Director, SMART Infrastructure Facility, University of Wollongong
Senior Professor Pascal Perez is a world leader in transport and urban modelling, as well as smart infrastructure and city solutions.
He is Director of the SMART Infrastructure Facility at the University of Wollongong, 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. As Director he is responsible for SMART’s academic governance and for establishing strategic scientific partnerships in Australia and beyond.
Snr Prof Perez was the catalyst behind the regional Digital Living Lab, a ‘smart communities’ initiative, funded by the University of Wollongong, aiming to offer a public and free-to-air internet-of-Things (IoT) network across the Illawarra and Shoalhaven regions in order to encourage the creation of problem-driven and community-oriented smart solutions with local start-ups, SMEs, Councils and associations.
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). More recently, he was invited to join the International Advisory Board of UK’s Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC).
Snr Prof Perez has published over 200 scientific papers. In 2006, he co-edited with his colleague David Batten the book ‘Complex Science for a Complex World’ (ANU E Press).