Senior Professor and Director, SMART Infrastructure Facility (University of Wollongong, NSW)
Pascal Perez is a world leader in participatory modelling of complex socio-technical systems. As Director of the SMART Infrastructure Facility, he is overseeing research in infrastructure-related fields such as water and energy efficiency, future transport and mobility, smart cities and communities, or infrastructure system engineering and logistics, and is responsible for SMART’s academic governance and for establishing strategic scientific partnerships in Australia and beyond.
Snr Prof Perez is a Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW and of the Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand (MSSANZ). He is also a member of the national Scientific Committee of the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN). In 2002, he received an ARC-International Linkage Fellowship to develop social modelling research at the Australian National University. He has published over 150 refereed articles and book chapters. In 2006, he co-edited with his colleague David Batten the book ‘Complex Science for a Complex World’ (ANU E Press).