Alex Mahalov

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Dean's Distinguished Professor, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Arizona State University
School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
PO Box 871804
Tempe, AZ 85287-1804


Mahalov is a Dean's Distinguished Professor in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences in Arizona State University's College of Liberal Arts and Science, with a joint appointment in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport, and Energy in the University's Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering. He works with Arizona State University's high-performance computing group on creating real-time, high-resolution environmental forecasts.


nonlinear partial differential equations; dynamical systems; scientific computing; geophysical fluid dynamics and turbulence; air quality; algorithm development; atmospheric processes; climate change impacts; data mining; decisionmaking; dynamical systems theory; economic adaptation and climate change; environmental policy; informatics; international relations; mathematical and system dynamics modeling; microclimate; modeling and simulation; optical devices; remote sensing; renewable energy; urbanization effects on weather and climate


    Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Cornell University, 1991

Journal Articles


Georgescu, M., M. Moustaoui, A. Mahalov and J. Dudhia. 2011. An alternative explanation of the seim-arid urban area "oasis effect". Journal of Geophysical Research 116:D24113. DOI: 10.1029/2011JD016720. (link)



Ruddell, B. L., G. D. Jenerette, M. Moustaoui, E. R. Vivoni, W. T. Chow, S. Shaffer, T. J. Volo, C. A. Martin, A. Mahalov and S. L. Harlan. 2012. Modeling the urban climate at the human scale in hot/dry regions. Poster presented at the 3-7 December 2012 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA.