Daniele Veneziano is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He earned a Laurea in Architecture from the University of Florence, Italy, in 1970 and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from MIT in 1974. After spending one year as visitor at the National University of Mexico, he joined MIT as a professor in 1975. His research interests include natural hazards, risk assessment for engineering systems, and stochastic hydrology and geomorphology. Recently, his research has been concerned with scale-invariant phenomena and their probabilistic representation through random fractals. Applications include the representation of rainfall, flow through random porous media, topographic surfaces in fluvial erosion environments, and river networks. Further information can be found here.


  • Veneziano, D. and A. Tabaei [2001] "ANOVA Method for the Effective Conductivity of Rectangular Blocks", Water Resour. Res., Vol. 37, pp. 2919-2928.
  • Veneziano, D., G. Moglen, P. Furcolo and V. lacobellis [2000] "Stochastic Model of the Width Function", Water Resour. Res., Vol. 36, No. 4, pp. 1143-1157.
  • Veneziano, D. and J. Niemann [2000] "Self-similarity and Multifractality of Fluvial Erosion Topography 1. Mathematical Conditions and Physical Origin, 2. Scaling Properties", Water Resour. Res., Vol. 36, No. 7, pp. 1923-1936 and 1937-1951.
  • Veneziano, D. and P. Villani [1999] "Best Linear Unbiased Hyetograph." Water Resour. Res., Vol. 35, No. 9, pp. 2725-2738.