Ghada El Serafy

Specialist in Data Assimilation, Data Sciences and Applied Informatics

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Dr. Ir. El Serafy (Specialist) is an expert on data sciences in ecosystem modelling and services. She is actively involved in the strategic research and developments within Deltares and is an assistant professor in data assimilation and optimization in the Technical University of Delft. She has a broad experience in uncertainty analysis, sensitivity analysis and assimilation related to marine environmental quality and ecosystem health as well as integrated monitoring and assessment methods. She supervises several doctoral degrees and master of Science students. She leads several national and international projects in data assimilation applications in different fields such Hydraulics, Hydrology, Groundwater, Sedimentology and Morphology, Coastal and River Engineering, Meteorology, Environmental Engineering and Ecology. She is also leading several EU FP7 projects within Deltares and participating in others dealing with ecosystem modelling and ecosystem services and the use of Earth Observation.

Working experience

2001 - present Deltares, Delft, The Netherlands Specialist in Data Assimilation .
1999 - 2001 The Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute, KNMI, at the Atmospheric Chemistry and Seismology Department De Bilt, The Netherlands. Postdoctoral researcher
1994 - 1999 TNO, NITG, Delft, The Netherlands Research Assistant, at the University of Technology in Delft, Faculty of Applied Mathematics and the Institute of Applied Geosciences
1993 - 1994 International Institute for Infrastructural, Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering, Delft, The Netherlands Teaching AssistantHydroinformatics Section
1991 - 1993 Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt. Lecturer, Civil Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering & Technology
1990 - 1991 Nile Research Institute, Water Research Centre as field and Computer engineer Civil Engineer, Water Quality Department