DR. MANNE JANGA REDDY 

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Research Interests

   Water resource systems: simulation and optimization modeling; optimal operations of single and multi reservoir systems; irrigation; hydropower; flood control; water distribution systems; multi-criterion decision making, sustainability analysis.

   Surface water hydrology- statistical modeling and forecasting of hydrologic & climatic variables; risk analysis of floods & droughts; uncertainty modeling; Copulas for multivariate modeling; climate change impacts on watersheds/river basins.

    Irrigation water management- irrigation planning, irrigation canal networks, design and performance evaluation of drip and sprinkler irrigation systems; impact assessment of climate change on agriculture.

   Evolutionary Algorithms for single & multi-objective optimization: Genetic Algorithms, Differential Evolution, Cross Entropy Optimization, Particle Swarm Optimization, Ant Colony Optimization, Artificial Bee Colony algorithms.

  Soft computing in hydrology & water resources: Fuzzy Logic, Artificial Neural Networks, Support Vector Machines, Model Trees and Genetic Programming.    

   Remote sensing and GIS in management of watersheds, irrigated agriculture, and developing decision support systems. 

 

PROJECT GUIDANCE   

   PhD Thesis

Student Name

 

Topic

Degree

Status

Remarks, if any

Swati Sirsant Multi-objective Design of Urban Water Supply Systems Considering Mechanical & Hydraulic Failures, Future Demand Projections Ph.D. on going (from July' 2015 )  
Saswati Nandi Flood Modeling and Developing Flood Forecasting and Warning System for Krishna Basin Ph.D. on going (from July' 2015 )  
Shagupta Akbari Change Detection and Attribution Analysis of Hydrological Time-series Ph.D. on going (from July' 2014 )  
S. Adarsh Multi-scale Analysis of Hydrological Time-series using Mathematical Transforms

Ph.D

ongoing (from July'2012)

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A. Sivasena Reddy Integrated Watershed Management using Geo-spatial and Soft-computing Methods

Ph.D.

ongoing (from July'2010)

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Shibu A.  Performance-based Design of Water Distribution Networks considering Demand Uncertainty via Fuzzy-Probabilistic Approach and Cross Entropy Optimization

Ph.D.

Completed  (2009-2014)

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Bholanath N.S. Ghimire Optimal Reservoir Operation for Hydropower Production Using Particle Swarm Optimization and Genetic Programming

Ph.D

 Completed  (2008 - 2014)

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Poulomi Ganguli Multivariate Frequency Analysis and Predictive Uncertainty Assessment of Droughts using Copulas

Ph.D.

Completed   (2008-2012)

Awarded excellence in  Thesis Work (2013)

  M.Tech. Thesis

Student Name

 

Title of Topic

Degree

Status

 Remarks, if any

Nithin P

Flood Modeling and Risk Analysis in middle Krishna River Basin using GIS, HEC HMS/RAS tools

M.Tech.

Ongoing (expected in June 2017)

 

Kailash Lohiya

Deriving optimal hedging rules for operation of multi-objective reservoir system

M.Tech.

Ongoing (expected in June 2017)

 

Darsana KT

Bivariate Flood Frequency Analysis under Stationarity and Non-stationarity Conditions Using Copula Methods

M.Tech.

Completed (June 2013)

 

Rakesh M

Optimal Design of Water Distribution Networks Considering Multiple Objectives Using DE

M.Tech.

Completed (June 2016)

 

Vamsi Krishna

Multi-purpose Multi-reservoir Operation using Meta-heuristic Methods

M.Tech.

Completed (June 2015)

 

Mariam Zacharia

Application of Entropy Theory and Copula Methods for Streamflow Generation and Ensemble Prediction of Reservoir Inflows

M.Tech.

Completed (June 2013)

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Vijay Patil

Optimal Design of Water Distribution Networks Using Genetic Algorithms M.Tech.

Completed (June 2011)

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Shailesh S. Patil

Multivariate Flood Frequency Analysis using Copulas

 

M.Tech.

Completed (June 2010)

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Adarsh S. 

Optimal Design of Irrigation Canals Using Particle Swarm Optimization

M.Tech.

Completed (June 2009)

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Extension Activities (CEP, QIP, Seminars, Workshops etc.)

 

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    International Journals

     Reviewed paper for National Journals

 Reviewed Project Proposals for