Professor and Research Chair
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction
B.Sc. (Belgrade) 1974
M.Sc. (Belgrade) 1976
Ph.D. (Davis) 1981
DR. SIMONOVIC has over 30 years of research, teaching and consulting experience in water resources engineering. He is teaching courses in civil engineering and water resources systems. He actively works for national and international professional organizations (Canadian Society of Civil Engineers; International Association of Hydrological Sciences and International Hydrologic Program of UNESCO). He has received a university award for excellence in graduate teaching and has been invited to present special courses for practicing water resources engineers in many countries. He is serving as the associate editor of two water resources Journals, and participates actively in the organization of national and international meetings. He has
over 300 professional publications.
Dr. Simonovic’s primary research interest focuses on the application of systems approach to, and development of the decision support tools for, management of complex water and environmental systems. Most of his work is related to the integration of risk, reliability, uncertainty, simulation and optimization in hydrology and water resources management. Second research field of Dr. Simonovic is water resources decision support. He has undertaken applied research projects that integrate the mathematical modeling, data-base management, geographic information systems and intelligent interface development into decision support tools for water resources decision makers. The main focus of his current research is related to flood prevention and management. Most of his research is being conducted through the Facility for Intelligent Decision Support (FIDS) at the University of Western Ontario.
KEYWORDS: Systems modeling; risk and reliability; water resources and environmental systems analysis; computer-based decision support systems development; water resources education and training, reservoirs; flood control; hydropower energy; operational hydrology.