Dr. Lence joined the Department in January 1997. She received her doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for research on evaluating the engineering, environmental, and economic impacts of water pollution control policies, in particular emissions trading programs. Prior to joining the Department, she was an Assistant and Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Geological Engineering at the University of Manitoba. She teaches undergraduate courses in water resources engineering and decision-making techniques in Civil Engineering, and graduate courses in advanced decision-making techniques and pollution modelling.
Optimizing design and operational strategies of water resources projects, reliable withdrawal-treatment strategies for contaminated groundwater supply systems; asset management strategies for mid-sized water utilities with limited break data, water distribution system operational procedures to meet hydraulic and water quality objectives.
Optimization and Decision Analysis in Civil Engineering
An introduction to the application of systems engineering, optimization, and applied probability to the design and operation of civil engineering systems.
Environmental Impact Studies
A course to familiarize the student with environmental impact assessment legislation and to discuss design and construction considerations useful in minimizing and mitigating such impacts.
Water Resources Engineering
An introduction to the planning and design of water resource systems, stream systems, and municipal and hydropower engineering.
Analysis of Civil Engineering Systems
Optimization and simulation and their use in civil engineering design, analysis, and operation. Problem formulation, classical solution techniques, and heuristic approaches, and their applications to the disciplines within civil engineering are addressed.