My research is focused on applying optimization methods in water resources management. My main interest is to address uncertainty and deep uncertainty associated with climate change and demand growth factors in water resources planning, especially during low-flow events and droughts. Developing drought management plans and also risk-based analysis of water planning are my other research interests.
Before arriving at Oxford, I was working at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Australia, as a post-doc fellow. My research aim was to use real options analysis to address planning uncertainty in the commodity sector. I also applied multi-objective optimization to address climate change uncertainty in urban water planning in a research project at University of Newcastle, Australia, granted by National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) in Australia.
I earned my PhD at University of Newcastle, Australia and received my master's degree at Kh.N.Toosi University of Technology in Iran. The main focus of my PhD was the application of multi-objective optimization in urban water management for long-term and staged planning. I am currently conjoint fellow of University of Newcastle.
I am a post-doc researcher for the MaRIUS project. Currently, my main aim is to develop water system models for the Thames basin and on a national scale. The long-term goals are to assess vulnerability of different users to drought events either in a catchment or on a national scale. The next step is to implement multi-objective optimization to sort through all possible solutions and their combinations for drought mitigation and to present trade-offs between desired objectives.
Bateni, S.M., M. Mortazavi-Naeini, B. Ataie-Ashtiani, D.S. Jeng, R. Khanbilvardi, 2015 Evaluation of methods for estimating aquifer hydraulic parameters. Applied soft computing, doi:10.1016/j.asoc.2014.12.022
Mortazavi-Naeini, M., Kuczera, G., Cui, L., 2014. Application of multiobjective optimization to scheduling capacity expansion of urban water resource systems. Water Resour. Res. 50(6) 4624-4642.
Mortazavi-Naeini, M., Kuczera, G., Cui, L., 2015. Efficient multi-objective optimization methods for computationally-intensive urban water resources models. Journal of Hydroinformatic, accepted, doi:10.2166/hydro.2014.204
Mortazavi-Naeini Mohammad, G. Kuczera, A. Kiem, L. Cui, B.Henley, B. Berghout and E. Turner (2014). "Robust climate change planning for urban bulk water supply." Journal of Environmental Modelling & Software, accepted
Mortazavi Mohammad, G. Kuczera and L. Cui (2012). "Multiobjective optimization of urban water resources: Moving toward more practical solutions." Water Resour. Res. 48(3): W03514
Bateni, S.M.; D.-S. Jeng; Mohammad Mortazavi (2012). "Estimating soil thermal properties from sequences of land surface temperature using hybrid Genetic Algorithm-Finite Difference method" , Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence vol. 25 issue 7 October, 2012. p. 1425-1436
Mortazavi-Naeini, M., Kuczera, G., Kiem, A. S., Cui, L., Henley, B., Berghout, B. and Turner, E. (2014) Robust optimisation of urban drought security for an uncertain climate, in Applied Studies in Climate Adaptation (eds J. P. Palutikof, S. L. Boulter, J. Barnett and D. Rissik), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118845028.ch38
Mortazavi-Naeini, Mohammad, G. Kuczera, AS Kiem, B. Henley, B. Berghout and E. Turner (2013), Robust optimisation of urban drought security for an uncertain climate, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast, 74 pp.
Bateni SM, Mohammad Mortazavi, Jeng D-S (2008) Runoff Forecasting Using An Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Approach. In Hydrology Research Trends, Nova Publisher, Book Chapter of "New Topics in Water Resources Research and Management"
Mortazavi-Naeini Mohammad, G. Kuczera and L. Cui (2014) "Robust optimisation of urban water resource systems in the face of known and unknown unknowns", HWRS congress, Perth, Australia
Bao,C. M. Mortazavi-Naeini, S. Northey, T. Tarnopolskaya, A. Monch, Z. Zhu (2013). "Valuing flexible operating strategies in nickel production under uncertainty". In Piantadosi, J., Anderssen, R.S. and Boland J. (eds) MODSIM2013, 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 2013, pp. 2506-2512. ISBN: 978-0-9872143-3-1.
Cui, L.J., G. Kuczera, Mohammad Mortazavi, (2013) "Multi-objective optimization for water supply system with constraints handling", Proceedings of 2013 IAHR Congress, Tsinghua University Press, Chengdu, September, 2013.
Mortazavi Mohammad, G. Kuczera and L. Cui (2013) "How flexibility in urban water resource decisions helps to manage uncertainty?", IAHS 362 Proceedings of H09, IAHS-IAPSO-IASPEI Assembly, Gothenburg, Sweden, July 2013
Cui Lijie, Mohammad Mortazavi and George Kuczera (2013) "Application of Multi-objective Optimization for Urban Water Resource Systems in Presence of Climate Change", EWRI2013 Congress, Ohio, USA
Mortazavi Mohammad, G. Kuczera and L. Cui (2012) "Application of multi objective optimization for managing urban drought security in the presence of population growth", 10th International Conference on Hydroinformatics (HIC 2012). Hamburg, Germany.
Mortazavi Mohammad, Lijie Cui and George Kuczera (2010), "New robust multiobjective ant colony optimization (MOACO) method ",9th International Conference on Hydroinformatics HIC 2009, Tianjin, CHINA
Kuczera George, Lijie Cui, Rachel Gilmore, Andrew Groddon, Mohammad Mortazavi and Chad Jefferson (2009), "Addressing the shortcomings of water resource simulation models based on network linear programming", 32nd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium 2009, Newcastle, 30 November - 3 December 2009
Mortazavi Mohammad, Lijie Cui and George Kuczera (2009), "Application of multiobjective optimization method for urban water management : a case study for Canberra water supply system",32nd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium 2009, Newcastle, 30 November - 3 December 2009
Mortazavi Mohammad, Lijie Cui and George Kuczera (2009), "Comparison of Genetic Algorithm and Ant Colony optimization methods for optimization of short-term drought mitigation strategies ", Hydroinformatics in Hydrology, Hydrogeology and Water Resources (Proc. of Symposium JS.4 at the Joint IAHS & IAH Convention, Hyderabad, India, September 2009). IAHS Publ. 331, 2009.
Cui Lijie, Mohammad Mortazavi and George Kuczera (2009), "Comparison of Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm with Ant Colony Optimization: A case study for Canberra water supply system", 33rd IAHR Congress: water engineering for a sustainable environment, AUGUST 2009, Vancouver, Canada