about me

Javed is a Water Resources Engineer and Climate & Weather Extremes Researcher. He is currently pursuing a PhD degree in Civil Engineering (Major: Water Resources Engineering) in the Coastal Risks and Engineering Lab at University of Central Florida (UCF). He’s affiliated with the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering and the National Center for Integrated Coastal Research (UCF Coastal). His current research focuses on multi-hazards risk assessment and analyzing compound climate/weather extreme events and their spatio-temporal relationships and socio-economic impacts using machine learning and statistical methods.

He has a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering, with emphasis on Water Resources Engineering, from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology (India). He received the Erasmus Mundus Fellowship from European Commission for pursuing an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree Program in Water Science and Engineering with specialization in Flood Risk Management at four different European universities, Technische Universität Dresden — TU Dresden (Germany), UNESCO-IHE (the Netherlands), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain) and University of Ljubljana (Slovenia). Before joining the UCF, he was working at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in France as a MOPGA Researcher. His work at CNRS focused on coupled modelling of flash floods and population exposure and vulnerability dynamics for forecasting the potential socio-economic impacts of flash floods in South France.


  • Flood Risk Management
  • Multi-hazards
  • Compound Weather and Climate Extremes
  • Statistical Modeling
  • Modeling Impacts of Natural Hazards
  • Disaster Risk Assessment
  • Coupled Human-Natural System Modelling
  • Hydrological & Hydraulic Modeling
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Machine Learning


  • PhD in Civil Engineering, 2020 - Present

    University of Central Florida

  • MSc in Water Science & Engineering, 2018

    UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Netherlands

  • MSc in Hydro Science & Engineering, 2018

    Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

  • Erasmus Program - Civil & Geodetic Engineering, Dec'17- Feb'18

    University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • Erasmus Program - Civil Engineering, Sept–Dec'17

    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

  • B.Tech in Agricultural Engineering, 2015

    G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, India


CoPe Megalopolitan Coastal Transformation Hub: Improving the Understanding and Governance of Co-Evolving Hazards, Development, and Coastal Processes

The CoPe Megalopolitan Coastal Transformation Hub (MACH) aims to develop a climate-resilient decision-making framework to equitably …

Extreme Value Analysis using MATLAB

Extreme Value Analysis using hourly water level data from the tide gauge of St. Petersburg, FL.

Geomorphic versus Climatic Drivers of Changing Coastal Flood Risk

Coastal flooding is one of the most dangerous and damaging natural hazards that societies face, and coastal development and climate …

Weather Induced Hazards and COVID-19

We developed an integrated framework with innovative solutions to deal with the combined effect of natural hazards and COVID-19, with …

Analysis of Mean Sea Level Time Series Data using Regression Methods.

Mean Sea Level Time Series Data Analysis for Mumbai (India).

The New First Line of Defense: Building Community Resilience through Residential Risk Disclosure

HazardAware helps residents and community planners make their homes and communities more resilient to natural hazards.

Zombie Agent-Based Model and Sensitivity Analysis

A zombie agent-based model was developed and performed sensity analysis as a group work for OpenMole ex-Modelo Summer School

Towards integrated forecasting of flash floods human impacts

Floods are one of the most frequently occurring weather related disasters, which affected more than 2.3 billion people worldwide and …

Design for Impact Framework: Integrating Open Data and Risk Communication for Decision Making

This project was led by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (World Bank), Resurgence and Vizonomy.

Simulating Human-Flood Interactions for Flood Risk Management using Agent-Based Modelling

Developed a hydraulic model and an Agent-Based Model (ABM) based on geospatial..

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Contribution of hydrometeorological drivers to compound impacts of natural hazards: an impact-based methodology

This week, I attended the “DAMOCLES Final Conference: Perspectives and Ways Forward In Compound Event Research” in Lisbon, …

Assessing Compound Impacts of Natural Hazards in Miami-Dade County, Florida


Awards and Honors

Graduate Presentation Fellowship

Received a competitive Graduate Presentation Fellowship from the University of Central Florida to present my reserach work at ‘DAMOCLES Compound Events Final Conference: Perspectives and Ways Forward in Compound Event Research’ in Lisbon, Portugal.

Frank Hubbard Engineering Scholarship

Received a highly competitive Frank Hubbard Engineering Endowed Scholarship for Acadmeic Excellence in PhD program at the College of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Central Florida.

Graduate Presentation Fellowship

Received a competitive Graduate Presentation Fellowship from the University of Central Florida to present my reserach work at American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2021 in New Orleans, LA.

3rd Prize Winner

Third prize winner for developing an integrated framework with innovative solutions to deal with the compound impact of natural hazards and COVID19 with the ability to increase disaster preparedness using early warning systems and humanitarian aid assessment.

ORC Doctoral Fellowship

Received a competitive ORC Fellowship from the University of Central Florida to pursue PhD in Civil Engineering (Major: Water Resources Engineering).

European Commission’s Joint Research Center Travel Grant

Travel grant for attending the workshop on Extreme events and energy transitions: tackling the challenges of climate change by integrating social and complex systems science in Ispra, Italy

Make Our Planet Great Again (MOPGA) Laureate Fellowship

Summer School Scholarship

Scholarship by the Royal Dutch Academy of Science (KNAW) China Exchange Program for attending the Summer School: Managing Flood Disasters in Delta Cities at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Water Professional Training Program Scholarship

Scholarship for Water Professional Training Program in Florida by United States Department of Interior, hosted by US Geological Survey, South Florida Water Management District, and Florida Atlantic University.

Erasmus Mundus Fellowship

Erasmus Mundus Fellowship for pursuing Erasmus Mundus Joint MSc Program in Flood Risk Management

Undergraduate Talent Scholarship

Scholarship for pursuing the four years Bachelor’s Program in Agricultural Engineering at G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, India

News & Media

Research in 60 Seconds: Studying Natural Disasters to Enhance Emergency Response

I was recently featured in University of Central Florida’s Research in 60 Seconds series, where, I explain how I am using machine …

Copernicus Barcelona Hackathon - IHE Delft teams awarded 2nd and 3rd place

(From IHE Delft website) The Copernicus Hackathon Programme, financed by the European Commission, brings together developers, experts, …

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