Gus Williams

Environmental Engineering & Hydrology
Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Northwestern University, 1994.
Contact Info - Office: 
242F Clyde Building
(801) 422-7810
gwilliams@et.byu.edu

 

Gustavious P. Williams
Associate Professor

 

Education

Northwestern University PhD, Civil Engineering, 1994.
Brigham Young University BS, Civil Engineering, 1987.

Work Experience

  • Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, BYU, (2004 - present)
  • Adjunct Professor, Electrical Engineering, Utah State University, (2007 – present)
  • Project Manager, Bechtel Nevada, (2003 – 2004)
  • Associate Engineer, Argonne National Laboratory (1997 – 2003)
  • Adjunct Professor, Civil Engineering, Northwestern University, (2002 – 2003)Lecturer, Masters of Project Management, Northwestern University (2001 – 2003)
  • Environmental Studies Degree Coordinator, Northwestern University (1998 – 2003)
  • Lecturer, Graham School, University of Chicago (1998 – 1999)
  • Assistant Engineer, Argonne National Laboratory, (1994 – 1997)
  • Lecturer, Environmental Studies, Northwestern University, (1992 – 2003)
  • Post-Doctoral Instructor, Civil Engineering, Northwestern University (1994)

Professional Development

  • Consistent involvement in professional organizations in technical and educational areas
  • Interaction with industry through sponsored research
  • Occasional Consulting

Consulting and Patents

  • NSTec (2004 – present)
  • Bechtel Nevada, (2003)
  • DOE Proof of Invention: Passive Soil Vapor Extraction System – ANL-IN-99-065, Gustavious Paul Williams, Geoscience and Information Technology Section, Environmental Assessment Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL.

States in Which Professionally Licensed

  • None

Principal Publications of the Last Five Years

  • Barrett, Candace, Gustavious Paul Williams, Todd K. Moon, and Jacob Gunther (2013) “A Bayesian Nonparametric Model for Temperature-Emissivity Separation of Long-wave Hyperspectral Images” Technometrics
  • Hansen, Carly A., Kate M. Munson, *Zola Adjei, Nathan R. Swain, Gustavious P. Williams, and A. Woodruff Miller, (2013) “Development of Sub-Seasonal Remote Sensing Chlorophyll-a Detection Models” American Journal of Plant Sciences Vol. 4 No. 12B, 2013, pp. 21-26. doi: 10.4236/ajps.2013.412A2003
  • Stites, Matthew, Jacob Gunther, Todd Moon, and Gustavious Williams “Using Physically-Modeled Synthetic Data to Assess Hyperspectral Unmixing Approaches” Remote Sensing 2013 5(4): 1974-1997, (April 2013)
  • Grant, Cameron S., Todd K. Moon, Jake H. Gunther, Matthew R. Stites, and Gustavious P. Williams, (2012) “Detection of Amorphously Shaped Objects Using Spatial Information Detection Enhancement (SIDE)” IEEE  Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing  5(2) p 1939-1404, April 2012
  • Williams, Gustavious P. and David Tomasko (2009) “A Simple Quantitative Model to Estimate Consumptive Evaporation Impacts of Discharged Cooling Water with Minimal Data Requirements” Energy and the Environment 20(7) p1155-1162, November 2009

Scientific and Professional Societies

ASCE

  • Member of ASCE
  • Session Chair - Groundwater Characterization and Monitoring, 2008 Annual Conference
  • Session Chair – Groundwater remediation, 2006 and 2007 Annual Conference
  • 2006 – present - Vice Chair for Task Committees – Groundwater Management Committee
  • 2006 – present - Ground Water Awards Committee – Ground Water Management Committee representative
  • 2005 – present - Member – KSTAT Standards Committee
  • 1996 - present - Member – Groundwater Planning and Management committee

Honors and Awards

  • National Nuclear Security Administration Office of Nuclear Nonproliferation Research and Development Certificate of Recognition for organizing the UITI2007 conference
  • U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center, Certificate of Recognition for the NAVFAC China Lake Depleted Uranium Survey.
  • Argonne National Laboratory Certificate of Recognition for Student mentoring

Institutional and Professional Service in the Last Five Years

  • Committee member and lead for CEEn 100ab seminar breakout (2007 – present)
  • Graduate Committee, member (2007 – present)
  • Safety Committee, Department Representative (2006 – present)
  • Global Awareness, Leadership, Innovation, and Character Development Committee, Member (2006 – 2007)
  • CEEn Lead – CEEn and BYU Chemical Management Joint 395 Laboratory Management (2005 – present)
  • Water Resources Engineering Committee, member (2004 – present)