Dr Gerald Corzo Perez
Lecturer in Hydroinformatics, IHE Delft

Gerald A. Corzo has extensive experience in modelling water resources using advanced ICT technology. Since the last four year he has been working on the use of global hydrological models ensemble and their uncertainty for climate change analysis. In 2012 he won the Tison award as young scientist from the IAHR association. His work cover extreme natural events like the research in forecasting and analyzing flood and drought by the development of hydroinformatics technologies. In general, Artificial intelligence, Machine learning and Pattern Recognition have been applied in his thesis to solve problems in the water resources area. He has worked on different international institution like Wageningen University in the Netherlands and the Technologic of Monterrey in Mexico. He has coordinated the statistics of the Climate change inventory of adaptation and mitigation actions for Latin-America, presented at the WWF in 2012.

He is the chair of the session in Geo-statistics at the EGU conference and reviewer of multiple journals like the Environmental Software and Modelling, the Journal of Hydrology and the Hydrology and Earth System Science, and some conferences like international joint conference in Neural Computation (IJCNN - IEEE). He have been awarded the researcher level one at the Mexican Academy of science (CONACYT). He is also an international Accredited Assessors for the RCEA and CONACYT. He belongs to different associations such as IAHR, IAHS, and the IEEE computational intelligent association as well as the Colombian civil engineer Society.

Dr Corzo is a civil engineer by training with a strong background on computational science. The subject of his Hydroinformatics doctoral work was developing modular models and hybrid methods on integrating computational intelligent algorithms and hydrological conceptual models. This work was tested inside the prototype of the operational Flood Early Warning System (Delft-FEWS) for the Meuse river basin. He has developed scripts for areas of computational intelligence, optimization of water resources and fluid dynamics simulation. Recent Hydroinformatics Reseach cover exploring the use of mobile phone antennas for measuring precipitation.

Results of his work applied to a Colombian case study have been published in a number of conferences and in many international peer reviewed journals. He have participated on research projects with different international institutions like the North China University for Water Conservancy and Electric Power in China, CINARA in Colombia, Technologic of Monterrey in Mexico, CEH in England, University of Oslo in Norway and others. Since 2011 he have been involved with research on climate impacts on hydrological extremes around the world and he has proposed new methodologies for analysing spatio-temporal variations of extreme droughts from global hydrological models. From 2011 to 2012 he created and leaded the LatinAqua network for water research scientist in Latin-America.