From March 12 to 13, 2014, Professor Bing Chen from Memorial University of Newfoundland visited Peking University (PKU). Professor Chen gave a lecture on Optimization-aided Environmental Management and Water Pollution Control. He introduced the Optimization-aided environmental management (OEM) approach and three case studies with OEM.
Background: Dr. Chen is the Associate Professor on Civil Engineering, Leader of NRPOP Laboratory and the Chair, MASc ESEM Program in Memorial University of Newfoundland. His research interests lie in the areas of watershed modeling and management, POPs and NPS studies, water and wastewater treatment, oil spills and offshore pollution control, waste management, site remediation, climate change and northern studies, and decision making under uncertainty. He serves as a senior expert of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Project Expert Workstation (China), chair of Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) - NL Section, and commission co-chair of International Society of Environmental Informatics Science (ISEIS). He is on the Editorial Board or Associate Editor of three peer-refereed journals and invited reviewer for over 20 other journals and some major funding organizations as well as have participated in international and national conferences and workshops as keynote speaker, program/session chair, and technical/organizing committee member. He is also a member or serve on subcommittees of several other professional associations such as American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Water Environment Federation (WEF), and International Water Association (IWA) as well as a registered Professional Engineer in Newfoundland and Labrador.