February 2020


  • Chamila Wijayarathna, Dr Marthie Grobler & Dr Nalin A. G. Arachchilage, ‘Software developers need help too! Developing a methodology to analyse cognitive dimension-based feedback on usability’, published in the journal Behaviour and Information Technology (Rank A), https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0144929X.2019.1705393.
  • Muhammad Ejaz Ahmed, Hyoung Kim, ‘Void: A fast and light voice liveness detection system’, accepted in Usenix Security 2020.
  • Sushmita Ruj spoke at the discussion meeting “Foundational aspects of Blockchain Technology” at the International Center For Theoretical Sciences, Bangalore during January 13-15, 2019, https://www.icts.res.in/discussion-meeting/fabt2020.



  • Josef Pieprzyk delivered a keynote at the Mathematical Cryptology and Cybersecurity Conference MC&C 2020, Warsaw, January 16-17, 2020 –https://www.imk.wat.edu.pl/index.php/mcc2020, titled ‘Parallel Signcryption’ (January 16, Session 2).


  • Data61 organised the 2020 Vacation Student Showcase where our students presented their projects and networked.
  • Several of our students submitted their thesis this month including Hagen Lauer, Nicholas Akinyokun and Muhammed Esgin. Congratulations to them on that very important milestone!
  • 10 internship students from ECU (6) and CSU (4) universities started at Data61 and are co-supervised by DSS group members. Their output will contribute to various Cybersecurity CRC projects such as Smart Shield.