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Quintin van Heerden

South Africa

Senior Researcher | Industrial Engineer


  • Academia
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Systems Analysis
  • Computer Systems Engineering/Architecture
  • Database Architecture
  • Geographic Information Systems (Technical)
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Operations Research
  • Research
  • Software Development (Applications)
  • Transportation Planning
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Web Development


Quintin is an Industrial Engineer and senior researcher in the Urban and Regional Dynamics research group of the CSIR's Smart Places cluster. He is the project manager and technical lead of the Urban Growth Modelling, Simulation and Optimisation focus area, which develops large-scale urban growth simulation models and other decision-support tools to inform infrastructure investment decisions.