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Dr. Steven Gordon

PhD (Telecom), BEng (Comp Syst)
Discipline Lead Network & Inform Security; SET Campus Lead Cairns & Townsville
School of Engineering and Technology
Cairns - CNS3.16
About Me

I am a researcher and educator in the field of computer science and IT, in particular Internet technologies, mobile and wireless communications, and cyber security. I have published 50+ papers and advised PhD and Masters students in: mobile Internet technologies, sensor networks and the Internet-of-Things, intelligent transportation systems, formal methods, and Internet security and privacy. I have developed and taught subjects on data communications, advanced Internet technologies, mobile/wireless systems, IT security and cryptography; computer programming; and ethical issues in IT. I have a strong interest in Linux and open source technologies for research and teaching in the areas of networking and security, e.g. OpenSSL, tcpdump and Wireshark, VirtualBox, LaTeX, Moodle, iperf, vlc, ...

Students interested in working in the above areas, as PhD, Masters or short-term project, should contact me.

Universities Studied At

PhD in Telecommunications, University of South Australia, 2001

Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Systems Engineering, University of South Australia, 1998.

Universities Worked At

2016 - now: CQUniversity Australia, Cairns. Senior Lecturer.

2006 - 2016: Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University, Thailand. Associate Professor.

2001 - 2006: Institute for Telecommunications Research, University of South Australia. Senior Lecturer.


2019: Student Voice Commendation, COIT20262 Advanced Network Security, terms 1 and 2

2018: Vice-Chancellor's Award for Exemplary Practice in Learning and Teaching

2018: Associate Vice Chancellor's Cairns Shining Star Award

Previous teaching

Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University, Thailand (2006 - 2016)

  • Introduction to Data Communications
  • Internet Technologies and Applications
  • Security and Cryptography
  • IT Security
  • Networking Laboratory

University of South Australia (2001 - 2006)

  • Telecommunication Networks
  • Various short courses and specialist lectures, e.g. Mobile Data Services, TCP and Satellite, Mobile and Wireless Technology, ...

Professional Memberships

IEEE, Member.

ACM, Member.

IEICE, Member.

ACS, Associate Member.

Computer Software

Virtual Networking with VirtualBox and Linux. Automatically deploy a network of Linux virtual machines in VirtualBox. Useful for teaching, demonstrations and testing.


Networking and Security with Linux. A free 300+ page book containing guides on performing computer networking and security tasks in Linux.

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 4006 Communications engineering
  • 4604 Cybersecurity and privacy
  • 4606 Distributed computing and systems software

At the level of Principal Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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Research Interests
Information And Computing Sciences

Computation Theory and Mathematics - Computational Logic and Formal Languages

Information And Computing Sciences

Computer Software - Computer System Security

Information And Computing Sciences

Distributed Computing - Mobile Technologies

Information And Computing Sciences

Distributed Computing - Networking and Communications


Communications Technologies - Computer Communications Networks


Communications Technologies - Data Communications


Communications Technologies - Satellite Communications


Communications Technologies - Wireless Communications

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