University of Vermont

Dr. Donna Rizzo Ph.D.

Graduate and Undergraduate Advising

Ph.D. Students (Current)

  • John Hanley, (expected graduation 2016), Ph.D. Civil & Environmental Engineering, Dissertation: To Be Determined.
  • Scott Hamshaw, (expected graduation 2016), NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Recipient, Ph.D. Civil & Environmental Engineering, Dissertation: To Be Determined.
  • Kristen Underwood, (expected graduation 2017), Co-advised with M.M. Dewoolkar, Ph.D. Civil & Environmental Engineering, Dissertation: To Be Determined.
  • Ian Anderson, (expected graduation 2017), Co-advised with primary advisor M.M. Dewoolkar, Ph.D. Civil & Environmental Engineering, Dissertation: To Be Determined.

Ph.D. Students (Graduated)

  • Nikolaos Fytilis, (graduated fall 2013), Ph.D. Civil & Environmental Engineering, Dissertation: Data Classification and Uncertainty Assessment: Develeopment of a New Bayesian Artificial Neural Network with Applications to Stream Health Classification using Multiple Environmental Assessment and Genetic Data.
  • Bree Mathon, (graduated winter 2011), Ph.D. Civil & Environmental Engineering, Dissertation: Assessing Uncertainty in Modeling Physical Processes Associated with Groundwater and Watershed Problems using Fuzzy Mathematics. Co-advised with G.F. Pinder.
  • Andrea Pearce, (graduated fall 2010), Ph.D. Civil & Environmental Engineering, Dissertation: Combining Computational and Human Neural Networks: using Modified Self-Organizing Map to Explore Surface and Subsurface Hydrochemical and Biological Datasets.
  • Lance E. Besaw, (graduated fall 2009), Ph.D. Civil & Environmental Engineering, Dissertation: Advances in Artificial Neural Networks in Surface and Subsurface Hydrological Environmental Engineering Applications.
  • Maeve McBride, (graduated summer 2007), Ph.D. Civil & Environmental Engineering, Dissertation: Riparian Reforestation and Channel Morphology: Key Driving Mechanisms in Small Streams. Co-advised with W. Hession.
  • Paula J. Mouser, (graduated spring 2006), Ph.D. Civil & Environmental Engineering, Dissertation: Improving Detection and Long-term Monitoring Strategies for Landfill Leachate Contaminated Groundwater with Molecular-Based Microbiological Data using Geostatistics and Artificial Neural Networks.

M.S. Students (Current)

  • David Grover, (M.S. Civil & Environmental Engineering, expected graduation spring 2014), Thesis Topic: To Be Determined.

M.S. Students (Graduated)

  • Scott Hamshaw, (graduated fall 2013), M.S. Civil & Environmental Engineering, Thesis: Suspended Sediment Prediction using Artificial Neural Networks and Local Hydrometeorological Data.
  • Joseph Krupa, (graduated spring 2013), M.S. Civil & Environmental Engineering, Thesis: Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle Consumer Survey Analysis. Co-advised with M.J. Eppstein.
  • Alison Pechenick, (graduated spring 2013), M.S. Civil & Environmental Engineering, Thesis: A Multi-scale Approach to Assess the Hydrological Connectivity of Road and Stream Networks.
  • Kirk DuBois Jones, (graduated winter 2012), M.S. Civil & Environmental Engineering, Non-Thesis: Report Topic: Determining the Effects of Adsorption Bed Media on Water Quality: Measuring the effects of crushed coral sand, activated carbon, biochar, and steel slag mitigating the impacts of dairy farm runoff on Lake Champlain.
  • Keith Pelletier, (graduated winter 2011), M.S. School of Natural Resources, Thesis: Use of Remote Sensing to Derive Geomorphic Features Indicative of Stream Stability. Co-advised with primary advisor L. Morrissey.
  • Cabot Savidge, (graduated winter 2011), M.S. Civil & Environmental Engineering, Thesis: Characterization of Porous Building Materials for Agent Transport Prediction using Artificial Neural Networks. Co-advised with M.M. Dewoolkar.
  • Ryan Butryn, (graduated winter 2010), M.S. School of Natural Resources, Thesis: Summer Stream Temperature as an Indicator of Coldwater Fish Distribution. Co-advised with primary advisor, D. Parrish.
  • Martin Lee, (graduated spring 2009), M.S. Civil & Environmental Engineering, Thesis: Pilot-Scale Constructed Wetlands Combined with Phosphorus Removing Slag Filters for Treating Dairy Wastewater. Co-advised with A. Drizo.
  • Zhiqiang Li, (graduated spring 2007), M.S. Civil & Environmental Engineering, Thesis: Applications using the Ordinary and Extended Kalman Filters to Characterize Groundwater Contaminant Sources.
  • Jessica S. Clark, (graduated spring 2006), M.S. Civil & Environmental Engineering, Thesis: Modeling of Small Streams to Assess Velocity Distribution Influence and Geomorphic Condition on Habitat Indices.
  • Lance E. Besaw, (graduated spring 2006), M.S. Civil & Environmental Engineering, Thesis: Conditional Simulations using Artificial Neural Networks.
  • Jeffrey J. Doris, (graduated fall 2005), M.S. Civil & Environmental Engineering, Thesis: Application of Counterpropagation Networks (ANNs) to Problems in Civil Engineering.
  • Charles D. Mark, (graduated fall 2004), M.S. Civil & Environmental Engineering, Thesis: Applications of Artificial Neural Networks in Transportation Travel Time Prediction. Co-advised with A. Sadek.
  • Patrick Sullivan, (graduated fall 2000), M.S. Civil & Environmental Engineering, Thesis: Hierarchical Artificial Neural Networks for Regionalized Co-Kriging.

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