Arizona Board of Regents Confirms Appointment of Hoshin Gupta as Regents’ Professor

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Congratulations to Professor Hoshin Gupta for Receiving the Title of Regents' Professor

The title of Regents’ Professor is reserved for faculty members whose exceptional achievements merit national and international distinction, and is conferred on no more than 3% of the total number of the University’s tenured and tenure track faculty members.

Hoshin Gupta, Professor in the College of Science, Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences has tackled some of the most fundamental challenges of hydrologic modeling throughout his career. His multiple path-breaking contributions have enabled researchers to improve model parameterization, hydrologic modeling, and model evaluation. His work within his field and across disciplines has contributed to enhanced understanding of human-natural system interactions. In the 1980s, Professor Gupta and his colleagues developed the first global optimization algorithm for hydrologic models. In the 1990s, Professor Gupta connected Artificial Neural Networks and hydrologic modeling, especially in the context of estimating rainfall and streamflow. This work has been foundational for efforts that retrieve global precipitation from satellite observations. In the 2000’s, Professor Gupta was Executive Director of the SAHRA science and technology center to bridge water science with decision making. More recently, he co-led development of the UA Program in Terrestrial Hydrometeorology, and led the European Union funded international transdisciplinary network to develop EU/US links through Sustainable Water ActioN (SWAN).

Professor Gupta’s work is highly recognized nationally and internationally. His extraordinary talent shines through everything he does, and his impact is broad. Professor Gupta’s excellence in the classroom, both at the graduate and undergraduate level, has been acknowledged through numerous teaching awards, and his service to the University of Arizona and to the profession is exemplary.

Read more about Gupta's teaching and research philosophy at the Daily Wildcat article here.