Xiaogang He is a Princeton-trained Ph.D. Hydrologist with experience in economics, machine learning, and environmental policy. His research interests focus on the fundamental understanding of how climate change, variability, and human interventions affect drought and flood risk across scales, and how to implement an integrative framework (e.g., hydrological modeling, remote sensing, artificial intelligence, nexus approaches) to reduce their societal impact. He received his M.A. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Princeton University in 2016; M.E. in Civil Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 2013; B.Eng (Major, with honors) in Hydraulic Engineering, and B.Sc (Dual) in School of Economics and Management from Tsinghua University, China in 2011.
He has received a number of accolades including the Science, Technology and Environmental Policy (STEP) fellowship from Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton Energy and Climate Scholars (PECS) and Mary and Randall Hack '69 Award from Princeton Environmental Institute, and the Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) fellowship from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). Most recently, his research achievement has been recognized by the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) Award for Excellence, which is given to SEAS advanced graduate students who have performed at the highest level as scholars and researchers at Princeton.