• The University of Western Australia (M002), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


I hold a PhD from the University of Cambridge and a BSc and Masters from the University of Western Australia. I have held academic positions at the University of Essex, UK, SRI Cambridge and the University of WA.  I am current Head of Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at UWA.


My research on sensor networks addresses practical and theoretical challenges for achieving end-to-end reliability of sensor networks given
the stringent resource constraints of these systems.
I have developed theoretical models, built and designed in-field applications and designed new protocols. My research results have had impact for understanding built and natural environments through applications in smart water metering, rammed earth buildings, public transport and environmental monitoring of Australian bushland.

Education/Academic qualification

Computer Science, PhD, University of Cambridge

… → 1992


  • Environmental
  • Transport
  • Built Environment
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Smart metering
  • Environment and conservation
  • Public transport
  • Soil moisture sensing
  • Computer science education
  • Building monitoring
  • Smart cities applications

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Smart meters Engineering & Materials Science
Sensor networks Engineering & Materials Science
water use Earth & Environmental Sciences
Object oriented programming Engineering & Materials Science
Wireless sensor networks Engineering & Materials Science
Earth (planet) Engineering & Materials Science
Monitoring Engineering & Materials Science
Sensors Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2004 2019

Research Output 2001 2018

Detection and interpretation of anomalous water use for non-residential customers

Patabendige, S., Cardell-Oliver, R., Wang, R. & Liu, W., 1 Feb 2018, In : Environmental Modelling and Software. 100, p. 291-301 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

water use
Water meters
Smart meters
Earth (planet)
Thermal comfort
Hot Temperature
Energy efficiency

Sensing-Based Leak Quantification Techniques in Water Distribution Systems

Shiddiqi, A. M., Cardell-Oliver, R. M. & Datta, A., 2018, Smart Water Grids: A Cyber-Physical Systems Approach. Tsakalides, P., Panousopoulou, A., Tsagkatakis, G. & Montestruque, L. (eds.). Boca Raton, USA: CRC Press, p. 129-147

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Object oriented programming

An interactive web-based toolset for knowledge discovery from short text log data

Stewart, M., Liu, W., Cardell-Oliver, R. & Griffin, M., 1 Jan 2017, Advanced Data Mining and Applications - 13th International Conference, ADMA 2017, Proceedings. Germany: Springer-Verlag London Ltd., p. 853-858 6 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 10604 LNAI).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Knowledge Discovery
Data mining
Software System


Rammed-Earth Houses Thermal Performance Measurements

Cardell-Oliver, R. (Creator), The University of Western Australia, 29 Nov 2018





Rachel Cardell-Oliver


Teaching unit (UWA): Course


Rachel Cardell-Oliver


Teaching unit (UWA): Course