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

    6009 Perth


  • 372 Citations
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Personal profile


I have 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
  • Data Analytics
  • Environment and conservation
  • Public transport
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Computer science education
  • Building monitoring
  • Smart cities applications
  • Smart metering

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Smart meters Engineering & Materials Science
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Monitoring Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2001 2019

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

sewer network
3 Citations (Scopus)

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

LoRa Parameter Choice for Minimal Energy Usage

Dix-Matthews, B., Cardell-Oliver, R. & Hübner, C., Nov 2018, RealWSN 2018 - Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Real-World Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks, Part of SenSys 2018. Ramachandran, G. S. & Krishnamachari, B. (eds.). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), p. 37-42 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Forward error correction
1 Citation (Scopus)
Earth (planet)
Thermal comfort
Hot Temperature
Energy efficiency

Profiling urban activity hubs using transit smart card data

Cardell-Oliver, R. & Povey, T., 7 Nov 2018, BuildSys 2018 - Proceedings of the 5th Conference on Systems for Built Environments. Ramachandran, G. S. & Batra, N. (eds.). USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), p. 116-125 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Urban planning
Smart cards
Smart city


Rammed-Earth Houses Thermal Performance Measurements

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



Projects 2004 2023



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