Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe

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Ignacio Rodríguez-Iturbe (born 1942) is a Venezuelan-American hydrologist. He currently serves as the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor at Princeton University.

Rodríguez-Iturbe was born in Venezuela and has taught at many universities, including the University of Zulia, MIT, Texas A&M, and the University of Iowa (in Iowa city). He also taught for 20 years at Simon Bolivar University.

He has been a member of the US National Committee for the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis since 2004. In 2008, he received a special recognition from the World Cultural Council.[1]

He graduated from the University of Zulia as a civil engineer and did graduate studies at Caltech, earning his PhD at Colorado State University in 1967.



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