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Career Summary

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Engineering, University of Adelaide
  • Master of Engineering Science, University of New South Wales

Research

Research keywords

  • Bayesian networks
  • Environmental decision making
  • Environmental modelling

Research expertise

  • Environmental decision making
  • Bayesian networks
  • Environmental modelling

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
090700Environmental Engineering100
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Publications

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Journal article (14 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Williams BJ, Cole B, 'Mining monitored data for decision-making with a Bayesian network model', Ecological Modelling, 249 26-36 (2013) [C1]
1999Cui G, Williams BJ, Kuczera GA, 'A stochastic Tokunaga Model for stream networks', Water Resources Research, Vol. 35, No. 10 3139-3147 (1999) [C1]

Co-authors: GEORGE KUCZERA

1998Field WG, Lambert MF, Williams BJ, 'Energy and momentum in one dimensional open channel flow', Journal of Hydraulic Research, Vol. 36 29-42 (1998) [C1]
1998Cui G, Williams BJ, 'Downstream characteristic Lagrangian hybrid method for flows in open channels', Journal of Hydraulic Research, Vol. 36 379-396 (1998) [C1]
1995WILLIAMS BJ, 'INTERFACING ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING MODELS USING OBJECT-ORIENTED TECHNIQUES', ENVIRONMENT INTERNATIONAL, 21 753-756 (1995)
1992KUCZERA G, WILLIAMS BJ, 'EFFECT OF RAINFALL ERRORS ON ACCURACY OF DESIGN FLOOD ESTIMATES', WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH, 28 1145-1153 (1992)
1990RETNAM MT, WILLIAMS BJ, KUCZERA G, 'SIMULATION OF AREALLY INTEGRATED SPATIAL-TEMPORAL RAINFALL FIELD FOR USE IN RAINFALL-RUNOFF MODELS', MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTERS IN SIMULATION, 32 107-112 (1990)
1988RETNAM MTP, WILLIAMS BJ, 'INPUT ERRORS IN RAINFALL-RUNOFF MODELING', MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTERS IN SIMULATION, 30 119-131 (1988)
1987FIELD WG, WILLIAMS BJ, 'A GENERALIZED KINEMATIC CATCHMENT MODEL', WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH, 23 1693-1696 (1987)
1985WILLIAMS BJ, FIELD WG, 'RAINFALL RUNOFF MODELS IN FLOOD FORECASTING APPLICATIONS', MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTERS IN SIMULATION, 27 159-165 (1985)
1984Ball JE, Williams BJ, 'CHARACTERISTIC SCHEMES USING FIXED SPATIAL GRIDS.', National Conference Publication - Institution of Engineers, Australia, 24-28 (1984)
1983WILLIAMS BJ, YEH WWG, 'PARAMETER-ESTIMATION IN RAINFALL RUNOFF MODELS', JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY, 63 373-393 (1983)
1983FIELD WG, WILLIAMS BJ, 'A GENERALIZED ONE-DIMENSIONAL KINEMATIC CATCHMENT MODEL', JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY, 60 25-42 (1983)
1980WILLIAMS BJ, 'EXPANSION OF EFFLUENT CONSTRAINED TREATMENT PLANTS', JOURNAL OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING DIVISION-ASCE, 106 571-589 (1980)
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Review (1 outputs)

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2011Williams BJ, 'Linking ecology, modeling, and management in coastal systems', Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science (2011) [D1]

Conference (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Williams BJ, Cole B, 'Bayesian network model of Anabaena blooms in Grahamstown Lake', MODSIM 2011: 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation Proceedings, Perth, WA (2011) [E1]
2005Freewater P, Williams BJ, Gladstone W, Suthers I, Treloar D, 'Hydro-ecology: Mating Engineers & Ecologists', 14th NSW Coastal Conference, Narooma, NSW (2005) [E2]
2001Kalma JD, Williams BJ, 'Educating our environmental engineers: the Newcastle experience', Proceedings of the 2nd Australia and New Zealand Conference on Environmental Geotechnics - Geoenvironment 2001, Newcastle (2001) [E1]

Co-authors: JETSE KALMA

2000Kuczera GA, Williams BJ, Binning PJ, Lambert M, 'An Education Web Site for Free Water Engineering', Hydro 2000 Proceedings Volume 1, Perth, Australia (2000) [E1]

Co-authors: GEORGE KUCZERA

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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants10
Total funding$256,793

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2005 (1 grants)

Hydrodynamic characteristics of seagrasses Zostera capricornia and Posidonia australis$7,035
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Jose Rodriguez, Doctor Brian Williams
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,03520052005
GNo:G0184667

2002 (1 grants)

American Society for Limnology and Oceanography Canada, 10-14 June 2002$1,099
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Brian Williams
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,09920022002
GNo:G0181980

2001 (1 grants)

The Second Joint Biannual Conference on Terrain-Following Coordinates Ocean Models, USA 20-22 August 2001$1,289
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Brian Williams
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,28920012001
GNo:G0180959

1999 (1 grants)

American Society of Limnology & Oceanography Aquatic Sciences Sant Fe, USA.$1,604
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Brian Williams
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,60419991999
GNo:G0180533

1998 (1 grants)

Investigation of buoyancy regulation and competition between Anabaena and Microcystis in controlled nutrient and light gradients.$3,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Brian Williams, Dr William Streever
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,00019981998
GNo:G0177369

1997 (1 grants)

Wai Whenua 1997: 24th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Auckland, NZ, 24-28 November 1997$730
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Brian Williams
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$73019971997
GNo:G0179603

1995 (2 grants)

95APP. Estimation of 100-year flood levels in tidal areas.$81,072
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor George Kuczera, Doctor Brian Williams, Walter Field
SchemeRole
Large GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$81,07219951996
GNo:G0174473

Improving the Conceptual Basis of the Hill-slope Component of Rainfalls runoff computer Models to increase their range of applicability$46,364
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Brian Williams, Professor George Kuczera, Dr Philip Binning
SchemeRole
Multi-Year Project Grant ScholarshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$46,36419951997
GNo:G0174962

1994 (1 grants)

Civil and Environmental Engineering Models with User Friendly Interfaces$49,600
Funding Body: Committee for the Advancement of University Teaching

Project Team
Doctor Brian Williams
SchemeRole
National Teaching Development Grants (NTD Grants)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$49,60019941994
GNo:G0175688

1993 (1 grants)

Estimation of 100-year Flood Levels in Tidal Areas.$65,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor George Kuczera, Doctor Brian Williams, Walter Field
SchemeRole
Large GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$65,00019931993
GNo:G0173069
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2008M Eng (Environmental Eng) [R]Principal SupervisorManagement of an Estuary Processes Study
2008PhD (Environmental Eng)Co-SupervisorHydrodynamics, Geomorphology and Vegetation of Estuarine Wetlands in the Hunter, Australia: Implications for Migratory Shorebird High Tide Roost Availability
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Dr Brian Williams

Work Phone(02) 4921 5736
Fax(02) 4921 6991
Email
PositionConjoint Senior Lecturer
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Office
EA210,
Engineering A,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/brian-williams
Linkhttp://www.newcastle.edu.au/school/engineering/our_staff/profiles/williams_brian.html