- Non-stationary flood frequency analysis
- Hydrology forecasting by means of Artificial Intelligence (AI) including machine & deep learning techniques
- Reservoir operation by means of evolutionary optimization algorithms
- Synergistic optimization of Water-Food-Energy (WFE) Nexus
Citations: ResearchGate / Google schoolar
- Employment history
11/2018-present: Post doc of hydrology, Dept of Geosciences, University of Oslo
01/2017-10/2018: Post doc of artificial intelligence, Dept of Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering, National Taiwan University
07/2014-12/2016: Engineer of water resources management, Chang-Jiang (Yangtze River) Water Resources Commission, China
- Higher education
Ph.D 2011-2014: Wuhan University, Wuhan City, China.
Specialty: Hydrology forecast and reservoir operation.
M.S. 2009-2011: Wuhan University, Wuhan City, China.
Specialty: Optimization operation of cascade reservoirs.
B.S. 2005-2009: Changsha University of Science and technology, China.
Specialty: Hydrology and water resources.
2016-: China National Engineer of Water Resources Project (Nos. 20160130099).
2015: The dissertation entitled “Joint Optimal Operation of Cascade Reservoirs” was appraised as Best Doctoral Dissertation in Hubei Province of China (ranked top 5%).
2015: Excellent staff in Chang-Jiang River Scientific Research Institute (CRSRI), (ranked top 5%).
2014: The project “the key technique of optimal control and operation of flood utilization for mega cascade reservoirs” was appraised as Second Prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award (ranked 14th in 15).
02/2018-present, The Editorial Board Member of Journal Hydrology. http://www.hydrologyjournal.org/editorialboard
Zhou, Y.L, Guo, S., Chang, F. J., & Xu, C. Y. (2018). Boosting hydropower output of mega cascade reservoirs using an evolutionary algorithm with successive approximation. Applied energy, 228, 1726-1739. (IF=7.90, Top)
Zhou, Y.L, Guo, S., Chang, F. J., Liu, P., & Chen, A. B. (2018). Methodology that improves water utilization and hydropower generation without increasing flood risk in mega cascade reservoirs. Energy, 143, 785-796. (IF=4.97, Top)
Zhou, Y.L, Chang, F. J., Chang, L. C., Kao, I. F., & Wang, Y. S. (2018). Explore a deep learning multi-output neural network for regional multi-step-ahead air quality forecasts. Journal of Cleaner Production, 209, 134-145. (IF=5.65)
Zhou, Y.L, Chang, F. J., Chang, L. C., Kao, I. F., Wang, Y. S., & Kang, C. C. (2018). Multi-output support vector machine for regional multi-step-ahead PM2. 5 forecasting. Science of the Total Environment, 651, 230-240. (IF=4.61)
Zhou, Y.L, Guo, S., Hong, X., & Chang, F. J. (2018). Systematic impact assessment on inter-basin water transfer projects of the Hanjiang River Basin in China. Journal of Hydrology, 553, 584-595. (IF=3.72, Top)
Zhou, Y.L, Guo, S., Xu, C. Y., Liu, P., & Qin, H. (2015). Deriving joint optimal refill rules for cascade reservoirs with multi-objective evaluation. Journal of Hydrology, 524, 166-181. (IF=3.72, Top)
Zhou, Y.L, Guo, S., Xu, C. Y., Liu, D., Chen, L., & Ye, Y. (2015). Integrated optimal allocation model for complex adaptive system of water resources management (I): Methodologies. Journal of Hydrology, 531, 964-976. (IF=3.72, Top)
Zhou, Y.L, Guo, S., Xu, C. Y., Liu, D., Chen, L., & Wang, D. (2015). Integrated optimal allocation model for complex adaptive system of water resources management (II): Case study. Journal of Hydrology, 531, 977-991. (IF=3.72, Top)
Zhou, Y.L, Guo, S., Liu, P., & Xu, C. (2014). Joint operation and dynamic control of flood limiting water levels for mixed cascade reservoir systems. Journal of hydrology, 519, 248-257. (IF=3.72, Top)
Zhou, Y.L, & Guo, S. (2013). Incorporating ecological requirement into multipurpose reservoir operating rule curves for adaptation to climate change. Journal of hydrology, 498, 153-164. (IF=3.72, Top)
Yanlai Zhou (2016). Joint optimal operation of cascade reservoirs, Yangtze River Press.
Yanlai Zhou, Jijun Xu, Bo Wang, Junjun Huo, Guangcai Chen, Chunhua Yang (2018). Dynamic control for flood-limited water level of cascade reservoirs, 01/2016, China, Nos: 201610041886.3.
Yanlai Zhou, Shenglian Guo, Hua Chen, Pan Liu, Yun Wang (2015). Optimal operating curves of multi-objective reservoir operation for adaption to climate change, China, Nos: 201310025962.8.
Shenglian Guo, Yanlai Zhou, Pan Liu, Hua Chen, Yun Wang (2015). Real-time dynamic control of flood operating water level of cascade reservoirs, China, Nos: 201310022222.9.