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Venkataraman Lakshmi

Professor
Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Department of Systems and Information Engineering
Office location and address
351 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Focused CoPe: Coastal Futures: Building Capacity for Data-driven Adaptation in Rural Coastal Communities
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
August 15, 2021 – July 31, 2026
Research Interest b.i.(5):Connection between flash drought and water security using AI/ML algorithms for certain African and Asian Watersheds
Source: U.S. DOD - Army
May 01, 2021 – April 30, 2024
Development of a Long-Term Consistent Multi-Satellite Soil Moisture Data Record with Uncertainty Information
Source: U.S. Nasa - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
March 18, 2020 – December 31, 2022
Diurnal soil moisture using satellite observations and data assimilation
Source: U.S. Nasa - Goddard
September 01, 2019 – August 31, 2022
Focused CoPe: Supporting Environmental Justice in Connected Coastal Communities through a Regional Approach to Collaborative Community Science
Source: East Carolina University
September 01, 2021 – August 31, 2022
Improved Assessments of Permafrost and seasonally frozen ground in High Mountain Asia by Integrating Satellite Observations with Physics-Based Models and In-Situ Observations
Source: Johns Hopkins University, The
July 23, 2020 – July 22, 2022
Downscaling SMAP soil moisture using VIIRS/ECOSTRESS for CONUS
Source: U.S. Nasa - Goddard
January 04, 2021 – January 03, 2022
Downscaling SMAP soil moisture using VIIRS/ECOSTRESS for CONUS
Source: U.S. Nasa - Marshall
January 04, 2021 – January 03, 2022
SHARE: Strategic Hydrologic and Agricultural Remote-sensing for Environments
Source: U.S. Nasa - Goddard
December 01, 2020 – November 30, 2021
Downscaling SMAP radiometer soil moisture for CONUS using vegetation and surface temperature
Source: U.S. Nasa - Goddard
June 20, 2019 – June 19, 2021
Evaluation of Risk and Capacity Development for Two Indian River Basins
Source: U.S. Nasa - Goddard
April 22, 2019 – April 21, 2021
Improved Hydrologic Decision Support for the Lower Mekong River Basin Through Integrated Remote Sensing and Modeling
Source: U.S. Nasa - Goddard
July 09, 2019 – July 08, 2020
CE 3210: Fluid Mechanics
Credits: 3
Studies the statics and dynamics of incompressible fluids, primarily water. The basic principles of fluid flow, energy equation, and momentum equation, are presented and applied to closed conduit flow, open channel flow, and problems of flow measurement pertinent to civil engineering practices. Prerequisite: CE 2300 or equivalent.
SYS 4053: Systems Design I
Credits: 3
A design project extending throughout the fall semester. Involves the study of an actual open-ended situation, including problem formulation, data collection, analysis and interpretation, model building for the purpose of evaluating design options, model analysis, and generation of solutions. Includes an appropriate computer laboratory experience. Prerequisite: SYS 3021, 3060, and fourth-year standing in the Systems Engineering major.
SYS 4054: Systems Design II
Credits: 3
A design project extending throughout the spring semester. Involves the study of an actual open-ended situation, including problem formulation, data collection, analysis and interpretation, model building for the purpose of evaluating design options, model analysis, and generation of solutions. Includes an appropriate computer laboratory experience. Prerequisite: SYS 4053.
CE 4995: Civil Engineering Research
Credits: 1–4
Study of a civil engineering problem in depth by each student using library, computer, or laboratory facilities. The project is conducted in close consultation with departmental faculty and involves survey, analysis, or project development. Progress reports and a comprehensive written report are required. May be repeated if necessary. Prerequisite: Contact individual professor for Instructor Permission.
CE 6000: Forefronts of Civil Engineering
Credits: 3
This course is an introduction to major challenges facing civil engineering infrastructures and emerging solutions to these challenges. Innovative technologies and techniques will be presented. Topics will vary but may include sustainability, sensor technology, infrastructure security, and resiliency and design for natural disasters. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing or Instructor Permission.
CE 6500: Special Topics in Civil Engineering
Credits: 3
Detailed study of special topics in civil engineering. Master's-level graduate students. Prerequisites: to be listed for each section as needed
DS 6999: Independent Study
Credits: 1–12
Graduate-level independent study conducted under the supervision of a specific instructor(s)
CE 8001: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For graduate students who will be GTA for a course taught by CE faculty who have granted Instructor Permission for that section. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
CE 9999: Dissertation
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission