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Vijay Singh

Singh, Vijay
Vijay Singh
Distinguished Professor and Regents Professor, Caroline & William N. Lehrer Distinguished Chair in Water Engineering
321 Scoates Hall
Undergraduate Education
B.S., U.P. Agricultural University – India, Engineering and Technology, 1967
Graduate Education
M.S., University of Guelph – Canada, Engineering, 1970
Ph.D., Colorado State University, Civil Engineering, 1974
• IASWC Lifetime Achievement Award, Indian Association of Soil and Water Conservationists, 2016.
• Sigma Xi Outstanding Distinguished Scientist Award, 2016.
• USCID/Merriam Improved Irrigation Award, 2016.
• Jiangsu Provincial Friendship Award, China, 2016.
• Outstanding Alumnus Award, College of Technology, G.P. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, India, November 2016.
• Outstanding Alumnus Award, G.P. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, India, November 2016.
• Distinguished Award, Chinese Academy of Science President’s International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI), Beijing, China, 2017.
• ADS/Hancor Soil and Water Engineering Award, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, 2017.
• Ven Te Chow lecture and Award, International Water Resources Association, 2017.
• Engineering Medal of Achievement, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada, 2017.

Research Interests

Surface-water Hydrology, Groundwater Hydrology, Hydraulics, Irrigation Engineering, Environmental Quality and Water Resources. Principal research topics have encompassed:  1.  Watershed modeling, 2.  Erosion and Sediment Transport in Upland Watersheds, 3. Streamflow Forecasting, 4. Dam Break Analysis, 5. Entropy-Based Modeling, 6. Network Design, 7. Groundwater Modeling, and 8. Hydrologic Impacts of Climate Change.

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Recent Publications

  1. Singh, V.P., Entropy Theory and its Applications in Environmental and Water Engineering. 642 pp., John Wiley, New York, 2013.
  2. Singh, V.P., Introduction to Entropy Theory in Hydraulic Engineering. 784 pp., ASCE Press, Reston, Virginia, 2014.
  3. Singh, V.P., Entropy Theory in Hydrologic Science and Engineering. McGraw-Hill Education, New York, 824 pp., 2015.
  4. Singh, V.P., Introduction to Tsallis Entropy in Water Engineering. CRC Press/Taylor and Francis, Boca Raton, Florida, 434 pp., 2016.
  5. Singh, V.P., editor, Handbook of Applied Hydrology, McGraw-Hill Education, New York, 1440 pp., 2017.
  6. Singh, V.P., Kinematic Wave Theory of Overland Flow. Water Resources Management, Vol. 31, No. 10, pp. 3147-3160, DOI: 10.11007/s1269-017-1654-1, 2017.
  7. Cui, H. and Singh, V.P., Application of Minimum Relative Entropy Theory for Streamflow Forecasting. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment (SERRA), Vol. 31, No. 3, pp. 587-608, DOI: 10.1007/s00477-016-1306-7, 2017.
  8. Zhang, Q., Zheng, Y., Singh, V.P., Luo, M. and Shi, P., Summer Extreme Precipitation in Eastern China: Mechanisms and impact. Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 122, No. 5, pp. 2766-2778, DOI: 10.1002/2016JD025913, 2017.
  9. Baiamonte, G. and Singh, V.P., Modelling the Probability Distribution of Peak Discharge for Infiltrating Hillslopes. Water Resources Research, Vol. 53, doi: 10.1002/2016WR020109, pp. 1-15, 2017.
  10. Liu, Y., Zhu, Y., Ren, L., Singh, V.P., Yang, X. and Yuan, F., A Multi-scalar Palmer Drought Severity Index. Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 44, 6850-6858, DOI: 10.1002/2017GL073871, 2017.