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Dr Keshav Sood

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Position

Lecturer in Cyber Security

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Info Technology

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Biography summary

Dr. Keshav Sood (Senior Member IEEE) received his B.Tech. degree (Hons.) in Electronic and Communication Engineering with distinction and the M.Tech. degree in Optical Fiber Engineering in 2007 and 2012, respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree in Information Technology from Deakin University, Melbourne in 2018, under the supervision of Professor Shui Yu (IEEE, Fellow). He is currently a Lecturer in Deakin University, Melbourne. Previously he worked as Research Fellow in Advanced Cyber Security Engineering Research Centre (ACSRC), The University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. He worked on the project funded by Defense Science and Technology Group. He also worked as mentor in an online future learn course on cyber security issues in small and medium scale enterprises. He was a trainee with the Terminal Ballistic Research Laboratory (TBRL, DRDO, Ministry of Defense) in Chandigarh, India. His research interests include Software-defined Networks, Internet of Things, Quality of Service, next generation networking, and Cyber Security.

 

PhD Positions
Highly motivated and excellent students who wish to do PhD with me in the areas of modern networking and security are encouraged to contact me. Deakin University provides various scholarships for both Australian and international students. Please contact me with your resume, a copy of the academic transcript of your highest qualification, list of publications (if no publications please include title and abstract of your honours /master’s thesis).

Career highlights

  • Oct. 2018- till date- Lecturer in Cyber Security, School of Information Technology, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
  • March 2023- till date, Country co-ordinator, South Asia
  • March 2021- 2022 - Head of Product,  Cyber Security Capstone Project, SIT Deakin University
  • Jan 2019- Dec 2022 - Deputy Course Director, Bachelor Of Cyber Security, Deakin University
  • Jan. 2018- Oct. 2018 - Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Advanced Cyber Security Engineering Research Centre. Project: Policy Driven Secure End to End Services in  Distributed Software Defined Networks based Autonomous Systems, Funding Body: Defense science and technology group (DST, Australia), The University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia                                                             
  • Aug. 2017- Oct. 2018- Mentor and Course Facilitator, Cyber Security for Small    and Medium Enterprise: Identifying Threats, and Preventing Attacks, Future Learning Course, Deakin University, Australia
  • Feb. 2017- Dec. 2017- Lecturer and Course Coordinator of Graduate Course in Cyber Security, College of Engineering and Science, Victoria University, Melbourne
  • Feb. 2014- Oct. 2017-Tutor and Marker, School of IT, Deakin University Melbourne, Australia

Research interests

Modern network security (Software-defined networking, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, and 5G)

Teaching interests

Computer Networks, Machine Learning, Network Design, Advanced Network Security, Cyber Security Management

Knowledge areas

Software-defined Networks, Internet of Things, Next-generation Networking, and Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security

Professional activities

  • Senior Member, IEEE
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Internet of Things Journal (IEEE IoTJ), 2024-
  • Associate Editor, IET Networks Journal (Wiley Publications, UK), 2024-
  • Guest Editor, Security and Privacy for AI-powered Smart IoT Applications, Digital Communications and Networks, Elsevier, October 2020 http://www.keaipublishing.com/en/journals/digital-communications-and-networks/call-for-papers/security-and-privacy-for-aipowered-smart-iot-applications/
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue on Privacy Preserved Learning in Distributed Communication Systems 2021, Elsevier, http://www.keaipublishing.com/en/journals/digital-communications-and-networks/call-for-papers/si-on-privacy-preserved-learning-in-distributed/
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue "Edge Intelligence for Internet of Things: Architecture, Privacy, and Applications" 2022-2023 https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sensors/special_issues/63WY0287J9
  • Workshops Co-chairs, IEEE VTC2023-Fall, Hong Kong, https://events.vtsociety.org/vtc2023-fall/
  • Workshop General-chairs, IEEE-ANTS 2023, India. https://ants2023.ieee-ants.org/workshop/metaverse-and-6g
  • Workshop General -chairs, IEEE- CCGRID 2023, at Philadelphia, USA,  https://sites.google.com/view/ccgridcloud6g/home
  • PC member of IEEE Big Data Conference, IEEE/CIC, ICCC, IEEE ICC, Workshop on Big security IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE GLOBECOM.
  • Journal reviewer: IEEE Network Magazine, IEEE Internet of Things Magazine, IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Communication Letters, IEEE Access, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Transaction on Computational Social System, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, IEEE Transaction on Intelligent Transportation systems, IEEE Transaction on Industrial Informatics, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, JNCA, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, Elsevier Computer Networks, etc.  
  • External examiner Honors thesis. Deakin University, University of New England, University of Wollongong, University of Sydney
  • External examiner Master by Research and M. Phil thesis. University of New South Wales, University of Sydney, University of Auckland.
  • External examiner PhD thesis. La Trobe University and University of Auckland, University of Technology Sydney 
  • Sessional lecturer, Unit developer and course co-coordinator for Cyber Security and Cloud Security Units at Victoria University, Melbourne.
  • TPC-co-chairs, IEEE ITNAC 2017 and 2018
  • PC Member: IEEE Globecom (2021, 2022, 2023), IEEE ICC (2022), etc. 
  • Panel member HEAG, Deakin Uni. June 2019-March 2020, March 2022-
  • RPL assessment officer, School of IT, Deakin Uni. January 2019 to till date.
  • Session facilitator for Cyber Security workshops, Deakin Career Studios, India and Nepal, July 2019.
  • Panellist- Emerging Careers Program 2023 for Malaysian school counsellors by Australian Trade & Investment Commission (Austrade) Kuala Lumpur, May 2023
  • Publication co-chair, Springer International Conference on Security and Privacy in Digital Economy (SPDE2020), China http://spde2020.csp.escience.cn/dct/page/65558

Research groups

Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation, https://www.deakin.edu.au/csri

Invited Acadamic/research talks

  • Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China. Topic: Cyber Security: Challenges and Opportunities, July 2017.
  • Nanjing University of Finance and Economics, China. Topic: Software-defined Networking Security: Challenges and Opportunities, July 2017.
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Jammu, India, Topic: IoT Heterogeneity and Security, Oct 2019.

PhD Research Supervision, ongoing, (Principal Supervisor)

  • Principal Supervisor: Mr. Gurpreet Singh (PhD) (Joint with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Hyderabad), India, Oct 2021-

PhD Research Supervision, completed/under examination, (Principal Supervisor)

  • Principal Supervisor: Mr. Dinh Duc Nha Nguyen (Tony) (PhD), Oct 2020-  Feb. 2024, now working as Associate Research Fellow at Deakin Uni.   [Dr. Dinh is the recipient of the School of Information Technology Higher Degree by Research award for the 2022 Academic Year. This is awarded to the student who has demonstrated the highest research and academic merit].

Honours Degree Research Supervision

  • Principal Supervisor: Mr. Joel Prince (Bachelor of honours Degree in IT), July 2021- Oct. 2022, now working with Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

International Visitor's Research Supervision

  • Supervisor (International Academic Student Visitor): Ms. J. Chen (Master’s degree), June 2019- June 2020.

Bachelor Degree Project Supervision

  • Capstone Project Supervisor (Bachelor of Cyber Security Group), (March 2019-till date)

Awards

  • Recipient of the Professor of IT award 2016. This award is given to a PhD candidate having outstanding research achievement within School of IT.
  • Course Team Award - for excellence in aligning courses with industry certifications, Dec 2021, SIT Deakin Uni.
  • Recipient of the School of Information Technology Higher Degree by Research Supervision award for the 2023 Academic Year.

Publications

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2023

UCoin: An Efficient Privacy Preserving Scheme for Cryptocurrencies

M Nosouhi, S Yu, K Sood, M Grobler, R Jurdak, A Dorri, S Shen

(2023), Vol. 20, pp. 242-255, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, Piscataway, N.J., C1

journal article

Efficient Federated DRL-Based Cooperative Caching for Mobile Edge Networks

A Tian, B Feng, H Zhou, Y Huang, K Sood, S Yu, H Zhang

(2023), Vol. 20, pp. 246-260, IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, Piscataway, N.J., C1

journal article

Machine translation-based fine-grained comments generation for solidity smart contracts

C Shi, Y Xiang, J Yu, K Sood, L Gao

(2023), Vol. 153, pp. 1-15, Information and Software Technology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

SSVS-SSVD Based Desynchronization Attacks Resilient Watermarking Method for Stereo Signals

Juan Zhao, Tianrui Zong, Yong Xiang, Longxiang Gao, Guang Hua, Keshav Sood, Yushu Zhang

(2023), Vol. 31, pp. 448-461, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, Piscataway, N.J., C1

journal article

Intrusion Detection Scheme With Dimensionality Reduction in Next Generation Networks

Keshav Sood, Mohammad Nosouhi, Dinh Nguyen, Frank Jiang, Morshed Chowdhury, Robin Doss

(2023), Vol. 18, pp. 965-979, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, Piscataway, N.J., C1

journal article

CoSS: leveraging statement semantics for code summarization

Chaochen Shi, Borui Cai, Yao Zhao, Longxiang Gao, Keshav Sood, Yong Xiang

(2023), Vol. 49, pp. 3472-3486, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Piscataway, N.J., C1

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Towards IoT Node Authentication Mechanism in Next Generation Networks

D Nguyen, K Sood, Y Xiang, L Gao, L Chi, S Yu

(2023), Vol. 10, pp. 13333-13341, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Piscataway, N.J., C1

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Personalized Federated Learning for Heterogeneous Residential Load Forecasting

Xiadong Qu, Chengcheng Guan, Gang Xie, Zhiyi Tian, Keshav Sood, Chaoli Sun, Lei Cui

(2023), Vol. 5, pp. 1-12, Big Data Mining and Analytics, Beijing, China, C1

journal article

Towards quantum-secure software defined networks

M Nosouhi, K Sood, V Chamola, J Jeong, A Gaddam

(2023), pp. 1-6, IET Quantum Communication, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Online Training Flow Scheduling for Geo-Distributed Machine Learning Jobs Over Heterogeneous and Dynamic Networks

L Fan, X Zhang, Y Zhao, K Sood, S Yu

(2023), pp. 1-15, IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, Piscataway, N.J., C1

journal article

Inferring Private Data from AI Models in Metaverse through Black-box Model Inversion Attacks

Z Tian, C Zhang, K Sood, S Yu

(2023), pp. 49-56, MetaCom 2023 : Proceeding International Conference on Metaverse Computing, Networking and Applications, MetaCom 2023, Kyoto, Japan, E1

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2022

Bushfire Risk Detection Using Internet of Things: An Application Scenario

M Nosouhi, K Sood, N Kumar, T Wevill, C Thapa

(2022), pp. 1-9, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Piscataway, NJ, C1

journal article

Joint optimization of Service Chain Graph Design and Mapping in NFV-enabled networks

Y He, X Zhang, Z Xia, Y Liu, K Sood, S Yu

(2022), Vol. 202, pp. 1-13, Computer Networks, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

RF Fingerprinting based IoT Node Authentication using Mahalanobis Distance Correlation Theory

Dinh Nguyen, Keshav Sood, Mohammad Nosouhi, Yong Xiang, Longxiang Gao, Lianhua Chi

(2022), Vol. 4, pp. 78-81, IEEE Networking Letters, Piscataway, N.J., C1

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Towards Spoofing Resistant Next Generation IoT Networks

M Nosouhi, K Sood, M Grobler, R Doss

(2022), Vol. 17, pp. 1669-1683, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, Piscataway, N.J., C1

journal article

Security and QoS issues in blockchain enabled next-generation smart logistic networks: A tutorial

A Vaghani, K Sood, S Yu

(2022), Vol. 3, Blockchain: Research and Applications, C1

journal article

An Sparse Protocol Parsing Method for IIoT Based on BPSO-vote-HMM Hybrid Model

Yunhua He, Yueting Wu, Cui Zhang, Jialong Shen, Ke Xiao, Keshav Sood, Limin Sun

(2022), pp. 1-12, IEEE/ACM TRANSACTIONS ON NETWORKING, Piscataway, N.J., C1

journal article

A Bytecode-based Approach for Smart Contract Classification

C Shi, Y Xiang, J Yu, L Gao, K Sood, R Doss

(2022), pp. 1046-1054, IEEE SANER 2022 : Proceedings of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 2022 International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution and Reengineering 2022, Honolulu, Hawaii, E1

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Personalized Privacy-Preserving Medical Data Sharing for Blockchain-based Smart Healthcare Networks

Y Qu, S Chen, L Gao, L Cui, K Sood, S Yu

(2022), Vol. 2022-May, pp. 4229-4234, ICC 2022 : International Conference on Communications : Proceedings ofInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 2022 conference, Seoul, Republic of Korea, E1

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Impersonation Attack Detection in IoT Networks

D Nguyen, K Sood, Y Xiang, L Gao, L Chi

(2022), pp. 6061-6066, GLOBECOM 2022 : Proceedings of the IEEE Global Communications Conference 2022, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, E1

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2021

Plug-in over Plug-in Evaluation in Heterogeneous 5G Enabled Networks and beyond

K Sood, K Karmakar, V Varadharajen, N Kumar, Y Xiang, S Yu

(2021), Vol. 35, pp. 34-39, IEEE Network, C1

journal article

Enabling Machine Learning with Service Function Chaining for Security Enhancement at 5G Edges

B Feng, H Zhou, G Li, Y Zhang, K Sood, S Yu

(2021), Vol. 35, pp. 196-201, IEEE Network, Piscataway, N.J., C1

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Accurate Detection of IoT Sensor Behaviors in Legitimate, Faulty and Compromised Scenarios

K Sood, M Nosouhi, N Kumar, A Gaddam, B Feng, S Yu

(2021), pp. 1-13, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, Piscataway, NJ, C1

journal article

RPPTD: Robust Privacy-Preserving Truth Discovery Scheme

Jingxue Chen, Yining Liu, Yong Xiang, Keshav Sood

(2021), IEEE SYSTEMS JOURNAL, C1

journal article

A Tutorial on Next Generation Heterogeneous IoT Networks and Node Authentication

Keshav Sood, Shui Yu, Dinh Nguyen, Yong Xiang, Bohao Feng, Xiaoning Zhang

(2021), Vol. 4, pp. 120-126, IEEE Internet of Things Magazine, Piscataway, N.J., C1

journal article
2020

Reliability-aware virtual network function placement in carrier networks

L Fang, X Zhang, K Sood, Y Wang, S Yu

(2020), Vol. 154, pp. 1-15, Journal of network and computer applications, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

PASPORT: a secure and private location proof generation and verification framework

M Nosouhi, K Sood, S Yu, M Grobler, J Zhang

(2020), Vol. 7, pp. 293-307, IEEE transactions on computational social systems, Piscataway, N.J., C1

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Adaptive service function chaining mappings in 5G using deep Q-learning

G Li, B Feng, H Zhou, Y Zhang, K Sood, S Yu

(2020), Vol. 152, pp. 305-315, Computer communications, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Alleviating Heterogeneity in SDN-IoT Networks to Maintain QoS and Enhance Security

K Sood, K Karmakar, S Yu, V Varadharajan, S Pokhrel, Y Xiang

(2020), Vol. 7, pp. 5964-5975, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Piscataway, N.J., C1

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Cooperative Edge Caching: A Multi-Agent Deep Learning Based Approach

Y Zhang, B Feng, W Quan, A Tian, K Sood, Y Lin, H Zhang

(2020), Vol. 8, pp. 133212-133224, IEEE Access, Piscataway, N.J., C1

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A sparse protocol parsing method for IIoT protocols based on HMM hybrid model

Yunhua He, Jialong Shen, Ke Xiao, Keshav Sood, Chao Wang, Limin Sun

(2020), pp. 1-6, ICC 2020 : Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Communications, Online, Ireland, E1

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2019

Analysis of policy-based security management system in software-defined networks

K Sood, K Karmakar, V Varadharajan, U Tupakula, S Yu

(2019), Vol. 23, pp. 612-615, IEEE communications letters, Piscataway, N.J., C1

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ERM: an accurate approach to detect DDoS attacks using entropy rate measurement

Lu Zhou, Keshav Sood, Yong Xiang

(2019), Vol. 23, pp. 1700-1703, IEEE Communications Letters, Piscataway, N.J., C1

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Policy-based bigdata security and QoS framework for SDN/IoT: an analytic approach

S Pokhrel, K Sood, S Yu, M Nosouhi

(2019), pp. 73-78, IEEE INFOCOM 2019 : IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, Paris, France, E1

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HSDC-net: secure anonymous messaging in online social networks

M Nosouhi, S Yu, K Sood, M Grobler

(2019), pp. 350-357, TrustCom/BigDataSE 2019 : Proceedings of the 18th IEEE International Conference On Trust, Security And Privacy In Computing And Communications/13th IEEE International Conference On Big Data Science And Engineering, Rotorua, New Zealand, E1

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SDN-capable IoT Last-Miles: design challenges

K Sood, S Pokhrel, K Karmakar, V Vardharajan, S Yu

(2019), pp. 1-6, Globecom : Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE Global Communications Conference, Waikoloa, Hi, E1

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2018

Privacy issues in social networks and analysis: a comprehensive survey

V Pham, S Yu, K Sood, L Cui

(2018), Vol. 7, pp. 74-84, IET networks, Piscataway, N.J., C1

journal article

Topology-oriented virtual network embedding approach for data centers

Y Yuan, C Wang, S Peng, K Sood

(2018), Vol. 7, pp. 2429-2438, IEEE access, Piscataway, N.J., C1

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A survey on big data stream processing in SDN supported cloud environment

A Al-Mansoori, S Yu, Y Xiang, K Sood

(2018), pp. 1-11, ACSW 2018 : Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Science Week Multiconference, Brisbane, Queensland, E1

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Towards QoS and security in software-driven heterogeneous autonomous networks

K Sood, K Karmakar, V Vardharajan, U Tupakula, S Yu

(2018), GLOBECOM : 2018 IEEE Global Communications Conference, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, E1-1

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2017

The controller placement problem or the controller selection problem?

Keshav Sood, Yong Xiang

(2017), Vol. 2, pp. 1-9, Journal of Communications and Information Networks, Cham, Switzerland, C1-1

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Are current resources in SDN allocated to maximum performance and minimize costs and maintaining QoS problems?

K Sood, S Yu, Y Xiang

(2017), pp. 1-6, ACSW 2017 : Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Science Week Multiconference, Geelong, Victoria, E1

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2016

Software-Defined Wireless Networking Opportunities and Challenges for Internet-of-Things: A Review

K Sood, S Yu, Y Xiang

(2016), Vol. 3, pp. 453-463, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, C1

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Performance analysis of software-defined network switch using M/Geo/1 model

K Sood, S Yu, Y Xiang

(2016), Vol. 20, pp. 2522-2525, IEEE communications letters, Piscataway, N.J., C1

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A General QoS Aware Flow-Balancing and Resource Management Scheme in Distributed Software-Defined Networks

K Sood, S Yu, Y Xiang, H Cheng

(2016), Vol. 4, pp. 7176-7185, IEEE Access, C1

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Control layer resource management in SDN-IoT networks using multi-objective constraint

K Sood, S Yu, Y Xiang, S Peng

(2016), pp. 71-76, ICIEA 2016: Proceedings of the IEEE 11th Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications, Hefei, China, E1

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2015

Dynamic access point association using software defined networking

K Sood, K Sood, S Liu, S Liu, S Yu, S Yu, Y Xiang, Y Xiang

(2015), pp. 226-231, ITNAC 2015: Proceedings of the 25th International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference, Sydney, New South Wales, E1

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2014

An effective and feasible traceback scheme in mobile internet environment

S Yu, K Sood, Y Xiang

(2014), Vol. 18, pp. 1911-1914, IEEE Communications Letters, NJ, United States, C1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Accurate Decision-making for Network Security with Compromised Data.

Dr Keshav Sood, Prof Robin Ram Mohan Doss

Department of Defence

  • 2022: $30,000

Other Funding Sources

Secure and Authenticated Access to Remote Assets Within Critical Infrastructure.

Dr Zubair Baig, A/Prof Lei Pan, Dr Keshav Sood, Prof Robin Ram Mohan Doss

Cyber Security Research Centre Limited

  • 2023: $165,000
  • 2022: $111,458

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2024

Dinh Duc Nha Nguyen

Thesis entitled: Developing an Authentication Framework for Next Generation Networks

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

2022

Juan Zhao

Thesis entitled: Novel Audio Watermarking Methods Robust Against Attacks

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

Associate Supervisor
2023

Chaochen Shi

Thesis entitled: Semantic-based Code Intelligence for Smart Contracts

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

Fera Tri Hartanti

Thesis entitled: Framework for Trusted Smart Government

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

Lu Zhou

Thesis entitled: New Methods for Distributed Denial-of-Service Attack Detection

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology