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Raghavendra Jana

Raghavendra B. Jana, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE)

Research Interests

  • Vadose zone hydrology
  • Soil moisture
  • Soil hydraulic parameter estimation
  • Scaling
  • Physical controls of soil hydraulic parameters and soil moisture
  • Remote sensing
  • Artificial and Bayesian neural networks
  • Watershed/regional scale modeling

Selected Publications

  • Jana, R. B., B. P. Mohanty, and Z. Sheng (2012), Upscaling soil hydraulic parameters in the Picacho Mountain region using Bayesian Neural Networks, Transactions of the ASABE, 55(2), 463-473.
  • Jana, R. B., and B. P. Mohanty (2012), On Topographic Controls of Soil Hydraulic Parameter Scaling at Hill-Slope Scales, Water Resour. Res., 48, W02518, doi:10.1029/2011WR011204.
  • Jana, R. B., and B. P. Mohanty (2012), A Topography-Based Scaling Algorithm for Soil Hydraulic Parameters at Hill-Slope Scales: Field Testing, Water Resour. Res., 48, W02519, doi:10.1029/2011WR011205.
  • Jana, R. B., and B. P. Mohanty (2012), A Comparative Study of Multiple Approaches to Soil Hydraulic Parameter Scaling Applied at the Hill-Slope Scale, Water Resour. Res., 48, W02520, doi:10.1029/2010WR010185.
  • Jana, R. B., and B. P. Mohanty (2011), Enhancing PTFs with Remotely Sensed Data for Multi-Scale Soil Water Retention Estimation, J. Hydrol., doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2010.12.043.
  • Jana, R. B., B. P. Mohanty, and E. P. Springer (2008), Multiscale Bayesian Neural Networks for Soil Water Content Estimation, Water Resour. Res., 44, W08408, doi: 10.1029/2008WR006879.
  • Jana, R. B., B. P. Mohanty, and E. P. Springer (2007), Multiscale Pedotransfer Functions for Soil Water Retention, Vadose Zone J. 6: 868-878.

Education Profile

  • 2010, Ph. D., Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Texas A&M University, USA
  • 2004, M. E., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, USA
  • 2000, B. E., Civil Engineering, Bangalore University, India

Professional Profile

  • December 2012 - present: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE), KAUST
  • June 2010 - December 2012: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Vadose Zone Research Group, Texas A&M University, USA

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)
  • InterPore