• BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
  • MS, Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
  • PhD, Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

Research Summary

Dr. Carlos A. Oroza is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CvEEN) at the University of Utah. His research is focused on applications of cyberinfrastructure (e.g., large-scale sensor networks, remote sensing, robotics, machine learning, and interactive data visualization) to improve the management and scientific understanding of constrained resources, especially water resources.


Carlos A. Oroza received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, an M.S., and a Ph.D. in Civil Systems Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.  His research focuses on applications of emerging technologies (e.g., wireless sensor networks, robotics, remote sensing, and machine learning) in Civil and Environmental Engineering. His primary research interests are focused on improving water-resources management. As an Assistant Professor in the CvEEN department at the University of Utah, Carlos oversees a multidisciplinary group of doctoral, masters, and undergraduate students. His current research projects include combining citizen-science observations, remote sensing, and machine learning to generate basin-scale estimates of snow depth (USGS), using machine learning to estimate subsurface reservoir properties and predict response to CO2 injection (DOE), and deploying in-situ snow and soil sensors in the Arctic to monitor soil moisture and temperature changes in response to changing snowpack conditions (NSF). Carlos teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in hydrology, hydraulics, and cyberinfrastructure (databases, programming, 3D visualization, and machine learning applications in CvEEN). His teaching interests include broadening the adoption of cyber technologies in the classroom to improve student understanding of emerging CvEEN topics. Within the department, Carlos served as Chair of the Cyber & Technology Integration Committee. Carlos is a peer-reviewer for academic journals covering technology and water resources (e.g., Water Resources Research, ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems, and IEEE Access) and serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Hydrology.