Mounce HydroSmart was formed in 2015 to provide specialised data analytics services to the water sector utilising both in depth knowledge of machine learning and data science AND extensive water sector domain knowledge for data analysis scoping studies, proof of concept, knowledge discovery and bespoke prediction and classification applications.
Dr. Steve Mounce is a Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering at the University of Sheffield. He has a PhD in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) and over 20 years experience in the hydroinformatics field.
Dr. Mounce has authored more than 100 journal and conference papers and book chapters and an H-index of 18 (Google Scholar). He won the 2010 IWEX University Challenge for an automated data driven leak detection pilot. His Artificial Intelligence based automated leak detection software has been commercialised by Servelec Technologies as FlowSure (see video) and is now deployed for real world use. The system was nominated for an ‘Innovative Technology’ Water Industry Achievement Award 2017 with Welsh Water for additional application to wastewater networks.
His specialties include: Application of Artificial Intelligence techniques such as Artificial Neural Networkss (MLPs, MDNs, TDNN, SOMs and others), SVM, Fuzzy Logic, Ensemble Decision Trees, CBR, Genetic Algorithms and Knowledge Based Systems for classification, prediction and pattern recognition/ data mining applications. Applying computer science skills to water engineering research in the areas of leakage, online event detection systems, sustainability assessment, big data and predictive analytics using machine learning and knowledge management. Latest research interests involve Deep learning, ontologies and knowledge extraction for intelligent agents/ chatbots and blockchain as a service for water. He is an active and experienced software developer (over 20 years experience in MATLAB).
Industrial clients and partners on current and previous EPSRC, EU and industry projects include Nationwide Building Society, Thames Water, Yorkshire Water, United Utilities, ABB, Anglian Water, Welsh Water, Affinity Water, Wessex Water, Syrinix, Isle Utilities, Intellitect, Solvd, Cybula, EMS, Servelec Technologies and Vernon Morris.