Dr Lei Gao

Senior Research Scientist

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Dr Lei Gao is a complex system modeller and applied decision scientist in CSIRO Land and Water. His research focuses on understanding complex system dynamics, evaluating management strategies, and exploring optimal/adaptive/sustainable solutions in land and water resource systems, through mathematical modelling, computer simulations, socio-economic analyses, and artificial intelligence techniques.

His research interests and expertise have been developed in the following areas:
(1) complex systems modelling, simulation, and impact assessment
(2) sustainability assessment and visualised trade-off analysis
(3) adaptive management and robust decision-making under uncertainty
(4) sensitivity analysis, uncertainty analysis, and risk assessment
(5) agent-based modelling, evolutionary optimisation, and machine learning
(6) integrated hydro-economic modelling, market-based policy design, and socio-economic analysis
(7) applications of the above expertise on managing complex environmental systems, especially land and water systems

Achievements and Awards

  • 2015

    Early Career Research Excellence Prize
    Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand

  • 2015

    Director Award (Impact Delivery Award)
    CSIRO Agriculture


We have publications by Dr Lei Gao
For more publications, please see Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=AA_TNkih9JoC&hl=en Researcher ID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/F-9698-2010