Dimitri Solomatine Prof. dr.

Head of the IWSG Department

Biography

Prof. Dimitri Solomatine received his PhD from the Institute of Systems Analysis (Russian Academy of Sciences) in 1984 and he is with IHE Delft Institute for Water Education (Delft) from 1990; from 2006 he is the head of the Hydroinformatics Chair group. His research interests include hydroinformatics, integration of models and remote sensing data, modelling, 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, regularly organizes special sessions on hydroinformatics. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Hydroinformatics and of the Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, serves on the International Scientific Committee of all hydroinformatics conferences since 1994. He is the co-founder and chairman of the sub-division on Hydroinformatics of the European Geosciences Union. 

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Curriculum Vitae

Master in Hydroinformatics (specialisation of the Water Science and Engineering programme)

Master in Flood Risk Management (EU-funded Erasmus Mundus programme)

Chair group on Hydroinformatics

Hydroinformatics research projects

Publications

Books

  • D.P. Solomatine Mathematical and program realization of interactive structural modelling system. VNIISI, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 1982 (in Russian).

Edited volumes, special journal issues

Papers in peer-reviewed journals

Chapters in books 

  • K. Yan, J. Neal, D.P. Solomatine, G. Di Baldassarre (2014). Global and low-cost topographic data to support flood studies. Hydro-meteorological Hazards, Risks, and Disasters (Paron & Di Baldassarre, eds.). Elsevier (pp. 105-124).
  • D. P. Solomatine and T. Wagener. Hydrological Modelling (Chapter 2.16). In: Treatise on Water Science (Wilderer, ed.), Volume 2: The Science of Hydrology, 435-457. Elsevier, 2011.
  • Solomatine, D.P., Abrahart, R., See L. (2008). Data-driven modelling: concept, approaches, experiences. In: Practical Hydroinformatics: Computational Intelligence and Technological Developments in Water Applications (Abrahart, See, Solomatine, eds), Springer-Verlag.
  • Solomatine, D.P., Vojinovic, Z.. (2008). Randomized search optimization algorithms and their application in rehabilitation of urban drainage systems. In: Practical Hydroinformatics: Computational Intelligence and Technological Developments in Water Applications (Abrahart, See, Solomatine, eds), Springer-Verlag.
  • Solomatine, D.P. (2008). Committees of models in hydrologic modelling: boosting, mixtures and trees. In: Practical Hydroinformatics: Computational Intelligence and Technological Developments in Water Applications (Abrahart, See, Solomatine, eds), Springer-Verlag.
  • B. Bhattacharya, I.K. Deibel, S.A.M. Karstens, D.P.Solomatine. Neural Networks in Sedimentation Modelling for the Approach Channel of the Port of Rotterdam. In: Estuarine and Coastal Fine Sediments Dynamics, volume 8, INTERCOH 2003, J. Maa, L. Sanford, D. Schoellhamer (eds.). Elsevier, 2006. 
  • D.P. Solomatine. Data-driven modelling and computational intelligence methods in hydrology. Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences (M.G. Andersen, ed), vol. 1, John Wiley & Sons, 2005. 
  • D.P. Solomatine. Applications of data-driven modelling and machine learning in control of water resources. In: Computational intelligence in control, M. Mohammadian, R.A. Sarker and X. Yao (eds.). Idea Group Publishing, 2002, pp. 197 – 217. 
  • S. Velickov, D.P. Solomatine. Predictive data mining: practical examples. In: AI methods in Civil Engineering Applications (O. Schleider, A. Zijderveld, eds). Cottbus, 2000, pp. 3-19.
  • S.Maskey, Y.B. Dibike, A.Jonoski, and D.P. Solomatine. Groundwater model approximation with artificial neural network for selecting optimal pumping strategy for plume removal, In: AI methods in Civil Engineering Applications (O. Schleider, A. Zijderveld, eds), Cottbus, 2000, pp. 67-80.
  • Y.B. Dibike, S. Velickov, D.P. Solomatine. Support vector machines: review and applications in civil engineering. In: AI methods in Civil Engineering Applications (O. Schleider, A. Zijderveld, eds). Cottbus, 2000, p.45-58.
  • D.P. Solomatine. Random search methods in model calibration and pipe network design. In: Water Industry Systems: Modelling and Optimization Applications, D. Savic, G. Walters (eds.). Research Studies Press Ltd., 1999, pp. 317-332.
  • A.H. Lobbrecht, D.P. Solomatine. Control of water levels in polder areas using neural networks and fuzzy adaptive systems. In: Water Industry Systems: Modelling and Optimization Applications, D. Savic, G. Walters (eds.). Research Studies Press Ltd., 1999, pp. 509-518.
  • V.A. Bogomolov, D.P. Solomatine. The possibilities of expert problem analysis in improving management effectiveness. In: The issues of improving the management of national economy (V.D. Rudashevsky, ed), pp. 90-97. - VNIISI, Moscow, 1987 (in Russian).
  • V.A. Bogomolov, D.P. Solomatine, R.L. Sheinin. Dialogue software complex for analysis and modelling of organisational systems. In: The issues of organizational system functioning analysis (B.Z. Milner, R.L. Sheinin, eds), pp. 30-44. - VNIISI, Moscow, 1986 (in Russian).
  • D.P. Solomatine. Implementation of decision support systems: the possibilities of using personal computers. - In: Systems and methods for decision support (S.V. Emeljanov, O.I. Larichev, eds), pp. 113-120. - VNIISI, Moscow, 1986 (in Russian).
  • D.P. Solomatine. Issues and prospects for automating management processes. - In: Modern Issues of Information Technologies (D.S. Chereshkine, ed.). - VNIISI, Moscow, 1986 (in Russian).
  • D.P. Solomatine, A.N. Shvetsov. Goals analysis of the management system in service sector. - In: Issues of organizational systems analysis (B. Milner and R. Sheinin, eds.), pp. 63-73. - VNIISI, Moscow, 1986 (in Russian).
  • I.A.Ganin, A.I. Mishin, D.P. Solomatine. Problem structurization for regional management in a dialogue with a computer. - In: Methods of complex systems analysis, 116-122. - VNIISI, Moscow, 1984 (in Russian).
  • I.A.Ganin, D.P. Solomatine. Structural models in inter-sectoral management: typology and problems of construction. - In: Intersectoral complexes: strategies for development and management (A.V.Kochetkov, ed.), 72-81. VNIISI, Moscow, 1983 (in Russian).
  • K.G. Perfiljev, D.P. Solomatine, L.P. Victorov. Software for integrated system for interactive modelling of complex objects. - In: Software for optimization systems, 57-65. VNIISI, Moscow, 1982 (in Russian).
  • A.A. Petrov, D.P. Solomatine. On possibilities of using interactive computer-based structural modelling methods in analysing the system of decisions in a national plan. - In: Methods of complex systems analysis, 115-122. - VNIISI, Moscow, 1981 (in Russian).
  • D.P. Solomatine. Decisions in economic planning: computer modelling. - In: Regional management (A.V. Kochetkov, ed). - VNIISI, Moscow, 1981 (in Russian).
  • I.A.Ganin, D.P. Solomatine. Complex systems structuring: psychological aspects. - In: Models and methods of systems studies, Part 3 (A. Danilov-Daniljan, ed.) – VNIISI, Moscow, 1981 (in Russian).
  • I.A.Ganin, D.P. Solomatine. Large scale systems structural models: computer development. - In: Issues of management in technology, economics, biology, 129-134. - Nauka publishing house, Moscow, 1981 (in Russian).
  • I.A.Ganin, D.P. Solomatine. Issues of building complex systems structures in a dialogue with a computer. - In: Issues of cybernetics and electronics, pp. 24-29 - Moscow, MAI, 1980 (in Russian).

Peer-reviewed conference papers

  • K. Yan, F. Pappenberger, Y. M. Umer, D. P. Solomatine, G. Di Baldassarre (2014). Regional versus physically-based methods for flood inundation modelling in data scarce areas: an application to the Blue Nile. Proc. of the 11th Int. Conf. on Hydroinformatics, New York, USA.
  • Solomatine D.P., Kuzmin V., Shrestha D.L. (2013). Learning errors of environmental mathematical models. Proc. Conf. on Engineering Applications of Neural Networks, 13-16 September 2013, Halkidiki, Greece.
  • G. Di Baldassarre, G. Schumann, D. Solomatine, K. Yan, and P.D. Bates. 2012. Global flood mapping: current issues and future directions. Proc of the 10th Int. Conf. on Hydroinformatics, Hamburg, Germany.
  • Kamel, A.M. Y., Bhattacharya, B., El Serafy, G. Y., van Kessel, T. and Solomatine, D.P. (2012). Uncertainty analysis of numerical models of fine sediment dynamics in the Dutch coastal zone. Proc of the 10th Int. Conf. on Hydroinformatics, Hamburg, Germany.
  • Kayastha, N., Xuan, Y., Van Griensven, A., Solomatine, D.P. Identification of uncertainties in climate change impact on streamflows in the Nzoia catchment, Kenya. Proc of the 10th Int. Conf. on Hydroinformatics, Hamburg, Germany.
  • Delipetrev B., Jonoski A., Solomatine D. (2012) Development of a Cloud Application for supporting Water Resources Modeling, Proc of the 10th Int. Conf. on Hydroinformatics, Hamburg, Germany.
  • Di Baldassarre G., Schumann G., Solomatine D., Kun Y., and P.D. Bates. (2012). Global flood mapping: current issues and future directions. Proc of the 10th Int. Conf. on Hydroinformatics, Hamburg, Germany.
  • Siek, M.B. and Solomatine, D.P. Nonlinear Multi-model Ensemble Prediction Using Dynamic Neural Network with Incremental Learning. Proc. IEEE International Joint Conferences on Neural Networks, San Jose, USA, July 2011 (Best Student Presentation Award).
  • Siek, M.B. and Solomatine, D.P. Predicting Ocean Surge: Optimized Ensembles of Data Driven Chaos-based Models in Phase Space. Proc. 34th IAHR World Congress, Brisbane, Australia, July 2011. 
  • B. Bhattacharya, S. Sewagudde, T. van Kessel and D.P. Solomatine. A hybrid approach in combining numerical and data-driven models in modelling fine sediment transport. Proc. 34th IAHR World Congress, Brisbane, Australia, 2011.
  • M.B.A. Siek, D.P. Solomatine. Phase error correction for chaotic storm surge model. Proc. 9th Intern. Conf. on Hydroinformatics, Tianjin, China, September 2010. 
  • M.B.A. Siek, D.P. Solomatine. A mixture of multi-models in phase space reconstruction. Proc. 9th Intern. Conf. on Hydroinformatics, Tianjin, China, September 2010. 
  • D. L. Shrestha and D. P. Solomatine. Ranking of Pareto solutions in multi-objective model calibration and uncertainty analysis. Proc. 9th Intern. Conf. on Hydroinformatics, Tianjin, China, September 2010.
  • V. Moya, I. Popescu, D.P. Solomatine. Monte carlo uncertainty analysis of hydraulic models using cloud computing. Proc. 9th Intern. Conf. on Hydroinformatics, Tianjin, China, September 2010.
  • A. D. Santos Almoradie, A. Jonoski, Y. Xuan, T. Gichamo, D.P. Solomatine, J. De Ruiter. Web-based solutions for flood risk analysis, modelling and management. Proc. 9th Intern. Conf. on Hydroinformatics, Tianjin, China, September 2010.
  • N. Kayastha, D. L. Shrestha and D. P. Solomatine. Experiments with several methods of parameter uncertainty estimation in hydrological modeling. Proc. 9th Intern. Conf. on Hydroinformatics, Tianjin, China, September 2010.
  • Z. Xu, C. Velez, D.P. Solomatine, A. Lobbrecht. Use of cloud computing for optimal design of urban wastewater systems. Proc. 9th Intern. Conf. on Hydroinformatics, Tianjin, China, September 2010.
  • D.P. Solomatine, L.A. Torres. Neural network approximation of a hydrodynamic model in optimizing reservoir operation. Proc. 2nd Intern. Conf. on Hydroinformatics, Zurich, September 1996, 201-206.
  • PhD Thesis
  • D.P. Solomatine Development and application of the interactive system for structural modelling in management. PhD Thesis, Institute for Systems Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 1984 (in Russian).
  • Online publications
  • D.P. Solomatine (2012). An approach to multi-objective robust optimization allowing for explicit analysis of robustness (ROPAR). IHE Delft. Online publication.
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