Amin Talei

Current Title

Senior Research Advisor


Dr Amin Talei received his PhD in Hydrological Modelling from the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, where he worked as a researcher after completing his study. He also holds a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, specialising in Hydraulic Structures. Amin’s research is predominantly on two areas: (1) hydrological modelling, with an interest in using artificial intelligence techniques and big data analysis, and (2) sustainable urban water management, focusing on nature-based solutions for sustainable drainage systems. Amin is a Chartered Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering (MIEAust-CPEng) registered by Engineers Australia and a member of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR). He is also an active reviewer and editor in several reputable water-related journals, including Journal of Hydrology, Water Research, Water Resources Management, Journal of Environmental Management, Science of the Total Environment, Water, and Sustainability.
Amin joined Monash University (Malaysia Campus) in 2013 and worked there as an academician for a decade before leaving it as an Associate Professor in early 2023. During his last three years at Monash, he was the head of the Civil Engineering discipline. He has collaborated with CSDILA as a senior research advisor since early 2023, focusing on technology adoption in water-related projects, including real-time flood monitoring systems using sensor-based data and digital twin technologies and water pipeline leakage detection using digital twin and big-data analytics. Amin has been a Principal Engineer (flood modeller) in Strategic Engineering and Planning Services at Melbourne Water since mid-2023.