Pascal received his PhD in Environmental Studies from Montpellier University, France in 1994. Pascal is a specialist of integrative infrastructure modelling, using various computer simulation technologies to explore complex interactions between social and technological components of infrastructure systems.
He has a 30-year experience in complex system modelling, first in France, then at the Australian National University and CSIRO. Pascal joined UOW in 2011. He currently is the Research Director of the SMART Infrastructure Facility. He is a member of the Technical Committee of the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN). He is also a member of the Modelling and Decision Support Division of Simulation Australia and of the Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand (MSSANZ). Professor Perez has published 100 refereed papers and book chapters. In 2006, he co-edited with his colleague David Batten the book ‘Complex Science for a Complex World’ (ANU E Press).