BSc(Hons), PhD, FCSCE, FEC, P.Eng.
Professor and Associate Dean (Graduate Studies)
PEG-NL Teaching Award (2001)

President's Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2003

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, Newfoundland, A1B 3X5, Canada.
Office: EN-4036
Tel: (709) 864-8900
Fax: (709) 864-3480
E-Mail: llye at mun dot ca


Statistical and Stochastic Hydrology
Environmental Data Analysis
Statistical Parameter Estimation
Applications of Design of Experiments


Real-time water quality data analysis
Evaluation of classical and new parameter estimation techniques for various distributions
Continuing research on effect of long range dependence on flood risk analysis
Regional high and low flows analysis of Newfoundland Rivers
Applications of Artificial Neural Networks in Hydrology
Applications of DOE in Civil Engineering


Design of Experiments in Civil Engineering

Islam, M. and L. M. Lye (2009): Combined Use of Dimensional Analysis and Modern Experimental Design Methodologies in Hydrodynamics Experiments, Ocean Engineering, 36, pp 237-247.

Islam, M. and L. M. Lye (2007): Combined Use of Dimensional Analysis and Statistical Design of Experiments Methodology in Hydrodynamics Experiments, 8th Canadian Marine Hydromechanics and Structures Conference, St. John's, NL, October 16-17, 2007.

Lye, L. M (2005): Tools and Toys for Teaching DOE Methodology, Proceedings of the Annual Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Conference, Toronto, Ontario.

Mukhtasor and L. M. Lye (2004): Use of Response Surface Methodology for Extracting a Model from an Artificial Neural Network: A Case Study of Initial Dilution Modelling. Proceedings 1st Water and Environmental Specialty Conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

L. M. Lye (2003): Some Applications of Statistical Design of Experiments in Civil Engineering, Proceedings of the Annual Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Conference, Moncton, New Brunswick.
L. M. Lye (2002):  Design of Experiments in Civil Engineering: Are we still in the 1920's?  Proceedings of the Annual Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Conference, Montreal, Quebec.
Ebead, U., H. Marzouk and L. M. Lye (2002): Strengthening of Two-Way Slabs Using FRP Materials: A Simplified Analysis Based on Response Surface Methodology, Proceedings 2nd World Engineering Congress, Kuching, Malaysia.
Zanganeh, N., A. Azizian, L. M. Lye, and R. Popescu (2002): Application of Response Surface Methodology in Numerical Geotechnical Analysis, 55th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Hamilton, Canada.

Flood Risk Analysis

S. Anwar and L. M. Lye (2003): Flood Forecasting on the Cimanuk River, West Jawa, Using a Transfer Hydrograph Approach, International Journal of  Science and Technology, Volume 3, pages 1-16.
Yeo-Howe, Lim and L. M. Lye (2003): Regional Flood Estimation for Ungauged Basins in Sarawak, Malaysia, Hydrological Sciences Journal, 48(1), February, pp 79-94.
Richter, S. and L. M. Lye (1995): Relationships of Flow and Basin Variables on the Island of Newfoundland. Canadian Water Resources Association Annual Conference, Fredericton.
L. M. Lye (1995): Effect of Long-Range Dependence on Flood Risk Analysis. 6th International Environmetric Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Wu, Boxian and L. M. Lye (1994): Identification of Temporal Scaling Behaviour of Floods: A Study of Fractals. Fractals, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp 283-286.

L. M. Lye and J. J. Sharp (1994): Hydrotechnical Studies of Peter's River. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 21, pp 131-140.
L. M. Lye (1993): A Technique for Selecting the Box-Cox Transformation in Flood Frequency Analysis. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, October.
L. M. Lye (1990): Bayes Estimate of the Probability of Exceedence of Annual Floods, Stochastic Hydrology and Hydraulics, Vol. 4, pp 55-64.

Booy, C. and L. M. Lye (1989): A New Look at Flood Risk Determination. Water Resources Bulletin, Vol. 25, No. 5, pp 933-943.

Environmental Statistics

Ali Khan, L. M. Lye, and T. Husain (2008): Latin Hypercube Sampling for Uncertainty Analysis in Multiphase Modelling, Journal of Env. Eng and Sci, 7, pp 617-626.

L. M. Lye (2001):  Testing for Bioequivalence in Environmental Field Studies: A resampling approach, Proceedings of the Annual Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Conference, Victoria, B.C.
Trimper, P.G., N. Standen, L.M.Lye, D. Lemon, and T. Chubbs (1998): Effects of Low-Level Jet Aircraft Noise on the Behaviour of Nesting Osprey.  Journal of Applied Ecology, 35, pp 122-130.

Application of Wavelets and Time Series Analysis

Yeo-Howe, Lim and L. M. Lye (2004): Wavelet Analysis of Tide-Affected Low Streamflows, Journal of Data Science, Vol. 2 No. 2, pp 149-164..

Sidhu, A. and L. M. Lye (1995): Structural Time Series Analysis of Seasonal Flows: Revisited. Proceedings 12th Hydrotechnical Conference, Ottawa.
L. M. Lye and Y. Lin (1994): Long-Term Dependence in Annual Peak Flows of Canadian Rivers. Journal of Hydrology, 160, pp 89-103.

Lin, Y. and L. M. Lye (1994): Modelling Long-Term Dependence Based on Cumulative Departures of Annual Flow Series. Journal of Hydrology 160, pp 104-115.

Uncertainty in Ocean Outfall Design and Analysis

Mukhtasor, L. M. Lye, and J. J. Sharp (2002): New Methods of Compliance Evaluation for Ocean Outfall Design and Analysis, Journal of Environmental Management, Vol 30, No. 4, pp. 536-546..
Mukhtasor, T. Husain, L. M. Lye, and J. J. Sharp (2002): Human Health Risk-Based Design of Ocean Outfalls, Journal of Water, Maritime and Energy, Institution of Civil Engineers (London), 154, Issue 1, pp 29-39.
Mukhtasor, L. M. Lye, and J. J. Sharp (2002): A New Approach to Modelling Initial Dilution of a Buoyancy-Dominated Jet in Moving Water, Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science, 1: 101-111.
Mukhtasor, J.J. Sharp, and L.M.Lye (1999): Uncertainty Analysis of Ocean Outfalls, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 26, pp 434-444.

General Statistical Stuff

L. M. Lye (2000):  Applicability of an Approximate General-Purpose Goodness-of-Fit Test for Flood Frequency Analysis, Proceedings of the Annual Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Conference, London, Ontario.

L. M. Lye (1996): Computer experiments using Minitab: An Approach to Teaching Probability Concepts to Civil Engineers, Proceedings Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Edmonton.
L. M. Lye, K. P. Hapuararchchi, and S. Ryan (1993): Bayes Estimation of the Extreme Value Reliability Function. IEEE Transaction on Reliability, Vol. 42, No. 4, pp 641-644.


My primary consulting activities are in the areas of environmental data analysis, design of experiments, and hydrology. Some recent assignments include: sampling design and statistical data analysis for environmental effects monitoring, hydrologic and hydraulic analysis for flood risk mapping, low flow frequency, duration, and dry spell analysis for small hydro development, and low and high flow frequency analysis for Peter's River, Newfoundland.


Former Certified Volunteer Instructor in Taoist Tai Chi. Founding Member of the Newfoundland Section of the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada. For more information about beginner classes in St. John's, call 709-579-5276.
Coordinator, Tetra Society of North America (NL Chapter). Tetra is a charity dedicated to helping people with disabilities.
President of Squash Newfoundland and Labrador. For more information check out the Squash Newfoundland website.
Inventor of the FootworkerTM, a revolutionary device for footwork and fitness training in squash. It is now used world wide and by the 2008 British Open Champion. For more information check out: www.footworker.ca

Inventor of the DOE-GolferTM, a fun toy for teaching design of experiment concepts and methodology. This toy is now featured in a book by Anderson and Whitcomb (2005): RSM Simplified. It is now used by many Fortune 500 companies. For more information, check out: www.statease.com/golftoy.html and www.footworker.ca
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