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Tianfang Xu

Tianfang  Xu

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Contact Information

Office Location: UWRL 242

Educational Background:

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2016
M.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2012
B.S. in Geotechnical Engineering, Nanjing University, 2010


Numerical simulation of groundwater flow and solute transport; Water resources sustainability; Uncertainty quantification; Machine Learning; Spatiotemporal data analysis.


Tianfang Xu is an Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and at the Utah Water Research Laboratory. Her research centers on model-data fusion, combining process-based models with data-driven methods, to improve predictive capability and understanding of water resources systems, in particular, under human adaptations and global change.

Recent projects include integrated modeling of surface and ground water, using remote sensing and machine learning for crop irrigation monitoring and yield prediction, and HPC-enabled uncertainty quantification for hydrologic models.