Director (Australia) , csart
Dr. Prodan is Senior Lecturer at the School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics, Western Sydney University where he teaches computer simulation, and is Systems Architect with Decision Analytics, Sax Institute. He has over 25 years of professional experience in software development and 20 years of experience in IT project management and system design encompassing diverse industries such as healthcare, finance, recruitment and computer-aided manufacturing.
Dr. Prodan’s main research interests are in the areas of dynamic data-driven computer modelling and simulation, in particular applications of agent-based modeling, meta-programming, and data science techniques to diverse problems in epidemiology and public health. He has worked on a number of projects in partnership with health departments, private industry, and academic institutions on topics such as smoking and COPD, healthcare service optimisation, alcohol harm reduction, cardiovascular disease, suicide prevention, as well as a current project in psychiatric epidemiology – “Resolving the Australian paradox of increased mental health care expenditure and stable prevalence” with Monash Health. Prior to joining Decision Anlytics, Dr. Prodan led the modelling of chemotherapy resource utilisation for a Local Health District, where he used predictive modelling to optimise the patient journey within a regional cancer center. Dr. Prodan obtained his PhD in computer science through a linkage research grant between Bell Labs and University of Technology Sydney and has published over 40 academic papers.