The OMSLab Development Team
In September 2015, OMSLab and Integrated Decision Support (IDS) development team members co-located to the CSU Foothills Campus to work together as a coordinated group supporting research and development projects under the One Water Solutions Institute (OWSI) umbrella. The team leverages the OMS model development framework, CSIP web services platform, and eRAMS/Catena geospatial application platform to build, stage, and deliver environmental modeling products for research and use in the private and public sectors.
Dr. Olaf David, Research Scientist, Principal OMS/CSIP Architect, OMSLab Director, (970) 491-8026 Olaf is a research scientist with the CSU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Department of Computer Science. Since 2000, he has led the design, development, and operation of OMS framework for agro-environmental modeling, and more recently the CSIP model-as-a-service architecture supporting deployments for large organizations. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering and Ph.D in Computer Science and Engineering from Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena, Germany.
Dr. George H. Leavesley, Research Scientist George is a senior research scientist with the CSU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. A long-time research hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, he is well known in water resource management communities in the western United States, nationally, and internationally. He holds a B.S. in Forestry and M.S. in Forest Hydrology from Pennsylvania State University, and Ph.D in Watershed Sciences from CSU.
Dave Patterson, Lead eRAMS Architect/Application Developer, (970) 491-7620 Dave holds bachelor degrees in math and psychology and a M.S. in computer science. He is the principal architect and developer of the eRAMS geospatial application and database platform and many of its applications. He currently is focused on the eRAMS-based next generation Water Supply Forecasting application system for the USDA-NRCS National Water and Climate Center.
Jack R. Carlson, OMSLab Coordinator, (970) 491-8122 Jack is a senior research associate with the CSU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He worked at several locations for USDA-NRCS as a state and regional plant materials specialist, regional ecological sciences staff leader, national IT project manager and center director, and chief information officer managing the agency business information system portfolio. He holds a B.S. in Agronomy from the University of California, Davis, and a M.S. in Plant Genetics and Biosystematics from Oregon State University. He currently is engaged with OMS/CSIP model and data service requirements and design for several resource conservation projects, including support to the NRCS Conservation Delivery Streamlining Initiative.
George Peacock, OMS/CSIP Application Analyst George holds a degree in Range Management from Sul Ross University. As a long-time USDA-NRCS range conservationist, he was technically responsible for the agency's Ecological Site Information System (ESIS), a database deployed to the OMS/CSIP platform. He brings considerable expertise and experience with natural resource databases and conservation planning processes. He currently is focused on the requirements analysis, design, and testing of model and data services supporting the NRCS Conservation Delivery Streamlining Initiative (CDSI).
Tyler Wible, eRAMS Software and Database Developer, (970) 491-1933 Tyler holds a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from CSU and is the principal developer for the Comprehensive Flow Analysis (CFA), Watershed Rapid Assessment Project (WRAP), and other water resource related tools deployed to the eRAMS platform. He has started work on a Ph.D at CSU Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Shaun Case, OMS/CSIP Software and Database Developer Shaun holds a B.S. in Information Systems and Masters in Public Health from Walden University and has modeling experience with international organizations. He joined OMSLab in summer 2015 is engaged with conservation resources model and data service development projects.
Lucas Yaege, OMS/CSIP Software and Database Developer Lucas holds a degree in computer science from CSU and has industry experience in software and database development. He is responsible for developing OMS and CSIP-based applications, databases, and web services, including the development and delivery of the Integrated Erosion Tool and Land Management Operations Database. He joined OMSLab in October 2013.
Rumpal Sidhu, OMS/CSIP/eRAMS Software and Database Developer Rumpal holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science from CSU. She currently develops and deploys environmental model and data services for several OMSLab projects. She joined the OMS team in 2013 while working on her Masters program, and began working full time in 2015. She has been developing model, computational, and data services for conservation grazing and rangeland management applications.
Francesco Serafin, PHD Student at Università degli Studi di Trento - University of Trento, Italy Francesco works on surrogate environmental models using artificial neural network technologies. Through a collaboration agreement between the University of Trento and Colorado State University he began working at OMSLab in 2017. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Environmental and Land Engineering from the University of Trento.
Dr. Wes Lloyd, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of Washington, Tacoma Wes received his Ph.D from the CSU Department of Computer Science, his research focused on model-as-a-service architectures for cloud platforms. Prior to CSU, he worked as a software engineer and IT development lead in both the public and private sector. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Toledo and M.S. in Computer Science from Virginia Polytechnical and State University. Wes worked at OMSLab since it was formed in 2011, and before that on OMS/CSIP-related projects, but recently took a Computer Science faculty position at the University of Washington-Tacoma. Wes maintains a working relationship with OMSLab on projects of mutual interest.