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Roman Krzysztofowicz

Position: Professor of Systems Engineering; Professor of Statistics
Office: Olsson Hall 113C
Phone: 434-982-2067
Fax: 434-482-2972
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Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1978
M.Sc., Cracow Technical University, 1970


Dr. Krzysztofowicz joined the faculty of the University of Virginia in 1982, after he had held faculty posts at the University of Arizona and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He directed the Systems Engineering graduate programs (1984–1989, 2009–present), and was a founding associate director of the Center for Risk Management. An author/coauthor of over 115 archival articles published in some 25 journals, 15 books, and 4 encyclopedias, he served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Hydrology (1996–2007), and as associate editor of Stochastic Hydrology and Hydraulics, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, and Journal of Applied Meteorology.

A frequent plenary speaker at international conferences, Dr. Krzysztofowicz also has lectured at NATO Advanced Study Institutes, short courses at George Washington University, training courses for senior forecasters of the National Weather Service, and has served as expert on forecasting to the World Meteorological Organization. He is the Eminent Engineer of Tau Beta Pi, a recipient of the Witold Wierzbicki Award in structural mechanics, a recipient of the Presidential Young Investigator Award, and a biographee in Marquis "Who's Who in America", "Who's Who in the South and Southwest", "Who's Who in Science and Engineering", "Who's Who in Finance and Business", and "Who's Who in the World" [Marquis Who's Who Website:].

Research Interests:

  • Bayesian decision theory
  • Bayesian forecasting theory
  • forecast verification and combining
  • sensor fusion
  • economic value of information
  • probabilistic modeling
  • decision, risk, and reliability analyses
  • stochastic control with forecasts
  • multiobjective decision making
  • decision support systems
  • warning systems
  • natural hazards
  • hydrology, meteorology, and water resources
  • environmental systems

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  • Director of Graduate Programs in Systems Engineering

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