April 13 Water Seminar lecture to focus on hydroinformatics

Dimitri Solomatine
Dimitri Solomatine

The Water Seminar Series continues with "Hydroinformatics: Optimization and Uncertainties of Integrating Data, Models and Decisions," 11 a.m., April 13 in the Walter Scott Engineering Center, room 111.

The presentation will be led by Dimitri Solomatine, professor of hydroinformatics at the UNESCO Institute for Water Education.

Lectures in the series are free and open to the public.

Solomatine's research interests include hydroinformatics, integration of models and remote sensing data, optimization, systems engineering, analysis of models uncertainty, computational intelligence, internet-based computing and decision support.

He participated in a number of large-scale research and educational projects, has published over 170 papers, chapters in books and conference proceedings, co-edited several special issues of journals, a book, and regularly organizes special sessions on hydroinformatics. Solomatine is an associate editor of the Journal of Hydroinformatics and of the Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. He has served on the International Scientific Committee of all hydroinformatics conferences since 1994. He is also co-founder and vice-chairman of the sub-division on Hydroinformatics of the European Geosciences Union.

In this talk, an introduction to hydroinformatics will be given, together with some latest research results examples concerning more specific problems: using optimal multi-models in flow forecasting, using machine learning in building predictive models of uncertainty, and using multi-objective optimization to improve water systems operation.

The Water Seminar series is organized and sponsored by the Nebraska Water Center, part of the Daugherty Water for Food Institute, with support from Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and School of Natural Resources.

For more information on the 2012 Water Seminar Series, go to http://go.unl.edu/o4r.