Dr Supun Perera
Visiting Research Fellow
Supun is a Visiting Research Fellow at IfM. His research focuses on network modelling of transportation, logistics and supply chain systems. During his time at IfM, Supun is working with Dr. Alexandra Brintrup on unifying the topology-based network metrics for assessing supply chains.
Supun holds a PhD from the University of Sydney. His PhD thesis was titled ‘Topological Approach to Modelling the Structure, Dynamics and Robustness of Supply Chain Networks’ and was a part of an Australian Research Council funded research project titled 'Risky Business: Using Biological Systems to Mitigate Risk in Supply Chains and Transportation Networks'.
Back home in Sydney Australia, Supun is a Senior Research Analyst at the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS) at University of Sydney. He also practices as a Senior Traffic Engineer at APEX Engineers in Sydney.
Prior to joining ITLS, Supun has worked in various engineering positions in both Australia (Cardno Pty Ltd) and New Zealand (Downer Works and Auckland City Council).
Supun holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree (with first class honours) from the University of Auckland and a master’s degree in Transportation Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in the USA.
Supun recently completed a 3-month visiting research fellowship at MIT, where he researched the use of big data in improving the passenger experienced reliability on public transportation services.