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Campbell, Peter A. Professor

Professor

  • Honorary Fellow - SMART Infrastructure Facility
  • Honorary Fellow - Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences

Overview


2010 to present: Professor of Infrastructure Systems, SMART Infrastructure Facility, University of Wollongong. Development of a major agent based model for application to the assessment of liveability in areas of metro Sydney. Directed a major architecture framework development project for Transport for NSW using MBSE techniques to address management of complexity issues arising from its major transport projects portfolio. Director of two ACRI projects to using similar technology to address safety and human factors issues around the introduction of new technology into existing rail networks.

 

2002 to 2014:

Professor of Systems Modelling and Simulation and Research Leader in the Defence and Systems Institute (DASI) at the University of South Australia from 2004 with projects concerned with up-skilling government and defence industry in complex systems engineering and systems integration by the application of MBSE.

Project director and lead design consultant for a number of complex adaptive systems modelling projects for DSTO and a Senior Research Consultant for the Defence Systems Innovation Centre (DSIC), collaboration between the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia to provide innovative research capability to the Defence Industry.

 

From 2002 through mid-2007, consultant to CSIRO Complex Systems Science Centre to introduce complex system simulation tools to support economic planning of agricultural landscapes.

 

1994 to 2000:

Director, Advanced Computer Applications Center, Argonne National Laboratory, with long term focus on simulation based decision support tools for application in logistics, battlefield environmental representation, hydrological planning, healthcare, and meteorological forecasting applications, including new technical developments for complex adaptive system applications involving human interactions with systems and organizations.

Projects included development of an agent based simulation of a large hospital system with 175,000 patients, the OSD JWARS Program test bed, a logistics simulation system for the US Army Logistics Integration Agency, logistics modelling for Transportation Command, design, testing and fielding of the US Air Force 21st. Century Weather Forecasting System Test Bed, operational decision support tools for Special Operations Command and an agent based simulation for counter drug operational evaluation for JCS/J8

Research Overview


  • The application of Model Based Systems Engineering methodologies, including SysML and UPDM, to understanding and managing the complex inter-dependencies which exist in large infrastructure developments. Current work is mainly in the heavy rail domain where there is considerable activity in Australia and world-wide as a result of needs to greatly increase carrying capacity. This is being addressed by the adoption of various forms of digital train control which is replacing older analogue and mechanical technology, leading to complex and extended transition situations. Constructive style research into the adaptation of architecture framework based approaches to modelling this complexity to aid in better planning, design and operation of the new systems has great value to the industry. The technical approaches used can readily be used in other domains such as defence, healthcare, electrical grid management and others energy delivery systems.

Selected Publications


Keywords


  • Modelling of real world systems of systems such as large infrastructure projects, defence acquisition, global climate change adaptation.

Research Overview


  • The application of Model Based Systems Engineering methodologies, including SysML and UPDM, to understanding and managing the complex inter-dependencies which exist in large infrastructure developments. Current work is mainly in the heavy rail domain where there is considerable activity in Australia and world-wide as a result of needs to greatly increase carrying capacity. This is being addressed by the adoption of various forms of digital train control which is replacing older analogue and mechanical technology, leading to complex and extended transition situations. Constructive style research into the adaptation of architecture framework based approaches to modelling this complexity to aid in better planning, design and operation of the new systems has great value to the industry. The technical approaches used can readily be used in other domains such as defence, healthcare, electrical grid management and others energy delivery systems.

Selected Publications


Keywords


  • Modelling of real world systems of systems such as large infrastructure projects, defence acquisition, global climate change adaptation.

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