Rui A. P. Perdigão
Tel.: +43-1-58801-22310

Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resource Management,
Vienna University of Technology,
Karlsplatz 13/222, A-1040 Vienna,

Rui A. P. Perdigão

Dr. Perdigão is a Mathematical Physicist and Earth System Dynamicist at the Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management of the Vienna University of Technology. Moreover, he serves as Editor in the EGU journal Earth System Dynamics. In the context of the ERC project, he is responsible for fundamental research on mathematical physical methods and dynamical processes for better understanding and modelling flood regime changes and underlying physical causes.

Research Interests:

  • Mathematical Physics and Modelling: Methodological developments on Nonlinear Dynamics and Statistics, Information Theory and Causality.
  • Hydro-Climate Dynamics: Atmospheric, Oceanic and Hydrological Dynamics, from a new, unified theoretical approach beyond the stochastic-dynamic divide.
  • Predictability and Uncertainty Dynamics: Fundamental laws of error dynamics and predictability, and application to hydro-climatic systems.
  • Flood Change Detection and Attribution: Detection of fundamental dynamical properties leading to the understanding of flood regimes, transient states and sustained changes; Attribution of physical causes by retrieval of dynamic, causal relationships and feedbacks between floods and their controls.

Rui Perdigão holds a Doctorate in Physics with the highest honours. He has since then conducted independent research on mathematical physics, predictability and uncertainty dynamics, from conceptual and methodological research to applications to the physics of climate. He has also conducted R&D for the EU/ESA Copernicus Programme and the North Atlantic Alliance.

Rui Perdigão is also head lecturer and coordinator of Fluid Dynamical Systems, which he launched at TU Wien. For further information and academic enquiries, contact here.