Contact Dr Manoranjan Muthusamy

Areas of expertise

  • Applied Informatics
  • Water Science and Engineering


With more than 7 years of experience in the field of hydrology, Mano’s special interests are centered around hydrologic modelling and statistical hydrology. Majority of his work involves the use of advanced statistical analysis to better understand the hydrological processes. This includes extreme flow analyses of river flow data, geo-statistical analysis of rainfall data, statistical evaluation of flood forecasts and uncertainty analyses of hydrological models (e.g. using Bayesian inference).

Mano has an MSc in Flood Risk Management with a dissertation focusing on improving real-time flood forecasting using an error prediction model which was based on his work at DHI, Denmark. In his PhD which he carried out at The University of Sheffield, he investigated the small-scale spatiotemporal variability of rainfall and its effect on urban sediment transport. His PhD was part of Marie Curie ITN – Quantifying Uncertainty in Integrated Catchment Studies (QUICS). Mano also worked as a research engineer at LHI, Sri Lanka for four years where he was involved in a number of successfully completed international projects on water resources.

Current activities

Mano is currently a research fellow working on Emergency Flood Planning and Management using Unmanned Aerial Systems- an EPSRC funded project.


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