CEE professor and students win water distribution design challenge

Friday, December 14, 2012

Bryan Tolson, a civil and environmental engineering professor, co-op student Ayman Khedr and doctoral candidate Masoud Asadzadeh recently came in second out of 14 teams in a Water Distribution Network design optimization challenge at the WDSA conference in Adelaide, Australia. The design problem they tackled involved minimizing design costs, greenhouse gas emissions and a measure of overall water age. The team members evaluated 20,000 solutions on a desktop PC using their multi-objective PA-DDS algorithm to help pick a design.

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