Alumni

Craig Russell. Principal Research Engineer, Distributed Privacy Team
I have 20 years experience in the design, implementation and operation of large data networks, both in the commercial and research sectors. Prior to joining CSIRO I worked as a network engineer for a tier-2 telecommunications carrier and as a software engineer for a multinational company. I also attained the highest level of industry certification in networking (Cisco Certified Inter-networking Expert, CCIE).

My current area of research and development is in Software Defined Networking (SDN) and its application to cyber-security and network analytics. Together with colleagues at UNSW and AARNet, I have built an Australia wide SDN test-bed spanning 9 university campuses and CSIRO, developed a prototype “connectivity-as-a-service” SDN application and co-founded the Australian SDN Alliance, an informal industry group to promote the adoption of SDN technology. My main focus is the development of research prototypes that can demonstrate the intrinsic value of innovation to industry.

photoGJ-150x150 Farhad Farokhi. Research Scientist, Data Privacy Team
Farhad Farokhi is a research scientist at the Information Security and Privacy Group at CSIRO’s Data61. He also holds a Research Fellow position at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Melbourne. Prior to that, he was a McKenzie Fellow at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Melbourne. In 2014, he received his PhD degree in Automatic Control from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. He received his BSc and MSc degrees in Electrical Engineering (Automatic Control), respectively, in 2008 and 2010 from Sharif University of Technology, Iran. During his PhD studies, he was a visiting researcher at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Farhad has been the recipient of the VESKI Fellowship from the Victorian State Government and the 2015 Early Career Researcher Award from the University of Melbourne. He was also a finalist in the 2014 European Embedded Control Institute (EECI) PhD Award. His research interests include security and privacy of cyber-physical systems, such as smart grids and intelligent transportation systems.
Ni Ding. Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Distributed Privacy Team

My research interests generally include optimizations in information theory, wireless communications, signal processing and machine learning. I am currently interested in the discrete and combinatorial optimization problems raised in the following areas:

  • discrete event control in cross-layer adaptive modulation
  • (information theoretic) lossless and lossy data compression
  • information flow over a graph
  • game theory (in particular, the games with strong structures, e.g., supermodular and convex games)
glynn-rogers Glynn Rogers
malcolm-crompton Malcolm Crompton. Visiting Scientist; Managing Director of Information Integrity Solutions Pty Ltd
sara-khalifa Sara Khalifa
Holz_Ralph_150x200-150x150 Ralph Holz, Research Scientist; Lecturer University of Sydney
My research interests revolve around security and (network) measurement, with a decidedly empirical approach. My current interests are:

  • Global-scale measurement of Internet service deployments and their security
  • Data-driven security mechanisms
  • Analysis of blockchain technology and its implications