Kevin Haas is an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Haas received his B.S. with distinction in Civil Engineering from The Ohio State University in 1994, where his honor's project involved working on a computer program for water main analysis and design. For his Master's thesis also from The Ohio State University, Dr. Haas worked on wind wave modeling in San Francisco Bay, including spending a summer (1995) working for USGS in Palo Alto, California implementing a real time wind and wave model. He received his Ph.D. in Coastal Engineering from the University of Delaware in January 2001. His Ph.D. work involved numerical and physical modeling of rip current systems, for which he won the Delaware Sea Grant award for outstanding research. Dr. Haas continued at the University of Delaware as a Post-Doctoral Fellow from January 2001 to December 2002. Dr. Haas joined the Georgia Tech Institute of Technology as part of the Georgia Tech Regional Engineering Program in January 2003. He is part of the team developing a new program in Coastal Engineering at Georgia Tech-Savannah.