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James G Uber

Title: Emeritus
Office: 736 Engineering Research Cntr
Tel: 513-368-6303
Email: james.uber@uc.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinoissville, 1988 (Environmental Engineering).
  • M.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinoissville, 1985 (Environmental Engineering).
  • B.S., Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois, 1983 (Civil Engineeringy).

Research Information

Research Support

  • (PI), Sorial, George; Uber, James, Development of a Pathogen-Biofilm Attachment Model for Drinking Water Systems, Environmental Protection Agency. (EP-C-11-006/ PEG1-01UC), $45,754.00. 09/30/2011 to 09/29/2012. Status: Awarded.
  • (PI), Boccelli, Dominic; Uber, James, Studying Distribution System Hydraulics and Flow Dynamics to Improve Water Utility Operational Decision Making, National Institute For Hometown Security. (3048108070-11-354), $387,383.00. 03/10/2011 to 06/30/2014. Status: Active.
  • (PI), Boccelli, Dominic; Uber, James, Real-Time Modeling Develop and Application, Department of Energy. (ANL-1F-30622), $391,512.00. 02/18/2011 to 08/31/2013. Status: Active.
  • (PI), Suidan, Makram; Uber, James, Development of a Pathogen-Biofilm Attachment Model for Drinking Water Systems, Environmental Protection Agency. (EP-C-11-006/ PEG0-01UC), $118,806.00. 01/01/2011 to 09/29/2012. Status: Active.
  • (PI), Uber, James, Estimating the Performance of Water Warning Systems at U.S. Military Installations, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. (W9132T-10-2-0007), $68,949.00. 03/04/2010 to 03/03/2013. Status: Closed.
  • (Collaborator), Boccelli, Dominic; Uber, James, Real-Time Distribution System Network Modeling and Fault Diagnosis, National Science Foundation. (CMMI-0900713), $313,701.00. 08/01/2009 to 09/30/2013. Status: Active.
  • (PI), Uber, James, Distribution System Modeling to Support Epidemiological Studies of Drinking Water Quality and Gastrointestinal Disease Risk, Environmental Protection Agency. (RD-83425001-0), $139,256.00. 07/01/2009 to 06/30/2012. Status: Active.
  • (PI), Uber, James, Ivanhoe Foundation Fellowship - Mahajan, Ivanhoe Foundation. (SRS 005954), $5,000.00. 07/10/2008 to 07/09/2010. Status: Closed.
  • (Collaborator), Oerther, Daniel; Suidan, Makram; Uber, James, The Applicability of Systainability Metrics to the Cincinnati Metropolitan Area, Environmental Protection Agency. (EPA EP-C-06-056), $86,121.00. 05/17/2007 to 12/31/2010. Status: Closed.
  • (Collaborator), Oerther, Daniel; Suidan, Makram; Uber, James, The Applicability of Sustainability Metrics to the Cincinnati Metropolitan Area, Environmental Protection Agency. (005017-001), $36,435.00. 05/14/2007 to 09/29/2008. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Suidan, Makram; Uber, James, Water Security Research to Extend EPANET, Quantify Uncertainty in Demand, and Develop a Framework for Evaluating Algorithms for Contamination Warning, Environmental Protection Agency. (PEG1-006UC, PTS WA1-06), $1,568,330.00. 09/30/2006 to 12/31/2010. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Uber, James, Water Security Research to Extend EPANET, Quantify Uncertainty in Demand, and Develop a Framework for Evaluating Algorithms for Contamination Warning , Environmental Protection Agency. $185,573.00. 05/18/2006 to 09/29/2006. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Uber, James, Examining Epidemiologic and Environmental Factors Associated with Microbial Risks from Drinking Water, Environmental Protection Agency. (3000840062), $75,587.00. 04/01/2006 to 12/22/2009. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Uber, James, An Adaptive Cyberinfrastructure for Threat Management in Urban Water Distribution Systems, National Science Foundation. (CMS-0540289), $179,018.00. 01/01/2006 to 12/31/2008. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Uber, James, Monte Carlo Sampling Methodology for Assessing and Designing Water Distribution System Sampling Plans, Environmental Protection Agency. (1700-025), $104,990.00. 01/01/2005 to 08/01/2007. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Uber, James, Examining Epidemiologic and Environmental Factors Associated with Microbial Risks from Drinking Water, Environmental Protection Agency. (SA4767-10479PG), $38,618.00. 12/23/2004 to 12/22/2007. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Uber, James, Disinfection Practices for DBP and Precursor Occurrence in Consecutive Systems, Environmental Protection Agency. (1700-026), $81,134.00. 09/15/2004 to 09/14/2007. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Uber, James, Drinking Water Quality and Emergency Visits for Gastroenteritis in Atlanta, Environmental Protection Agency. (5-20525-G1/1), $235,017.00. 09/01/2004 to 08/31/2008. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Uber, James, Expanding Cities: People, Water, and Infrastructure, Department of Education. (030420Z-01), $39,284.00. 10/01/2003 to 09/30/2007. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Uber, James, Autonomous Feedback Control of Booster Chlorination Systems for Distribution System Residual Maintenance, Water Research Foundation. (2567/Uber's budget), $135,711.00. 01/01/1999 to 06/01/2001. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Uber, James, Drinking Water Optimization Institute, Environmental Protection Agency. (No Cost Extension), $1,550,049.00. 10/01/1997 to 06/01/2003. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Uber, James, Booster Disinfection to Improve Water Qualtiy, Water Research Foundation. (AWWARF-261), $199,995.00. 10/01/1995 to 09/01/1999. Status: Closed.

Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications

  • E. Arandia-Perez, J. Uber, D. Boccelli, R. Janke, D. Hartman, and Y.-H. Lee (2014). (In Press). Modeling automatic meter reading water demands as nonhomogeneous point processes. A.S.C.E. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 140, 56-64.
  • S. Klosterman, J. Uber, R. Murray, and D. Boccelli (2014). (In Press). Adsorption model for arsenate transport in corroded iron pipes with application to a simulated intrusion in a water distribution network. A.S.C.E. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 140, 649-657.
  • R. Mahajan, J. Uber, and J. Eisenberg (2014). (In Press). A dynamic model to quantify pathogen loadings from combined sewer overflows suitable for river basin scale exposure assessments. Water Quality, Exposure and Health, 5, 163-172.
  • A. Swift, L. Liu, and J. Uber (2014). (In Press). Maup sensitivity analysis of ecological bias in health studies. GeoJournal, 79, 137-153.
  • A. Ostfeld, E. Salomons, L. Ormsbee, and J. Uber (2012). (In Press). Battle of the water calibration networks. A.S.C.E. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 138, 523-532.
  • A. D. Sanctis, F. Shang, and J. Uber (2010). Real-time identification of possible contamination sources using network backtracking methods. A.S.C.E. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 136, 444-453.
  • S. Tinker, C. Moe, M. Klein, W. D. Flanders, J. Uber, A. Amirtharajah, P. Singer, and P. Tolbertinking water (2010). Drinking water turbidity and emergency department 2 visits for gastrointestinal illness in atlanta, 1993 - 2004ion". Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiologyt, 20, 19-28.
  • S. Tinker, C. Moe, M. Klein, W. D. Flanders, J. Uber, A. Amirtharajah, P. Singer, and P. Tolbertinking water (06-2009). Drinking water residence time in distribution net- works and emergency department visits for gastrointestinal illness in metro atlanta, georgia. Journal of Water and Healthville, 7, 332-343.
  • R. Murray, R. Janke, W. E. Hart, J. Berry, E. Boman, C. A. Phillips, L. A. Riesen, J.-P. Watson, T. N. Taxon, J. Uber, and K. Morley (2009). Us environmental protection agency uses operations research to reduce contamination risks in drinking water. Interfaces, 39, 57-68.
  • R. Murray, R. Janke, W. E. Hart, J. W. Berry, T. Taxon, and J. Uber (11-2008). Sen- sor network design of contamination warning systems: A decision frameworkd. Journal of the American Water Works Association, 100.
  • A. Swift, L. Liu, and J. Uber (03-2008). Reducing maup bias of correlation statistics between water quality and gi illness. Computers Environment And Urban Sys- Temsation,, 32, 134-148.
  • F. Shang, J. Uber, and L. Rossman (02-2008). Modeling reaction and transport of mul- tiple species in water distribution systems. Environmental Science and Tech- Nology, 42, 808-814.
  • A. Ostfeld, J. Uber, and Others (2008). The battle of the water sensor networks (bwsn): A design challenge for engineers and algorithms. A.S.C.E. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 130, 556-568.
  • A. Swift, L. Liu, and J. Uberrs, (2008). Maup sensitivity analysis of ecological bias in health studies. GeoJournal.
  • K. Lansey, F. Pashal, S. Pool, W. Elshorbagy, and J. Uber (2007). Locating satellite booster disinfectant stations. A.S.C.E. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 133, 363-371.
  • F. Shang and J. Ubertion (2007). Calibrating pipe wall demand coefficient for chlorine decay in water distribution system. A.S.C.E. Journal of Water Resources Plan- Ning and Managements, 133, 363-371.
  • Z. Wang, M. Polycarpou, J. Uber, and F. Shangon, (01-2006). Adaptive control of water quality in water distribution netorks. I.E.E.E. Transactions on Control Sys- Tems Technology, 14.
  • R. Murray, J. Uber, and R. Janke (2006). A model for estimating acute health impacts from consumption of contaminated drinking waterthms. A.S.C.E. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 132, 293-299.
  • J. Berry, W. E. Hart, C. A. Phillips, J. G. Uber, and J.-P. Watsonr (2006). Sensor placement in municipal water networks with temporal integer programming models. A.S.C.E. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Managementt,ts, 132, 218-224.
  • R. Janke, R. Murray, J. Uber, and S. Allgeieron, (2006). Comparison of physical sampling and real-time monitoring strategies for designing a contamination warning system in a drinking water distribution system;. A.S.C.E. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Managements, 132, 310-313.
  • J. Uber, R. Murray, and R. Janke (10-2004). Use of systems analysis to assess and minimize water security risks. Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Educationy, 34-40.
  • M. Propato and J. Uber (01-2004). A linear least squares formulation for operation of booster disinfection systems. A.S.C.E. J. of Water Res. Plan. Manag., 130.
  • M. Propato and J. Uber (2004). Vulnerability of water distribution systems to pathogen intrusion: How effective is a disinfectant residual?. Environmental Science and Technology, 38 (13), 3713-3723.
  • M. Propato and J. Uber (2004). Booster system design using mixed-integer quadratic programming. A.S.C.E. Journal of Water Res. Plan. Manag., 130.
  • D. Boccelli, M. Tryby, J. Uber, and R. S. Summers (06-2003). A reactive species model for chlorine decay and thm formation under rechlorination conditions. Water Research, 37, 2654-2666.
  • M. Polycarpou, J. Uber, Z. Wang, F. Shang, and M. Brdys (06-2002). Feedback control of water quality. IEEE Control Systems Magazine, 22, 68-87.
  • F. Shang, J. Uber, and M. Polycarpou (05-2002). A particle backtracking algorithm for water distribution system analysis. A.S.C.E. J. of Environ. Eng., 128, 441-450.
  • M. Tryby, D. Boccelli, J. Uber, and L. Rossmann (2002). A facility location model for booster disinfection of water supply networks. A.S.C.E. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Manag., 128, 322-333.
  • J. Uber and L. Murdoch (2000). Evaluation of the hopscotch method for transient groundwater flow. A.S.C.E. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 126 (8).
  • M. Tryby, D. Boccelli, M. Koechling, J. Uber, R. S. Summers, and L. Rossman (1999). Booster chlorination for managing disinfectant residuals. Journal Amer. Water Works Assoc., 91 (1), 95-108.
  • M. Zierolf, M. Polycarpou, and J. Uber (07-1998). Development and auto-calibration of an input-output model of chlorine transport in drinking water distribution systems. I.E.E.E. Trans. on Control Systems Technology, 6, 543-553.
  • D. Boccelli, M. Tryby, J. Uber, L. Rossman, M. Zierolf, and M. Polycarpou (1998). Optimal scheduling of booster disinfection in water distribution systems. A.S.C.E. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Manag., 124 (2), 99-110.
  • C. Bush and J. Uber (1998). Sampling design methods for water distribution model calibration. A.S.C.E. J. of Water Res. Plan. and Manag., 124, 334-344.
  • C. Zhen and J. Uber (1996). Reliability of remediation designs in presence modeling error. A.S.C.E. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Manag., 122 (4), 253-262.
  • L. Rossman, J. Uber, and W. Grayman (1995). Modeling disinfectant residuals in drinking water storage tanks. A.S.C.E. Journal of Environmental Eng., 121 (10).
  • J. Uber, J. E. D. Brill, and J. Pfeffer (1992). Use of mathematical programming methods for complex systems. A.S.C.E. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Manag., 118 (3), 281-294.
  • J. Uber, J. E. D. Brill, and J. Pfeffer (1991). Robust optimal design for wastewater treatment: I. general approach. A.S.C.E. Journal of Environmental Eng., 117 (4), 425-437.
  • J. Uber and J. E. E. Brill (1990). Design optimization with sensitivity constraints. Engineering Optimization, 116, 15-28.
  • J. Eheart, J. E. D. Brill, B. Lence, J. Kilgore, and J. Uber (1987). Cost efficiency of time-varying discharge permit programs for water quality management. Water Resources Research, 23 (2), 245-252.
  • J. Uber, J. E. D. Brill, and J. Pfeffer Robust optimal design for wastewater treatment: Ii. application. A.S.C.E. Journal of Environmental Eng., 117 (4), 438-456.

Book Chapters

  • J. Uber (1999). Mathematical optimization models for locating booster chlorination stations and scheduling booster chlorination dosages. In L. Mays (Eds.), Water Distribution Systems Handbook New York: McGraw-Hill.

Technical Reports

  • F. Shang, J. Uber, and L. Rossman (2007). EPANET Multi-Species Extension User's Manual. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Report.
  • Z. Chowdhury, R. S. Summers, L. Work, N. Smith, L. Rossman, and J. Uber (2006). Assessment of Chloramine and Chlorine Residual Decay in the Distribution System. American Water Works Association and American Water Works Association Research Foundation.
  • J. Uber, M. Polycarpou, F. Shang, and Z. Wang (2002). Autonomous Feedback Control of Booster Chlorination Systems for Distribution System Residual Maintenance. American Water Works Association and American Water Works Association Research Foundation, 176.
  • J. Uber, R. S. Summers, D. Boccelli, and M. Tryby (2002). Booster Chlorination for Residual Maintenance. American Water Works Association and American Water Works Association Research Foundation, 243.
  • J. Uber, J.-J. Kao, J. E. D. Brill, and J. Pfeffer (1988). Sensitivity constrained nonlinear programming: A general approach for planning and design under parameter uncertainty and an application to treatment plant design. Tech. Rep., Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey.
  • J. Uber (1988). Software system safety. Tech. Rep., Final Report, NASA/ASEE Sum- Mer Faculty Fellowship Program, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama.
  • J. Uber, J. E. D. Brill, and J. Pfeffer (1985). A nonlinear programming model of a wastewater treatment system: Sensitivity analysis and a robustness constraint. Tech. Rep. Res. Rep. 196, Water Resources Center, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign.

Presentations & Lectures

Poster Presentations

  • S. Hatchett, D. Boccelli, T. Haxton, R. Janke, A. Kramer, A. Matracia, S. Pan- guluri, and J. Uber (09-2010). How accurate is a hydraulic model? in Proceedings of the Water Distribution Systems Analysis Symposium, Tucson, AZ.
  • E. Arandia-Perez, J. Uber, D. Boccelli, R. Janke, D. Hartmann, and Y. Lee (09-2010). Bayesian temporal modeling of water demands at household level in Pro- ceedings of the Water Distribution Systems Analysis Symposium, Tucson, AZ.
  • S. Klosterman, R. Murray, J. Szabo, J. Hall, and J. Uber (09-2010). Modeling and sim- ulation of arsenate fate and transport in a distribution system simulator in Proceedings of the Water Distribution Systems Analysis Symposiumum, Tucson, AZ.
  • D. Boccelli and J. Uber (05-2010). Drinking water distribution systems: Theory and application of an urban observatory in Proceedings of the World Environmen- tal and Water Resources Congress, Providence, RI.
  • R. Janke and J. Uber (05-2009). Comparing single- and multi-species water quality modeling approaches for assessing contamination exposure in drinking water distribution systems in Proceedings of the Water Distribution Systems Analysis Symposium, Kansas City, MO.
  • E. Arandia-Perez, J. Uber, F. Shang, D. Boccelli, R. Janke, D. Hartmann, and Y. Lee (05-2009). Preliminary spatial-temporal statistical analysis of hourly water demand at household level in Proceedings of the Water Distribution Systems Analysis Symposium, Kansas City, MO.
  • A. D. Sanctis, S. Hatchett, J. Uber, D. Boccelli, and F. Shang (05-2009). Real-time implementation of contamination source identffcation method for water distribution in Proceedings of the Water Distribution Systems Analysis Symposium, Kansas City, MO.
  • I. Schrottenbaum, J. Uber, N. Ashbolt, R. Murray, J. Janke, J. Szabo, and D. Boccelli (05-2009). Simple model of attachment and detachment of pathogens in water distribution system biofilms, in Proceedings of the Water Distribution Systems Analysis Symposium, Kansas City, MO.
  • R. Mahajan, J. Uber, and J. Eisenberg (05-2009). A simplified model of combined sewer overflows to estimate event driven enteric pathogen concentrations in drinking water sources in Proceedings of the Water Distribution Systems Analysis Symposium, Kansas City, MO.
  • K. Nilsson, S. Hooper, C. Moe, and J. Uber (05-2008). Water quality assessment during distribution system flushing events in Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2008, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • A. D. Sanctis, D. Boccelli, F. Shang, and J. Uber (05-2008). Probabilistic approach to characterize contamination sources with imperfect sensors in Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2008, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • F. Shang, J. Uber, R. Murray, and R. Janke (2008). Model-based real-time detection of contamination events in Proceedings of the Water Distribution Systems Analysis Symposium, Kruger Nat'l Park, South Africa.
  • D. Boccelli, D. Moll, J. Uber, B. Blount, and F. Cardinali (05-2007). Characterization of exposure to trihalomethanes in a distribution system using modeling and epi- demiologic methods: Preliminary analysis and descriptive statistics in Pro- ceedings, World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Tampa, FL Hawaii.
  • L. Liu, J. E. D. Brill, G. Mahinthakumar, J. Uber, E. Zechman, and S. Ranjithan (05-2007). Considering demand variability and measurement uncertainties in adaptive source characterization in water distribution networks in Proceedings, World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Tampa, FL.
  • J. Uber, R. Murray, M. Magnuson, and K. Umber (05-2007). Evaluating real-time event detection algorithms using synthetic data in Proceedings, World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Tampa, FL.
  • J. Kumar, E. Zechman, J. E. D. Brill, G. Mahinthakumar, S. Ranjithan, and J. Uber (05-2007). Evaluation of non-uniqueness in contaminant source characterization based on sensors with event detection method in Proceedings, World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Tampa, FL.
  • J. Berry, W. Hart, C. Laird, and J. Uber (05-2007). Morphing of water networks in Proceedings, World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Tampa, FL.
  • F. Shang, J. Uber, and R. Murray (05-2007). Uncertainty of contamination source characterization within water distribution systems in Proceedings, World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Tampa, FL.
  • W. Grayman, V. Speight, and J. Uber (05-2007). Use of distribution system modeling in designing microbial monitoring programs in Proceedings, World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Tampa, FL.
  • R. Janke, R. Murray, J. Uber, R. Bahadur, T. Taxon, and W. Samuels (05-2007). Using teva to assess impact of model skeletonization on contaminant consequence assessment and sensor placement design in Proceedings, World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Tampa, FL.
  • K. Nilsson, S. Hooper, C. Moe, and J. Uber (05-2007). Water quality assessment during distribution system flushing events in Proceedings, World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Tampa, FL.
  • D. Boccelli and J. Uber (11-2006). Quantification of network model confidence using tracer test data in Proceedings, Water Quality Technology Conference, Denver, CO.
  • E. Zechman, J. E. D. Brill, G. Mahinthakumar, S. Ranjithan, and J. Uber (08-2006). Addressing non-uniqueness in a water distribution contaminant source identification problem in Proceedings, Water Distribution Systems Analysis Symposium, Cincinnati, OH.
  • S. Hooper, C. Moe, J. Uber, K. Nilsson, A. Becken, J. Jeffers, L. Mulford, J. McCary, and M. Lehighd E. (08-2006). Assessment of microbiological water quality after low pressure events in a distribution system in Proceedings, Water Distribution Systems Analysis Symposium, Cincinnati, OH.
  • F. Shang, J. Uber, B. van Bloemen Waanders, D. Boccelli, and R. Janke (08-2006). Real time water demand estimation in water distribution system in Proceedings, Water Distribution Systems Analysis Symposium, Cincinnati, OH.
  • A. D. Sanctis, F. Shang, and J. Uber (08-2006). Determining possible contaminant sources through flow path analysis in Proceedings, Water Distribution Sys- tems Analysis Symposium, Cincinnati, OH.
  • A. D. Sanctis, F. Shang, and J. Uber (08-2006). Determining possible contaminant sources through flow path analysis in Proceedings, Water Distribution Systems Analysis Symposium, Cincinnati, OH.
  • W. Grayman, V. Speight, and J. Uber (08-2006). Using monte-carlo simulation to evaluate alternative water quality sampling plans in Proceedings, Water Distribution Systems Analysis Symposium, Cincinnati, OH.
  • L. Yang, D. Boccelli, and J. Uber (08-2006). Assessing uncertainty in chlorine residual predictions in drinking water distribution system in Proceedings, Water Distribution Systems Analysis Symposiumum, Cincinnati, OH.
  • K. Umberg, J. Uber, and R. Murray (08-2006). Performance evaluation of real-time event detection algorithms in Proceedings, Water Distribution Systems Analysis Symposium, Cincinnati, OH.
  • M. Kumar, G. von Laszewski, R. Ranjithan, J. E. D. Brill, J. Uber, K. Harrison, S. Sreepathi, and E. Zechman (2006). An adaptive cyberinfrastructure for threat management in urban water distribution systems in Proceedings of COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE, Berlin, Germany.
  • R. Janke, R. Murray, J. Uber, and S. Allgeier (2005). An evaluation of system architectures for contamination warning systems in Proceedings, ASCE/EWRI World Water and Environmental Resources Congress, Anchorage, AK.
  • J. G. Uber (2005). Identifiability of contaminant source characteristics in steady-state and time-varying network flows in Proceedings, ASCE/EWRI World Water and Environmental Resources Congress, Anchorage, AK.
  • D. L. Boccelli and J. G. Uber (2005). Incorporating spatial correlation in a markov chain monte carlo approach for network model calibration in Proceedings, ASCE/EWRI World Water and Environmental Resources Congress, Anchorage, AK.
  • R. Murray, J. Uber, and R. Janke (2005). A model for estimating the acute health impacts resulting from consumption of contaminated drinking water in Proceedings, ASCE/EWRI World Water and Environmental Resources Congress, Anchorage, AK.
  • M. Propato, O. Piller, and J. G. Uber (2005). A sensor location model to detect contaminations in water distribution networks in Proceedings, ASCE/EWRI World Water and Environmental Resources Congressworks, Anchorage, AK.
  • J. W. Berry, W. E. Hart, C. A. Phillips, J. G. Uber, and T. M. Walski (2005). Water quality sensor placement in water networks with budget constraints in Proceedings, ASCE/EWRI World Water and Environmental Resources Congress, Anchorage, AK.
  • J. W. Berry, W. E. Hart, C. A. Phillips, J. G. Uber, and J.-P. Watson (2005). Validation and assessment of integer programming sensor placement models in Proceedings, ASCE/EWRI World Water and Environmental Resources Congress, Anchorage, AK.
  • D. L. Boccelli, F. Shang, J. G. Uber, A. Orcevic, D. Moll, S. Hooper, M. Maslia, J. Sautner, B. Blount, and F. Cardinali (2004). Tracer tests for network model calibration in Proceedings, ASCE/EWRI World Water and Environmental Resources Congress, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • J. Berry, W. E. Hart, C. A. Phillips, and J. Uber (2004). A general integer programming-based framework for sensor placement in municipal water networks in Proceedings, ASCE/EWRI World Water and Environ. Res. Congress, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • J. Uber, F. Shang, and L. Rossman (2004). Extensions to epanet for fate and transport of multiple interacting chemical or biological components in Proceedings, ASCE/EWRI World Water and Environmental Resources Congress, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • J. Uber, R. Janke, R. Murray, and P. Meyer (2004). Greedy heuristic methods for locating water quality sensors in distribution systems in Proceedings, ASCE/EWRI World Water and Environmental Resources Congress, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • R. Murray, R. Janke, and J. Uber (2004). The threat ensemble vulnerability assessment (teva) program for drinking water distribution system security in Proceedings, ASCE/EWRI World Water and Environmental Resources Congress, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • M. Propato and J. Uber (2003). Effectiveness of disinfectant residual against microbiological contamination in water systems: assessing vulnerability in Proceedings, A.S.C.E. National Conference, Environmental and Water Res. Inst., Philadelphia, PAber .
  • M. Propato, F. Shang, and J. Uber (2002). On-line control of booster disinfection systems: influence of modelling errors and affect on dbp formation in Proceedings, A.S.C.E. National Conference, Environmental and Water Res. Inst., Roanoke, VA.
  • F. Shang, J. Uber, and M. Polycarpou (2002). Path-dependent wall demand parameter estimation using input-output model in Proceedings, A.S.C.E. National Conference, Environmental and Water Res. Inst., Roanoke, VA.
  • F. Shang, M. Propato, and J. Uber (2002). Extension of epanet for multi species modelling in water distribution system in Proceedings, A.S.C.E. National Conference, Environmental and Water Res. Inst., Roanoke, VA.
  • J. Uber (2002). A sampling protocol for critical dbp and disinfectant residual concentrations in Proceedings, A.S.C.E. National Conference, Environmental and Water Res. Inst., Roanoke, VA.
  • Z. Wang, M. Polycarpou, J. Uber, and F. Shang (2002). Disinfectant residual control of multiple nodes in water distribution networks in Proc. of 15th IFAC World Congress 2002.
  • D. Boccelli and J. Uber (2001). Evaluation of multi-component model of chlorine residual dynamics in water distribution systems in Water Software Systems: Theory and Applications, Vol I, Res. Studies Press Ltd, 2001..
  • Z. Wang, M. Polycarpou, J. Uber, and F. Shang (2001). Adaptive periodic control for chlorine residual maintenance in drinking water distribution networks in Proc. of I.E.E.E. Conference on Decision and Control.
  • M. Propato, J. Uber, F. Shang, and M. Polycarpou (2001). Integrated control and booster system design for residual maintenance in water distribution systems in Proceedings, A.S.C.E. National Conference, Environmental and Water Res. Inst., Orlando, FL.
  • M. Tryby and J. Uber (2001). Representative water quality sampling in water distribution systems in Proceedings, A.S.C.E. National Conference, Environmental and Water Res. Inst., Orlando, FL.
  • M. Sekhar and J. Uber (2001). Field study of chlorine residual decay and disinfection byproduct formation in a water distribution system in Proceedings, A.S.C.E. National Conference, Environmental and Water Res. Inst., Orlando, FL.
  • M. Polycarpou, J. Uber, Z. Wang, F. Shang, and M. Propato (2001). Design of feedback control algorithms for chlorine residual maintenance in water distribution systems in Proceedings, A.S.C.E. National Conference, Environmental and Water Res. Inst., Orlando, FL.
  • Z. Wang, M. Polycarpou, and J. Uber (2000). Decentralized model reference adaptive control of water quality in water distribution networks in Proc. of 2000 I.E.E.E. International Symposium on Intelligent Control, pp. 127-132.
  • J. Uber and A. Minai (2000). Socioeconomic organization on directional resource landscapes in Unifying Themes in Complex Systems, pp. 579-596, Perseus Book.
  • F. Shang, J. Uber, and M. Polycarpou (2000). Input-output model of water quality in water distribution systemstems in Proceedings, A.S.C.E. National Conference, Water Res. Planning and Manag. Division, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Z. Wang, M. Polycarpou, F. Shang, and J. Uber (2000). Adaptive control formulation for chlorine residual maintenance in water distribution systems in Proceedings, A.S.C.E. National Conference, Water Res. Planning and Manag. Division, Minneapolis, MN.
  • P. Subramaniam, M. Tryby, and J. Uber (2000). Set covering models for locating booster chlorination stations in water distribution systems in Proceedings, A.S.C.E. National Conference, Water Res. Planning and Manag. Division, Minneapolis, MN.
  • J. Uber (1999). Optimal location and scheduling of disinfectant additions in water distribution networks in Water Industry Systems: Modelling and Optimization Applications, Vol. II, Research Studies Press Ltd, 1999. D. Savic and G.Walters, Eds.
  • D. Boccelli, J. Uber, M. Tryby, R. Summers, and L. Rossman (1999). Modeling rechlorination kinetics considering a reactive species in Proceedings, A.W.W.A. An- nual Conference and Exposition, Chicago, IL .
  • M. Tryby and J. Uber (1999). Development of a booster chlorination design using distribution system models in Proceedings, A.S.C.E. National Conference, Water Res. Planning and Manag. Division, Phoenix, AZ.
  • M. Polycarpou, J. Uber, and U. Desai (1999). Design of a feedback controller for water distribution systems residual maintenance in Proceedings, A.S.C.E. National Conference, Water Res. Planning and Manag. Division, Phoenix, AZ.
  • D. Boccelli, M. Tryby, J. Uber, and L. Rossman (1998). Optimal location of booster disinfection stations for residual maintenance in Proceedings, A.S.C.E. National Conference, Water Res. Planning and Manag. Division, Chicago, IL .
  • D. Boccelli, M. Tryby, M. Koechling, , R. Summers, J. Uber, and L. Rossman (1998). Booster chlorination: Residual maintenance and trihalomethane formation in Proceedings, Protecting water quality in the distribution system: What is the role of disinfectant residuals, A.W.W.A., Philadelphia, PA.
  • J. Uber, M. Polycarpou, and P. Subramaniam (1998). Optimal decoupling of booster disinfection systems in water distribution networks in Proceedings, A.S.C.E. National Conference, Water Res. Planning and Manag. Division, Chicago, IL .
  • M. Tryby, D. Boccelli, J. Uber, and L. Rossman (1997). Optimal scheduling of booster disinfection in Proceedings of the A.W.W.A. Annual Conference and Exposition, Atlanta, GA.
  • D. Boccelli, M. Tryby, M. Koechling, R. Summers, and J. Uber (1997). Bulk decay kinetics of rechlorinated water: Experimental results and model development in Proceedings of the A.W.W.A. Annual Conference and Exposition, Atlanta, GA.
  • J. Uber, R. Summers, D. Boccelli, M. Koechling, and M. Tryby (1996). Booster chlorination in Proceedings of the A.W.W.A. Annual Conference and Exposition, Toronto, CA.
  • M. Zierolf, M. Polycarpou, and J. Uber (1996). A control-oriented approach to water quality modeling of drinking water distribution systems in Proc. of I.E.E.E. International Conference on Control Applications, Dearborn, Michigan.
  • M. Fang and J. Uber (1993). Hydraulic and water quality reliability and resiliency for water distribution systems under random demands in Proceedings, A.S.C.E. National Conference, Hydraulics Division, San Francisco, CA.
  • J. Uber (1992). Extended management modeling framework for optimal reliability based design with sampling decisions in Proceedings, A.S.C.E. National Con- ference, Water Res. Planning and Manag. Division, Baltimore, MD.
  • J. Uber, K. Hickey, M. Fang, and L. Rossman (1992). Dynamic plug flow reactor network model for contaminant transport in water distribution systems Proceedings, A.S.C.E. National Conference, Water Res. Planning and Manag. Division, Baltimore, MD.
  • J. Uber (1990). Combining groundwater simulation and optimization models in Proceedings, A.S.C.E. National Conference, Water Res. Planning and Manag. Division.
  • J. Uber (1989). Cae software in the classroom: From component design to system design in Proceedings, A.S.E.E. Southeastern Section Meeting, Tuscaloosa, AL.
  • J. Uber, J. E. E. Brill, and J. Pfeffer (1986). A robustness constraint for the analysis of uncertainty in Proceedings, A.S.C.E. National Conference, Water Res. Planning and Manag. Division, Anaheim, CA.

Honors & Awards

  • Best Paper award (1st out of 150), 2010. WDSA2010 (Water Distribution Systems Analysis Conference), Tucson, AZ; for the paper "Modeling and Simulation of Arsenate Fate and Transport in a Distribution System Simulator," by Kloster- man, S., Murray, R., Szabo, J., Hall, J., and Uber, J..
  • American Water Works Association (AWWA) Management Division Best Paper Award, 2009. for the paper \Sensor Network Design of Contamination Warning Systems: A Decision Framework".
  • Finalist (1 of 6)y,ois, 2007. Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Re- search, The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).
  • Best Practice-Oriented Paper Award, 2006. Jour. of Water Resources Planning and Management, American Society of Civil Engineers; For the paper \Model for Estimating Acute Health Impacts from Consumption of Contaminated Drinking Water".
  • Water Resources Planning and Management Council Service to the Profession Award, 2005. American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • J. James R. Croes Medal, 1993. American Society of Civil Engineers; For the paper "Robust Optimal Design for Wastewater Treatment: II. Application".
  • Educator of the Year, 1990. A.S.C.E. Student Chapter, University of Alabama-Huntsville.
  • NASA/ASEE Faculty Fellow, 1988. Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL.

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 2007 to 2016, Professor, University of Cincinnati, Dept. of Civil & Env. Engr..
  • 2007 to 2009, Co-Director, University of Cincinnati, Center for Sustainable Urban Environments.
  • 2003 to 2004, Water Security Team, University of Cincinnati, USEPA National Homeland Security Research Center.
  • 2002 to 2006, Director, Env. Eng. & Sci. Program, University of Cincinnati, Dept. of Civil & Env. Engr..
  • 1997 to 2006, Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati, Dept. of Civil & Env. Engr..
  • 1990 to 1997, Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati, Dept. of Civil & Env. Engr..
  • 1988 to 1990, Associate Professor, University of Alabama-Huntsville, Dept. of Mech. Engr..