Chief Scientist and Joint Appointee
Chief Scientist and Joint Appointee


Auroop R. Ganguly is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Northeastern University in Boston, MA, where he has affiliate appointments with the Khoury College of Computer Science and the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs. His research intersects weather and hydrologic extremes under climate change, lifeline infrastructures resilience under compound extremes, as well as machine learning and nonlinear physics. He has a joint role as a chief scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Ganguly co-founded the Boston-based climate analytics startup, risQ. Prior to Northeastern, Ganguly worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and at Oracle Corporation, along with Demantra Inc., which was subsequently acquired by Oracle. He has been in review panels of the United Nations (UN) Environmental Programme and other US and global agencies. His work has also been cited by the UN and US intergovernmental and national reports, and he has delivered invited/keynote talks at workshops organized by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, and the National Science Foundation.

Research Interest

  • Water and climate science
  • Data and network science
  • Infrastructure resilience.


  • PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002
  • MS in Civil Engineering, University of Toledo, 1997
  • BTech in Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, 1993

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • Member, American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • Member, American Meteorological Society
  • Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Senior Member, Association for Computing Machinery
  • Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Awards and Recognitions

  • Invited Panelist, National Academies Workshop: Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence for Earth System Science (2022)
  • Invited Keynote, National Academies Workshop: Data, Models, Urban Sustainability (2019)
  • Environmental Research Letters (ERL) Highlights of 2015, for ERL paper (2015)
  • Outstanding Reviewer, ASCE (2011)
  • Faculty Fellow, Northeastern University, College of Engineering (2011)
  • Best Student Paper Award, SIAM Data Mining (2011)
  • AGU Editor’s Pick for Geophysical Research Letters journal paper, AGU (2011)
  • Outstanding Joint/Adjunct/Research Faculty Award, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2010)
  • Exceptional Mentoring Award, ORNL (2009)
  • Significant Event Award, ORNL (2008-2010)
  • Outstanding Mentoring Award, ORNL (2006, 2008)
  • Selfless Mentoring Award, ORNL (2006)



  • Yadav N, S Chatterjee, and A Ganguly. 2020. "Resilience of Urban Transport Network-of-Networks under Intense Flood Hazards Exacerbated by Targeted Attacks." Scientific Reports 10, no. 2020:10350. PNNL-SA-153287. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-66049-y


  • Visweswara Sathanur A, B Sripimonwan, M Halappanavar, S Chatterjee, A Ganguly, and K Clark. 2019. "Identification of Critical Airports from the Perspective of Delay and Disruption Propagation in Air Travel Networks." In IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security (HST 2019), November 5-6, 2019, Woburn, MA, 1-6. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-147072. doi:10.1109/HST47167.2019.9032999


  • Bhatia U., S. Chatterjee, A.R. Ganguly, J. Gao, M. Halappanavar, M.R. Oster, and K. Clark, et al. 2018. "Aviation Transportation, Cyber Threats, and Network-of-Networks: Modeling Perspectives for Translating Theory to Practice." In IEEE International Symposium onTechnologies for Homeland Security (HST 2018), October 23-24, 2018, Woburn, MA, 1-7. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-134574. doi:10.1109/THS.2018.8574123