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Kasprzyk, Joseph R.

GK Goh Endowed Faculty Fellow


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research overview

  • Joseph Kasprzyk is an associate professor in the Civil Environmental and Architectural Engineering Department at the University of Colorado Boulder. His research advances 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. Current research projects in his group include robust decision making for the Colorado River Basin, machine learning methods for classifying dam hazard risk, and novel methods for analyzing the water-energy nexus.


  • many objective optimization, model diagnostics, deep uncertainty, environmental change, water resources planning and management


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courses taught

  • CVEN 4333 - Engineering Hydrology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2023
    Studies engineering applications of principles of hydrology, including hydrologic cycle, rainfall and runoff, groundwater, storm frequency and duration studies, stream hydrography, flood frequency, and flood routing.
  • CVEN 5393 - Water Resources System and Management
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2023
    Introduces water resources planning and management as an integrated systems problem that satisfies multiple competing obejctives under constraints and uncertainty. Includes problem formulation and solution using decision support systems, optimization with and without uncertainty, stochastic simulation, and multiobjective optimization. Introduces water resources economics and planning under uncertainties such as climate change and increasing urbanization.
  • CVEN 5423 - Water Resources Engineering Design
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2022
    Studies principles and techniques of water resources engineering design. Introduces environmental modeling under uncertainty, stormwater design, precipitation estimation and flow routing. Surveys hydropower, reservoir management and water resources economics. Same as CVEN 4323.
  • EVEN 6950 - Master's Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2022


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