Here is some information about me - my work and my hobbies. My detailed Curriculum Vitae and shorter biographical sketch are available for your use.


Posted on August 2, 2014

I am currently Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Western Ontario and Director of Engineering Studies with the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction. I have extensive research, teaching and consulting experience in water resources systems engineering. I am teaching courses in water resources management and civil engineering systems. I have been invited to present special courses for water resources professionals in many countries around the world.

My primary research interest focuses on the application of systems approach to management of complex water and environmental systems. Most of my work is related to the integration of risk, reliability, uncertainty, and optimization in hydrology and water resources. My expertise by subject matter includes: Systems modeling; Risk and reliability; Water resources and environmental systems analysis; Computer-based decision support systems development; Water resources education and training. My work by topical area invloves: Reservoirs; Flood control; Hydropower energy; Water supply; Operational hydrology; Climatic change. I have more than 400 professional publications and three major textbooks to my credit (one available in Chinese language).

I beleive"If you really wish for something it will come true!"

Professional honors and awards

Posted on August 24, 2014

I have received a number of awards for excellence in teaching, research and outreach. The most recent honor I received in June of 2013 is fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Engineering. Whit this recognition I joined "the most highly accomplished men and women in the field of engineering in Canada" (quote from the citation). Read about the recognition in Western Engineering News, June, 2013.

You can access the detailed list of my honors and awards from here.