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Yoram Rubin

- Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering



Mailing Address:
Civil and Environmental Engineering
627 Davis Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-1710

Email:
rubin@ce.berkeley.edu

Phone:
(510) 642-2282

Fax:
(510) 642-7476

Complete Curriculum Vitae and Publication List


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See Video of UC-Berkeley's Yoram Rubin and former student, Professor Katherine Grote (University of Wisconsin, Eau-Claire) helping California wine growers map precious water vital to growing the best grapes by using earth-penetrating radar.

New publications from Rubin's Lab

  1. de Barros, F.P.J., Y. Rubin, and R. M. Maxwell (2009), The concept of comparative information yield curves and its application to risk-based site characterization, Water Resour. Res., 45, W06401, doi:10.1029/2008WR007324.
  2. Grote, K., C. Anger, B. Kelly, S. Hubbard, and Y. Rubin (2010), Characterization of Soil Water Content Variability and Soil Texture using GPR Groundwave Techniques, JEEG, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp. 93-110.
  3. Isosaari, P., S. Hermanowicz, Y. Rubin, (2010) Sustainable Natural Systems for Treatment and Disposal of Food Processing Wastewater, Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 40:7, 662-697.
  4. Murakami, H., X. Chen, M.S. Hahn, Y. Liu, M.L. Rockhold, V.R. Vermeul, J.M. Zachara, and Y. Rubin (2010), Bayesian approach for three-dimensional aquifer characterization at the Hanford 300 Area, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 1989-2001, doi:10.5194/hess-14-1989-2010.
  5. Rubin, Y., X. Chen, H. Murakami, and M. Hahn (2010), A Bayesian approach for inverse modeling, data assimilation, and conditional simulation of spatial random fields, Water Resour. Res., 46, W10523, doi:10.1029/2009WR008799.

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Students in My Group

  • Haruko Murakami


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Recent research interests include Hydrogeology, contaminant transport in porous media, environmental performance and risk assessment , and geostatistics. Ongoing research projects include hydrogeological-geophysical methods for contaminated site characterization, modeling of contaminant transport in heterogeneous porous media, contaminant transport for environmental risk assessment, and performance assessment of nuclear repository sites.

Hydrogeophysics in Vineyards

Other Research

Papers submitted by Prof. Rubin's group to the Berkeley Symposium "Bridging the Gap Between Measurements and Modeling in Heterogeneous Media", Berkeley, March 25-28, 2002

(http://www.lbl.gov/Conferences/Groundwater)

Recent Publications

  1. Grote, K., S. Hubbard , John Harvey and Y. Rubin, Evaluation of infiltration in layered pavements using surface GPR reflection techniques, J. Applied Geophysics, 57(2), 129-153, 2005.

  2. Lunt, I.A, S.S. Hubbard and Y. Rubin, Soil moisture content estimation using ground-penetrating radar reflection data, Journal of Hydrology, Volume 307, Issues 1-4, 9, Pages 254-269, 2005.

  3. Kowalsky, M.B., S. Finsterle, J. Peterson, S. Hubbard, Y. Rubin, E. Majer, A. Ward, G.W. Gee, Estimation of field-scale soil hydraulic and dielectric parameters through joint inversion of GPR and hydrological data, Water Resources Research, 41(11), W11425, doi:10.1029/2005WR004237, 2005.

  4. Hou, Z., and Y. Rubin, On minimum relative entropy concepts and prior compatibility issues in vadose zone inverse and forward modeling, Water Resour. Res., 41(12), W12425, doi:10.1029/2005WR004082, 2005.

  5. Hoversten, G.M., F. Cassassuce, E. Gasperikova, G. A. Newman, Y. Rubin, Z. Hou, and D. Vasco, Direct reservoir parameter estimation using joint inversion of marine seismic AVA & CSEM data, Geophysics, Volume 71, Issue 3, pp. C1-C13, May-June, 2006.

  6. Rubin, Y., M. Hoverten, Z. Hou, J. Chen, Risk Reduction in gas reservoir exploration using joint seismic-EM inversion, GasTips, p. 5-11, Winter 2006,

  7. Hou, Z., Y. Rubin, G.M. Hoversten, D. Vasco, J. Chen, Reservoir Parameter Identification Using Minimum Relative Entropy-Based Bayesian Inversion of Seismic AVA and Marine CSEM Data, Geophysics, 71(6), P.O77-O88, Nov-Dec, 2006.

  8. Rubin, Y., I. Lunt, J. Bridge, Spatial variability in river sediments and its link with river channel geometry, Water Resour. Res., 42(6), W06D16, doi:10.1029/2005WR004853, 2006.

  9. Weiss, M., Y. Rubin, E. Adar and R. Nativ, Fracture and bedding plane control on groundwater flow in a chalk aquitard, Hydrogeology Journal, 14(7), 1081-1093, 2006.

  10. Lawrence, A., Y. Rubin, Block-effective macrodispersion for numerical simulations of sorbing solute transport in heterogeneous porous formations, Advances in Water Resources, 30, 1272-1285, 2007.

  11. Chen, J., G. M. Hoversten, D. Vasco, Z. Hou, and Y. Rubin, A Sampling-based Bayesian Model for Gas Saturation Estimation Using Geophysical Data, Geophysics, 72(6), P. WA85-WA95, 2007.

  12. Hubbard, S, I. Lunt, K. Grote and Y, Rubin, Vineyard soil water content: mapping small scale variability using ground penetrating radar, Gesocience Canada Geology and Wine series, Eds. R.W. MacQueen and L.D. Meinert, Geoscience Canada Reprint, 2007 Series Number 9, Geological Association of Canada, St. John’s, Newfoundland, 193-202, 2006.

  13. Barros, F., and Y. Rubin, A Risk-Driven Approach for Subsurface Site Characterization, Water Resources Research, 44, W01414, doi:10.1029/2007WR006081, 2008.

  14. Miller, G., Y. Rubin, U. Mayer, Modeling vadose zone processes during land Application of food-processing wastewater in California's Central Valley, in press, Journal of Environmental Quality, 37(5), S-43 to S-57, 2008.

  15. Chen, X., Y. Rubin, S. Ma and D. Baldocchi, Observations and stochastic modeling of soil moisture control on evapotranspiration in a California Oak Savanna, Water Resources Research, 44, W08409, doi:10.1029/2007WR006646, 2008.

  16. De Barros, F.P.J., Y. Rubin, R.M. Maxwell, The concept of comparative information yield curves and its application to risk-based site characterization, Water Resour. Res., 45, W06401, doi:10.1029/2008WR007324, 2009.

  17. Nowak, W., F. P. J. de Barros, and Y. Rubin, Bayesian geostatistical design: Task-driven optimal site investigation when the geostatistical model is uncertain, Water Resour. Res., 46, W03535, doi:10.1029/2009WR008312, 2010.

  18. Isosaari P., Hermanowicz S.W. and Rubin Y., Sustainable Natural Systems for Treatment and Disposal of Food Processing Wastewater, Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 40: 7, 662 — 697, DOI:10.1080/10643380802359396, 2010.

  19. Grote, K., C. Anger, B. Kelly, S. Hubbard, and Y. Rubin, Characterization of soil water content variability and soil texture using GPR groundwave techniques, Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, 15(3), 93-110, 2010.

  20. Rubin, Y., X. Chen, H. Murakami, and M. Hahn, A Bayesian approach for inverse modeling, data assimilation, and conditional simulation of spatial random fields, Water Resour. Res., 46, W10523, doi:10.1029/2009WR008799, 2010.

  21. H. Murakami, X. Chen, M. S. Hahn, Y. Liu, M. L. Rockhold, V. R. Vermeul, J. M. Zachara, and Y. Rubin, Bayesian approach for three-dimensional aquifer characterization at the Hanford 300 Area, Hydrol.Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 1989-2001, doi:10.5194/hess-14-, 1989-2010, 2010.

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