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Bradley Spatz

Bradley Spatz
Computer Scientist
Program for Resource Efficient Communities

"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." --

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.


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