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Dr. Biplob Ray

GradCertTEd, BSEng(Computer),MIT(UB), PhD (Deakin), SMACS
Senier lecturer - ICT
School of Engineering and Technology
Centre for Intelligent Systems, Institute for Future Farming Systems
(03) 9616 0695
Melbourne
120 Spencer St(enter from Lt Collins St.) - 6.13
Melbourne, VIC-3000, Australia
About Me

As a creative and passionate teacher, I believe effective learning depends on dynamic, differentiated and innovative lessons that engage the ongoing interest and imagination of students — an approach reinforced by the consistently positive feedback that I receive from students on my teaching.

My background of research, academic and industry experience has contributed to my knowledge and understanding of computing. My industry experience in Australia and overseas has kept me abreast of current computing applications, and has enabled me to build strong and extensive industry connections.

General
Background

I am currently working as a Senior Lecturer in CQUniversity, with a background that is a diverse mix of research, academic and industry experience. I have a Ph.D. from the School of Information Technology, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment at Deakin University. My teaching and research are currently focused on networked intelligent systems, big data, security protocols and privacy of mHealth. My high-quality research work has been recognised by my peers and cited extensively, and I have appeared as a keynote/Plenary speaker at a number of conferences.

Universities Studied At

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

School of Information Technology, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, Deakin University

Universities Worked At

Senior Lecturer: CQUniversity (CQU) Jan 2020–present

ICT Lecturer: CQUniversity (CQU) Feb 2015–2019

Ph.D., Research Assistant and Academic: Deakin University, Melbourne, 2012 -2015

Lecturer: University of Ballarat (Federation University) and Melbourne Institute of Technology (MIT), 2008–2011

Awards

2019 Received Vice-Chancellor's Award for Exemplary Practice in Learning and Teaching

2019 Student Voice Commendation 2019 – On-campus educators of the Year

2019 Recipient of Deans’ Award and Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Researchers Commendation – Early Career Researcher 2019

2016 Associate Vice-Chancellor award ‘RISING STAR of 2016’ in CQUniversity for outstanding contribution to social innovation, engagement, and collaboration

2015 Professor of Information Technology Award for highest research and academic merit, School of Technology (Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment), Deakin University

2013 Best Speaker Award at SIT-HDR conference, Deakin University, Australia

2012 Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)—scholarship for PhD study

2010 Best Research Paper Award. The paper (‘Mutual Authentication with Malware Protection for an RFID System’) was awarded best research paper among the ITS2010, NTC2010 and ATAI 2010 conference research papers. This led to an invitation of submission to the journal of GSTF International Journal on Computing (JoC) (ISSN: 2010-2283)

1999 Dean’s Lister Award for Top Ten Scholar Student for Bachelor in Computer Engineering, 1999.

Media Citations

NEWSPAPER

2017 I wrote an explainer for Fairfax media on the topic "How WiFi works.". The article can access from this link http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/technology/technology-news/explainer-how-wifi-works-20170202-gu4krl.html

2016 Daniel Bateman from Cairns post reported a fairly comprehensive coverage on 16 November 2016 about the AuDA foundation funded project to increase accessibility of internet for the disadvantaged community. In this report, they have quoted me several times as an involved researcher of the project and as an expert of the field.

2016 Media release of AuDA funded the project was in a featured story in CQUniNews on 17 Nov 2016. The news can be accessed using in – https://www.cqu.edu.au/cquninews/stories/research-category/2016/gotham-had-a-bat-signal-but-cairns-will-be-known-for-free-wifi

TV

2016 As a security expert, I appeared on channel 7’s broadcast about an event which is organized by me. The broadcast was titled as ‘Lawmakers have met with international experts in North Queensland to discuss how to prevent hackers targeting businesses and residents and to urge more people to work in the cyber security industry.’ The recording of the broadcast can be viewed in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjDn-CU34Qc

RADIO

2016 The AuDA foundation funded project to increase accessibility of internet for disadvantaged community attracted ABC radio. I was invited in breakfast with Kier Shorey show for an interview about the project in ABC radio Far North, Cairns. The interview lasted about 11 mins and broadcasted on 16 Nov 2016 8:39 AM.

Previous teaching

Throughout my teaching career, I have taught a wide range of Information and Communication Technology( ICT) units. The main focus areas of my teaching are coding, information security, network, and network security, Emerging technologies like the Internet of Things(IoT) and cloud computing.

Professional Experience

Analyst Programmer: Telstra and Melbourne Institute of Technology (MIT), 2011-2012

Systems Programmer, Network specialist and Team Leader: HSG International Management and Services, Philippines,2003– 2006

Professional Memberships

MEMBER OF:

2020 - Treasurer, IEEE Victorian Section

2019 - Committee member of IEEE Victoria section

2017- presented in Centre for Intelligent Systems (CIS) worskshop in CQU (https://www.cqu.edu.au/research/organisations/centre-for-intelligent systems/staff)

2016-present IEEE and IEEE Cybersecurity Initiative (CYBSI) group

2016-present Member of Academic Leadership Committee, CQUniversity, Cairns campus

2016-present Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia (CORE)

2010-present Certified Professional (CP) by Australian Computer Society (ACS)

2007–present Senior Member of Australian Computer Society (ACS)

2007–present Member of Golden Key International Honour Society. Invitations to this international community of scholars are extended only to the highest ranked 10% of university students

2010–present Member of various conferences such as SNPD, ICIS, and SERA

REVIEWER OF:

2010–present A number of conferences such as ATIS, SNPD, ICIS, and SERA

2010–present Various Elsevier and IEEE journals (Computers & Electrical Engineering, Ad Hoc Networks, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics and so on)

CHAIR OF:

2016 Local organizing committee for International Conference on Applications and Techniques in Information Security 2016 (ATIS2016)

Responsibilities

At current position: 55% teaching, 35% research, and 10% engagemenet/adminitritive duties.

Professional Interests

  • Share scientific, academic and professional knowledge with future and current professionals and scintistis
  • Advance multidisciplinary research to address social problems

Key Achievements

In my current role to dated July 2018

Unit or curriculum development

  • Proposed and designed a new PG unit “Cloud computing for smart application” which will teach the use of cloud computing to design IoT ready smart applications. The unit uses IBM Bluemix Platform as a Service (PaaS) for practical hands-on exercises.
  • Proposed and designed a new UG unit “Cloud Based Smart Applications Management” which will teach management of cloud based IoT ready smart applications. The unit uses IBM Bluemix Platform as a Service (PaaS) for practical hands-on exercises.
  • Redeveloped or redeveloping UG units ‘Electronic Crime and Digital Forensics’ and ‘TCPIP Principles and Protocols’ to improve unit content in the following areas.

- include the latest improvement in the area,

- improved hands-on lab to align with unit content.

Teaching and Learning

  • Industry Visit: I organize industry visits for students to learn from industry practitioners.
  • Invited industry speaker: I invited my industry contacts (CEO of an information system developing company based in Cairns) to deliver a speech to my class at CQUniversity, Cairns campus.
  • Timely and effective communication: For example, all discussion forum posts were replied less than 12 hours’ time, weekly digests were sent to all students about activities, content and news items.
  • Outstanding students’ Feedback: My teaching evolution survey score for all the units are 4+ out of possible 5

Awards and Research grants

  • Received RISING STAR of 2016 award.
  • Received total grants of $ 788,253 from the Population Research Grants(PRG), Department of Health, Australian government and auDA foundation

Collaboration and Leadership

  • Cyber Security Challenge Australia 2017 – supervise two CQU teams in Cybersecurity challenge 2017. This is the first time CQU teams attended Cyber Security Challenge, Australia.
  • Collaborated with Deakin University to organize and host information security conference ATIS2016. Highlights of this conference was a public talk from Mr. Phil Green, Privacy Commissioner of Queensland government and engagement of the local community.
  • Collaborated with IBM to included CQUniversity in IBM Bluemix academic program (https://cqu.onthehub.com/WebStore/Welcome.aspx)
  • Collaborated with a number of industry partners to apply for internal or external research grants
  • Contributing as a member of the Academic Leadership Committee, CQUniversity, Cairns campus
  • Collaborated with the Melbourne Institute of Technology to assist with their external moderation for quality control.

Editor

EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBER OF:

2017-2018 International Journal of Hybrid Intelligence published by Inderscience.

Recent Research Projects
Smart Sensor Systems for Parks Water Management in Cairns Regional Council area
From: 18/03/2019 to 17/12/2020
Grant: Contract Research (Category 2: Other Public Sector)
Funding Scheme: Cairns Regional Council
Total Funding: $168,083.64
Caring for carers of people with dementia: Harnessing Innovation through deploying leading edge technologies to enable virtual support groups and services
From: 01/07/2017 to 31/12/2020
Grant: Competitive Grant (Category 2: Other Public Sector)
Funding Scheme: Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund
Total Funding: $744,453.00
Improving the Affordability of Internet access for Indigenous Community
From: 01/07/2016 to 28/02/2018
Grant: Competitive Grant (Category 3)
Funding Scheme: auDA Foundation Grants
Total Funding: $21,955.08
Research Supervision
Accreditation

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • Distributed Computing
  • Data Format
  • Communications Technologies
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing

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

Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing - Pattern Recognition and Data Mining
Data analysis for modeling using pattern identification; Data mining for prediction and forecasting.

Information And Computing Sciences

Data Format - Data Encryption
Privacy of information systems for mHealth, IoT, and Cloud

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