Dr. David E. Rosenberg--Water Resources Systems Analysis for Today and Tomorrow

Associate Professor

Contact Info

205 UWRL / 213 ENGR
tel: 435.797.8689
fax: 435.797.1185

Postal Address

Dept. of Civil & Env. Eng.
4110 Old Main Hill
Utah State University
Logan, UT 84322-4110

Map to UWRL

Map to CEE


Research Opportunities (Paid Work)

Post Doctoral Research Fellow



Read before Contacting Me about Positions or Graduate Study!

I encourage prospective students with interests to apply big data, hydroinfomatics, and systems modeling techniques to inform the planning, design, and operation of water systems to contact me to discuss graduate research opportunities. My research is focused at the intersection of water resources engineering, systems modeling, hydroinformatics, economics, ecology, landscaping, water policy and law, and several other fields. We also work directly with diverse groups of stakeholders and users of the water systems we study. Therefore, if programming in a new language, learning a new model, and working with the people who may benefit from your research interests you, my research group will probably be a good fit for you. But before contacting me about graduate study opportunities and to improve the likelihood that I will reply to your inquiry, consider all of the following:

  1. I post and maintain current open graduate research assistantship opportunities supported by funded projects at the top of this webpage. I may have additional opportunities (not listed) for projects whose funding could be awarded within the time frame you plan to start graduate study. I am also willing and excited to work with students who bring their own funding, e.g., through a:

  2. I respond to inquiries when a prospective student describes his/her research interests and explains how their interests fit with my research work. Don’t just say you are interested -- tell me why you are interested, how you fit with my existing projects, and what the benefit will be for my research program should you join! In short, what will you will bring to the table?

  3. The Civil and Environmental Engineering and graduate school websites contain general information about graduate admission requirements and deadlines and how to apply. The Civil and Environmental Engineering website also contains information on other faculty. You should review the specialties of all the faculty and only contact faculty whose research activities directly match your interests.

  4. Do not ask me if I think you have the credentials to be admitted -- that is a decision for the admissions committee and no one can answer that question without seeing your entire application.

  5. I ignore generic requests as well as all form letters sent to multiple professors. You need to first take the time to look at my research and tell me how my research fits your interests (see #2) before I will take the time to read and respond to your email.

  6. My research requires students to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with diverse technical and non-technical audiences and stakeholders. You must demonstrate ability to communicate effectively and I will judge this ability through any and all interactions we may have – including initial email and phone/skype contacts and your application to the CEE program (GRE verbal score, your statement of purpose, and TOEFL score, if English is not your first language). You may also submit samples of your writing such as a BS or MS thesis, peer-reviewed journal articles, or engineering reports.