Branko Kerkez an assistant professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department at the University of Michigan. His research interests include water, data, and sensors. His research group is conducting research on smart water systems. Dr. Kerkez is the co-founder of Open-Storm.org, an open source consortium dedicated to freely sharing technologies and lessons for the sensing and control of water systems. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, all from UC Berkeley. He was recognized in 2018 by National Academy of Engineering as a Gilbreth Lecturer, presenting on the topic of smart stormwater systems.