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Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

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Project leader

Ashutosh Sharma

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Ashutosh Sharma is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Hydrology of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee. He is interested in interdisciplinary research to understand the hydroclimatological processes and their connections to the natural-human world. He was trained as a Civil Engineer and specialized in Water Resources Engineering (Hydroclimatology). During his Ph.D. at IIT Guwahati, he worked on a resilience-based approach to examine the response of terrestrial ecosystems to droughts. He also worked at Penn State University as a postdoctoral scholar in Multiscale Hydrologic Processes and Intelligence (MHPI) group, where he developed a machine learning tool for large-scale hydrological predictions. He was awarded Water Advanced Research and Innovation (WARI) and Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI) fellowships to carry out research projects at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), USA, and McGill University, Canada, respectively.