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 creating a framework for improved water quality under extreme climate events, incorporating hydrologic forecasting for water resources management in Chile, robust decision making for the Colorado River Basin, developing a novel decision support framework for creating sustainable building materials, and using global sensitivity analysis and data analysis to better understand rates of reservoir sedimentation in water supply reservoirs. Methods used in the research range from high performance computing with millions of simulation model runs, to interactive workshops with stakeholders that assess the extent to which the optimization tools developed in this research are applicable to real-world decision making.
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.