Dr. de Barros is currently an Assistant Professor at the Sonny Astani Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He earned his PhD in 2009 from the Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of California, Berkeley. He also holds a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). He is an Associate Editor for Journal of Hydrology and Hydrological Sciences Journal.
Dr. de Barros’ expertise is in stochastic groundwater hydrology and environmental fluid mechanics. He develops task-driven, application-oriented integrated models for simulating and predicting large scale hydrogeological systems, with a focus in capturing uncertainties to create computationally efficient, theoretically sound and accurate predictions of system behavior. These models combine innovations in stochastic systems, statistics, theory, experimental and field work. His research interests include flow and transport in heterogeneous aquifers, uncertainty quantification, probabilistic risk analysis and the development of hybrid numerical analytical methods.