Dr. Meenu RamadasAssistant Professor
School of Infrastructure

Research Interests

Surface Hydrology; Water Resources Engineering; Hydrologic Extremes; Climate Change Impact Assessment; Machine Learning

Brief Resume

Contact Details

  • 117, School of Infrastructure, IIT Bhubaneswar
  • 674-713-6618
  • meenu@iitbbs.ac.in

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 Degree Discipline Year School
 Ph.D. Civil Engineering 2015 Purdue University
 M.E. Water Resources and Environmental Engineering 2011 IISc Bangalore




CE6L502 Surface Hydrology;
CE6L518 Integrated Watershed Management;
CE6L008 Hydraulics of Sediment Transport;
CE2L005 Hydraulics;
CE3L003 Water Resources Engineering;
CE3P003 Water Resources Engineering Laboratory;
CE3P004 Civil Engineering Drawing & Estimation;
CE2L011 Building Materials and Construction;
CE2L003 Introduction to Civil Engineering and Construction Materials;
CE1P001 Engineering Drawing & Computer Graphics;
CE4P001 CAD Laboratory


Recent Publications (International Journals)

1Samantaray, A. K., Singh, G., Ramadas, M., & Panda, R. K. (2019). Drought hotspot analysis and risk assessment using probabilistic drought monitoring and severity–duration–frequency analysis. Hydrological processes, 33(3), 432-449.
2Samantaray A.K., Singh G., Ramadas M. (2019) Application of the Relevance Vector Machine to Drought Monitoring. In: Bansal J., Das K., Nagar A., Deep K., Ojha A. (eds) Soft Computing for Problem Solving. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 816. Springer, Singapore
3Ramadas, M., Ojha, C. S. P., and Govindaraju, R. S. (2016) "Analytical models of infiltration and redistribution for unsaturated flow in soils with vertically non-uniform saturated hydraulic conductivity." ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 22:2, 181-192, doi: 10.1080/09715010.2015.1132640
4Ramadas, M., and Govindaraju, R. S. (2015) "Choice of hydrologic variables for probabilistic drought classification." Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 05015013, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0000981.
5Ojha, R., Ramadas, M., and Govindaraju, R. (2015). "Current and future challenges in groundwater I. Modeling and management of resources." Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, Special Issue: Grand Challenges in Hydrology, A4014007. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000928.
6Ramadas, M., Ojha, R., and Govindaraju, R. (2015). "Current and future challenges in groundwater II. Water quality modeling." Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, Special Issue: Grand Challenges in Hydrology, A4014008. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000936.
7Ramadas, M., and Govindaraju, R. S. (2015). "Probabilistic assessment of agricultural droughts using graphical models." Journal of Hydrology, 526, 151-163. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.09.026.
8Ramadas, M., Maity, R., Ojha, R., and Govindaraju, R. S. (2015). "Predictor selection for streamflows using a graphical modeling approach." Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 29(6), 1583-1599. doi: 10.1007/s00477-014-0977-1.
9Maity, R., Ramadas, M., and R. S. Govindaraju (2013). "Identification of hydrologic drought triggers from hydroclimatic predictor variables." Water Resources Research, 49, 4476–4492, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20346.
10Ramadas Meenu, Rehana, S., and Mujumdar, P. P. (2012). "Assessment of hydrologic impacts of climate change in Tunga-Bhadra River Basin, India with HEC-HMS and SDSM." Hydrological Processes, 27(11), 1572–1589. doi: 10.1002/hyp.9220.

Recent Publications (National Journals)

1Ramadas, M., & Samantaray, A. K. (2018). Applications of remote sensing and GIS in water quality monitoring and remediation: a state-of-the-art review. In Water remediation (pp. 225-246). Springer, Singapore.

Conferences (International)

1Ramadas, M., Singh, G., Samantaray, A., and Panda, R. K. (2017) Agricultural Drought Monitoring Framework for an Eastern India River Basin using Remotely Sensed Soil Moisture Data. Id: 245655, 2017 World EWRI Congress, Sacramento, CA. May 21-25, 2017.
2Ramadas, M. (2016) Probabilistic drought monitoring using crop water stress-based agricultural drought index. In Floods, Drought and Climate Change, Id: 275, TROPMET 2016 - National Symposium on Tropical Meteorology: Climate Change and Coastal Vulnerability, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. Dec. 18-21, 2016
3Samantaray, A., Singh, G., and Ramadas, M. (2017) Application of the Relevance Vector Machine to Drought Monitoring. Id: 105, 7th International conference on Soft Computing for Problem Solving (SocProS 2017) by Soft Computing Research Society (SCRS), Odisha, India. Dec. 23-24, 2017
4Singh, G., Ramadas, M., & Panda, R. K. (2018) Development of Soil Moisture-Vegetation Stress-based Agricultural Drought Index (SVADI) through Integration of Remotely Sensed Soil Moisture and Vegetation Indices. Poster ID: H43G-2529, AGU Fall Meeting 2018, Washington D.C. USA.
5Ramadas, M. & Das, A. (2019). Climate change impact and uncertainty analysis of IDF curves for the city of Bhubaneswar. In Water and Climate Change Assessment I, Water Future Conference-2019, Bangalore, India
6Srinivasan D, Altafuddin, Md., Ramadas, M. & Panda, R. K. (2019). Impacts of climate change on streamflows using HEC-HMS model: Case study of Kesinga watershed, Odisha. In Technical Session : Climate Issues, International Conference on Coastal and Inland water Systems (CIS 2019), Bhubaneswar, India
7Samantaray, A. K., Mitra, A. & Ramadas, M. (2020). A Probabilistic Graphical Model Approach to Identifying Spatial Changes in Monthly Precipitation under Climate Change, In First AI for Earth Sciences Workshop, The International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR) 2020, Virtual Conference.

Academic Honors & Awards

  • Roorkee Water Conclave 2022 Best Paper Awards (Third Prize) for the paper "Comparison of state-of-the-art regionalization techniques coupled with SWAT for predicting streamflow in ungauged watersheds in Eastern India" submitted by Ankita Manekar and Dr. Meenu Ramadas
  • 2016 ASCE State of the Art of Civil Engineering Award for the papers in the “Current and Future Challenges in Groundwater” series
  • G. M. Nawathe Puraskar 2015 Award for the best paper presented at HYDRO 2014: 19th International Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources and River Engineering conducted by the Indian Society for Hydraulics.
  • Estus H. and Vashti L. Magoon Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2015 recipient from Lyles School of Civil Engineering, awarded by the College of Engineering, Purdue University to honor outstanding teaching assistants and instructors
  • Jacques W. Delleur Award in 2012 & 2014 awarded to graduate students in the environmental area doing research on a topic related to hydraulics, hydromechanics, surface or ground water hydrology or water resources engineering, in Purdue University

Research Scholar

 Alok Kumar Samantaray; Md. Altafuddin; Ankita Manekar

Professional Experience

Jul-Dec 2015 - Adhoc faculty, NIT Calicut, Kerala

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