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Professor Vladan Babovic

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
National University of Singapore

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Vladan is a leading scientist in the field of hydroinformatics where he has been spearheading research in artificial intelligence, machine learning and computer modeling of hydraulics and hydrological phenomena from 1990s. In more recent years, his work on flexibility and real options pertaining to decision-making under deep uncertainties in water- and climate-related domains is gaining wider recognition.

In addition to being a leading researcher and educator, Vladan is a scientist entrepreneur who was instrumental in securing funding and subsequently lead establishment and managed growth of research institutes, 65 million Singapore Delft Water Alliance (SDWA) and NUSDeltares, for both of which he served as the founding Director. Under his leadership SDWA and NUSDeltares were recognized in March 2014 by prestigious Winsemius Awards.

Vladan is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Engineers (Singapore).