School of Global, Urban, and Social Studies
College of Design and Social Context
Dhirendra is a software engineer by trade with a PhD in cognitive modelling (AI) and a focus on applied research. His work on the HOME:Life housing assessment tool that included a strong locational assessment component won the Planning Institute of Australia’s Australian Urban Design Award for Large Scale Policies, Programs and Concepts in 2015. His spatial ongoing work on bushfire evacuation modelling for communities was shortlisted for the 2015 Fire Awareness Awards for Innovation. In 2016, in collaboration with Melbourne Planning Authority he worked on a detailed synthetic population for north Melbourne covering 30 suburbs, for understanding future housing mobility into 2050.