Prasada Rao is a Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at California State University, Fullerton. His current research areas relate to surface and subsurface flow modeling and computational mathematics. He has worked extensively on developing innovative, hydraulic and hydrological modelling solutions to better predict surface flow phenomena along with its impact on groundwater levels. He has also worked on developing parallel hydraulic models for large scale applications. He has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in hydraulics, hydrology, open channel flow, and hydraulic structures.