Simon Dunstall leads the Decision Sciences program in CSIRO Data61.
Data61's mission is to promote a flourishing national ecosystem of researchers, developers and innovators in digital technologies and data-driven businesses. The Decision Sciences program has 100 staff members and a much larger network of collaborators, and has foci including social media analytics, information systems engineering, natural hazard risk modelling, optimisation, and finance and superannuation research.
Simon is a researcher in analytics and optimisation. His recent work includes the development of infrastructure network planning systems and the development of methods for quantifying and managing the bushfire-related risks posed by powerlines in Australia. In addition to his role at CSIRO, Simon is the current national president of the Australian Society for Operations Research (ASOR).
Fields of Research
Data61 Executive Team
PhD (Eng Sci)
B.E. (Mech and Manufacturing)
RMIT School of Mathematics and Geosciences External Advisory Committee
UTS School of Mathematics External Advisory Committee
Member of the CSIRO Future Grid Forum modelling team
Organising and program committee, ASOR/MODSIM/DORS national conferences
Organising Committee, IFORS Conference, Melbourne 2011
Addressed the Prime Minister's Science Engineering and Industry Council