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Bradley Spatz

Bradley Spatz
Computer Scientist
Program for Resource Efficient Communities
352-273-3688
bspatz@ufl.edu


"I build things that find out how best to use and save drinking water, and share the good ideas through pictures and numbers with people who decide stuff." -- http://splasho.com/upgoer5/


Bradley's focus is on the design, implementation, and application of information systems that characterize residential water use and the efficacy of conservation programs, and discovering and sharing those insights with decision-makers through web-based visual analytics and data. Bradley is the architect and principal implementer of the H2OSAV system.

Current research questions include:

  • data outlier detection and exclusion (water leaks)
  • consumption correlations with housing stock characteristics:
    • year built
    • bedrooms, baths, pools
    • lot size, premise size, irrigable-area
  • "before/after" consumption analysis for conservation/outreach programs at the premise, program, and utility level
  • targeting accuracy, comparative metrics
  • generalization to multi-family and commercial sectors
  • US Census data integration/correlation (population, demographics)
  • single-meter consumption separation into indoor/outdoor use (estimation)
  • spatial/area "intensity" metrics for consumption (e.g. per sqft, inches/month)
  • self-service data processing ("data ops"), reproducibility, observability, reliability, scalability

Bradley's technical experience spans a broad range of areas including data management, business intelligence, data visualization, data warehousing, telecommunications, IP and broadband networking, Unix system administration, and application/system development. Previous roles in the private sector include Vice President of Engineering for Cox Communications, Bioinformatics Lead for Curagen/UF, and Unix/networking consultant. He is a fisherman, backpacker, mariner, and pilot.


Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Science & Engineering, University of Florida