Omar Wani works in the field of environmental science and engineering - where the overarching goal is "the application of scientific and engineering principles to improve and maintain the environment." Specifically, his research work entails advanced statistical and computational modeling of various water and water-infrastructure systems, in both built and natural environments. One of the main goals of his research is to enable and encourage risk-based decision-making under uncertainty.
Dr. Wani has a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, a joint master's degree from the Delft Institute for Water Education, the Netherlands and the Technical University of Dresden, Germany, and a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India. He conducted his postdoctoral work at the University of California Berkeley's Environmental Systems Dynamics Lab and the California Institute of Technology’s Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences.