Welcome to my research website! My name is Joseph Kasprzyk, and I've served as assistant professor in the Civil Environmental and Architectural Engineering (CEAE) Department at the University of Colorado Boulder since 2013. I hold BS, MS, and PhD degrees from Penn State University, where I was advised by Patrick Reed, now at Cornell University.
My research group focuses on multi-objective decision making and model diagnostics for engineering problems. Areas of focus include water resources planning and management, environmental engineering applications, and advancing methodological contributions to decision making and optimization under uncertainty. Some of our current research projects include robust decision making for the Colorado River Basin, developing a novel decision support framework for creating sustainable building materials, and improving understanding of the relationship between water allocations and thermoelectric power generation. We recently completed projects on decision support for water treatment under climate extremes, as well as an analysis of how multi-objective optimization can be used operationally in Front Range Colorado water planning. Methods used in the research range from high performance computing with millions of simulation model runs, to interactive workshops with diverse groups of water managers and stakeholders.
Information about group members, publications, and research projects can be found here. I've also created advice for prospective graduate students, both for my research group and in my role as graduate committee representative for the Hydrology, Water Resources, and Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Civil Systems groups within CEAE.