Sandeep Perera

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Software Engineer

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 – 5097



  • Master of Computer and Information Sciences (2017), Auckland University of Technology
  • Graduate Diploma in Systems Analysis (2010), National University of Singapore
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial and Systems Engineering (2008), National University of Singapore

Memberships and Affiliations:

Centre for Social Data Analytics

Research Areas:

  • Operations research and systems optimisation using evolutionary algorithms
  • Data mining and machine learning using neural networks
  • Databases and information systems

Research Summary:

Sandeep brings strengths in operations research, data mining, machine learning and statistical analysis to CSDA.  His focus is on optimising the quality of data going into, and scores coming out of, Child Welfare predictive risk models developed by the centre, including the Douglas County Decision Aid and the Allegheny Family Screening Tool.

Current Research Projects:

  • Implementation of algorithm-assisted decision making in child maltreatment hotline screening decisions in Allegheny County, US
  • Implementation of predictive risk modelling tools for child welfare and decision making in Douglas County, US
  • Enhancements and systems support for Junior Doctors’ Wellbeing Survey (Wessex, England)