Felipe Dimer de Oliveira

Risk Scientist, Macquarie University

Felipe Dimer de Oliveira has been working in the development of natural catastrophe models models at Risk Frontiers since 2007. He was involved in the development of the first Australian bushfire model (FireAUS) and has contributed to a number of studies on natural hazards and post event reconnaissance missions.

Risk Frontiers is an independent research centre based at Macquarie University, Sydney, that undertakes research into natural hazards and their impacts and helps the insurance sector price catastrophe risks in the Asia Pacific region. Natural hazards comprise bushfires, floods, tropical cyclones, earthquakes, thunderstorms, tsunamis, volcanoes and heatwaves. Founded in 1994, it is world leader in quantitative risk analysis and stochastic modelling. It has 18 specialist staff with skills ranging from physics and engineering, mathematics and statistics, meteorology, geophysics and seismology, social science, geospatial analyses, decision analysis and software engineering.


  • 2010–present
    Chief Risk Scientist, Risk Frontiers
  • 2007–2010
    Risk Scientist, Risk Frontiers


  • 2007 
    University of Auckland, PhD, Physics


  • 2012
    Can we trust earthquake cluster detection tests?, GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, VOL. 39, L17305,