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Research Fellow, Transport, Health and Urban Systems (THUS) research lab, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne, 2016-Present.

Research Areas

Research in urban climates and human thermal comfort (HTC) with a focus on urban micro climate modelling and WSUD (water sensitive urban design).
Research in urban design, transport, health, micro-climates, and urban green space typology using neural network machine learning, agent based modelling, and climate modelling.
Software engineering using Java J2EE for application development and architecture.


Transport, Health and Urban Systems (THUS) research lab

ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course (Life Course Centre)

Urban Forests for Resilient Communities, Climate and Environment (UrbanFORCCE)


Building on a background in software engineering and urban climates, Dr. Kerry Nice's work uses modelling and artificial intelligence to study urban environments. His PhD at Monash University focused on the creation and use of an urban micro-climate model (VTUF-3D) to assess the positive human thermal comfort impacts in urban areas of increased urban vegetation and water sensitive design (WSUD) infrastructure.

Kerry's research currently focuses on the investigation of urban factors impacting the accessibility of active transport, assessing the impacts of urban vegetation on transport, health, and micro-climates, and using artificial intelligence, especially deep learning using neural networks, to assess the influence of urban characteristics on urban environments and ultimately on the people who live there. Kerry previously worked as a senior and consulting software engineer in Colorado, New York, and London focusing on building enterprise level multi-tiered work flow applications. Kerry maintains membership in the International Association for Urban Climate (IAUC) and the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS).


Room 306, Level 3, Melbourne School of Design (Building 133), The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010 Australia

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  • PhD., March 2017, Monash University.
  • M.E.S, 2011, Monash University.
  • B.A, 1990, University of Colorado, Boulder.
  • ACS PIM 2, Group B, Australian Computer Society, 23 April 2008
  • Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform 1.4, 5 January 2005

Previous positions

Research Fellow, School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment, Monash University/CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, 2016-2021.

LexisNexis/Reed Elsevier-London, UK; Colorado, USA, Consulting Software Engineer, Nov 2000 to Aug 2008
Java J2EE engineering and design to develop enterprise publishing process flow applications.