The Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc. (MSSANZ), awards outstanding contributors every two years.
Professor Holger Maier was awarded the medal this year for ‘exceptional research contributions to modelling and simulation, and for promoting the aims of the Society’. He became a fellow of the Society in 2017 and was one of the Plenary Speakers featured at the Modsim21 Congress (the MSSANZ Biennial Congress).
Professor Maier’s research is focused on developing improved techniques for the sustainable management of infrastructure, with a particular focus on water, energy and the water-energy nexus as well as natural resources, with a particular focus on water resources and natural hazards in an uncertain environment.
This includes elements of modelling, optimisation and decision support. He is currently the Research Leader of the Economics and Strategic Decisions research cluster of the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre, as well as the Leader of a project focussed on the development of a decision support system for the assessment of policy and planning investment options for optimal natural hazard mitigation (UNHaRMED).
Holger leads an internal University of Adelaide project on Collaborative Analysis for Secure, Alternative, Affordable Energy (CASCADE ).