University Professor, O.C.

Contact InformationKeith Hipel

Phone: 519-888-4567 x32830
Location: DWE 2518B

Website

Biography Summary

Keith W. Hipel is University Professor of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo where he is Coordinator of the Conflict Analysis Group. He is Former President of the Academy of Science within the Royal Society of Canada, Senior Fellow of the Centre for International Governance Innovation, Fellow of the Balsillie School of International Affairs, and Past-Chair of the Board of Governors of Renison University College. Dr. Hipel thoroughly enjoys mentoring students and is a recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award, Faculty of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award, and the Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision from the University of Waterloo, as well as the Outstanding Engineering Educator Award from IEEE Canada.

Hipel’s major research interests are the development of conflict resolution, multiple criteria decision analysis, time series analysis and other decision-making methodologies for addressing complex interdisciplinary system of systems engineering problems lying at the confluence of society, technology and the environment, with applications in water resources management, hydrology, environmental engineering, energy, and sustainable development. Prof. Hipel is the author or co-author of 5 books, 12 edited books, more than 330 journal papers, as well as many conference and encyclopedia articles (over 14,800 citations; H-index = 56, i10-index = 271 as of January 1, 2019).

For his valuable contributions to research, mentoring and service, Hipel has received many prestigious awards including being the recipient of the Officer of the Order of Canada title; Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Eminent Scientist Award; Joseph G. Wohl Outstanding Career Award from the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC) Society; IEEE SMC Norbert Wiener Award; three Honorary Doctorate degrees (France, Hungary, Canada); Miroslaw Romanowski Medal and the Sir John William Dawson Medal (Royal Society of Canada); Ven Te Chow Award from the Environmental and Water Resources Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers; Jiangsu Friendship Medal; Engineering Medal for Research and Development from Professional Engineers Ontario; Fellow titles from 8 major organizations (FRSC, FCAE, FIEEE, FAWRA, FASCE, FINCOSE, FEIC, FAAAS); and Foreign Member designation of the National Academy of Engineering of the United States of America.

Research Interests

  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Societal & Environmental Systems
  • Compliance to Environmental Laws and Regulations
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Multiple Criteria Decision Making
  • Random Processes in the Environment
  • Resource Allocation
  • Environmental Systems Management
  • Time Series Modelling
  • Water

Education

  • 1975, Doctorate, Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo
  • 1972, Master's, Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo
  • 1970, Bachelor's, Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo

Courses*

  • SYDE 533 - Conflict Resolution
    • Taught in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
  • SYDE 730 - Selected Topics in Societal-Environmental Systems
    • Taught in 2014
  • SYDE 631 - Time Series Modelling
    • Taught in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Bashar, M Abul and Kilgour, D Marc and Hipel, Keith W, Fuzzy preferences in the graph model for conflict resolution, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, 20(4), 2012, 760 - 770
  • Xu, Haiyan and Hipel, Keith W and Kilgour, D Marc, Matrix representation of solution concepts in multiple-decision-maker graph models, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics-Part A: Systems and Humans, 39(1), 2009, 96 - 108
  • Hipel, Keith W and Obeidi, Amer and Fang, Liping and Kilgour, D Marc, Adaptive systems thinking in integrated water resources management with insights into conflicts over water exports, INFOR: Information Systems and Operational Research, 46(1), 2008, 51 - 70
  • Chen, Ye and Kilgour, D Marc and Hipel, Keith W, A case-based distance method for screening in multiple-criteria decision aid, Omega, 36(3), 2008, 373 - 383
  • Wang, Lizhong and Fang, Liping and Hipel, Keith W, Basin-wide cooperative water resources allocation, European Journal of Operational Research, 190(3), 2008, 798 - 817
  • Li, Kevin W and Hipel, Keith W and Kilgour, D Marc and Fang, Liping, Preference uncertainty in the graph model for conflict resolution, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics-Part A: Systems and Humans, 34(4), 2004, 507 - 520
  • Hatfield, Adam J and Hipel, Keith W, Risk and systems theory, Risk Analysis, 22(6), 2002, 1043 - 1057
  • Hipel, Keith W and Kilgour, D Marc and Fang, Liping and Peng, Xiaoyong, Strategic decision support for the services industry, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 48(3), 2001, 358 - 369
  • Hipel, Keith W and Kilgour, D Marc and Fang, Liping and Peng, Xiaoyong John, The decision support system GMCR in environmental conflict management, Applied Mathematics and Computation, 83(2), 1997, 117 - 152
  • Hipel, K, Geophysical model discrimination using the Akaike Information Criterion, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 26(2), 1981, 358 - 378
  • McLeod, Angus Ian and Hipel, Keith William and Lennox, William C, Advances in Box-Jenkins modeling: 2. Applications, Water Resources Research, 13(3), 1977, 577 - 586
  • Hipel, Keith William and McLeod, Angus Ian and Lennox, William C, Advances in Box-Jenkins modeling, 1, model construction, Water Resources Research, 13(3), 1977, 567 - 575
  • Xu, H., Hipel, K.W., Kilgour, D.M., and Fang, L., Conflict Resolution Using the Graph Model: Strategic Interactions in Competition and Cooperation, Springer, Cham, Switzerland, 432 manuscript pages
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  • Hipel, Keith W and McLeod, A Ian, Time series modelling of water resources and environmental systems,
  • Fang, Liping and Hipel, Keith W and Kilgour, D Marc, Interactive decision making: the graph model for conflict resolution,
  • Fraser, N.M. and Hipel, K.W., Conflict Analysis: Models and Resolutions, North‑Holland, New York, 377 manuscript pages