Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

David Hill

David Hill

David Hill

Name: David Hill
Position: Associate Professor
Phone: (250) 828-5099


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Research Interests

Real-time modeling of large-scale environmental systems
Sustainability and adaption to climate change
Adaptive management of water resources systems
Real-time data assimilation and fusion
Data mining and machine learning
Remote and embedded sensing of environmental systems


PhD, Environmental Engineering and Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MS, Environmental Engineering and Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BS, Environmental Engineering, Cornell University


Hill, D.J., and Baron, J. (2015). radar.IRIS: A free, open and transparent R library for processing Canada's weather radar data, Canadian Water Resources Journal / Revue canadienne des ressources hydriques, 40(4), 409-422. DOI:10.1080/07011784.2015.1074527

Liang, X., Caton, K., and Hill, D.J. (2015). Lessons from the Road: Travel, Life-Wide Learning, and Higher Education. Journal of Travel and Teaching in Tourism, 15(3), 225-241. DOI:10.1080/15313220.2015.1059307

Hill, D.J. (2105). Assimilation of Weather Radar and Binary Ubiquitous Sensor Measurements for Quantitative Precipitation Estimation. Journal of Hydroinformatics, 17(4), 598-613. DOI:10.2166/hydro.2015.072

Hill, D.J., Kerkez, B., Rasekh, A., Ostfeld, A., Minsker, B., and Banks, M.K. (2014). Sensing and Cyberinfrastructure for Smarter Water Management: The Promise and Challenge of Ubiquity. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 140(7), 01814002. DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000449

Hill, D.J. (2013). Evaluation of the Temporal Relationship between Daily Min/Max Air and Land Surface Temperature. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34(24), 9002-9015. doi: 10.1080/01431161.2013.860661

Hill, D.J. (2013). An assessment of spatial models for daily minimum and maximum air temperature. GIScience and Remote Sensing, 50(3), 281-300. doi: 10.1080/15481603.2013.808459

Hill, D.J. (2013). Automated Bayesian Quality Control of Streaming Rain Gauge Data. Environmental Modelling and Software, 40, 289-301. doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2012.10.006

Hill, D.J., Liu, Y., Marini, L., Kooper, R., Rodriguez, A., Minsker, B.S., Myers, J., McLaren, T. (2011) A virtual sensor system for creating real-time customized environmental data products. Environmental Modelling and Software, 26(12), 1710-1724, doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2011.09.001

Choi, J., Hill, D.J., and Amir, E. (2010). Lifted Inference for Relational Continuous Models. In Proceedings of the 26th Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI), 2010.

Hill, D.J., & Minsker, B.S. (2009) Anomaly detection in streaming environmental sensor data: A data-driven modeling approach. Environmental Modelling and Software, 25(9), 1014-1022. doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2009.08.010.

Hill, D.J., Minsker, B.S., and Amir, E. (2009). Real-time Bayesian anomaly detection in streaming environmental data. Water Resources Research, 45, W00D28, doi:10.1029/2008WR006956.

Hill, D.J., Minsker, B.S., Valocchi, A.J., Babovic, V., & Keijzer, M. (2007). Upscaling models of solute transport in porous media through genetic programming. Journal of Hydroinformatics, 9(4), 251-266.

Employment History

2015-Present: Associate Professor Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada
2012-2015: Assistant Professor Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, Canada
2009-2012: Assistant Professor, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
2007-2009: Postdoctoral Research Associate, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Urbana, IL, USA

Courses Taught

GEOG 1120: Geomorphology-Earth's Lands and Waters
GEOG 2700: Introduction to Geographic Analysis
GEOG 2740: Geodesy and the Visualization of Geographic Information
GEOG 3750: Applications of Geographical Information Systems
GEOG 4990: Spatiotemporal Analysis

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI)