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Adel AbdallahAdel Abdallah
Utah State University
Adel is a PhD student in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Utah State University with research emphasis on Water Management Hydroinformatics. He works with Dr. David Rosenberg as part of the CI-WATER High-Resolution Multi-Physics Watershed Modeling team and is developing a generic Water Management Data Model (WaM-DaM) to organize and publish water management data and serve it to models.

Adel AbdallahJocelynn Anderson
Brigham Young University
Jocelynn is a Master’s student in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Brigham Young University, where she is working with Dr. Jim Nelson on an app to model runoff after changes in land use. She is on CI-WATER’s Data and Modeling Services team.

Robert Aylward
University of Wyoming
Robert Aylward is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Information Technology at the University of Wyoming. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Business Administration from the University of Wyoming and has served on national boards such as the Educational Communications Consortium. He is a member of CI-WATER’s Cyberinfrastructure Facilities team.

Steve BurianSteve Burian
University Of Utah
Dr. Steven (Steve) Burian is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Co-Director of Sustainability Curriculum Development at the University of Utah. He earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama and has conducted research at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He is on CI-WATER’s Access to Data and Computationally Intensive Modeling team.

Beth Cable
University of Wyoming
Beth Cable is the Education, Outreach, and Diversity Coordinator for Wyoming EPSCoR. She holds an M.S. in Science Teaching and Environment and Natural Resources from the University of Wyoming, and her experience includes planning and leading teacher in-services and professional development workshops as well as developing and implementing natural science curricula in K–12 schools. She serves on CI-WATER’s STEM Learning and Water Science Engagement team.

Ruby Calvert
Wyoming PBS
Ruby Calvert is the General Manager for Wyoming Public Broadcasting System (PBS) and President of the Wyoming PBS Foundation. She serves on the national PBS Board of Directors, and is the incoming Chair of the University Licensee Association for public television stations licensed to universities. She holds a B.A. in English/Secondary Education from the University of Wyoming and is on CI-WATER’s STEM Learning and Water Science Engagement team.

Scott Christensen
Brigham Young University
Scott is a PhD student in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Brigham Young University (BYU). His research includes web GIS and cloud-based water resource modeling, and he is a member of CI-WATER’s Data and Modeling Services team.

Steve CorbatoSteven Corbato
University Of Utah
Dr. Steven Corbató is the Executive Director of Cyberinfrastructure at the University of Utah and has held leadership positions in national organizations such as the Advisory Council for the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN). He oversaw networking activities and technology initiatives for Internet2 and established Manhattan Landing, an advanced Internet exchange point for international research and education. He is a Principal Investigator for CI-WATER and heads the project’s Cyberinfrastructure Facilities team.

Pabitra DashPabitra Dash
Utah State University
Pabitra is a Software Engineer specializing object-oriented programming, database design and implementation, SQL programming, and system architecture and design. He is a member of CI-WATER’s Access to Data and Computationally Intensive Modeling team.

Herman DolderHerman Dolder
Brigham Young University
Herman is a PhD student of Civil and Environmental Engineering at BYU. He holds a degree in Engineering from the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina, and has worked with government agencies and private organizations. He is a member of CI-WATER’s Data and Modeling Services and Education and Outreach teams.

Craig DouglasCraig Douglas
University of Wyoming
Dr. Craig Douglas is a Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wyoming and an Associate Director of the SRI Center for Numerical Porous Media at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Yale University and is a member of CI-WATER’s Cyberinfrastructure Facilities team and High-Resolution Multi-Physics Watershed Modeling team and STEM Learning and Water Science Engagement team.

Brent Ewers
University of Wyoming
Brent Ewers is the director of Wyoming EPSCoR and has been a faculty member in the Department of Botany and interdisciplinary graduate Programs in Ecology and Hydrology at the University of Wyoming since 2002. He holds an M.S. and Ph.D in Ecology from Duke University. His research group focuses on how plants control mass and energy fluxes from the scale of plant organs to watersheds in response to stress, disturbance and forest and crop management. He is on CI-WATER's STEM Learning and Water Science Engagement team.

Tseganeh GichamoTseganeh Z. Gichamo
Utah State University
Tseganeh is a PhD student in Civil Engineering at Utah State University. His research focus is advanced distributed hydrological modeling with the application of high performance computation methods such as parallel processing. He obtained a BS in Civil Engineering from Mekelle University, Ethiopia and MS in Hydroinformatics from UNESCO-IHE, The Netherlands. He is a member of CI-WATER's Access to Data and Computationally Intensive Modeling team.

Erfan GoharianErfan Goharian
University of Utah
Erfan is a PhD student of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Utah, where has worked as a researcher in the Urban Water Group (UWG) of University of Utah. He is helping develop an integrated water resource model as a member of CI-WATER’s Access to Data and Computationally Intensive Modeling team.

Kristi HansenKristi Hansen
University of Wyoming
Dr. Kristiana (Kristi) Hansen is an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of Wyoming. She has been a member of international and national research teams investigating hydro-economic modeling and policy simulations, environmental and natural resource economics and water resource economics. She holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California and is a member of CI-WATER’s Access to Data and Computationally Intensive Modeling team.

Eric HawleyEric Hawley
Utah State University
Dr. Eric Hawley is the Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President for Information Technology at Utah State University and an Adjunct Professor in the Huntsman School of Business. He holds a Ph.D. in Education and teaches courses in technology, e-commerce, finance and strategic information systems, and he is known for his ability to explain technology topics to “non-techies.” He is on CI-WATER’s Cyberinfrastructure Facilities team.

Jeff HorsburghJeff Horsburgh
Utah State University
Dr. Jefffery Horsburgh is a Research Assistant Professor in the Utah Water Research Laboratory at Utah State University. His research focuses on the technological aspects of watershed and environmental processes, and improving water predictions. He holds a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Utah State University and is on CI-WATER’s Cyberinfrastructure Facilities team and Access to Data and Computationally Intensive Modeling team.

Laura HunterLaura Hunter
University Of Utah
Dr. Laura Hunter is Utah Education Network’s Chief Content Officer and Station Manager for the public media station UEN-TV. She leads educational technology projects for the state, including the award-winning website uen.org. Dr. Hunter serves on industry boards such as the National Education Telecommunications Association and public media Affinity Group Coalition. She holds a Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning and leads CI-WATER’s STEM Learning and Water Science Engagement team.

Norm JonesNorm Jones
Brigham Young University
Dr. Norm Jones is a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Brigham Young University. He is the director of the Environmental Modeling Research Laboratory, which developed the Groundwater Modeling System (GMS), a water modeling software used worldwide. An educator as well as a scientist, he has taught more than 100 seminars and workshops nationally and internationally. He is a Principle Investigator for the CI- WATER project.

Norm JonesWencong Lai
University of Wyoming
Wencong is postdoc research associate at the University of Wyoming. He earned his PhD in Civil Engineering from Clemson University, where he researched hydrodynamic and hydrologic modeling. He is serving on CI-WATER’s High-resolution Multi-physics Watershed Modeling Team.

Kelly McDonaldKelly McDonald
Brigham Young University
Kelly McDonald is an Assistant Vice-President of Information Technology at Brigham Young University. He was a founding member of Westnet and represented Brigham Young University for Internet2 and Utah Education Network. He holds a B.S. in Electronics Technology and an M.S. in Computer Science from Brigham Young University. He serves on CI-WATER’s Cyberinfrastructure Facilities team.

Scott MillerScott Miller
University of Wyoming
Dr. Scott Miller is an Associate Professor in the University of Wyoming’s Department of Ecosystem Science and Management where he runs the Spatial Analysis of Watershed & Landscape System (SAWLS) research group. He holds a Ph.D. in Watershed Management from the University of Arizona, and his research interests include hydrological modeling, channel geomorphology and sustainable development. He is on CI-WATER’s Access to Data and Computationally Intensive Modeling team.

Jim NelsonJim Nelson
Brigham Young University
Dr. Jim Nelson is a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Brigham Young University. He served as a Principle Investigator in the laboratory that developed the Groundwater Modeling System (GMS), a water modeling software used worldwide. He holds a B.S., an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Brigham Young University. He is on CI-WATER’s Cyberinfrastructure Facilities team and Access to Data and Computationally Intensive Modeling team.

Fred OgdenFred Ogden
University of Wyoming
Dr. Fred Ogden is the University of Wyoming's Cline Distinguished Chair of Engineering, Environment and Natural Resources. He helped develop the physics-based watershed model used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and was a Principal Investigator on the Panama Canal Watershed Experiment through the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. He holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University and is a Principle Investigator for CI-WATER.

Ginger PaigeGinger Paige
University of Wyoming
Dr. Ginger Paige is an Associate Professor of Ecosystem Science and Management and Water Resource Extension Specialist at the University of Wyoming. Her research interests include rangeland hydrologic modeling and assessing the effects of fire, land use and management practices on hydrologic and erosion processes. She holds a Ph.D. in Watershed Management from the University of Arizona and is a member of CI-WATER’s High-Resolution Multi-Physics Watershed Modeling team and STEM Learning and Water Science Engagement team.

Fidel PerezFidel Perez
Brigham Young University
Fidel is a graduate student in Civil and Environmental Engineering who is helping CI-WATER develop web-based, interactive Flood Early Warning Systems and models that generate flood forecasts to help flood emergency managers anticipate possible events. He is a member of CI-WATER’s Access to Data and Computationally Intensive Modeling team.

Christine PomeroyChristine Pomeroy
University Of Utah
Dr. Christine Pomeroy is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Science at the University of Utah, where she researches and teaches courses in water resources and urban water infrastructure. Dr. Pomeroy has served as a Principal Investigator on projects for the Utah Division of Water Quality and the Utah Department of Transportation. She holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering and is on CI-WATER’s High-Resolution Multi-Physics Watershed Modeling team.

David RosenbergDavid Rosenberg
Utah State University
Dr. David E. Rosenberg is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Utah State University. He holds a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Davis, and participated on the international team that developed the Hydro-Platform software. He is a member of CI-WATER’s High-Resolution Multi-Physics Watershed Modeling team and STEM Learning and Water Science Engagement team.

Madlyn Runburg
Natural History Museum of Utah
Madlyn Runburg is the Director of School Programs at the Utah Museum of Natural History. Madlyn has extensive project management experience in the areas of exhibit and construction projects, program development and operations. She holds a B.S. in Applied Learning & Development from the University of Texas and an M.A. in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University. She serves on CI-WATER’s STEM Learning and Water Science Engagement team.

Louisa StarkLouisa Stark
University Of Utah
Dr. Louisa Stark's appointments at the University of Utah include Director of the Genetic Science Learning Center, Clinical Professor in the Urban Institute for Teacher Education, and Associate Director of the Center for Science and Mathematics Education. She has extensive experience in developing K-12 curriculum and in teacher professional development. She holds a Ph.D. in Evolutionary Genetics and is on CI-WATER’s STEM Learning and Water Science Engagement team.

Jim Stewart
Utah Education Network
Jim Stewart is Utah Education Network’s Director of Technical Services. He holds a B.A. in Science and Economics from the University of Utah and is the former Vice President and Chief Information Officer for American Direct Credit. He is a member of CI-WATER’s Cyberinfrastructure Facilities team.

Robert Steinke
University of Wyoming
Robert is a staff member at the University of Wyoming working as a software engineer on the ADHYDRO simulation.  He holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Colorado and is on the CI-WATER High-resolution Multi-Physics Watershed Modeling team.

Court StrongCourt Strong
University Of Utah
Dr. Courtenay Strong is an Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Utah, where his research interests include climate dynamics, climate change processes and interactions between climate system components. He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia and conducted postdoctoral research in Climate Dynamics at the University of California. He serves on CI-WATER’s Access to Data and Computationally Intensive Modeling team.

Nathan SwainNathan Swain
Brigham Young University
Nathan is a PhD student at Brigham Young University (BYU), where he is researching ways to make hydrologic modeling more accessible and easier to use for water resources engineers and decision makers using internet technology. He earned his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Civil Engineering from Brigham Young University. He is a research assistant for CI-WATER’s Data and Modeling Services team.

David TarbontonDavid Tarboton
Utah State University
Dr. David Tarboton is a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Utah State University (USU) where he also coordinates the USU Water Initiative. He holds an M.S. and Sc.D. in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; his research area is surface water hydrology with a focus on improving hydrologic prediction with models that use new information and technology. He is a Principal Investigator for the CI-WATER project.

Gus WilliamsGustavious Williams
Brigham Young University
Dr. Gustavious (Gus) Williams is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Brigham Young University. He holds an M.S. in Civil Engineering from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. in Environmental Geotechnology from Northwestern University. He serves on CI-WATER’s High-Resolution Multi-Physics Watershed Modeling team.

Ye ZhangYe Zhang
University of Wyoming
Dr. Ye Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Geology at the University of Wyoming. Her research interests include developing new research tools for geological modeling and simulation. A former Turner Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan, she holds advanced degrees in Hydrology and Engineering Geology and serves on CI-WATER’s High-Resolution Multi-Physics Watershed Modeling team.

Partner Institutions & Expertise

Brigham Young University

  • Distributed Computing
  • Groundwater Modeling
  • Geospatial Data Modeling
  • Integrated Modeling Software

University of Utah

  • Data Management
  • Optical Networking
  • Urban Watersheds
  • Climatology
  • Outreach (UEN)
  • Education and Engagement (UEN)

Utah State University

  • Water Resources Modeling
  • Hydrologic Information Systems
  • Data Services
  • Water Decision Support

University of Wyoming

  • High Performance Computing
  • NCAR Facility
  • Parallel Code Development
  • Hydrologic Modeling
  • Economics
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