Farhad Farokhi

Biography

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.

Qualifications

  • 2014, PhD, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • 2010, MSc, Sharif University of Technology
  • 2008, BSc,¬†Sharif University of Technology

Roles & Experience

Current roles

  • Research Scientist, Data privacy
  • Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Privacy and security of cyber-physical systems

Professional experience

  • 2018 – Present, Research Scientist, CSIRO’s Data61
  • 2014 – Present, Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne
  • 2013 – 2013, Visiting Student Researcher, The University of California at Berkeley
  • 2011 – 2011, Visiting Student Researcher, The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • 2010 – 2014, Research Assistant, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Accolades

Awards & achievements

  • 2017 – 2018, VESKI Victoria Fellowship, Victorian Endowment for Science, Knowledge and Innovation
  • 2017 – 2019, McKenzie Fellowship, The University of Melbourne
  • 2014 – 2014, Finalist in the European Embedded Control Institute (EECI) PhD Award, European Embedded Control Institute (EECI)
  • 2014 – 2014, Wallenberg Foundation Postdoctoral Scholarship, The Wallenberg Foundation
  • 2014 – 2014, Outstanding reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems
  • 2014 – 2014, Outreach Fund, IEEE Control System Society
  • 2012 – 2012, Best presentation, American Control Conference (ACC 2012)

Grants

  • 2017 – 2018, Competitive Grant, Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG)
  • 2016 – 2016, Early Career Researcher Grant, The University of Melbourne
  • 2014 – 2014, Outreach Fund, IEEE Control System Society
  • 2013 – 2013, Travel Grant, Sten och Lisa Velanders Forskningsfond
  • 2011 – 2011, Travel Grant, European Embedded Control Institute (EECI)

Student Supervision

  • 2017 – Present, A. Saberi (PhD Project: Fault-Detection with Communication Constraints)
  • 2017 – Present, Z. Armaghan (PhD Project: Developing Efficient Numerical Algorithms for Control of Automated Irrigation Networks)
  • 2014 – 2014, M. Fasani, G. Maronati (Exchange Master Student Project: Developing Numerical Algorithms for Implementing Model Predictive Control on Water Irrigation Networks)
  • 2017 – 2018, Q. Li, Z. Li, B. Wu (Capstone Project: Multi-Quadrotor Co-Ordination)
  • 2017 – 2018, S. Chen, X. Xiang, W. Gao (Capstone Project: FPGA Implementation of ADPCM Codec)
  • 2017 – 2018, A. Shah, F. Hu, K. Zhong (Capstone Project: FPGA Implementation of MPPT Optimization Algorithm)
  • 2016 – 2017, X. Wang, L. Zou, Z. Sun (Capstone Project: Heavy-Duty Vehicle Platooning)
  • 2016 – 2017, P. Zhang, C. Liang, X. Yu (Capstone Project: Catching a Ball with a Robotic Arm)
  • 2015 – 2016, W. Yuhan, Y. Wentao, Z. Qin (Capstone Project: Sensing Brain Activities for Robotic Arm Control to Assist People with Disabilities)
  • 2015 – 2015, T. Martin, B. Malandra (Capstone Project: Sensing Brain Activities for Robotic Arm Control to Assist People with Disabilities)
  • 2015 – 2015, T. Mcnicol, N. Batterham (Capstone Project: Design, Simulation, and Implementation of Analogue Circuits for Solving Optimization Problems)
  • 2014 – 2014, M. Biel (Internship: Structured ModeL reductIon–SiMpLIfy–Toolbox for MATLAB)
  • 2013 – 2013, A. P. Tellez, J. Roth, E. Hallqvist, S. Hakansson (Bachelor Project: Networked Control of Autonomous Ground Vehicles
  • 2012 – 2012, E. Ehrlin, M. Tornqvist (Bachelor Project: Networked Control of Autonomous Ground Vehicles)
  • 2012 – 2012, C. Olsson, L. Brandt, T. Axelsson (Bachelor Project: Detection and Tracking using Wireless UWB and Camera Networks)
  • 2011 – 2011, I. Tjernberg, J. Lindberg, K. Hansson (Bachelor Project: Cooperative Networked Control of Unmanned Air Vehicles)