Large Time Scales using Statistical Models, Ch. 2, In: Advances in Streamflow Forecasting, Edts: P. Sharma and D. Machiwal, Elsevier, ISBN: 9780128206737. (active link)
- Perra, E., F. Viola, R. Deidda, D. Caracciolo, C. Paniconi and A. Langousis (2020) Hydrologic impacts of surface elevation and spatial resolution in statistical correction approaches: The case study of Flumendosa basin, Italy, J. Hydrol. Eng. ASCE, 25(9), https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001969 (active link)
- Emmanouil, S., A. Langousis, E.I. Nikolopoulos, and E.N. Anagnostou (2020) Quantitative assessment of annual maxima, peaks-over-threshold and multifractal parametric approaches in estimating intensity-duration-frequency curves from short rainfall records, J. Hydrol., https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2020.125151 (active link).
- Tyralis, H., G. Papacharalampous, and A. Langousis (2020) Super ensemble learning for daily streamflow forecasting: large-scale demonstration and comparison with multiple machine learning algorithms, Neural Comput & Applic, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00521-020-05172-3 (active link).
- Langousis, A., and A.A. Carsteanu (2020) Undersampling in action and at scale: Application to the COVID-19 pandemic, Stoch. Environ. Res. Risk Assess., https://doi.org/10.1007/s00477-020-01821-0 (active link)
- 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. 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, J. 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 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, Water 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, Water 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, Water 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, Water Resour. Res., 43, doi:10.1029/2007WR006040 (active link).
- Veneziano, D., A. Langousis, and P. Furcolo (2006) Multifractality and Rainfall Extremes: A Review, Water 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, Water Resour. Res., 41, doi:10.1029/2004WR003765 (active link).