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Manuel Antonio Álvarez Chaves

PhD Researcher


Universitätsstraße 32
70569 Stuttgart
Room: 227a


  • Model evaluation using information theory.
  • Physics-based, data-driven and hybrid modelling approaches.
  • Hydrological modelling.
  1. 2023

    1. Espinoza, E. A., Loritz, R., Chaves, M. Á., Bäuerle, N., & Ehret, U. (2023). To Bucket or not to Bucket? Analyzing the performance and interpretability of hybrid hydrological models with dynamic parameterization.
    2. Chaves, M. Á., Guthke, A., Ehret, U., & Gupta, H. (2023, May). UNITE: A toolbox for unified diagnostic evaluation of physics-based, data-driven and hybrid models based on information theory.
  • Since Feb. 2022: PhD student, SimTech, University of Stuttgart/Germany.
  • 2019 - 2021: M. Sc. in Flood risk management. IHE Delft/The Netherlands.
  • 2018 - 2019: Research staff, Center for Research in Sustainable Development (CIEDES). University of Costa Rica.
  • 2017 - 2018: Civil infrastructure designer, DEHC consulting engineers. San José, Costa Rica.
  • 2011 - 2018: License degree in civil engineering with an emphasis on water resources, environmental engineering and geotechnical engineering. University of Costa Rica/Costa Rica.
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