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Soroosh Sorooshian

Class of 2023-24

Dr. Soroosh Sorooshian

Director, Center for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing
Distinguished Professor and holder of the Henry Samueli Chair
The Henry Samueli School of Engineering
University of California, Irvine 

An expert in the field of hydrometeorology, Soroosh Sorooshian has advanced water-resource systems through his application of remote sensing and development of improved precipitation runoff modeling.

He received his doctorate in engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Sorooshian is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the International Academy of Astronautics and The World Academy of Sciences; a foreign member of the European Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Sciences; and a fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the American Meteorological Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics and the International Water Resources Association.

He received the Hydrological Sciences Medal, American Meteorological Society; the Lifetime Achievement Award, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Systems; the Ven Te Chow Award, American Society of Civil Engineers; the Einstein Professorship, Chinese Academy of Sciences; the Robert E. Horton Medal, American Geophysical Union; the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water Resources Management and Protection; the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal; and the William Nordberg Memorial Lectureship, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

He has authored seven books and more than 300 peer-reviewed publications.

Sorooshian will collaborate with faculty, researchers and students in the College of Arts and Sciences.