Associate Professor Robert Niven

School of Engineering and Information Technology
+61 2 626 88330

LOCATION

Building 20 Room 129
School of Engineering and Information Technology, The University of New South Wales at Canberra, PO Box 7916, Canberra BC ACT 2610, AUSTRALIA

  • ABOUT
  • PUBLICATIONS

Research 

  • Internationally recognised research leader in (a) theory and applications of probabilistic inference, including maximum entropy analysis and Bayesian inference; and (b) environmental systems, contaminants and impacts. This includes:
    • Maximum entropy analysis, Bayesian inference and machine learning applied to networked flow systems, including water distribution, energy distribution and transport networks;
    • Maximum entropy analysis and Bayesian inference of fluid flow systems, dissipative systems and fluid turbulence (including extrema associated with maximum and minimum entropy production);
    • The combinatorial basis of entropy, and its application to alternative probabilistic systems;
    • Non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPLs) in porous media, including surface/interfacial tension phenomena, nucleation phenomena and multiphase systems;
    • Environmental impact and sustainability of alternative fuels (e.g. ethanol in petrol); 
    • Radioactive contaminants; 
    • Environmental management and sustainability.
  • Success in research funding, with a career total of A$1.85 million in grants and fellowships from Australian, European, French, German, Japanese, UK and U.S. sources. This includes Go8/DAAD grants for 2013-14, and ARC Discovery Project grants for 2010-12 and 2014-16.
  • Success in competitive research fellowships, including JSPS (2006), Marie Curie Incoming International Fellowship, Denmark (14 months, 2007‑08), Endeavour (2010), Isaac Newton Institute (2010) and Institute PPrime CNRS / Région Poitou-Charentes, France (11 months, 2014).

Teaching 

  • Course coordinator and lecturer for undergraduate courses in fluid mechanics, hydraulics, environmental engineering, geology, hydrology and contaminant hydrogeology, across BE Aeronautical, Civil and Mechanical programs.
  • Implementation of flipped mode teaching in environmental engineering, since 2015.
  • Postgraduate teaching in Maximum Entropy Analysis, including teaching of a Masters / PhD course at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2007, and numerous short courses and summer school courses for research audiences.
  • Past or present supervisor of a number of BE thesis, Masters and PhD students.

Engagement and Leadership:

  • Undergraduate Aeronautical Coordinator, SEIT, UNSW Canberra, from 2017.
  • Research Development and Mentoring Coordinator, SEIT, UNSW Canberra, from 2016.
  • Founder and President (since 2013) of The MaxEnt and Bayesian Association of Australia, Inc., a scientific association and registered charity to support research and teaching in probabilistic inference.
  • Editorial Board Member of the journal Entropy, since 2007
  • Host of international conferences: BayesianControl 2015, Poitiers, France, 2015; MaxEnt 2013, Canberra, 2013 (the first time held in Australia); MaxEP Workshop, ANU, Canberra, Australia, 2011; and Facets of Entropy, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2007. 
  • Host of numerous visiting scholars and PhD students to SEIT, UNSW Canberra.
  • Past or present research grant assessor for funding agencies in Australia, Romania, Chile and USA.

Books

Dewar RC; Lineweaver C; Niven RK; Regenauer-Lieb K, (eds.), 2013, Beyond the Second Law: Entropy Production and Non-Equilibrium Systems, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Second-Law-Non-equilibrium-Understanding/dp/3642401538/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1429840115&sr=1-1

Niven RK, 2006, Workshop on Maximum Entropy Analysis (A Series of Tutorials on Concepts and Applications), Original, UNSW@ADFA, Canberra ACT

Niven RK, 2005, Towards the Information Theoretic Paradigm of Contaminant Transport Modelling, 1, ADFA, Canberra, ACT

Niven RK; Burgess JS; Harrowfield DL; Khalili N; Chattopadhyay G, 2005, Preliminary Soil Contamination Investigation, `Mirror Peninsula`, Larsemann Hills, East Antartica. I: Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (Diesel Range Organics), 1, Australian Defence Force Academy- School of Aerospace, Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Canberra, ACT

Book Chapters

Niven RK; Ozawa H, 2016, 'Entropy production extremum principles', in Singh V (ed.), Handbook of Applied Hydrology, Second Edition, McGraw-Hill Education, New York, pp. 32-1 - 32-7

Niven RK; Noack BR, 2013, 'Control volume analysis, entropy balance and the entropy production in flow systems', in Dewar RC; Lineweaver C; Niven RK; Regenauer-Lieb K (ed.), Beyond the Second Law: Entropy Production and Non-Equilibrium Systems, pp. 129 - 162

Niven RK; Andresen B, 2009, 'Jaynes' maximum entropy principle, Riemannian metrics and generalised least action bound', in Dewar RL; Detering F (ed.), Complex Physical, Biophysical and Econophysical Systems, Proc. 22nd Canberra International Physics Summer School, The Australian National University, Canberra, 8-19 December 2008, edn. World Scientific Lecture Notes in Complex Systems, Vol. 9, World Scientific, Hackensack, NJ, pp. 283 - 318, http://www.worldscibooks.com/physics/7340.html

Niven RK, 2003, 'In Situ fluidization for permeable reactive barrier installation and maintenance', in Henry SM; Warner SD (ed.), Chlorinated Solvent and DNAPL Remediation, Innovative Strategies for Subsurface Cleanup, edn. Original, American Chemical Society, Washington DC, pp. 217 - 235

Journal articles

Waldrip SH; Niven RK, 2017, 'Comparison between Bayesian and maximum entropy analyses of flow networks', Entropy, vol. 19, 10.3390/e19020058

Waldrip SH; Niven RK; Abel M; Schlegel M, 2017, 'Reduced-parameter method for maximum entropy analysis of hydraulic pipe flow networks', Journal of Hydraulic Engineering

Quade M; Abel M; Shafi K; Niven RK; Noack BR, 2016, 'Prediction of dynamical systems by symbolic regression', Physical Review E, vol. 94, 10.1103/PhysRevE.94.012214

Waldrip SH; Niven RK; Abel M; Schlegel M, 2016, 'Maximum entropy analysis of hydraulic pipe flow networks', Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, vol. 142, 10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0001126

Waldrip SH; Niven RK, 2016, 'Maximum entropy derivation of Quasi-Newton Methods', SIAM Journal on Optimization, vol. 26, pp. 2495 - 2511, 10.1137/15M1027668

Kaiser E; Noack BR; Cordier L; Spohn A; Segond M; Abel M; Daviller G; Östh J; Krajnović S; Niven RK, 2014, 'Cluster-based reduced-order modelling of a mixing layer', Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 754, pp. 365 - 414, 10.1017/jfm.2014.355

Cordier L; Noack BR; Tissot G; Lehnasch G; Delville J; Daviller G; Balajewicz M; Niven RK, 2013, 'Identification strategies for model-based control', Experiments in Fluids, vol. 54, pp. 1 - 21, 10.1007/s00348-013-1580-9

Noack BR; Niven RK, 2013, 'A hierarchy of maximum entropy closures for Galerkin systems of incompressible flows', Computers and Mathematics with Applications, vol. 65, pp. 1558 - 1574, 10.1016/j.camwa.2013.02.016

Cordier L; Noack BR; Tissot G; Lehnasch G; Delville J; Balajewicz M; Daviller G; Niven RK, 2013, 'Identification strategies for model-based control Topics in Flow Control. Guest editors J.P. Bonnet and L. Cattafesta', Experiments in Fluids, vol. 54, 10.1007/s00348-013-1580-9

Singh K; Niven RK, 2013, 'Non-aqueous phase liquid spills in freezing and thawing soils: critical analysis of pore-scale processes', Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology,, vol. 43, pp. 551 - 597, 10.1080/10643389.2011.604264

Noack BR; Niven RK, 2012, 'Maximum-entropy closure for a Galerkin model of an incompressible periodic wake', Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 700, pp. 187 - 213, 10.1017/jfm.2012.125

Singh K; Niven RK; Senden TJ; Turner ML; Sheppard AP; Middleton JP; Knackstedt MA, 2011, 'Remobilization of residual non-aqueous phase liquid in porous media by freeze - Thaw cycles', Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 45, pp. 3473 - 3478, 10.1021/es200151g

Grendár M; Niven RK, 2010, 'The Pólya information divergence', Information Sciences, vol. 180, pp. 4189 - 4194, 10.1016/j.ins.2010.06.031

Niven RK, 2010, 'Simultaneous extrema in the entropy production for steady-state fluid flow in parallel pipes', Journal of Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics, vol. 35, pp. 347 - 378, 10.1515/JNETDY.2010.022

Niven RK, 2010, 'Minimization of a free-energy-like potential for non-equilibrium flow systems at steady state', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol. 365, pp. 1323 - 1331, 10.1098/rstb.2009.0296

Niven RK, 2009, 'Non-asymptotic thermodynamic ensembles', EPL, vol. 86, 10.1209/0295-5075/86/20010

Niven RK, 2009, 'Steady state of a dissipative flow-controlled system and the maximum entropy production principle', Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, vol. 80, 10.1103/PhysRevE.80.021113

Niven RK, 2009, 'Combinatorial entropies and statistics', European Physical Journal B, vol. 70, pp. 49 - 63, 10.1140/epjb/e2009-00168-5

Niven RK; Grendar M, 2009, 'Generalized classical, quantum and intermediate statistics and the Pólya urn model', Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics, vol. 373, pp. 621 - 626, 10.1016/j.physleta.2008.12.025

Niven RK; Suyari H, 2009, 'The q-gamma and (q,q)-polygamma functions of Tsallis statistics', Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, vol. 388, pp. 4045 - 4060, 10.1016/j.physa.2009.06.018

Niven RK; Singh K, 2008, 'Mobilization and rupture of LNAPL ganglia during freeze-thaw: Two-dimensional cell experiments', Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 42, pp. 5467 - 5472, 10.1021/es702442j

Niven RK, 2008, 'Comment on "A fiber optic Raman sensor for hydrocarbon detection" by Khijwania et al. [Sens. Actuators B 125 (2007) 563-568]', Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, vol. 130, pp. 575, 10.1016/j.snb.2007.09.089

Niven R; Suyari H, 2008, 'Combinatorial basis and non-asymptotic form of the Tsallis entropy function', European Physical Journal B, vol. 61, pp. 75 - 82, 10.1140/epjb/e2008-00038-8

Niven RK, 2006, 'Force stability of pore-scale fluid bridges and ganglia in axisymmetric and non-axisymmetric configurations', Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, vol. 52, pp. 1 - 18, 10.1016/j.petrol.2006.03.015

Niven RK, 2006, 'Cost of s-fold decisions in exact Maxwell-Boltzmann, Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac statistics', Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, vol. 365, pp. 142 - 149, 10.1016/j.physa.2006.01.021

Niven RK, 2006, 'Q-Exponential structure of arbitrary-order reaction kinetics', Chemical Engineering Science, vol. 61, pp. 3785 - 3790, 10.1016/j.ces.2005.12.004

Niven RK, 2005, 'Exact Maxwell-Boltzmann, Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac statistics', Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics, vol. 342, pp. 286 - 293, 10.1016/j.physleta.2005.05.063

Niven RK, 2005, 'Ethanol in gasoline: Environmental impacts and sustainability review article', Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 9, pp. 535 - 555, 10.1016/j.rser.2004.06.003

Niven RK, 2005, 'Reply to the comments by D. Stevenson on "Physical insight into the Ergun and Wen and Yu equations for fluid flow in packed and fluidised beds" by RK Niven [Chemical Engineering Science, 57 (2002), 52', CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE, vol. 60, pp. 299 - 300, 10.1016/j.ces.2004.08.004

Niven RK, 2004, 'The constrained entropy and cross-entropy functions', Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, vol. 334, pp. 444 - 458, 10.1016/j.physa.2003.11.011

Niven RK, 2003, 'Discussion paper concerning D.W.Barr (2001), Turbulent Flow through porous media, Ground Water, 39(5):646-650', Ground Water, vol. 41, pp. 544 - 545

Niven RK, 2003, 'Turbulent Flow Through Porous Media by D.W. Barr, September-October 2001 issue, v. 39, no. 5: 646-650', Ground Water, vol. 41, pp. 544 - 545, 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2003.tb02388.x

Niven RK, 2003, 'Turbulent flow through porous media.', Ground water, vol. 41, pp. 544 - 545

Niven RK, 2002, 'Discussion of papers/', Ground Water, vol. 40, pp. 670 - 671

Niven RK, 2002, 'A derivation of Darcy's law.', Ground Water, vol. 40, pp. 670 - 671

Niven RK; Khalili N, 2002, 'In situ fluidization for peat bed rupture, and preliminary economic analysis', Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, vol. 59, pp. 67 - 85, 10.1016/S0169-7722(02)00076-1

Niven RK, 2002, 'Physical insight into the Ergun and Wen and Yu equations for fluid flow in packed and fluidised beds', Chemical Engineering Science, vol. 57, pp. 527 - 534, 10.1016/S0009-2509(01)00371-2

Niven RK, 2002, 'DNAPL remediation: Which 'new paradigm' will prevail? by Richard E. Jackson (2001), Ground Water Monitoring et Remediation, v 21, no. 3, pages 54-58 - Discussion', GROUND WATER MONITORING AND REMEDIATION, vol. 22, pp. 169 - 169, 10.1111/j.1745-6592.2002.tb00766.x

Niven RK, 2001, 'In situ fluidization for reactive barrier installation and maintenance.', ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, vol. 221, pp. U467 - U467

Valliappan S; Khalili N; Niven RK, 2000, 'A New Technology for Remediation of Contaminated Sites in Lowland Areas', Lowland Technology International, vol. 2, pp. 43 - 54

Niven RK, 2000, 'Incipient sediment motion with upward seepage', Journal of Hydraulic Research, pp. 475 - 477

Niven RK; Khalili N; Hibbert DB, 2000, 'Mixed solid/dispersed phase particles in multiphase fluidised beds, part I: free energy of stability due to interfacial tension', Chemical Engineering Science, pp. 3013 - 3032

Niven RK; Khalili N; Hibbert DB, 2000, 'Mixed solid/dispersed phase particles in multiphase fluidised beds. II: Stability at laminar to turbulent flow scales', Chemical Engineering Science, vol. 55, pp. 3033 - 3051, 10.1016/S0009-2509(99)00466-2

Cheng NS; Chiew YM; Niven RK, 2000, 'Incipient sediment motion with upward seepage - Discussion', JOURNAL OF HYDRAULIC RESEARCH, vol. 38, pp. 475 - 477

Niven RK; Khalili N, 1998, 'In situ fluidisation by a single internal vertical jet', Journal of Hydraulic Research, vol. 36, pp. 199 - 228

Niven RK; Khalili N, 1998, 'In situ multiphase fluidization ("upflow washing") for the remediation of hydrocarbon contaminated sands', CANADIAN GEOTECHNICAL JOURNAL, vol. 35, pp. 938 - 960, 10.1139/cgj-35-6-938

Niven RK; Khalili N, 1996, 'Washing of zinc(Ii) from contaminated soil columna', Journal of Environmental Engineering (United States), vol. 122, pp. 881 - 883, 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9372(1996)122:9(881)

Conference Papers

Hobbs B; Oberst S; Niven RK; Ord A, (eds.), 2017, 'Mineralising systems as nonlinear dynamical systems', in Mineralising systems as nonlinear dynamical systems, Gold17@Rotorua, Rotorua, New Zealand, presented at Gold17@Rotorua, Rotorua, New Zealand, 21 - 23 February 2017

Ord A; Oberst S; Niven RK; Hobbs B, (eds.), 2017, 'What do we do with all this data? Ore exploration using modern technology', in What do we do with all this data? Ore exploration using modern technology, Gold17@Rotorua, Rotorua, New Zealand, presented at Gold17@Rotorua, Rotorua, New Zealand, 21 - 23 February 2017

Oberst SM; Niven RK; Ord A; Hobbs BE; Lester DR, (eds.), 2017, 'Application of recurrence plots to orebody exploration data', in Target 2017, Target 2017, At University Club, University of Western Australia, pp. 1 - 3, presented at Target 2017, At University Club, University of Western Australia, 19 - 21 April 2017

Waldrip SH; Niven RK; Abel M; Schlegel M, 2017, 'Maximum entropy analysis of transport networks', in AIP Conference Proceedings, presented at , 10.1063/1.4985364

Waldrip SH; Niven RK; Abel M; Schlegel M, 2017, 'Consistent maximum entropy representations of pipe flow networks', in AIP Conference Proceedings, presented at , 10.1063/1.4985365

Waldrip SH; Niven RK, 2016, 'Maximum entropy derivation of quasi-Newton methods', in AIP Conference Proceedings, presented at , 10.1063/1.4959045

Niven RK; Noack BR; Kaiser E; Cattafesta L; Cordier L; Abel M, 2016, 'Bayesian cyclic networks, mutual information and reduced-order Bayesian inference', in AIP Conference Proceedings, presented at , 10.1063/1.4959049

Niven R; Herouard N, (eds.), 2016, 'Maximum entropy closure of Galerkin POD models', in Maximum entropy closure of Galerkin POD models, 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Perth, WA, presented at 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Perth, WA, 05 - 08 December 2016, http://www.afms.org.au/20AFMC/

Niven RK; Waldrip SH; Abel M; Schlegel M; Noack BR, (ed.), 2015, 'Maximum entropy analysis of flow networks with nonlinear constraints', in Proceedings of the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Entropy and Its Applications, 2nd International Electronic Conference on Entropy and Its Applications, electronic, pp. Paper A012 - Paper A012, presented at 2nd International Electronic Conference on Entropy and Its Applications, electronic, 15 - 30 November 2015, 10.3390/ecea-2-A012

Waldrip SH; Niven RK; Abel M; Schlegel M; Noack BR, (eds.), 2015, 'MaxEnt Analysis of a Water Distribution Network in Canberra, ACT, Australia', in BAYESIAN INFERENCE AND MAXIMUM ENTROPY METHODS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (MAXENT 2014), AMER INST PHYSICS, Amboise, FRANCE, pp. 479 - 486, presented at Conference on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering, Amboise, FRANCE, 21 - 26 September 2014, 10.1063/1.4906013

Niven RK; Abel M; Schlegel M; Waldrip SH, (eds.), 2015, 'Maximum Entropy Analysis of Flow and Reaction Networks', in BAYESIAN INFERENCE AND MAXIMUM ENTROPY METHODS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (MAXENT 2014), AMER INST PHYSICS, Amboise, FRANCE, pp. 271 - 278, presented at Conference on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering, Amboise, FRANCE, 21 - 26 September 2014, 10.1063/1.4905988

Niven R; Abdelraouf Y, 2014, 'Thermodynamic model of CO2 and SO2 injection into deep saline formations', in Chemeca 2014, Chemeca, Perth, WA, Australia, pp. 1 - 9, presented at Chemeca, Perth, WA, Australia, 28 September - 01 October 2014, http://www.icheme.org/~/media/Documents/Conferences/CHEMECA/Chemeca%202014/full-papers/1387_Thermodynamic%20model-revised.pdf

Ord A; Hobbs B; Lester D; Niven RK, 2014, 'Hydrothermal mineralising systems as non-equilibrium, chaotic, breccia-filled chemical reactors', in Chemeca 2014, Chemeca, Perth, WA, Australia, pp. 1 - 8, presented at Chemeca, Perth, WA, Australia, 28 September - 01 October 2014, http://www.icheme.org/~/media/Documents/Conferences/CHEMECA/Chemeca%202014/full-papers/1463_Hydrothermal%20Mineralising.pdf

Niven RK; Abel M; Schlegel M; Waldrip SH, (eds.), 2014, 'Maximum Entropy Analysis of Flow Networks', in BAYESIAN INFERENCE AND MAXIMUM ENTROPY METHODS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, MAXENT 2013, AMER INST PHYSICS, Canberra, AUSTRALIA, pp. 159 - 164, presented at 33rd International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering (MaxEnt), Canberra, AUSTRALIA, 15 - 20 December 2013, 10.1063/1.4903726

Waldrip SH; Niven RK; Abel M; Schlegel M, (eds.), 2014, 'Maximum Entropy Analysis of Hydraulic Pipe Networks', in BAYESIAN INFERENCE AND MAXIMUM ENTROPY METHODS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, MAXENT 2013, AMER INST PHYSICS, Canberra, AUSTRALIA, pp. 180 - 186, presented at 33rd International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering (MaxEnt), Canberra, AUSTRALIA, 15 - 20 December 2013, 10.1063/1.4903729

Kaiser E; Noack BR; Cordier L; Spohn A; Segond M; Abel M; Daviller G; Morzynski M; Osth J; Krajnovic S, (eds.), 2014, 'Cluster-Based Reduced-Order Modelling of Shear Flows', in BAYESIAN INFERENCE AND MAXIMUM ENTROPY METHODS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, MAXENT 2013, AMER INST PHYSICS, Canberra, AUSTRALIA, pp. 151 - 158, presented at 33rd International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering (MaxEnt), Canberra, AUSTRALIA, 15 - 20 December 2013, 10.1063/1.4903725

Nahar K; Niven R; Pearson SG; Badek K; Riesen H; Mokhlesur Rahman A, 2013, 'Sorption and desorption of glyphosate on Australian soils cultivated with genetically modified canola.', in Sorption and desorption of glyphosate on Australian soils cultivated with genetically modified canola., American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, presented at American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, 07 - 11 April 2013

Nahar K; Niven RK; Pearson S; Badek K; Riesen H; Rahman AFM, (eds.), 2013, 'Glyphosate in Waters and Soils from Genetically Modified Canola Cultivation in Parkes, NSW, Australia', in Glyphosate in Waters and Soils from Genetically Modified Canola Cultivation in Parkes, NSW, Australia, 2013 Society for Engineering in Agriculture (SEAg) Conference: Innovative Agricultural Technologies for a Sustainable Future, Mandurah, WA, Australia, presented at 2013 Society for Engineering in Agriculture (SEAg) Conference: Innovative Agricultural Technologies for a Sustainable Future, Mandurah, WA, Australia, 22 - 25 September 2013

Niven RK, 2012, 'Maximum entropy analysis of steady-state flow systems (and extremum entropy production principles)', in AIP Conference Proceedings, pp. 270 - 281, presented at , 10.1063/1.3703644

Niven RK, 2009, 'Jaynes' MaxEnt, steady state flow systems and the maximum entropy production principle', in AIP Conference Proceedings, pp. 397 - 404, presented at , 10.1063/1.3275639

Singh K; Niven RK, 2007, 'Visualization of residual non-aqueous phase liquid subject to freeze-thaw', in Ground Water Management - Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Assessment, and Remediation Conference, pp. 69 - 87, presented at

Niven RK, 2007, 'Origins of the combinatorial basis of entropy', in AIP Conference Proceedings, pp. 133 - 142, presented at , 10.1063/1.2821255

Niven RK, 2007, 'Combinatorial entropy for distinguishable entities in indistinguishable states', in AIP Conference Proceedings, pp. 96 - 103, presented at , 10.1063/1.2828767

Niven RK, (ed.), 2005, 'Environmental Impact of the `Zero Waste` Policy of Recycling', in 6th Asia Pacific Round Table for Sustainable Consumption and Production, 6th Asia Pacific Round Table for Sustainable Consumption and Production, Melbourne, pp. 1 - 9, presented at 6th Asia Pacific Round Table for Sustainable Consumption and Production, Melbourne, 10 - 12 October 2005

Niven RK, (ed.), 2004, 'Neutrally buoyant fluid droplets and bridges in axisymmetiric and non-axisymmetric configurations', in 8th International Symposium on Reservoir Wettability, 8th International Symposium on Reservoir Wettability, Houston, Texas, pp. CDROM, presented at 8th International Symposium on Reservoir Wettability, Houston, Texas, 16 - 18 May 2004

Niven RK, 2004, 'Ethanol in petrol: air pollution and sustainable energy friend or gourndwater contamination foe?', in Enviro 04 Convention and Exhibition, Enviro 04 Convention and Exhibition, Sydney, pp. CDROM, presented at Enviro 04 Convention and Exhibition, Sydney, 28 March - 01 April 2004

Looi S; Niven RK; Burgess JS; Harrowfield DL; Khalili N; Chattopadhyay G, (eds.), 2003, 'Preliminary soil contamination investigation of Mirror Peninsula, Larsemann Hills, East Antartica', in ARCSACC 03, Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sites in the Arctic and Cold Climates (ARCSACC 03), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, pp. 155 - 158, presented at Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sites in the Arctic and Cold Climates (ARCSACC 03), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 04 - 06 May 2003

Niven RK, (eds.), 2003, 'Contaminated Site assessment in Antarctica: some difficulties and anomalies', in Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sites in the Arctic and Cold Climates (ARCSACC 03), Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sites in the Arctic and Cold Climates (ARCSACC 03), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, pp. 148 - 154, presented at Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sites in the Arctic and Cold Climates (ARCSACC 03), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 04 - 06 May 2003

Niven RK, 2002, 'Contaminated site assessment process in Australia: Implications for Antarctic inverstigations', in 3rd International Conference (a), 3rd International Conference (a), Hobart, presented at 3rd International Conference (a), Hobart, 14 - 18 April 2002

Looi S; Niven RK; Burgess J; Harrowfield DL; Khalili N, 2002, 'Preliminary soil contamination investigation of Mirror Peninsula, Larsemann Hills, East Antarctica', in 3rd International Conference (a), 3rd International Conference (a), Hobart, presented at 3rd International Conference (a), Hobart, 14 - 18 April 2002

Niven RK, 2001, 'InSitu Fluidization for Solids Addition to Permeable Reactive Barriers', in International Containment and Remediation Technology Conference and Exhibition, International Containment and Remediation Technology Conference and Exhibition, Florida, USA, presented at International Containment and Remediation Technology Conference and Exhibition, Florida, USA, 10 - 13 June 2001

Niven RK, 2001, 'In Situ Fluidization for Reactive Barrier Installation and Maintenance', in 221st ACS National Meeting, 221st ACS National Meeting, San Diego, Californa, USA, pp. 1113, presented at 221st ACS National Meeting, San Diego, Californa, USA, 01 - 05 April 2001

Khalili N; Niven RK, 2001, 'In situ fluidisation for remediation of contaminated sandy sites', in 2nd ANZ Conference on Environmental Geotechnics, 2nd ANZ Conference on Environmental Geotechnics, Newcastle, NSW, presented at 2nd ANZ Conference on Environmental Geotechnics, Newcastle, NSW, 28 - 30 November 2001

Niven RK; Khalili N, (ed.), 2000, 'Peat bed rupture by in situ fluidisation and field trials in uncontaminated sands', in Contaminated Site Remediation: from Source Zones to Ecosystems, Contaminated Site Remediation: from Source Zones to Ecosystems, Melbourne, pp. 679 - 686, presented at Contaminated Site Remediation: from Source Zones to Ecosystems, Melbourne, 04 - 08 December 2000

Khalili N; Niven RK, 1996, 'Upflow washing: a new in situ technology for organic and method remediation', in Symposium on Env Geotechnology, Symposium on Env Geotechnology, San Diego, Californa, USA, presented at Symposium on Env Geotechnology, San Diego, Californa, USA, 10 - 12 June 1996

Niven R, 1991, 'The hydrogeology and geochemistry of seepage beneath the south tailings dam, Woodlawn Mine, NSW', in Environmental Workshop, Wollongong, October 1990, Proceedings, The Australian Mining Industry Council, Dickson, ACT, Wollongong NSW, pp. 172 - 206, presented at Environmental Workshop, Wollongong NSW, 08 - 12 October 1990

Conference Proceedings (Editor of)

Niven RK; Brewer B; Paull D; Shafi K; Stokes B, (eds.), 2014, 'BAYESIAN INFERENCE AND MAXIMUM ENTROPY METHODS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING: Proceedings of the 33rd International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering (', in BAYESIAN INFERENCE AND MAXIMUM ENTROPY METHODS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING: Proceedings of the 33rd International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering (, AIP Publishing, Canberra, ACT, Australia, presented at 33rd International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entopy Methods in Science and Engineering (MaxEnt 2013), Canberra, ACT, Australia, 15 - 20 December 2013, 10.1063/v1636.frontmatter

Niven RK; Brewer B; Paull D; Shafti K; Stokes B, (eds.), 2014, 'Preface: Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering', in Proceedings of the 33rd International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entopy Methods in Science and Engineering (MaxEnt 2013), AIP Publishing, Canberra, ACT, Australia, pp. 1 - 3, presented at 33rd International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entopy Methods in Science and Engineering (MaxEnt 2013), Canberra, ACT, Australia, 15 - 20 December 2013

Conference Posters

Abdelraouf Y; Niven RK, 2014, 'Coupled multiphase chemical reaction mechanical deformation model of supercritical CO2 and SO2 in a deep saline aquifer, poster presentation', in Coupled multiphase chemical reaction mechanical deformation model of supercritical CO2 and SO2 in a deep saline aquifer, poster presentation, Chemeca 2014, Perth, WA, presented at Chemeca 2014, Perth, WA, 28 September - 01 October 2014

Theses / Dissertations

Niven RK, 1998, In situ multiphase fluidisation (`upflow washing`) for the remediation of diesel and lead contaminated soils, thesis

Patents

Khalili N; Niven RK, 1996, Remediation of Contaminated Sites, Patent No. Provisional Australian Patent Application. No. PN0752, Patent Agent:

Conference Presentations

Niven RK, 2015, 'Markov chains, Bayesian cyclic networks and Bayesian control', in Markov chains, Bayesian cyclic networks and Bayesian control, 1st International Workshop on Bayesian Inference for Modelling and Control in Fluid Mechanics (BayesianControl 2015), Institut PPrime, Poitiers, France, presented at 1st International Workshop on Bayesian Inference for Modelling and Control in Fluid Mechanics (BayesianControl 2015), Institut PPrime, Poitiers, France, 14 - 14 April 2015, http://www.bayesiancontrol.net/

Niven RK, 2015, 'Concept of probability and plausible reasoning, tutorial session', in Concept of probability and plausible reasoning, tutorial session, 1st International Workshop on Bayesian Inference for Modelling and Control in Fluid Mechanics (BayesianControl 2015), Institut PPrime, Poitiers, France, presented at 1st International Workshop on Bayesian Inference for Modelling and Control in Fluid Mechanics (BayesianControl 2015), Institut PPrime, Poitiers, France, 14 - 14 April 2015, http://www.bayesiancontrol.net/

Niven R; Abel M; Waldrip S; Schlegel M; Noack B; Abbass H; Shafi K, 2014, 'Analysis of Flow Networks by the Maximum Entropy Method', in Analysis of Flow Networks by the Maximum Entropy Method, International Conference on Statistical Physics (Sigma Phi 2014), Rhodes, Greece, presented at International Conference on Statistical Physics (Sigma Phi 2014), Rhodes, Greece, 07 - 11 July 2014, http://www.sigmaphi.polito.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11&Itemid=111

Abel M; Aider J-L; Bonnet J-P; Brunton S; Cordier L; Debien A; Duriez T; Gautier N; Kaiser E; Kourta A, 2014, 'Modélisation de système par clusters (CROM) et la synthèse d'un contrôleur par machine learning', in Modélisation de système par clusters (CROM) et la synthèse d'un contrôleur par machine learning, Meeting of the GDR 2502 Flow Separation Control and GDR MOSAR, LIMSI, Orsay, France, presented at Meeting of the GDR 2502 Flow Separation Control and GDR MOSAR, LIMSI, Orsay, France, 17 - 18 November 2014, http://www.univ-orleans.fr/GDR2502/journees_17-18_11_2014/programme_17-18nov2014.pdf

Noack BR; Kaiser E; Cordier L; Spohn A; Segond M; Abel M; Niven R; Daviller G; Östh J; Krajnović S, 2014, 'Cluster-based reduced-order modelling (CROM) of shear flows', in Cluster-based reduced-order modelling (CROM) of shear flows, Workshop Aristotle Reduced Order of Complexity & Reduced Order of Model (ROC & ROM), Ecole Polytechnique, Palaisseu, France, presented at Workshop Aristotle Reduced Order of Complexity & Reduced Order of Model (ROC & ROM), Ecole Polytechnique, Palaisseu, France, 23 - 23 October 2014, http://www.onera.fr/fr//fr/www.association-aristote.fr/doku.php/public%253Aseminaires%253Aseminaire-2014-10-23

Niven RK; Noack BR; Abel M; Schlegel M; Waldrip SH; Kaiser E, 2014, 'Model reduction of flow systems and networks by the maximum entropy method', in Model reduction of flow systems and networks by the maximum entropy method, Model Reduction Across Disciplines workshop, University of Leicester, UK, presented at Model Reduction Across Disciplines workshop, University of Leicester, UK, 19 - 22 August 2014, http://www.math.le.ac.uk/people/ag153/homepage/ModelReductionAcrossDisciplinesWEB.htm

Niven RK, 2010, 'Introduction to (MaxEnt systems analysis and) theory of MEP (tutorial seminar)', in Introduction to (MaxEnt systems analysis and) theory of MEP (tutorial seminar), Maximum Entropy Production in the Earth System workshop, Jena, Germany, presented at Maximum Entropy Production in the Earth System workshop, Jena, Germany, 10 - 12 May 2010

Niven RK, 2010, 'MEP, non-equilibrium thermodynamics and fluid turbulence (seminar)', in MEP, non-equilibrium thermodynamics and fluid turbulence (seminar), Maximum Entropy Production in the Earth System workshop, Jena, Germany, presented at Maximum Entropy Production in the Earth System workshop, Jena, Germany, 10 - 12 May 2010

Niven RK, 2010, 'The maximum entropy production principle', in The maximum entropy production principle, Planetary Science & Astrobiology Workshop, Planetary Science Institute, Research School of Earth Sciences & Research School of Astronomy and As, presented at Planetary Science & Astrobiology Workshop, Planetary Science Institute, Research School of Earth Sciences & Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Australian National University, 09 - 10 June 2010

Niven RK, 2010, 'Derivation of a local form of the maximum entropy production principle', in Derivation of a local form of the maximum entropy production principle, Mathematical and Statistical Approaches to Climate Modelling and Prediction, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK, presented at Mathematical and Statistical Approaches to Climate Modelling and Prediction, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK, 11 August - 22 December 2010

Niven RK, 2010, 'Application of the MaxEP Principle to Turbulent Fluid Mechanics + Planetary Systems', in Application of the MaxEP Principle to Turbulent Fluid Mechanics + Planetary Systems, Mathematical and Statistical Approaches to Climate Modelling and Prediction, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK, presented at Mathematical and Statistical Approaches to Climate Modelling and Prediction, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK, 11 August - 22 December 2010

Niven RK, (ed.), 2005, 'Exact Statistical Mechanics', in NEXT-Sigma Phi, NEXT - Sigma Phi Conference on Statistical Physics, Kolymbari, Crete, pp. 1 - 1, presented at NEXT - Sigma Phi Conference on Statistical Physics, Kolymbari, Crete, 13 - 18 August 2005

Niven RK, (ed.), 2005, 'Maximum Entropy Velocity Profiles and Boundary Layer Theory in Turbulent Flow', in NEXT - Sigma Phi Conference on Statistical Physics, NEXT - Sigma Phi Conference on Statistical Physics, Kolymbari, Crete, pp. 1 - 1, presented at NEXT - Sigma Phi Conference on Statistical Physics, Kolymbari, Crete, 13 - 18 August 2005

Valliappan S; Khalili N; Niven RK, 2000, 'A new technology for remediation of contaminated sites in lowland areas', in International Symposium on Lowland Technology 2000, International Symposium on Lowland Technology 2000, Saga, Japan, pp. 85 - 96, presented at International Symposium on Lowland Technology 2000, Saga, Japan, 04 - 06 October 2000