Masoud Asadzadeh

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Dr. Asadzadeh is an assistant professor in the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Manitoba and his work has centered around multi-objective analysis water resources systems. Before joining UofM, Dr. Asadzadeh was a post-doctoral fellow in Environment Canada and conducted research on modelling watershed-derived water quality for inflows to Lake Ontario. Dr. Asadzadeh holds a PhD degree in water resources engineering from University of Waterloo where he had a significant contribution in a series of research projects that led to the optimal design of a new operation plan for Lake Superior. He has developed an efficient multu-objective optimization algorithm called PA-DDS.

Civil Engineering
Environmental engineering, Water Resources
Watershed Modelling, Model Calibration, River-Reservoir System Analysis and Optimal Operation Design, Water Distribution System Analysis and Optimal Design, Heuristic Optimization Algorithm Development and Testing, High Performance Computing and its Application in Water Resources Engineering
Master Student position

I am looking for highly talented students who are looking for pursuing an MSc degree or collaborating in summer research projects in Civil Engineering/Water Resources. Areas of interest include reservoir operation, watershed modelling and calibration, and water distribution networks. Applicants must have strong background in water resources and have good computer programming skills. Knowledge in parallel computing and advanced plotting tools in MATLAB (or any other languages) is an asset.

Dr. Asadzadeh performs research into the simulation, analysis and design of water resources and environmental engineering systems. He has developed efficient and parsimonious tools for solving single- and multi-objective optimization problems and applied them to a range of water resources and environmental engineering problems including the optimal operation of the Great Lakes of North America, calibration of hydrologic models, and calibration and design of water distribution systems.

1. Asadzadeh M., Leon L., Yang W., Bosch D., 2015. One-Day Offset in Daily Hydrologic Modelling: An Exploration of the Issue in Automatic Model Calibration. Under Review, Journal of Hydrology.

2. Asadzadeh M., Leon L., McCrimmon R. C., Wanhong Y., Liu Y., Wong I., Fong P., Bowen G., 2015. Watershed Derived Nutrients for Lake Ontario Inflows: Model Calibration Considering Typical Land Operations in Southern Ontario. Under Review, Journal of Great Lakes Research.

3. Delisle F. J., Rochette S., Pelletier G., Asadzadeh M., Tolson B. A., and Rodriguez M. J., 2015. Minimizing Water Residence Time in Quebec City’s Main Distribution Network Using Hybrid Discrete Dynamically Dimensioned Search (HD-DDS). PART II. Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology – AQUA, 64(3), pp. 378-390, doi:10.2166/aqua.2014.054.

4. Asadzadeh M., Tolson B. A., Burn D. H., 2014. A New Selection Metric for Multi-Objective Hydrologic Model Calibration. Water Resources Research, 50(9), pp. 7082–7099, doi:10.1002/2013WR014970.

5. Asadzadeh M., Razavi S., Tolson B. A., and Fay D., 2014. Pre-emption strategies for efficient multi-objective optimization: Application to the development of Lake Superior regulation plan. Environmental Modelling & Software, Volume 54, April 2014, pp. 128-141, doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.01.005.

6. Asadzadeh M., and Tolson B. A., 2013. Pareto Archived Dynamically Dimensioned Search with Hypervolume Based Selection for Multi Objective Optimization. Engineering Optimization, 45(12), pp. 1489-1509, doi:10.1080/0305215X.2012.748046.

7. Razavi S., Asadzadeh M., Tolson B., Fay D., Moin S., Bruxer J., and Fan Y., 2013. Evaluation of New Control Structures for Regulating the Great Lakes System: A Multi-Scenario, Multi-Reservoir Optimization Approach. ASCE, Water Resources Planning and Management, 140(8), doi:10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000375.

8. 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). ASCE, Water Resources Planning and Management, 140(7), doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000378.

9. Matott L. S., Tolson B. A., and Asadzadeh M., 2012. A Benchmarking Framework for Simulation-based Optimization of Environmental Models. Environmental Modelling and Software, 35, July 2012, pp. 19-30, doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2012.02.002.

10. Ostfeld A., Salomons E., Ormsbee L., Uber J., Bros C., Kalungi P., Burd R., Zazula-Coetzee B., Belrain T., Kang D., Lansey K., Shen H., McBean E., Yi Wu Z., Walski, T., Alvisi S., Franchini M., Johnson J., Ghimire S., Barkdoll B., Koppel T., Vassiljev A., Kim J., Chung G., Yoo D., Diao K., Zhou Y., Li J., Liu Z., Chang K., Gao J., Qu S., Yuan Y., Prasad T., Laucelli D., Vamvakeridou Lyroudia L., Kapelan Z., Savic D., Berardi L., Barbaro G., Giustolisi O., Asadzadeh M., Tolson B., and McKillop R., 2012. Battle of the Water Calibration Networks. ASCE, Water Resources Planning and Management, 138(5), pp. 523–532, doi:10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000191.

11. Asadzadeh M., and Tolson B. A., 2011. Hybrid Pareto archived dynamically dimensioned search for multi-objective combinatorial optimization: application to water distribution network design. Journal of Hydroinformatics, 14(1), pp. 192-205, doi:10.2166/hydro.2011.098.

12. Tolson B. A., Asadzadeh M., Maier H. R., and Zecchin A., 2009. Hybrid discrete dynamically dimensioned search (HD-DDS) algorithm for water distribution system design optimization. Water Resources Research, 45(12), doi:10.1029/2008WR007673.

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