Thierry Rakotoarivelo

Dr. Thierry Rakotoarivelo

Senior Research Scientist,
Information Security and Privacy Group
Software and Computational Systems Program
Data61, CSIRO



Short Bio

Thierry’s research focuses on data privacy and information security and their application to federated systems. He is 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.

Prior to Data61, Thierry was a Senior Researcher with NICTA (National ICT Australia). He worked on protocols and frameworks for large scale testbeds (i.e. ORBITGENIPlanetLab and FIRE). He also worked on tools to enable reproducible experiments on these testbeds. He used and promoted these technologies to teach computing and networking courses (FORGE)

Thierry completed his PhD in cotutelle with the University of New South Wales (UNSW, Australia) and the Institut National Polytechnique of Toulouse (INPT, France). He worked on peer-to-peer mechanisms to discover and utilise Quality-of-Service (QoS) enhanced alternate paths on the Internet. His thesis received the Prix Léopold Escande award from INPT in 2007. Prior to that, Thierry was a Senior Research Engineer at Motorola Australia Research Centre (MARC, now closed), where he worked on Quality of Service technology for mission critical wireless networks.

Current Projects:

  • 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)


The recent list of publications for Thierry Rakotoarivelo (CSIRO ePublish)

Other publications for Thierry Rakotoarivelo (Google Scholar)


  1. Peter Runcie, Athanassios Boulis, Maximiliam Ott, Rodney Berriman, Yuriy Tselishchev, Thierry Rakotoarivelo, Integrity of a civil structure, US Patent Application US20150142337 A1.
  2. Christopher Ware, Thierry Rakotoarivelo, System and method for adaptive polling in a WLAN, US Patent Grant US7085256 B2.
  3. Christopher Ware, Raad Raad, Thierry Rakotoarivelo, Adaptive scheduling window management for a quality of service enabled local area network, US Patent Grant US6961311 B2.
  4. Christopher Ware, Randy Ekl, Thierry Rakotoarivelo, Method and system for multicast scheduling in a WLAN, US Patent Application US20050135317 A1.

Past Projects