Govindaraju and former student receive STAHY Best Paper Award
The paper was titled, "A copula-based joint deficit index for droughts (2010)," and appeared in the Journal of Hydrology, 380 (1-2), pp. 121-134.
Their winning paper was drawn from an original field of 238 papers published 2009-2011, and initially evaluated based on the number of their citations. The papers were then culled to a list of 20 papers that were further evaluated by officers of the International Commission on Statistical Hydrology (ICSH).
As a result of their award, Govindaraju and his former student, Shih-Chieh Kao, were invited to speak at the ICSH annual workshop in Kos Island, Greece, earlier this month (October 2013). Shih-Chieh Kao presented on their behalf.