ARC Linkage Awards for 2005 - Round Two

 

Faculty of Education

School of Social and Cultural Studies in Education

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Science

School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Faculty of Science and Technology

School of Information Technology

 


Faculty of Education

School of Social and Cultural Studies in Education

Title: A comparison of anticipated benefits and the personal, educational and social outcomes of cochlear implantation in deaf children.

Dr LR Komesaroff; Prof MB Hyde; Prof M Bagaric

2005 : $24,443
2006 : $49,512
2007 : $50,020
2008 : $24,951

Category: 3301 - EDUCATION STUDIES

APA(I) Award(s): 1

Partner Organisation(s):
Deaf Children Australia

Administering Institution: Deakin University

Summary:
Language and communication, educational achievement, social identity and psychological well-being are critical outcomes of cochlear implantation if this intervention is broadly in the best interests of deaf children. This joint project uses  innovative methodology to compare anticipated benefits of implantation and achieved outcomes in school, home and social settings over three years. It enables analyses of data on personal, social and educational outcomes of implantation not currently available to families, medical implant programs, advocacy organisations and educational authorities. Such information will assist in addressing any barriers to the children's personal and social development and achievement in educational and family settings.


Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Title: Use of a cell based assay to identify novel insulin-sensitising agents

Dr K Walder; Prof DE James; Dr D Brown

2005 : $55,000
2006 : $112,500
2007 : $110,000
2008 : $52,500

Category: 2701 - BIOCHEMISTRY AND CELL BIOLOGY

Partner Organisation(s):
ChemGenex Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Administering Institution: Deakin University

Summary:
Diabetes and obesity are currently escalating to epidemic proportions in Australia and there is an urgent need to develop new therapeutics.  A major feature of these disorders is impaired insulin action.  We have recently developed and validated an exciting new assay for insulin action in fat cells.  In this project we propose an exciting research program encompassing major research and biotechnology groups in Australia to utilise this technology to identify novel insulin-sensitising agents.  These agents will be used for drug discovery purposes by our industry partner ChemGenex and as novel tools to dissect the mechanism of insulin action.


Faculty of Science and Technology

School of Information Technology

Title: Protecting Web Services from Distributed Denial of Service Attacks

Prof W Zhou; Dr W Shi

2005 : $12,074
2006 : $24,148
2007 : $24,148
2008 : $12,074

Category: 2801 - INFORMATION SYSTEMS

APA(I) Award(s): 1

Partner Organisation(s):
Belmont Computer Centre Pty Ltd

Administering Institution: Deakin University

Summary:
Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks bring a tremendous threat to web services on the Internet. Large amount of web services were pulled down worldwide by the DDoS attacks, with huge losses in business. Effective approaches to defeat DDoS attacks are desperately demanded. Most existing DDoS defense systems aim to only protect the victim network and are not fully integrated. In this project we propose a novel defense system to protect web services from DDoS attacks. Our system is one of the first systems that have a mixture deployment in both victim end and attack source end, and integrated capabilities of intrusion surveillance, traffic control, and traceback, thus achieve better control results over
other mechanisms.


 

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