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

    6009 Perth


  • 466 Citations
  • 13 h-Index

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Personal profile


My PhD is from the University of Cambridge and my 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 currently Head of Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at UWA.


I am a skilled Computer Scientist who designs intelligent systems that integrate data from environmental sensors and then works with the data to tell a story.  My research solves problems that allow us to live better with the environment with smart water metering, wastewater treatment, sustainable housing, public transport and measuring environmental impact in the Australian bush.

Education/Academic qualification

Computer Science, PhD, University of Cambridge

… → 1992

Computer Science, Masters by Research

… → 1987

Industry keywords

  • Environmental
  • Transport
  • Built Environment

Research expertise keywords

  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Data Analytics
  • Environment and conservation
  • Public transport
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Computer science education
  • Building monitoring
  • Smart cities applications
  • Smart metering
  • Water resources

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Research Output

BuildSense: accurate, cost-aware, fault-tolerant monitoring with minimal sensor infrastructure

Cardell-Oliver, R. & Sarkar, C., Aug 2019, In : ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks. 15, 3, 23 p., A36.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 303 Downloads (Pure)

    Dataset: LoRa underground farm sensor network

    Cardell-Oliver, R., Hübner, C., Leopold, M. & Beringer, J., 10 Nov 2019, DATA 2019 - Proceedings of the 2nd ACM Workshop on Data Acquisition To Analysis, Part of SenSys 2019. United State: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), p. 26-28 3 p. (DATA 2019 - Proceedings of the 2nd ACM Workshop on Data Acquisition To Analysis, Part of SenSys 2019).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

  • RailSmart Planning Wanneroo Technical Report

    Robson, L., Biermann, S., Cardell-Oliver, R., Olaru, D., Martinus, K., Smith, B., Chi, S., Sun, C., Reed, T., Jie, F., Standing, C. & Parsons, C., 2019, Planning and Transport Research Centre (PATREC). 50 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportOther output

    Open Access
    187 Downloads (Pure)

    Redcoat: A Collaborative Annotation Tool for Hierarchical Entity Typing

    Stewart, M., Liu, W. & Cardell-Oliver, R., Nov 2019, Proceedings of the 2019 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and the 9th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-IJCNLP): System Demonstrations. USA: Association for Computational Linguistics, p. 193-198 5 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

    Open Access
  • Sweating the assets – The role of instrumentation, control and automation in urban water systems

    Yuan, Z., Olsson, G., Cardell-Oliver, R., van Schagen, K., Marchi, A., Deletic, A., Urich, C., Rauch, W., Liu, Y. & Jiang, G., 15 May 2019, In : Water Research. 155, p. 381-402 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 12 Citations (Scopus)


    Rammed-Earth Houses Thermal Performance Measurements

    Cardell-Oliver, R. (Creator), Beckett, C. (Contributor), Ciancio, D. (Supervisor) & Hubner, C. (Contributor), The University of Western Australia, 29 Nov 2018



    LoRa Underground Farm Sensor Network

    Cardell-Oliver, R. (Creator), Huebner, C. (Creator), Leopold, M. (Creator) & Beringer, J. (Creator), The University of Western Australia, 17 Sep 2019




    Robson, L. (Contributor), Biermann, S. (Contributor), Cardell-Oliver, R. (Contributor), Olaru, D. (Contributor), Martinus, K. (Contributor), Smith, B. (Contributor), Chi, S. (Contributor), Reed, T. (Contributor), Jie, F. (Contributor), Standing, C. (Contributor) & Sun, C. (Contributor), The University of Western Australia, 1 May 2019


    Nierstein bei Mainz Vineyard Soil Data

    Cardell-Oliver, R. (Creator) & Hubner, C. (Data Collector), The University of Western Australia, 16 Jul 2019






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