Igor DA SILVA ROCHA PAZ
PhD student Office: V402 +33 (0)1 64 15 35 07

I am 28 years old and my professional career has not been a standard one. I graduated at the Military Institute of Engineering (Instituto Militar de Engenharia, IME, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) in 2011 and then I worked in the Amazon region for three years. During this period I had the opportunity to work with a 150 people staff on the construction of an important National Road, linking the largest city of the Brazilian Amazon (Manaus) to the rest of the country. And after that I was accepted at Ecole des Ponts ParisTech for a PhD on Hydrometeorology under Daniel Schertzer’s direction. My focus is on rainfall nowcasts using the multifractal theory applied to weather radar data. I am on the third and last year of the thesis and I am going to continue my career on the research domain, about what I am really passionate.

EDUCATION

  • PhD student at École des Ponts ParisTech

2015 – present

  • Graduated in Fortification and Construction Engineering (Military Institute of Engineering – IME)

2007 – 2011

Overall ranking: 1st

 HONOURS

  • Bronze Military Medal with Bronze Dowel (2017)
  • Early Career Scientist’s Travel Award – European Geosciences Union General Assembly (2016)
  • Marechal Hermes Medal – the Application and Study – Brazilian Army (2011)
  • Minerva IPM Medal – Chilean Army (2011)
  • Academic Merit Medal – Peruvian Army (2011)
  • Military Fraternization Medal – Argentine Army (2011)

 SCIENTIFIC SUPERVISION

  • Scientific training: Bianca Alves de Souza. Comparison of the quality of water depths observed between the C-band and X-band radar in the Hydro Multi-model of the Bièvre Valley. 2015-2016.

 SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS

  • Quantifying the rainfall heterogeneity by X-band radar measurements for improving flood forecasting.

SCIENTIFIC EXPERIENCE

SCIENTIFIC INTERNSHIPS

  • ENPC – École Nationale de Ponts et Chaussées (Paris – France)

Period: December / 2010 – January / 2011

Duration: 200 hours

Function: Research Intern

Activities: The fractal and multifractal theories applied to Hydrology.

  • ENPC – École Nationale de Ponts et Chaussées (Paris – France)

Period: December / 2009 – February / 2010

Duration: 300 hours

Function: Research Intern

Activities: The fractal and multifractal theories applied to Hydrology.

SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

  • RainGain Conference (Champs-sur-Marne /France)

Date: June / 2015

Function: Organising Committee

PUBLICATIONS

CONFERENCE COMMUNICATIONS WITH PROCCEDINGS

  • Paz, I.; Gires, A.; Tchiguirinskaia, I.; Schertzer, D. (2015) X-band radar vs. C-band radar for urban hydrology applications: two case studies. In Molnar, Peter & Peleg, Nadav (Eds.), Rainfall in urban and natural systems. In: Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Precipitation in Urban Areas (UrbanRain15), Pontresina, 1-5 December 2015 (Paper UR15-56). ETH-Zürich, Institute of Environmental Engineering, doi:10.3929/ethz-a-010549004.
  • Souza, B.; Paz, I.; Gires, A.; Tchiguirinskaia, I.; Schertzer, D. (2015) Urban hydrology simulation of a semi-urban catchment with Multi- Hydro comparing X-band and C-band radar data. In Molnar, Peter & Peleg, Nadav (Eds.), Rainfall in urban and natural systems. In: Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Precipitation in Urban Areas (UrbanRain15), Pontresina, 1-5 December 2015 (Paper UR15-76). ETH-Zürich, Institute of Environmental Engineering, doi:10.3929/ethz-a-010549004.
  • Vasconcellos, C. A. B.; Nascimento, G. C.; Amorim, J. C. C.; Paz, I. S. R.; Menezes, L. C. A. Groundwater Modeling and Contaminant Transport using Finite Element Method and Picard Iterative Method. In: 10th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, São Paulo, Brazil, 2012.
  • Paz, I. S. R.; Menezes, L. C. A.; Vasconcellos, C. A. B.; Rotunno Filho, O. C.; Amorim, J. C. C.; Paiva, K. Modelagem Numérica do Fluxo de Água em Solos Não-Saturados. In: XIX Simpósio Brasileiro de Recursos Hídricos, Maceió, Brazil, 2011.
  • Menezes, L. C. A.; Paz, I. S. R.; Vasconcellos, C. A. B.; Paiva, K.; Amorim, J. C. C.; Dieguez, J. P. P. Solução Numérica da Equação de Richards Bidimensional Usando o Método de Diferenças Finitas e o Método Iterativo de Picard. In: XXXII Iberian Latin-American Congress on Computational Methods in Engineering, Ouro Preto, Brazil, 2011.
  • Vasconcellos, C. A. B.; Reis, M. M.; Paiva, K.; Paz, I. S. R.; Menezes, L. C. A. Modelagem Numérica de Fluxo da Água e do Transporte de Contaminantes em Solos Não-Saturados. In: Congresso de Métodos Numéricos em Engenharia, Coimbra, Portugal, 2011.

CONFERENCE COMMUNICATIONS WITHOUT PROCCEDINGS

  • Paz, I.; Tchiguirinskaia, I.; Schertzer, D. Stochastic multifractal forecasts: from theory to applications in radar meteorology. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017, Vienna, Austria, 2017.
  • Paz, I.; Ichiba, A.; Skouri-Plakali, I.; Lee, J.; Gires, A.; Tchiguirinskaia, I.; Schertzer, D. Challenges with space-time rainfall in urban hydrology highlighted with a semi-distributed model using C-band and X-band radar data. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017, Vienna, Austria, 2017.
  • Souza, B.; Paz, I.; Gires, A.; Tchiguirinskaia, I.; Schertzer, D. Hydrological impacts of the small scale rainfall variability in an urban catchment: CALAMAR vs. X-band radar data. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017, Vienna, Austria, 2017.
  • Paz, I.; Souza, B.; Ichiba, A.; Gires, A.; Tchiguirinskaia, I.; Schertzer, D. Validation of the fully distributed hydrological model Multi-Hydro using C-band and X-band radar data. 2017 Natural Capital Symposium. Stanford University, USA, 2017
  • Paz, I. Inondations 2016 en IdF et le radar ENPC : déjà un meilleur suivi, bientôt des meilleures prévisions! Première Matinale de la Recherche. Champs-sur-Marne, France, 2017
  • Paz, I.; Gires, A.; Fitton, G.; Tchiguirinskaia, I.; Schertzer, D. Multifractal assessment of the hydrological impacts of the small scale rainfall variability in an urban catchment: X-band vs. C-band radar data. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016, Vienna, Austria, 2016.
  • Souza, B.; Paz, I.; Gires, A.; Tchiguirinskaia, I.; Schertzer, D. A semi-urban case study of small scale variability of rainfall and run-off, with C-and X-band radars and the fully distributed hydrological model Multi-Hydro. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016, Vienna, Austria, 2016.
  • Monier, L.; Thouvenel, F.; Paz, I.; Gires, A.; Zobrist, C.; Willinger, B.; Boisson, P.; Schertzer, D.; Tchiguirinskaia, I. Utilisation du radar Bande-X pour l’amélioration de la gestion des événements pluvieux en zones urbaines. 95ème Congrès de l’ASTEE, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France, 2016.
  • Paz, I.; Fitton, G.; Gires, A.; Tchiguirinskaia, I.; Schertzer, D. Comparison of multifractal parameters obtained from the analysis of weather radar data in Brazil, Japan and France. RainGain Conference, Champs-sur-Marne, France, 2015.
  • Paz, I.; Fitton, G.; Gires, A.; Tchiguirinskaia, I.; Schertzer, D. The multifractality of rainfall in France, Brazil, and Japan. Chaos, Complexity and Transport (CCT15), Marseilles, France, 2015.