Teaching

Vidya' teaching objectives emphasize a holistic, multi-disciplinary/interdisciplinary approach to water resources engineering. Dr. Samadi teaches courses related to engineering hydrology, geospatial modeling and GIS, and stochastic modeling and uncertainty. Some of my courses are listed below.

ECIV 490: River Basin Management
Proposed course; co-teach with Dr. Viparelli (USC), undergraduate level.
ECIV 490: Stochastic Hydrology and Hydro-informatics
Proposed course;undergraduate level.
ECIV 490/ECIV 790: Uncertainty Analysis in Engineering
proposed course; graduate and undergraduate level.
ECIV 490/ECIV 790: GIS in Water Resources
Proposed course; graduate and undergraduate level
ECIV 562: Engineering Hydrology
Co-taught; graduate and undergraduate level
ECIV 470: Civil Engineering Design
Co-taught; graduate and undergraduate level
ECIV 490/ECIV 790: GIS and Remote Sensing in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Proposed course; graduate and undergraduate level
ECIV 762: Advanced Hydrology       
Co-taught; graduate level
River Basin Management - Cardiff University (UK)
Co-taught; undergraduate level
Uncertainty Analysis in Engineering (ECIV 490/ECIV 790):

Review of basic probabilistic concepts; Uncertain phenomena, total probability and Bayes' theorems; Random events and random variables; Probability distributions, expectation, variance, skewness, and kurtosis; Statistical inference, parameter estimation and confidence intervals; Classical hypothesis testing for making statistical decisions;Stationary and nonstationary processes; and linear regression and model selection, etc.1 unit Lecture and 2 units lab.

Stochastic Hydrology and Hydro-informatics(ECIV 490):

Deterministic and Stochastic Processes in Hydrology; Probability Axioms; Moments and Expectations of Distributions; Introduction to Frequency Analysis, Frequency Analysis and Probability; Simple Linear Regression and Multi-variate Linear Regression, Evaluation of Regression; Hypothesis Testing to Compare Methods of Parameter Estimation for Frequency Distributions in Hydrology-Application to Infrastructure Design Apply Multivariate Analysis in Hydrologic Systems; Principles of Time Series Modeling; Autoregressive Models (AR); Bayesian Uncertainty Estimation in Hydrological Modelling, etc. 2 units Lecture and 1 unit lab.

GIS in Water Resources (ECIV 490/ECIV 790):

Spatial analysis in hydrology and hydraulics;Web-based mapping and information; Create a base map of a study region including watersheds, streams,and aquifers by selecting features from regional maps; Mathematical calculation on hydrologic/hydraulic geospatial maps using map algebra on raster grids; LIDAR data analysis and digital elevation model of land surface terrain to derive watersheds and stream networks; HEC-GeoHMS hydrologic modeling; Assimilation of ground-based and NASA satellite data into forecasting system;Hydraulic modeling using HEC-GeoRAS and velocity mapping in rivers and floodplains, etc.1 unit Lecture and 2 units lab.

Engineering Hydrology (ECIV 562):

Application of GIS and RS in hydrology; creating SCS Curve Number grid; Watershed and stream network delineation; Single-event and continues hydrologic simulation;Geospatial information for real-time operational hydrology; Flood control strategies and water resources management.

GIS and Remote Sensing in Civil and Environmental Engineering (ECIV 490/ECIV 790):

GIS and engineering applications (utility system maintenance, hydrologic and hydraulics modeling, water supply, stormwater quality monitoring/control, solid waste management and hazardous waste management); GIS analysis functions and operations (feature proximity, map algebra, spatial joins, etc.); ArcGIS Spatial Analyst Extension; Data Collection and Processing (Web services); ArcGIS Network Analyst Extension, network modeling and analysis, finding best routes, closest facility, service areas, dynamic segmentation and routing – applications to transportation engineering; ArcHydro Tools Extension; RS and ERDAS IMAGINE software;Regional city development and planning; Application of RS and GIS for point and non - point pollution, etc.1 unit Lecture and 2 units lab.