Thewodros Geberemariam ,
Ph.D., P.E., D. WRE.

Research Scientist / Adjunct Professor

Dr. Geberemariam served as project manager, Project Engineer, senior design engineer and site engineer, in the field of Water Engineering and has worked with public and private clients, as well as cooperatively with multiple local and federal agencies, located in CA and NYC. Currently He is working as research scientist in NYU Poly School of Engineering, Civil and Urban Engineering Dept. Infrastructure & Utility Center.

Geberemariam is a Research Scientist in NYU-POLY Urban Infrastructure Institute research group. His Expertise and research interest area focuses on Urban Water Infrastructure data analysis, water supply and demand management, and the application of big data analysis for different challenges of urban life and buried infrastructure.

Geberematiam has worked extensively in major drainage infrastructure designing and modeling, surface water hydrology and hydraulic analysis, flood risk assessment and analysis, water and wastewater improvement design and capacity analysis. I designed highway drainage systems, including, culverts, roadside ditches, WQMP and analyzed stormwater management facilities.

Geberemariam has worked extensively in water Resource Engineering design and research projects with numerous New York City and California based agencies. He is the Principal Investigator for different research projects. most recently he has provided noble data based pattern recognizer model (185,000 historical data) for monitoring, detecting and classifying different stages of water supply pipelines leaks and breaks according to their severity which can improve the day to day operational decision making process, and enable the operators to see the behavior of the network on the control room screens they are familiar with and enable them to quickly perform the best short term response strategy.

Dr. Geberemariam also the principal authors of Urban Water Demand Forecasting Using the Stochastic Nature of Short Term Historical Water Demand and supply Pattern, The Potential Future Innovative Application of Municipal Water Supply Database and The Impact of Human Behavior on Water Utility Companies Goal towards Water Conservation. 



  • Water resources engineering
  • Water resources planning and management
  • Water Distribution system Design and analysis
  • Urban Infrastructure Asset Management
  • Hydrologic and hydraulic engineering
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Hydraulic Structure Design and analysis
  • Environmental systems analysis
  • Engineering economics
  • Numerical methods
  • Risk analysis and management
  • Probability and statistics
  • Stochastic hydrology
Ecole superieure d'amenagement et d'urbanisme

A.B.SC , Urban Engineering

Monash University

B.Sc. (Graduate With Honors), Civil Engineering

National University School of Engineering and Computing

M.SC. , Environmental and Civil Engineering

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering

Ph. D. , Civil Engineering -Urban Infrastructure

Research Interests

  • Complex Urban Infrastructure Data Manipulations and Algorithm Design
  • Decision theory and information technology applications in water resources
  • Intelligent Drinking Water Supply Service, Based on Smart Meters, Smart Pipelines, and Enhanced Customer Relationship Management Systems
  • Large Scale Data Based Advance Water Supply Infrastructure Monitoring Systems for Improving Pipeline Integrity and Performance
  • Complex Water Supply Infrastructure Data Manipulations and Algorithm Design
  • Integrated GIS based Data Center for Water Supply Infrastructure Asset Management
  • Uncertainty analysis
  • Flood frequency and analysis of extreme events
  • Impacts of climate and land use changes
  • Watershed modeling
  • Hydrologic frequency analysis
  • Extreme event (drought/flood) damage mitigation
  • Seasonal hydro-climatic forecasting
  • Climate change impact assessment


American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

American Water Work Association (AWWA)

Engineers without borders (EWB)

Engineers Australia