Roberto Rudari was born in Genova, Italy, in 1974. He received the Hydraulic Civil Engineering degree (summa cum laude) from the University of Genoa, Italy, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Padua, Italy, in 1998 and 2002, respectively. He was a Visiting Scientist at MIT, USA in the period 2000-2001. Since 2001, he has developed teaching activity at the University of Genova in the field of fluid mechanics, special hydraulic plants, hydrology, and environmental hydraulics. From 2002 to 2003, he had a postdoc position at the Environmental Monitoring Centre, Italy in the field of hydrologic modeling. In the period 2003–2005, he became a Researcher at the National Research Council, Perugia, Italy. From 2006 to 2009, he was a Research Manager at the University of Genova. Presently, he is a Senior Researcher at CIMA Research Foundation where he covers the role of Project Leader and Research Coordinator in the field of hydrometeorology. Since 2007, he has been responsible for the H2CU Honors Centre of Italian Universities grants at the University of Genova. Since 2010, he has been a Consultant of WMO Associated Program on Flood Management and he recently representing the International Flood Initiative at the Scientific Preparatory workshop for the UN-ISDR 2011 Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction. He has been a Guest Editor of Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS). His main research interests are basin geomorphology, Climate and weather predictability, continuous and distributed hydrologic modeling assisted by satellite and remotely sensed information, characterization of join probability distributions of land effects and vulnerability estimation to flood events, and the improvement of combined hydrometeorological forecast systems based on probabilistic concepts. He has operational and research experience in hydrology, with particular emphasis on flash-flood forecasting and statistical analysis of the extremes.
Biography Updated on 31 July 2011