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NOAH Webinar Series

NOAH will soon be offering the following eight hour webinar courses:

An Introduction to Artificial Neural Networks with Applications to Water Management Problems
An Introduction to Mathematical Optimization with Applications to Water Management Problems
Advanced Mathematical Optimization with Applications to Water Management Problems
The courses will provide:

  1. a basic understanding of artificial neural networks (ANN) and formal mathematical optimization;
  2. practical guidelines for applying these methods;
  3. introductory training in professional software for ANN modeling and optimization;
  4. software modeling exercises to reinforce concepts with case studies.

Lecturers include:

Dr. Ferenc Szidarovszky, a recognized expert in optimization methodology and its applications. He has over 35 years of teaching experience at major universities, and has taught short courses world-wide, winning teaching and professional recognition awards. In addition to authoring numerous textbooks and more than 200 journal articles in this area, Dr. Szidarovszky has collaborated extensively with Dr. Vernon Smith, Nobel Laureate in Economics, and has advised on hundreds of optimization projects.
Dr. Emery Coppola Jr. is one of the most experienced hydrologists for applying ANNs to a variety of complex water management problems, and in combining them with formal optimization. Dr. Coppola has taught short courses in hydrologic modeling, including ANN and optimization, and has consulted on water projects in Latin America, Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America.

Both Dr. Coppola and Dr. Szidarovszky, recently co-authored a book chapter for Taylor & Francis entitled "Neural Network Based Modeling of Hydrologic Processes" with a second chapter for a new book under development entitled "Application of Optimization Models and Decision Support Systems in Drought."

Dates for courses will be announced soon. Attendees are limited to maximize individual instruction. If you would like to be put on a list of potential attendees or have further questions, please contact us at noah@

NOAH is also available for training specific to your organization's needs. Inquires may be directed to noah@

An Introduction to Artificial Neural Networks with Applications to Water Management Problems

An Introduction to Mathematical Optimization with Applications to Water Management Problems

Advanced Mathematical Optimization with Applications to Water Management Problems

Proposed Two Day Webinar Course:

An Introduction to Artificial Neural Networks and Mathematical Optimization with Applications to Water Management Problems