People and Culture

Black Mountain catch up with Group leader Surya Nepal and Acting Group Leader Marthie Grobler

Clayton Team in November, including A/Prof Sanchari Das (visiting scientist from University of Denver) and vacation students Muhammad Suleman and An Tran.

HSMe Day in Adelaide Kintore Avenue

Team lunch at AsiaCCS’23 with Jianying Zhou, Professor, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Surya Nepal.

Our Group leader, Surya Nepal, and Acting Group leader Marthie Grobler visited our Canberra site. It was great seeing everybody in person! July 2023

CS CRC students, postdocs and staff at the Cyber Security CRC Symposium July 2023

Team enjoying a catch up

Kristen Moore at the AI awards

Our group is committed to ensuring our staff health and safety: Clayton Hazard Hunt

Meeting at Clayton site

Our vacation students

Back in the office welcoming our collaborators

Welcoming our four french students

Networking and showcasing our students at the Cyber Security CRC Symposium

Our PhD Candidate Roelien Timmer flying our colours high in Silicon Valley at join the Frontier Development Lab (FDL), hosted by the SETI Institute in partnership with the NASA Ames Research Centre

Our NSW IAwards winners

The Marsfield team met with Professor Ganna Pogrebna, in the Face 2 Face seminar, on the 27/4/22. We aim to establish a strategic collaboration with her as she is an expert in human centric and cybersecurity. We started draft proposals and explore opportunities for Data61 scholarship, CSCRC project, next generation graduation program and DSTG  projects as she has strong connections in that space.

Kristen Moore was a finalist in the Women in AI – Cyber Security category. Kristen and Marthie Grobler attended the gala event on 31 March 2022. Congratulations Kristen!

Our RI FSP Quantum Crypto Ethics Team is excited to meet for the first time in person since the start of the project. For more info on our project

Arindam Pal, Rebecca Coates, Josef Pieprzyk, Dongxi Liu, Queensland and Marsfield Teams

Motivational puzzle with our intern and Geoff Jarrad, Adelaide team

HSE-Me Day

DSS group pets

Celebrate Women in DSS Group

Xmas party at at the iC2 lab, SCIT, University of Wollongong with Data61 staff and students: Tran Viet Xuan Phuong, Research fellow at D61 (3rd from the right), Yannan Li (1st from the right) and Quoc Huy Le (5th from the right), PhD students

Welcoming 4 vacation scholars in Sydney Marsfield: Benjamin Pick, Yash Parge, Winston Sun and Calvin Wang

Kevin Zhu in Marsfield

2 students in Docklands: Aditya Kalapaaking, Veronika Stephanie

Welcoming 4 students in Canberra Black Mountain

Andrew Carse, with his supervisor Raj Gaire

Renee Selvey, Andrew Carse, Duy Khuu and David Liu

Welcoming 4 vacation scholars in Security Data Science team: Adam Tonkin, Connor Bakaj, Sophie Do and William Kosasih

with their supervisors Wei Kang and Selasi Kwashie

CSIRO Adelaide Xmas Bright Party, Security Data Science Team party

Adelaide team, Security Data Science

Distributed Systems Security, Marsfield team

 Virtual team lunch while staff members are working from home

Data61 organised the 2020 Vacation Student Showcase in February 2020


Let’s hear from some of our students about their experience:

Nick Rhodes:

I’m Nick and I’m a mathematics and computer science student at the University of Sydney. My project is titled “Walsh-Hadamard based steganography technique to protect deep learning models”, and I’ve been working under the supervision of Sharif Abuadbba and Mahathir Almashor. Basically, I have been investigating the problem of securing deep learning models for use cases where the original distributor of the model no longer has guaranteed access. A motivating example is preventing third party modification of the neural networks onboard self-driving cars. I have immensely enjoyed my time at Data61 this summer. It has been a fantastic opportunity to delve deeply into a subject area and learn how to guide a research project when you are confronted with challenges and new questions.

The recent Data61 Vacation Scholar Showcase was very interesting, and exposed me to the broad spectrum of work done at Data61 to solve many important problems. It was invaluable to hear the advice of current PhD students and early career researchers during the talks throughout the day. They each had unique journeys to their current positions, so there was a variety of different perspectives to learn from.

Alex Nguyen:

If you asked me to describe my internship experience this summer with the Data61 team here in Adelaide, it could only be one word: AMAZING!

I’m speaking from the heart here, this is my first internship ever in such a big company, and I have been so lucky to do it at CSIRO. While working here, I’ve experienced tons of things that I’d never had the chance to experience at uni: from working along top researchers and professionals in many different areas to learning basic things such as how to use effectively collaborate even if you and your team are not in the same physical location. Additionally, being able to pick up new technologies in a short period of time to adapt to the project you’re working on is crucial too. The best part about all of this is: during the entire learning process, I have never felt alone – that means I’ve always had a super supportive team willing to help anytime I got stuck on a problem and that is absolutely the best thing an intern could ask for!

All in all, even though the internship only lasted 3 months, it gave me a taste of what it’s gonna be like when I’ll do what I really love for a living. That said, this would definitely be one of the most memorable experience for me in my professional career.

Human Centric Security team and students

Security Data Science team

Data 61Live

Dr Mehwish Nasim, one of the finalists of Fresh Science 2019

A new intern in Adelaide: Alex Nguyen (2019/2020)

The Adelaide team ready for a CSIRO ‘Jolly Red Xmas’, 2019

Being a student at D61