CV / Scientific Career


W2-Professorship for "Data Science and Hydrology” as a joint appointment between the University Potsdam and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)


Habilitation at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the University of Potsdam. Venia Legendi in Hydrology


Ph.D., Institute of Hydraulic Engineering (IWS), University of Stuttgart, Germany. (Graduated summa cum laude.)

1995 - 1997

Master of Infrastructure Planning, MIP. Centre for Infrastructure Planning, University of Stuttgart, Germany.

1983 - 1989

Civil Engineer specialty in Structures, Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Quito, Ecuador. (Graduated summa cum laude.)

Occupational activities

since Jan 2013

Deputy head of Department Computational Hydrosystems

2005 - 2012

Senior Researcher at the Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Leipzig, Germany.

1998 - 2005

Research and Teaching Assistant at IREUS and IWS, University of Stuttgart, Germany.

1998 - 2001

CAD-GIS Assistant, Centre for Infrastructure Planning, University of Stuttgart, Germany.

1997 - 1998

Civil Engineer/Consultant in a large irrigation proyect in Manabi-Ecuador, TAMS-PLATEC Consortium.

1995 - 1995

Technical Advisor, Filanbanco, S.A. Loja-Ecuador.

1994 - 1995

Technical Advisor, Plan International (NGO), Loja-Ecuador.

1991 - 1995

Civil Engineer Consultant in various Infrastructure Projects, Loja-Ecuador.

Teaching Experience


Hydrological modeling, statistics, dryland water resources. Universität Potsdam.




Applied Geostatistics in Earth Sciences UFZ-HIGRADE


Spring School “Regionalization and HyMeDas Scaling in Hydrology”


Summer School “Applied Statistics at the University of Jena Environmental Sciences”


Mathematical Models Applied to Integrated Water Resources Management. Escuela Politécnica Nacional Quito, Ecuador.


Applied Statistics I, II for the Master of Infrastructure Planning Program, University of Stuttgart, Germany.


Unweltstatistik for the Environmental Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Germany.


Methods of Spatial Analysis and Forecasting for the Master of Science Program Water Resources Engineering and Management (WAREM), University of Stuttgart, Germany.


Dynamic Analysis of Structures, Civil Engineering Faculty of the Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja, Ecuador.

International Scientific Associations

since 2004

European Geosciences Union EGU

since 2004

International Association of Hydrological Sciences IAHS

since 2005

American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Scientific Journals


Associate Editor of the Journal of Hydrology

Since 2011

Associate Editor of Water Resources Research (AGU)

Since 2012

 Editor of Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (EGU)