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Dr Peter Bounds

Job: Senior Lecturer

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Computer Science and Informatics

Research group(s): Centre for Engineering Science and Advanced Systems (CESAS)

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 257 7589

E: plmb@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.tech.dmu.ac.uk/~plmb


Personal profile

Peter Bounds is a member of the Water Software Systems research group. He worked in the computing industry for two years before joining the research group, and then for eleven years he was employed on fixed-term industrial-research projects working for the water industry. He has successfully completed projects for Thames Water Utilities Ltd in the UK, Société du Canal de Provence in France, and Société Wallonne des Distributions d’Eau in Belgium. He has made major contributions to the area of computer aided engineering environments for water distribution systems. He has integrated databases, simulators and optimization solvers into a commercial computer-aided network-engineering package called Finesse. He is particularly interested in employing high-level modeling languages to solve optimal control problems. Successes include online optimal network control scheduler, pressure control scheduler, network model calibrator, flow scheduler and hydraulic simulator. He is a senior lecturer at De Montfort University where this research was conducted. His experience with databases, user interfaces and programming languages in delivering solutions for water companies enhances his teaching of computing.

Research group affiliations

Centre for Engineering Science and Advanced Systems (CESAS)

Water Software Systems (WSS) research group

Publications and outputs 

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Key research outputs

Bounds, P.  (2010) “Application of High-level Languages for Water Network Modelling: Supporting an Advanced Computer Aided Water Network Engineering environment”, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany.

Skworcow, P., AbdelMeguid, H., Ulanicki, B. and Bounds, P. (2009). “Optimal pump scheduling with pressure control aspects: case studies.” Computing and Control in the Water Industry 2009 ‘Integrating Water Systems’, J. Boxell and C. Maksimovic, eds., Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK, The Edge, University of Sheffield, UK, 113-119.

Skworcow, P., AbdelMeguid, H., Ulanicki, B., Bounds, P., and Patel, R, (2009). “Combined Energy and Pressure Management in Water Distribution Systems.” World Environment and Water Resources Congress 2009: Great Rivers, S. Steve, ed., ASCE, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, 709-718.

Research interests/expertise

  • Computer Aided Water Network Engineering environments
  • Application of High-level Languages for Water Network Modelling

Areas of teaching

  •  Dynamic Website Applications
  •  Database Management Systems


BSc(Hons) MSc PhD

Courses taught

  • CTEC2701 Multi-tier Web Applications
  • CTEC3110 Secure Web Application Development
  • IMAT1215 Database Management and Reporting
  • IMAT3451 Computing Project

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