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Babak Roodsari

Babak Roodsari

PhD Candidate, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Syracuse University

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Syracuse University


  • PhD Candidate, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Syracuse University


Babak is a PhD candidate in Civil and Environmental Engineering, working for Dave Chandler. He received his MS degree in Hydraulic Structures and BS degree in Civil Engineering from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran. His research interests include urban hydrology, green infrastructures, and real-time flood forecasting. Babak is currently a research scientist at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, working for Franco Montalto on the Green Infrastructure Living Laboratory (GILL) project. The GILL project is established by Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) as integral to developing an understanding of the performance of Green Stormwater Infrastructure throughout the city of Philadelphia. Babak enjoys running and playing squash.


  • MS, Hydraulic Systems, Ferdowski University of Mashhad
  • BS, Civil Engineering, Ferdowski University of Mashhad

Journal Articles


Roodsari, B. K., D. G. Chandler, C. Kelleher and C. Kroll. 2018. A comparison of SAC‐SMA and Adaptive Neuro‐fuzzy Inference System for real‐time flood forecasting in small urban catchments. Journal of Flood Risk Management e12492. DOI: 10.1111/jfr3.12492. (link )