Dr. Hill's research focus is hydrogeology; computer simulation of natural systems; inverse modeling, uncertainty, and risk associated with environmental systems; and how science and public policy inform one another. She is working with the KU interdisciplinary Energy and Water Initiatives.
Ph.D., Civil Engineering-Water Resources, Princeton University
MSE, Civil Engineering - Water Resources, Princeton University
Master's Candidate, Civil Engineering-Water Resources, Michigan State University
B.A., Geology and Business Administration (double major), Hope College
- Uncertainty analysis
- Numerical modeling
- Sensitivity analysis
Belcher, W. R, Sweetkind, D. S, Faunt, C. C, Pavelko, M. T, & Hill, M. C (2017). An update of the Death Valley regional groundwater flow system transient model, Nevada and California (U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016-5150, 74 p. https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20165150).
LaVigna, F., Hill, M. C., & Rossetto, R. (2016). Groundwater modelling of the surface-mined Tivoli-Guidonia basin (Rome) and lessons for model development design.
Hill, M. C., Kavetski, D., Clark, M., Ye, M., Arabi, M., Lu, D., Foglia, L., & Mehl, S. (2015). Practical use of computationally frugal model analysis methods. Groundwater.
Lu, D., Ye, M., Hill, M. C, Poeter, E. P, & Curtis, G. P (2014). A computer program for uncertainty analysis integrating regression and Bayesian methods. Environmental Modelling & Software, 60, 45–56.
Sheets, R. A., Hill, M. C., Haitjema, H. M., Provost, A., & Masterson, J. P. (2014). Simulation of water-table aquifers using specified saturated thickness. Ground Water. DOI:10.1111/gwat.12164
Poeter, E. P., Hill, M. C., Lu, D., Tiedeman, C. R., & Mehl, S. (2014). UCODE_2014, with new capabilities to define parameters unique to predictions, calculate weights using simulated values, estimate parameters with SVD, evaluate uncertainty with MCMC, and more (Integrated Groundwater Modeling Center Report Number GWMI 2014-02).
Laniak, G. F., Olchin, G., Goodall, J., Voinov, A., Hill, M. C., Glynn, P., Whelan, G., & Hughes, A. (2013). Integrated environmental modeling: A vision and roadmap for the future. Environmental Modelling and Software, 39, 3-23. DOI:10.1016/j.envsoft.2012.09.006
Selected Awards & Honors
American Geophysical Union
Lifetime Achievement Award
National Science Foundation (NSF) Community Surface Dynamic Modeling System (CSDMS)
International Hydrology Prize Dooge Medal
International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), UNESCO, and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Promotion to ST, highest level for US government scientists
M. King Hubbert Award
National Ground Water Association
Meritorious Service Award
GSA (Geological Society of America)
Distinguished Darcy lecturer
National Groundwater Associations.
Walter L. Huber Engineering Research Prize
American Society of Civil Engineers