Dr. David Bernhard Steffelbauer


Since September 2018, I am working at the Water Management Department of TU Delft and at Leiden University’s Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS) as a Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellow of the LEaDing Fellows PostDoc Programme.

I have a master’s degree in Theoretical and Computational Physics and a PhD in Civil Engineering—both from TU Graz (Austria). My PhD thesis focussed on model-based leak localisation in water distribution systems and on optimal sensor placement algorithms.


My research interest is located in the interdisciplinary field of Hydroinformatics. I envision my research to contribute in solving urgent water related problems by developing innovative methods and algorithms that utilise multi-sensor data and help to increase the total efficiency of urban water systems. My main research interests lie in understanding (i) how urban water systems behave under failures and (ii) how to prevent such failures in advance.


DASH of Water – DAta-driven Stochastic Hydraulic models of drinking Water systems
This project aims to develop beyond state-of-the-art methods to simulate and optimise water distribution systems in a more realistic and accurate way by utilising the potential of recently available smart meter technology, stochastic demand modelling software and hydraulic simulations. 

David Bernhard Steffelbauer


Availability: Thursday & Friday
Secretary:  Lydia de Hoog & Betty Rothfusz

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