Professional Experience

2012 - present.  Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan.

2005 - 2012.  Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan.

2008 (Spring). Visiting Scholar, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hydrologic Engineering Center, Davis, CA

2007 (Fall).  Visiting Research Scientist, International Research Institute for Climate & Society, Columbia University, Palisades, NY

1999 - 2005.  Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan.

1997-1999.  Hydraulic Engineer, USACE Hydrologic Engineering Center, Davis, CA: Applied systems analysis techniques to support a number of Corps operations and feasibility studies, including Upper Mississippi Basin flood control, Sacramento River Basin flood control, Panama Canal operations, and water supply planning in South and Central Florida. Assisted in the development of next-generation reservoir system analysis programs for optimal flood control and multipurpose reservoir operations. Coordinated and conducted training courses and workshops on flood warning systems and water resources systems analysis.

Spring 1999.  Lecturer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California at Davis: Taught an upper division course titled, "Deterministic Optimization and Design," which introduced students to mathematical programming techniques and their application to a broad range of civil and environmental engineering design problems.

1992-1997.  Research Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin: Developed and applied a number of decision support technologies for water resources planning and management, including stochastic and multi-objective optimization models and geographic information systems. Developed scenario-based models for screening water supply alternatives for San Antonio, Texas, and reservoir operations policies for the Lower Colorado River Authority in Austin, Texas.

1994-1997.  Teaching Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin: Served as a teaching assistant for courses on numerical methods and hydraulic engineering. Duties included supervising laboratory sessions and assisting with the application of computer models.

Summer 1995.  Participant, U.S. Information Agency University Affiliations Program, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh: Participated in cooperative research related to flood control project evaluation and cyclone shelter planning. Conducted seminars on the use of systems analysis and geographic information systems in water resources planning and management.

Summer 1993.  Participant, Young Scientists’ Summer Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria: Applied multi-objective decision analysis techniques to water quality management problems in Central and Eastern Europe and assisted in the development of a decision support system for river basin management.