Ryan Shaver

Doctoral Student
Ryan shaver standing on brown rocky mountains with grass on the bottom
they, them, theirs


I'm a second-year Hydrogeology doctoral student and concurrent Computer Science master's student. I grew up in Reno, left to earn my Mathematics B.S. at Arizona State, and found myself returning to the call of the Sierras for my graduate studies. I'm now modeling fractured bedrock flow and transport under Drs. Rishi Parashar and George Bebis, seeking to understand the pathways water takes in a world we can't directly see. I'm an easy target for new research ideas, and I hope to make a career out of collaborating on diverse hydrologic and network-related problems. When I'm not behind a computer, you can often find me exploring the foothills, climbing trees, making music, or reading about history and science.

Research interests

  • Flow and transport in fractured media
  • Groundwater modeling
  • Genetic algorithms
  • Machine learning
  • Geothermal systems
  • Network theory


  • B.S. Mathematics - Arizona State University - 2018