Dr. Babbar-Sebens is an Associate Professor of Water Resources Engineering in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University. She is also the co-director of OSU-Benton County Green Stormwater Infrastructure (OGSIR) Facility, an Oregon BEST Lab. Dr. Babbar-Sebens’ research interests lie in the area of Water Resources and Environmental Systems Analysis. She and her students conduct interdisciplinary research in the field of Hydroinformatics to develop innovative and effective monitoring, simulation-optimization, and decision support technologies for sustainable planning and management of water-based systems, including watershed systems, stormwater infrastructure, and systems at the nexus of food, energy, and water sectors.
Her teaching interests include water resources systems analysis, watershed hydrology, groundwater hydrology, stochastic hydrology, hydraulic engineering, groundwater modeling, water quality modeling, water resources engineering, environmental risk assessment, machine learning methods for engineering design, water resources planning and management, numerical methods, hydroinformatics, heuristic optimization, and other related areas.