Dr. Labadie is second from the left

John W. Labadie is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University, and is currently serving as Coordinator of the Water Resources Planning and Management Graduate Program. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles, majoring in Water Resources Engineering, and Ph.D degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of California at Berkeley.

Dr. Labadie specializes in application of decision support systems, decision analytics, mathematical programming, artificial intelligence, knowledge-based systems, and geographic information systems to complex problems in water resources and environmental systems management. He is the developer and instructor of several graduate courses including: GIS in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer-aided Water Management and Control, Engineering Optimization: Methods and Applications, and Engineering Decision Support and Expert Systems, all of which are also offered as on-line distance courses through CSU Online Plus.

John also teaches an undergraduate course in Basic Hydrology. He has served as Principal and Co-Principal investigator for over 50 research projects totaling over $9 million in funding from a wide range of sponsors at the Federal, State, regional, and municipal government levels. He has served as Senior Editor of the Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management of the American Society of Civil Engineers, is a Fulbright Research Scholar, has won two annual Best Paper awards for publications in scholarly journals, received the 2005 Faculty Award for Excellence in Research in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and recently won the 2015 OnlinePlus Innovative Educator (OPIE) Award at Colorado State University.

Dr. Labadie is the developer of the MODSIM River Basin Management Decision Support System, which is currently being applied by numerous public and private organizations in the U.S. and abroad. Dr. Labadie is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado.