Dr Wenyan Wu

Dr Wenyan Wu
 Position Research Associate
 Org Unit School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering
 Email wenyan.wu@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 1231
 Location Floor/Room 1 25 ,  Engineering North ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Employment History

    • May 2016 - Present      Senior Research Associate, School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, University of Adelaide
    • June 2015 - May 2016  Environmental Engineer, Australian Water Environments
    • Jan 2015 - July 2015    Lecturer and Course Coordinator, School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, University of Adelaide
    • Jan 2011 - June 2015   Research Associate, School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, University of Adelaide
  • Qualifications

    • Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Engineering, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, 2012. Thesis Title: Multiobjective Genetic Algorithm Optimization of Water Distribution Systems Accounting for Economic Cost, Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Reliability
    • Master of Engineering (Environmental Engineering), University of Adelaide, Australia, South Australia, 2006.

    • Master of Environmental Studies, University of Adelaide, South Australia, 2005.

    • Bachelor of Science (Material chemistry), Qingdao University of Science and Technology, China, 2003.

  • Awards & Achievements

    Awards and Prizes

    • ASCE Outstanding Reviewer, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2013

    • Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence, University of Adelaide, South Australia, 2012.

    • Workshop Travelling Grant, awarded for presenting at the Australian Climate Change Adaptation ResearchNetwork for Settlements and Infrastructure (ACCARNSI) Third National Forum & Workshop for Early Career Researchers at Griffith University, Gold Coast, ACCARNSI, Sydney, 2010.
    • D R Stranks Postgraduate Travelling Fellowship, University of Adelaide, South Australia, 2008.

    • Research Abroad Scholarships, University of Adelaide, South Australia, 2008.

    • Second Best Paper Award for "Water distribution system optimisation accounting for a range of future possible carbon prices" by Wenyan Wu, Angus R Simpson and Holger R Maier, 10th International Water Distribution Systems Analysis (WDSA) Conference, American Society of Civil Engineers, South Africa, 17-20 August, 2008.
    • International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS), Unievrsity of Adelaide, South Australia, 2007 - 2010.

  • Teaching Interests

    Course Period Level Role

    Environmental Engineering  & Sustainability

    Advanced Topics in Flood

    2016

    2015

    II

    IV

    Lecturer

    Tutor

    Environmental Modelling & Management 2012, 2015 III Lecturer

    Water Engineering and Design III

    Water Engineering and Design II

    2010, 2011, 2013

    2010, 2011

    III

    II

    Tutor

    Tutor

    Engineering Modelling and Analysis IA 2008, 2010, 2011 I Tutor
    Engineering Modelling and Analysis IB 2008 II Tutor
  • Research Interests

    • Extreme value analysis
    • Flood modelling and mitigation
    • Urban water system modelling and optimisation
    • Water quality modelling and control
    • Water distribution system design and optimisation
    • Multi-objective optimisation
    • Genetic algorithm optimisation
    • Artificial neural networks
    • Sustainable development
  • Publications

     

    Citation Reports 

     

    Citation indices        

    All

    Since 2011

    Citations

    356

    324

    h-index

    10

    9

    i10-index

    10

    9

    (Google Scholar, March 2016)

     

     

    (Web of Science, March 2016)

     

     

    Journal Papers 

     

    • [J12] Humphrey G.B., Maier H.R., Wu W., Mount N.J., Dandy G.C., Abrahart R.J. and Dawson C.W. (2017) Improved validation framework and R-package for artificial neural network models, Environmental Modelling and Software, 92, 82-106, DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2017.01.023.
    • [J11] Wu W., Maier H.R., Dandy G.C., Leonard R., Bellette K., Cuddy S. and Maheepala S. (2016) Including stakeholder input in formulating and solving real-world optimisation problems: generic framework and case study, Environmental Modelling and Software, 79, 197-213, DOI:10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.02.012.
    • [J10] Wu W., Dandy G.C. and Maier H.R. (2014) "Optimal control of total chlorine and free ammonia levels in a water transmission pipeline using artificial neural networks and genetic algorithms",  Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000486.
    • [J9] Wu W., Dandy G.C. and Maier H.R. (2014) "Protocol for developing ANN models and its application to the assessment of the quality of the ANN model development process in drinking water quality modeling", Environmental Modelling and Software, 54, 108-127, DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2013.12.016.
    • [J8] Wu, W., May, R., Maier, H. and Dandy, G. (2013). "A benchmarking approach for comparing data splitting methods for modeling water resources parameters using artificial neural networks." Water Resources Research. (accepted on October 26, 2013).
    • [J7] Marchi, A., Salomons, E., Ostfeld, A., Kapelan, Z., Simpson, A., Zecchin, A., Maier, H., Wu, Z., Elsayed, S., Song, Y., Walski, T., Stokes, C., Wu, W., Dandy, G., Alvisi, S., Creaco, E., Franchini, M., Saldarriaga, J., Páez, D., Hernández, D., Bohórquez, J., Bent, R., Coffrin, C., Judi, D., McPherson, T., van Hentenryck, P., Matos, J., Monteiro, A., Matias, N., Yoo, D., Lee, H., Kim, J., Iglesias-Rey, P., Martínez-Solano, F., Mora-Meliá, D., Ribelles-Aguilar, J., Guidolin, M., Fu, G., Reed, P., Wang, Q., Liu, H., McClymont, K., Johns, M., Keedwell, E., Kandiah, V., Jasper, M., Drake, K., Shafiee, E., Barandouzi, M., Berglund, A., Brill, D., Mahinthakumar, G., Ranjithan, R., Zechman, E., Morley, M., Tricarico, C., de Marinis, G., Tolson, B., Khedr, A., and Asadzadeh, M. (2013) "The Battle of the Water Networks II (BWN-II)." Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, (published online on May 18, 2013).
    • [J6] Wu W., Maier H.R. and Simpson A.R. (2013) "Multiobjective optimization of water distribution systems accounting for economic cost, hydraulic reliability and greenhouse gas emissions." Water Resources Research, 49(3), 1211-1225, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20120.

    • [J5] Wu W., Simpson A.R, Maier H.R. and Marchi A. (2012) "Incorporation of variable-speed pumping in multiobjective genetic algorithm optimization of the design of water transmission systems." Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 138(5), 543–552, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.000019.

    • [J4] Wu W., Simpson A.R and Maier H.R. (2012) "Sensitivity of optimal tradeoffs between cost and greenhouse gas emissions for water distribution systems to electricity tariff and generation." Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 138(2), 182-186, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000169.

    • [J3] Wu W., Maier H.R. and Simpson A.R. (2011) "Surplus power factor as a network resilience measure for incorporating hydraulic reliability considerations into water transmission system optimization."  Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 137(6), 542-546, doi:10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000138.

    • [J2] Wu, W., Maier, H. R., and Simpson, A. R. (2010). "Single-Objective versus MultiObjective Optimization of Water Distribution Systems Accounting for Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Carbon Pricing." Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 136(5), 555-565.

    • [J1] Wu, W., Simpson, A. R., and Maier, H. R. (2010). "Accounting for Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Multiobjective Genetic Algorithm Optimization of Water Distribution Systems." Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 136(2), 146-155.

     

    Conference Papers

     

    • Wu, W., Dandy, G., and Maier, H. (2014). "Use of SCADA Data and Artificial Neural Networks to Forecast and Control Disinfection Levels in a Water Transmission Pipeline." The 16th Water Distribution System Analysis conference (ASCE), Bari, Italy.
    • Wu, W., Maier, H., and Dandy, G. (2012). "ANN Forecasting of Water Quality in the Chloraminated Goldfield and Agricultural Pipeline System: Constructive Input Selection." 14th Water Distribution System Analysis conference (ASCE), Engineers Australia, Adelaide, Australia.

    • Wu W., Maier H.R., Dandy G.C., and May R. (2012) Exploring the impact of data division methods on the performance of artificial neural networks. HIC 2012 - 10th International Conference on Hydroinformatics, Hamburg, Germany, July 14-18.

    • Wu W., May R., Dandy G.C. and Maier H.R. (2012) A method for comparing data splitting approaches for developing hydrological ANN models. 2012 International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, Sixth Biennial Meeting, Leipzig, Germany, July 1-5.
    • Wu W., Dandy G.C. and Maier H.R. (2011) Application of artificial neural networks to forecasting water quality in a chloraminated water distribution system, Proceedings of Modsim 2011 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, December 12-16, Perth, Australia.

    • Wu, W., Simpson, A. R., and Maier, H. R. (2011). "Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from water distribution systems using multi-objective optimisation and variable speed pumping." OZWater'11, Australian Water Association, Adelaide.

    • Wu, W., Simpson, A. R., and Maier, H. R. (2010). "Accounting for carbon: selecting the appropriate discount rate for multi-objective optimisation of water distribution systems." Ozwater '10, Australia Water Association, Brisbane, Australia.

    • Wu, W., Simpson, A. R., and Maier, H. R. (2010). "Reducing carbon footprint from water distribution systems by using a lower discount rate." Practical Responses to Climate Change National Conference 2010, Engineers Australia, Melbourne, Australia.
    • Wu, W., Maier, H. R., and Simpson, A. R. (2009). "Multi-objective water distribution system optimisation accounting for carbon emissions under different electricity tariffs." Ozwater '09, Melbourne, Australia.
    • Wu, W., Simpson, A. R., and Maier, H. R. (2009). "Accounting for Carbon: Selecting the Right discount Rate for Multi-objective Optimisation of Water Distribution System." SA Branch Regional Conference & Operators Forum, Australian Water Association, Adelaide, Australia.
    • Wu, W., Simpson, A. R., and Maier, H. R. (2009). "Trade-off analysis between cost and reliability of water distribution systems using genetic algorithms." Computing and Control in the Water Industry 2009 'Integrating Water Systems', London, U.K.

    • Wu, W., Maier, H. R., and Simpson, A. R. (2008). "Genetic Algorithm optimisation of water distribution systems accounting for greenhouse gas emissions." 9th National Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering, Engineers Australia, Darwin Convention Centre, Australia.
    • Wu, W., Simpson, A. R., and Maier, H. R. (2008). "Multi-objective Genetic Algorithm Optimisation of Water Distribution systems Accounting for Sustainability." Water Down Under 2008: Incorporating 31st Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and the 4th International Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research (ICWRER), Adelaide, Australia.
    • Wu, W., Simpson, A. R., and Maier, H. R. (2008). "Water distribution system optimisation accounting for a range of future possible carbon prices." 10th Annual Symposium on Water Distribution Systems Analysis, American Society of Civil Engineers, Kruger National Park, South Africa.
  • Professional Associations

    • Member of WaterSYSTEM Research Group, University of Adelaide
    • Member of Water Research Cluster, University of Adelaide
    • Member of Australian Water Association
    • Member of Water Quality Research Australia

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