Prof. Mashor Housh
I received my Bachelor of Science degree (cum laude) in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Technion in 2007. My undergraduate studies focused on Hydrodynamics and Water Resources Engineering and Transportation Engineering. I earned my Ph.D. (direct track) in Hydrodynamics and Water Resources Engineering from the Technion in 2011. In my Ph.D., I developed and implemented models for optimal multi-year management of water quantities and qualities of large-scale water systems under uncertain hydrological conditions, which was applied to the Israeli National Water Supply System. Upon completing my Ph.D., I was a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). At UIUC I worked on developing an integrative “system of systems” model that preserve the inherent interdependencies among the subsystems involved in the biofuel production process.
At the University of Haifa, I study how to model complex systems incorporating environmental, economic and sustainability aspects while focusing on how to guide the design and management of such systems to address uncertainty and extreme events. I also study the design and the management of “smart” infrastructure systems (so called cyber-infrastructure systems) where I use mathematical modeling and uncertainty analysis to best utilize automated sensing technologies and the vast computational capacity provided by cloud computing technology to design “smarter” infrastructure systems in general and water infrastructure systems in particular. My publications cover modeling methodologies and their implementation to water resources and environmental systems. I also have interests in methodological developments in the field of optimization of large and complex systems and optimization under uncertainty.