Matthew Knowling

Dr Matthew Knowling

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

My research focuses on the development and application of state-of-the-art modelling approaches to provide robust decision-making support for real-world resource management problems.

My work combines data assimilation, uncertainty assessment and optimisation under uncertainty approaches with process-based environmental and agricultural models. I have extensive experience in developing and applying hydrological models that simulate advective-dispersive-reactive contaminant transport to identify optimal land-use management strategies (e.g., by maximising farm production while satisfying ecological river health conditions). I also specialise in crop modelling for vineyard forecasting and operational irrigation and canopy management decision support.

A particular motivation of mine is improving the efficiency and scalability of the decision-support modelling approaches such that they are applicable to complex and high dimensional problems. I am also interested in model emulation and data-driven methods; however, most problems that I have encountered to date have been ill-posed (i.e., there are insufficient data to inform the many model dimensions needed to adequately characterise uncertainty).

  • Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Phone: 83131231
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering North, floor 1
  • Room: N1 25
  • Org Unit: School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

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