Joseph Kasprzyk
Associate Professor • Associate Chair for Graduate Education
Hydrology, Water Resources & Environmental Fluid Mechanics • Civil Systems

Office: SEEC C244


  • PhD, in Civil Engineering, Penn State University, 2013
  • MS in Civil Engineering, Penn State University, 2009
  • BS in Civil Engineering with Honors, Penn State University, 2007

Honors and Distinctions:

  • Environmental Protection Agency STAR Graduate Fellow, 2010-2013
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program Honorable Mention
  • 2012 Student Presentation Award, International Environmental Modelling and Software Society meeting, Leipzig Germany
  • 2011 Outstanding Reviewer, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management
  • Invited talks at Technology Policy and Management workshop (Cambridge, UK, 2010) and Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics Computational Science and Engineering conference (Boston, 2013)
  • Member of Systems Committee, ASCE Environmental Water Resources Institute (EWRI)
  • Reviewer for Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Water Resources Research, Environmental Modelling and Software, Journal of Hydroinformatics, American Water Resources Association Journal, Water Resources Management
  • Moderated Professional Development panel discussion at EPA STAR fellowship conference, served on planning committee

Professional Affiliations:

  • ASCE
  • EWRI
  • American Society of Engineering Education
  • American Geophysical Union


  • Water resources planning and management
  • Decision making under uncertainty
  • Multiobjective evolutionary algorithms
  • Scientific visualization and model diagnostics

Recent Publications:

  1. DeRousseau, MA, JR Kasprzyk, WV Srubar III. 2018. “Computational Design Optimization of Concrete Mixtures: A Review” Cement and Concrete Research. vol 109: 42-53. 
  2. Rosenberg, DE, M Babbar-Sebens, E Root, JD Herman, A Mirchi, M Giacomoni, JR Kasprzyk, K Madani, D Ford, L Basdekas. “Towards More Integrated Formal Education and Practice in Water Resources Systems Analysis” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management. vol 143(12): 02517001. 
  3. Clarkin, TJ, W Raseman, JR Kasprzyk, JD Herman. 2018. "Diagnostic Assessment of Preference Constraints for Simulation Optimization in Water ResourcesJournal of Water Resources Planning and Management. vol 144, no 8.
  4. Smith, R, JR Kasprzyk, L Basdekas. 2018. "Experimenting with Water Supply Planning Objectives Using the Eldorado Utility Planning Model Multireservoir TestbedJournal of Water Resources Planning and Management. vol 144, no 8.
  5. Smith, R, JR Kasprzyk, L Dilling. 2017. “Participatory Framework for Assessment and Improvement of Tools (ParFAIT): Increasing the impact and relevance of water management decision support research” Environmental Modelling and Software. vol 95: 432-446. 
  6. Watson, AA, JR Kasprzyk. 2017. “Incorporating deeply uncertain factors into the many objective search process” Environmental Modelling and Software. vol 89: 159-171.
  7. Stewart, JR, B Livneh, JR Kasprzyk, B Rajagopalan, JT Minear, WJ Raseman. 2017. “A multi-algorithm approach to land surface modeling of suspended sediment in the Colorado Front Range” Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems. vol 9, no 7: 2526-2644. 
  8. Raseman, WJ, JR Kasprzyk, FL Rosario-Ortiz, J Stewart, B Livneh. 2016. “A critical review of decision support systems for water treatment: Making the case for incorporating climate change and climate extremes” Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology. vol 3: 18-36. 
  9. Maier, HM, Z Kapelan, JR Kasprzyk, JB Kollat, LS Mattot, MC Cunha, GC Dandy, MS Gibbs, E Keedwell, A Marchi, A Ostfeld, D Savic, DP Solomatine, JA Vrugt, AC Zecchin, BS Minsker, EJ Barbour, G Kuczera, F Pasha, A Castelletti, M Giuliani, PM Reed. 2014. “Evolutionary Algorithms and Other Metaheuristics in Water Resources: Current Status, Research Challenges, and Future Directions” Environmental Modelling and Software, vol. 62: 271-299. 
  10. Kasprzyk, JR, S Nataraj, PM Reed, RJ Lempert. 2013. “Many objective robust decision making for complex environmental systems undergoing change” Environmental Modelling and Software, vol. 42: 55-71