Yanlai Zhou

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Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 1 Geologibygningen 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1047 Blindern 0316 OSLO

Academic interests

  • 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: ResearchGateGoogle 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), rank 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).

Editorial appointment

02/2018-present: The Editorial Board Member of Journal Hydrology.

Tags: Hydrology, Reservoir operation, Artificial intelligence
Published Nov. 19, 2018 1:22 PM - Last modified Sep. 3, 2020 4:11 PM