DR Nic Geard

DR Nic Geard


  • Computational Simulation and Modelling (agent-based modelling, individual-based modelling, modelling social behaviour, social networks, network science)
  • Infectious Disease Modelling (influenza, pertussis, Ebola, demography, individual based models)



  • I am currently a Senior Lecturer with the School of Computing and Information Systems at The University of Melbourne.

    I was previously an ARC DECRA Fellow with the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, where I began to develop and apply computational models of infectious disease transmission and control. Before arriving in Melbourne, I worked with Seth Bullock in the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, focusing on the dynamocs of social networks. I obtained my BSc (2001) and PhD (2006) in computer science at the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Queensland. My PhD, on the evolution of gene regulatory networks, was supervised by Janet Wiles.   


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Education and training

  • PhD, The University of Queensland 2006
  • BSc, The University of Queensland 2001



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I am available to supervise projects in the areas:
    • computational simulation approaches (eg, agent/individual based models) to modelling the dynamics and control of infectious diseases;
    • computational simulation and modelling of social behaviour, social networks, etc.;
    • development of efficient approaches to simulating complex models and fitting them to available data.