Downey Brill

Professor

  • 919-515-2352
  • Mann Hall 318

Education

Ph.D. 1972

Environmental Engineering

Johns Hopkins University

B.S. 1969

Civil Engineering

Cornell University

Research Description

Prof Brill is interested in environmental systems analysis, modeling, optimization.

Publications

Successive linear approximation methods for leak detection in water distribution systems
Berglund, A. and Areti, V. S. and Brill, D. and Mahinthakumar, G. (2017), Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 143(8), .
Parallel evolutionary algorithm for designing water distribution networks to minimize background leakage
Shafiee, M. E. and Berglund, A. and Berglund, E. Z. and Brill, E. D. and Mahinthakumar, G. (2016), Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 142(5), .
A framework for incorporating ecological releases in single reservoir operation
Wang, H. and Brill, E. D. and Ranjithan, R. S. and Sankarasubramanian, A. (2015), Advances in Water Resources, 78(), 9-21.
Improved regional water management utilizing climate forecasts: An interbasin transfer model with a risk management framework
Li, W. H. and Sankarasubramanian, A. and Ranjithan, R. S. and Brill, E. D. (2014), Water Resources Research, 50(8), 6810-6827.
battle of the Water Networks II
Marchi, A. and Salomons, E. and Ostfeld, A. and Kapelan, Z. and Simpson, A. R. and Zecchin, A. C. and Maier, H. R. and Wu, Z. Y. and Elsayed, S. M. and Song, Y. and Walski, T. and Stokes, C. and Wu, W. Y. and Dandy, G. C. and Alvisi, S. and Creaco, E. and Franchini, M. and Saldarriaga, J. and Paez, D. (2014), Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 140(7), .
Contaminant source characterization in water distribution systems using binary signals
Kumar, J. and Brill, E. D. and Mahinthakumar, G. and Ranjithan, S. R. (2012), Journal of Hydroinformatics, 14(3), 585-602.
Simulation-optimization framework to support sustainable watershed development by mimicking the predevelopment flow regime
Reichold, L. and Zechman, E. M. and Brill, E. D. and Holmes, H. (2010), Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 136(3), 366-375.
Closure to "Optimal design of redundant water distribution networks using a cluster of workstations" by Sujay V. Kumar, Troy A. Doby, John W. Baugh Jr., E. Downey Brill, and S. Ranji Ranjithan
Kumar, S. V. and Doby, T. A. and Baugh, J. W. and Brill, E. D. and Ranjithan, S. R. (2007), Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 133(6), 580-581.
Conjunctive use of models to design cost-effective ozone control strategies
Fu, J. S. and Brill, E. D. and Ranjithan, S. R. (2006), Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 56(6), 800-809.
Optimal design of redundant water distribution networks using a cluster of workstations
Kumar, S. V. and Doby, T. A. and Baugh, J. W. and Brill, E. D. and Ranjithan, S. R. (2006), Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 132(5), 374-384.
An adaptive cyberinfrastructure for threat management in urban water distribution systems
Mahinthakumar, K. and Von Laszewski, G. and Ranjithan, R. and Brill, D. and Uber, J. and Harrison, K. and Sreepathi, S. and Zechman, E. (2006), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3993(), 401-408.
Life-cycle-based solid waste management. I: Model development
Solano, E. and Ranjithan, S. R. and Barlaz, M. A. and Brill, E. D. (2002), Journal of Environmental Engineering (New York, N.Y.), 128(10), 981-992.
Life-cycle-based solid waste management. II: Illustrative applications
Solano, E. and Dumas, R. D. and Harrison, K. W. and Ranjithan, S. R. and Barlaz, M. A. and Brill, E. D. (2002), Journal of Environmental Engineering (New York, N.Y.), 128(10), 993-1005.
Decision support tool for life-cycle-based solid waste management
Harrison, K. W. and Dumas, R. D. and Solano, E. and Barlaz, M. A. and Brill, E. D. and Ranjithan, S. R. (2001), Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 15(1), 44-58.
Genetic algorithm approaches for adressing unmodeled objectives in optimization problems
Loghlin, L.H. and Ranjithan, S. and Brill, E.D. and Baugh, J.W. (2001), Engineering Optimization, 33(2001), 549-569.
Application of genetic algorithms for the design of ozone control strategies
Loughlin, D. H. and Ranjithan, S. R. and Baugh, J. W. and Brill, E. D. (2000), Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 50(6), 1050-1063.
A mathematical programming approach for generating alternatives in discrete structural optimization
Baugh, J. W. and Caldwell, S. C. and Brill, E. D. (1997), Engineering Optimization, 28(1997), 1-31.

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Grants

Water Distribution Modeling Experiments with the Cary Network
Sensus USA, Inc.(10/01/14 - 7/31/16)
Southeastern Transportation Research Innovation, Development and Education (STRIDE)
US Dept. of Transportation (DOT)(1/01/12 - 6/30/17)
AN ADAPTIVE LEAK DETECTION AND RISK ANALYSIS FRAMEWORK FOR URBAN WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS
National Science Foundation (NSF)(8/15/11 - 7/31/16)
Engineering for Resilient Civil Infrastructure Systems: A Graduate Research Fellowship Program
US Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS)(9/30/09 - 9/30/13)
Engineering the Civil Infrastructure For Enhanced Resiliance of the Built and Natural Environments
US Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS)(7/01/08 - 6/30/15)
DDDAS-TMRP (Collaborative Research): An Adaptive Cyberinfrastructure for Threat Management in Urban Water Distribution Systems
National Science Foundation (NSF)(11/30/-1 - 12/31/09)
Modeling and Optimization of Civil Engineering Infrastructure
Blue Ridge Analytics, Inc.(12/01/04 - 4/30/06)