Research Staff

Group Members

Thierry Rakotoarivelo. ISP Group Leader 

My research focuses on data privacy and information security and their application to federated systems. I am interested in the design and use of frameworks for privacy risk assessment, the development of provable privacy mechanisms, and the study of utility/privacy trade-off in specific application domains. Some of my recent projects include:

  • Privacy-Preserving Analytics for the EdTech Industry
  • Private Data Sharing in Trusted Agrifood Exports
  • Privacy-at-the-edge systems (e.g. smart electricity meter, mobile data collection, federated ML)
DavidSmith_photo1-150x150 David Smith. Team Leader, Distributed Privacy Team

David is a Principal Research Scientist, his research interests include:

  • Game theory for distributed networks;
  • Distributed optimisation for wireless mesh networks and 5G Networks;
  • Smart-grid communications and demand-side management;
  • Wireless networks for disaster response;
  • Body area networks — technologies and systems.
  • Privacy preserving technologies for releasing data, information-theoretic.
PaulTyler Paul Tyler. Team Leader, Data Privacy Team

Paul is a Principal Research Engineer with an interest in bringing research to the domain of transport and infrastructure. Paul is particularly interested in:

  • connected and automated vehicles
  • traffic control systems
  • data privacy and security in transport environments
Sirine M’rabet. Software Engineert, Data Privacy Team
Sirine is a Software Engineer with the Data Privacy Team at Data61-CSIRO, Australia. She is involved in several projects mainly related to :
  • Privacy preserving technologies for releasing data
  • Data risk assessment
  • Software Engineering and Implementation
  • Mobile Networking
Dinusha Vatsalan. Research Scientist, Data Privacy Team
Dinusha Vatsalan is a Research Scientist at Data61-CSIRO, Australia, and an Honorary Lecturer in the Research School of Computer Science at the Australian National University. Her research interests are mainly in privacy preserving techniques, privacy in data matching and mining, privacy in social media, privacy risk evaluation and prediction, health informatics, and population informatics. She is currently working on privacy in web search and social media as well as privacy preserving data matching.
Raghav Bhaskar. Senior Research Scientist, Distributed Privacy Team
Raghav has experience in the building blocks of cryptography (Digital signatures, Zero-Knowledge Proofs, Anonymous Credentials etc.) and privacy (Differential Privacy, Noiseless Privacy, Non-Interactive Zero Knowledge etc.) and interests in solving real life security and privacy challenges. He has experience of working in corporate research labs (Microsoft Research, British Telecom Labs) as well as agile startup environments.
1785942 Jonathan Chan. Senior Research Engineer, Data Privacy Team

I am a CISSP and my current research interests are:

  • Secure and usable authentication for online users
  • Privacy engineering and risk management
  • Business Process and Security Compliance
Photo_MingDing Ming Ding. Senior Research Scientist, Data Privacy Team

My research interests:

  • Information Theory and Signal Processing
  • Data Privacy and Security
  • Machine Learning and AI
  • Wireless Communications
XinlongGuan Xinlong Guan. Software Engineer, Distributed Privacy Team

Xinlong is a research engineer working on :

  • Android development
  • Website development
  • Desktop application development
  • Backend development
photoGJ-150x150 Guillaume Jourjon. Senior Research Scientist, Distributed Privacy Team

My research interests revolve around network measurements, fraud detection, and new network architectures.  My current projects include:

  • Large Scale Measurement Architecture and performance evaluation;
  • Network Economics;
  • Software Defined Networking;
  • Multi-threaded high-speed packet processing for network bound applications;
  • Cyber-security.
Elliott Vercoe. Software Engineer, Distributed Privacy Team

Elliott is a software engineer with a background in machine learning technologies and data science. Elliott is interested in:

  • Software Engineering and Implementation
  • Data pipelines and management
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Full stack web development

Contributed Staff

Photo-on-9-05-2014-at-5.07-pm-150x150 Hassan Asghar.Research Scientist, Lecturer, Macquarie University

I am mainly interested in research in cryptography, information security and privacy. Within these broad fields, my current research areas are:

  • Design and analysis of observation resistant password systems
  • Topics in cryptography such as identification protocols and multi-party computation
  • Application of cryptography for network security such as secure network function virtualisation
  • Formal treatment of privacy threats and application of privacy preserving technologies for sharing/releasing data
Dali Kaafar. Professor, Macquarie University.

Prof. Dali Kaafar is the Founder of the Information Security and Privacy Group and Leader of the Networks Group. He is the Executive Director of the Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub and a Professor at the Faculty of Science and Engineering in Macquarie University.