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Dr Simon Dunstall

Principal Research Scientist, Analytics and Decision Sciences Program, Data61


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Simon Dunstall is a member of the Analytics and Decision Sciences (A&DS) program in Data61, and presently is deputy research director for A&DS. Previously he was research director of the Decision Sciences program in Data61 (2015-2019). Simon is a researcher in risk analytics and optimisation, especially in topics associated with hazards and extreme events. This has included engagements with the Victorian Powerline Bushfire Safety Program, Cladding Safety Victoria, Dept of Home Affairs and Dept. Health, and the majority of the electricity distribution companies 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

Current Roles

  • Deputy Research Director
    Analytics and Decision Sciences program

Academic Qualifications

  • 2000

    PhD (Eng Sci)

  • 1994

    B.E. (Mech and Manufacturing)

Other highlights

  • 2012-present

    RMIT School of Mathematics and Geosciences External Advisory Committee

  • 2012-2014

    Member of the CSIRO Future Grid Forum modelling team

  • 2015-2021

    Organising and program committee, ASOR/MODSIM/DORS national conferences

  • 2010-2011

    Organising Committee, IFORS Conference, Melbourne 2011

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2010-present

    Australian Society for Operations Research

  • 2011-2014

    Logistics Association of Australia National Committee