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Supun Perera

Supun Perera


PhD Candidate

Rm 104
H73 - 378 Abercrombie Street
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia


Bio

Supun has worked in various engineering positions both in New Zealand and in Australia. As an undergraduate student, in the University of Auckland, Supun worked part time for over three years as a civil engineer in the Auckland City Council.

Upon graduation with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree with first class honours, Supun received a scholarship to undertake his masters level studies at the University of California at Berkeley in the USA. Upon completion of his masters degree, Supun moved to Sydney to work as a Traffic Engineer at Cardno Pty Ltd, where his main responsibilities included undertaking traffic and parking impact studies for various developments, transportation planning for public transport interchange upgrades within NSW and transportation modelling and design for various infrastructure upgrade projects.

Supun's current research area is within the field of supply chain management with particular focus on supply chain risk mitigation. He is currently undertaking his PhD studies under the supervision of Prof. Michael Bell and Prof. Michiel Bliemer. Supun's PhD research project is a part of an ARC funded research titled 'Risky Business: Using Biological Systems to Mitigate Risk in Supply Chains and Transportation Networks'.

Newsroom articles

  • Complex supply chains are good news: research 21 Feb 2017

    Sunshine Coast Daily

    Sunshine Coast Daily reported on new research that recommends companies should focus on identifying weak links in their supply chain to ensure networks are less susceptible to disruption. Professor Michael Bell and Dr Supun Perera was quoted.

  • Going nature‚Äôs way can add resilience to business: study 15 Feb 2016

    Fully Loaded and Transports and Logistics News

    Fully Loaded and Transports and Logistics News reported on new research that recommends companies should focus on identifying weak links in their supply chain to ensure networks are less susceptible to disruption. Professor Michael Bell and Dr Supun Perera from the Business School were quoted.

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Thesis working title

Network Theoretic Modelling of Supply Chain Growth, Structure and Dynamics

This study aims to develop a novel algorithm, based on observing biological system behaviours (slime mould and ant colonies), to improve the resilience of overall supply chain networks under various perturbations. The findings from this research will pave the way to establishing more resilient life line supply chains, which are vital for a geographically isolated country like Australia.

Supervisors: Michael Bell, Michiel Bliemer

2017

4
Journal Article/s

Bell MGH, Kurauchi F, Perera S and Wong W 2017 'Investigating transport network vulnerability by capacity weighted spectral analysis', Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, vol.99, pp. 251-66 [Link]

2016

5
Conference Paper/s

Perera S, Bliemer MCJ and Bell MGH 2016 'Resilience Characteristics of Supply Network Topologies Generated by Fitness Based Growth Models', 95th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board TRB, Washington, D.C., United States, 14th January 2016

2015

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Perera S, Bell MGH and Bliemer MCJ 2015 'Modelling Supply Chains as Complex Networks for Investigating Resilience: An Improved Methodological Framework', 37th Australasian Transport Research Forum ATRF 2015, Sydney, Australia, 2nd October 2015

9
Internal Working Paper/s

Perera S and Bell MGH 2015 'Using complex network theory to model supply chain network resilience: a review of current literature', Working Paper ITLS-WP-15-12, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

2014

4
Journal Article/s

Ceder AA and Perera S 2014 'Detecting and improving public-transit connectivity with case studies of two world sport events', Transport Policy, vol.33, pp. 96-109 [Link]

2011

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Ceder AA and Perera S 2011 'Detecting and improving public-transit connectivity with case studies of two world sport events', Transportation Research Board 91st Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., United States, 26th January 2011