As a creative and passionate academic, I believe effective learning depends on dynamic, differentiated, and innovative lessons that engage students' ongoing interest and imagination — an approach reinforced by the consistently positive feedback that I receive from students on my teaching. My experience in research, academia, and industry have contributed to my knowledge and understanding of computing. In 2019, I received CQU Vice-Chancellor's Award for Exemplary Practice in Learning and Teaching (Tier 1) 2019 and Vice-Chancellor's commendation for outstanding research.
I am highly interested in multidisciplinary research with core interests in secure communication protocols of Cyber-Physical systems, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT). Many of my research projects are funded by the Australian federal government and industry since 2016. Currently, I am supervising two (2) students as a principal supervisor and three (3) as an associate supervisor. In previously mentioned core areas, students interested in research work, as Ph.D. or Masters, should contact me.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
School of Information Technology, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, Deakin University
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
2020 (to Present) - Treasurer, IEEE Victorian Section
2019 (to Present) - Committee member of IEEE Victoria section
2020 (to Present) - Fonding Co-Chair of IEEE Vic. IoT community
2016 (to Present) Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia (CORE)
2010 (to Present) Certified Professional (CP) by Australian Computer Society (ACS)
2007 (to Present) Senior Member of Australian Computer Society (ACS)
2007 (to 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 (to Present) Member of various conferences such as SNPD, ICIS, and SERA
2016 (to Present) IEEE and IEEE Cybersecurity Initiative (CYBSI) group
2017- presented in Centre for Intelligent Systems (CIS) worskshop in CQU (https://www.cqu.edu.au/research/organisations/centre-for-intelligent systems/staff)
2016-2018 Member of Academic Leadership Committee, CQUniversity, Cairns campus
2010 (to Present) - A number of conferences such as ATIS, SNPD, ICIS, and SERA
2010 (to Present) Various Elsevier and IEEE journals (Computers & Electrical Engineering, Ad Hoc Networks, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics and so on)
2016 Local organizing committee for International Conference on Applications and Techniques in Information Security 2016 (ATIS2016)
At current position: 55% teaching, 35% research, and 10% engagemenet/adminitritive duties.
In my current role to dated July 2020
Unit or curriculum development
Awards and Research grants
Collaboration and Leadership
EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBER OF:
2017-2018 International Journal of Hybrid Intelligence published by Inderscience.
I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:
At the level of Principal Supervisor
Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing - Pattern Recognition and Data Mining
Data analysis for modeling using pattern identification; Data mining for prediction and forecasting.
Data Format - Data Encryption
Privacy of information systems for mHealth, IoT, and Cloud