Paul Geil

Paul Geil

Senior Consultant

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Paul is a data analytics expert with extensive experience in simulation, mathematical modelling, statistical analysis and data visualisation in a range of sectors. His key strength is finding evidence-based insight to inform strategic decision-making. Paul has worked on complex projects in science and education, both in a research capacity and consulting for not-for-profit clients. He holds a PhD in theoretical astrophysics and approaches ‘real-world’ problems with innovation.

Influential work

  • Designed a science-themed circus-based program for a not-for-profit organisation for youth of all abilities, helping secure funding from the Department of Education and Training Victoria
  • Performed data-intensive research into breast cancer risk at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health to improve accuracy and outcomes in terms of screening protocols
  • Built complex simulation suites of new-generation radio telescopes and the early Universe to investigate optimal observing strategies and synergies, helping inform design and resulting in over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles
  • Provided advice on improving data communication and visualisation for a Victorian statutory authority
  • Contributed a complementary science case as Chief Investigator on an international observing proposal for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope.

Outside of Nous

Before joining Nous, Paul performed data-intensive research into breast cancer risk at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. Prior to that he was a postdoctoral research fellow with the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics and The University of Melbourne, where he modelled large-scale structures in the early universe and optimised strategies to detect them using new-generation technology.

Paul holds a PhD in Astrophysics and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from The University of Melbourne.

In his spare time...

Paul is an outdoor enthusiast, relishing zen-like moments in wilderness. When not dangling from a rope halfway up a cliff, he can be found in suspended anticipation of Neal Stephenson’s next novel.