Dr Luxing Yang

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer, Cyber Security

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Info Technology

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Biography

Dr Lu-Xing Yang is a lecturer of Cybersecurity in the School of Information Technology and a member of Centre for Cyber Resilience and Trust at Deakin University. His research focuses on development of novel cyber defence algorithms and systems against emerging attacks such as APT, DDoS and disinformation with the aid of various mathematic techniques including optimal control, game theory, graph theory, and dynamical system theory. He has initiated the node-level epidemic modelling of APT attack/defence and the optimal control/differential game-based APT defence, which significantly enhances the defence performance. Another recent research highlight lies in the first-ever rigorous analysis of multiple virus (e.g., competing malware, competing opinions/products) spreading over complex networks, laying the theoretical foundation for supressing malware/rumour spreading and promoting WOM marketing. To date, he has published over 80 papers in top-tier journals including IEEE TIFS, IEEE TDSC, IEEE TSMC, and IEEE TNSE, with Google scholar citations 2900+ and h-index 31. He has been recognised among Australia’s top 40 early career researchers by The Australian’s 2021 Research Magazine.

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Research interests

cybersecurity, complex systems, network dynamics, online social networks, game theory

Awards

Australia’s top 40 early career researchers by The Australian’s 2021 Research Magazine

Publications

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2024

Game-theoretic modeling and analysis of cyberbullying spreading on OSNs

Q Chu, Y Qin, L Yang, X Yang

(2024), Vol. 659, pp. 1-20, Information Sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Detecting Change Intervals with Isolation Distributional Kernel

Y Cao, Y Zhu, K Ting, F Salim, H Li, L Yang, G Li

(2024), Vol. 79, pp. 273-306, Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, C1

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A Social Activity-Based Control Model for Rumor Propagation

Q Zhu, Z Fan, C Gan, K Cheng, Y Wu, L Yang

(2024), Vol. 19, pp. 1-11, Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics, C1

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A Framework for Detecting False Data Injection Attacks in Large-Scale Wireless Sensor Networks.

Jiamin Hu, Xiaofan Yang, Lu-Xing Yang

(2024), Vol. 24, pp. 1-17, Sensors, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Impact of cybersecurity awareness on mobile malware propagation: A dynamical model

Q Zhu, X Luo, Y Liu, C Gan, Y Wu, L Yang

(2024), Vol. 220, pp. 1-11, Computer Communications, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Cost-Effective Company Response Policy for Product Co-Creation in Company-Sponsored Online Community

J Hu, L Yang, X Yang, K Huang, G Li, Y Xiang

(2024), IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, C1

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2023

Impulsive Artificial Defense Against Advanced Persistent Threat

H Sun, X Yang, L Yang, K Huang, G Li

(2023), Vol. 18, pp. 3506-3516, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, Piscataway, N.J., C1

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A Novel Diagnosis Scheme against Collusive False Data Injection Attack

Jiamin Hu, Xiaofan Yang, Luxing Yang

(2023), Vol. 23, pp. 1-14, Sensors, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Blockchain‐based reliable image copyright protection

Xiangli Xiao, Xiaotong He, Yushu Zhang, Xuewen Dong, Lu‐Xing Yang, Yong Xiang

(2023), Vol. 3, pp. 222-237, IET Blockchain, London, Eng., C1

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Mitigating the Impact of a False Message Through Sequential Release of Clarifying Messages

K Huang, X Yang, L Yang, Y Zhu, G Li

(2023), pp. 1-14, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, Piscataway, N.J., C1

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Hybrid Propagation and Control of Network Viruses on Scale-Free Networks

Q Zhu, P Xiang, K Cheng, C Gan, L Yang

(2023), Vol. 49, Bulletin of the Iranian Mathematical Society, Berlin, Germany, C1

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2022

Effective Multiplatform Advertising Policy

K Huang, L Yang, X Yang, Y Tang

(2022), Vol. 52, pp. 4483-4493, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, Piscataway, N.J., C1

journal article

MGC-GAN: Multi-Graph Convolutional Generative Adversarial Networks for Accurate Citywide Traffic Flow Prediction

L Li, J Bi, K Yang, F Luo, L Yang

(2022), pp. 2557-2562, SMC 2022 : Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics 2022, Prague, Czech Republic, E1

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2021

Effective Quarantine and Recovery Scheme against Advanced Persistent Threat

L Yang, P Li, X Yang, Y Xiang, F Jiang, W Zhou

(2021), Vol. 51, pp. 5977-5991, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, C1

journal article

Developing Cost-Effective Rumor-Refuting Strategy through Game-Theoretic Approach

D Huang, L Yang, P Li, X Yang, Y Tang

(2021), Vol. 15, pp. 5034-5045, IEEE Systems Journal, C1

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Defense against Advanced Persistent Threat through Data Backup and Recovery

L Yang, K Huang, X Yang, Y Zhang, Y Xiang, Y Tang

(2021), Vol. 8, pp. 2001-2013, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, C1

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2020

A Risk Management Approach to Defending Against the Advanced Persistent Threat

L Yang, P Li, X Yang, Y Tang

(2020), Vol. 17, pp. 1163-1172, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, C1

journal article

Cost-effective anti-rumor message-pushing schemes

J Chen, L Yang, X Yang, Y Tang

(2020), Vol. 540, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, C1

journal article

Evaluating the Performance of a Static Patching Strategy against Computer Viruses

D Huang, L Yang, X Yang, X Zhong, Y Tang

(2020), Vol. 2020, Complexity, C1

journal article

Secure and efficient outsourcing of PCA-based face recognition

Y Zhang, X Xiao, L Yang, Y Xiang, S Zhong

(2020), Vol. 15, pp. 1683-1695, IEEE transactions on information forensics and security, Piscataway, N.J., C1

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A Low-Cost Distributed Denial-of-Service Attack Architecture

K Huang, L Yang, X Yang, Y Xiang, Y Tang

(2020), Vol. 8, pp. 42111-42119, IEEE Access, C1

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Simultaneous benefit maximization of conflicting opinions: modeling and analysis

L Yang, P Li, X Yang, Y Xiang, Y Tang

(2020), Vol. 14, pp. 1623-1634, IEEE systems journal, Piscataway, N.J., C1

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Dynamic Maintenance Strategy for Word-of-Mouth Marketing

H Peng, K Huang, L Yang, X Yang, Y Tang

(2020), Vol. 8, pp. 126496-126503, IEEE Access, Piscataway, N.J., C1

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Defending against Online Social Network Rumors through Optimal Control Approach

D Huang, L Yang, X Yang, Y Tang, J Bi

(2020), Vol. 2020, Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society, C1

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2019

Effective repair strategy against advanced persistent threat: A differential game approach

L Yang, P Li, Y Zhang, X Yang, Y Xiang, W Zhou

(2019), Vol. 14, pp. 1713-1728, IEEE transactions on information forensics and security, Piscataway, N.J., C1

journal article

Energy-efficient patching strategy for wireless sensor networks

P Li, L Yang, X Yang, X Zhong, J Wen, Q Xiong

(2019), Vol. 19, Sensors (Switzerland), Switzerland, C1

journal article

A discount strategy in word-of-mouth marketing

T Zhang, P Li, L Yang, X Yang, Y Tang, Y Wu

(2019), Vol. 74, pp. 167-179, Communications in nonlinear science and numerical simulation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Minimizing the impact of a rumor via isolation and conversion

J Zhao, L Yang, X Zhong, X Yang, Y Wu, Y Tang

(2019), Vol. 526, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, C1

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Towards understanding the effectiveness of patch injection

D Huang, L Yang, X Yang, Y Wu, Y Tang

(2019), Vol. 526, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, C1

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Efficiently and securely outsourcing compressed sensing reconstruction to a cloud

Yushu Zhang, Yong Xiang, Leo Zhang, Lu-Xing Yang, Jiantao Zhou

(2019), Vol. 496, pp. 150-160, Information sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Seeking best-balanced patch-injecting strategies through optimal control approach

K Huang, P Li, L Yang, X Yang, Y Tang

(2019), Vol. 2019, Security and Communication Networks, C1

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Enhanced smart meter privacy protection using rechargeable batteries

M Hossain, I Natgunanathan, Y Xiang, L Yang, G Huang

(2019), Vol. 6, pp. 7079-7092, IEEE internet of things journal, Piscataway, N.J., C1

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Serious challenges and potential solutions for the industrial internet of things with edge intelligence

Y Zhang, H Huang, L Yang, Y Xiang, M Li

(2019), Vol. 33, pp. 41-45, IEEE Network, Piscataway, N.J., C1

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Dynamic discount pricing in competitive marketing

J Chen, L Yang, D Huang, X Yang, Y Tang

(2019), Vol. 7, pp. 145340-145347, IEEE Access, Piscataway, N.J., C1-1

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Maximum profit of viral marketing: an optimal control approach

J Zhao, L Yang, X Yang

(2019), pp. 209-214, ICMAI 2019: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence, Chegndu, China, E1

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2018

A Bi-Virus Competing Spreading Model with Generic Infection Rates

L Yang, X Yang, Y Tang

(2018), Vol. 5, pp. 2-13, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, C1-1

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A tradeoff between the losses caused by computer viruses and the risk of the manpower shortage

J Bi, L Yang, X Yang, Y Wu, Y Tang

(2018), Vol. 13, PLoS ONE, United States, C1-1

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On the competition of two conflicting messages

L Yang, P Li, X Yang, Y Wu, Y Tang

(2018), Vol. 91, pp. 1853-1869, Nonlinear dynamics, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

The modeling and analysis of the word-of-mouth marketing

P Li, X Yang, L Yang, Q Xiong, Y Wu, Y Tang

(2018), Vol. 493, pp. 1-16, Physica A: statistical mechanics and its applications, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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An effective rumor-containing strategy

C Pan, L Yang, X Yang, Y Wu, Y Tang

(2018), Vol. 500, pp. 80-91, Physica a: statistical mechanics and its applications, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Effectiveness analysis of a mixed rumor-quelling strategy

L Yang, T Zhang, X Yang, Y Wu, Y Yan Tang

(2018), Vol. 355, pp. 8079-8105, Journal of the Franklin Institute, C1

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A differential game approach to patch injection

L Yang, P Li, X Yang, Y Xiang, W Zhou

(2018), Vol. 6, pp. 58924-58938, IEEE Access, C1

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A dynamic discount pricing strategy for viral marketing

X Zhong, J Zhao, L Yang, X Yang, Y Wu, Y Tang

(2018), Vol. 13, PLoS ONE, United States, C1

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Defending against advanced persistent threat: a risk management perspective

X Zhong, L Yang, X Yang, Q Xiong, J Wen, Y Tang

(2018), Vol. 11287, pp. 207-215, SciSec 2018 : Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Science of Cyber Security, Beijing, China, E1

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2017

The impact of patch forwarding on the prevalence of computer virus: a theoretical assessment approach

L Yang, X Yang, Y Wu

(2017), Vol. 43, pp. 110-125, Applied mathematical modelling, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Heterogeneous virus propagation in networks: a theoretical study

L Yang, M Draief, X Yang

(2017), Vol. 40, pp. 1396-1413, Mathematical methods in the applied sciences, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

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Security Evaluation of the Cyber Networks under Advanced Persistent Threats

L Yang, P Li, X Yang, Y Tang

(2017), Vol. 5, pp. 20111-20123, IEEE Access, C1-1

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A theoretical method for assessing disruptive computer viruses

Y Wu, P Li, L Yang, X Yang, Y Tang

(2017), Vol. 482, pp. 325-336, Physica A: statistical mechanics and its applications, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Dynamic malware containment under an epidemic model with alert

T Zhang, L Yang, X Yang, Y Wu, Y Tang

(2017), Vol. 470, pp. 249-260, Physica A: statistical mechanics and its applications, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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The effect of network topology on the spread of computer viruses: a modelling study

L Yang, X Yang

(2017), Vol. 94, pp. 1591-1608, International journal of computer mathematics, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

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2016

The rationality of four metrics of network robustness: A viewpoint of robust growth of generalized meshes

X Yang, Y Zhu, J Hong, L Yang, Y Wu, Y Tang

(2016), Vol. 11, PLoS ONE, United States, C1-1

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Reducing the spectral radius of a torus network by link removal

X Yang, P Li, L Yang, Y Wu

(2016), Vol. 11, PLoS ONE, United States, C1-1

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The optimal dynamic immunization under a controlled heterogeneous node-based SIRS model

L Yang, M Draief, X Yang

(2016), Vol. 450, pp. 403-415, Physica A: statistical mechanics and its applications, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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2015

A novel virus-patch dynamic model

Lu-Xing Yang, Xiaofan Yang

(2015), Vol. 10, pp. 1-16, PLoS one, San Francisco, Calif., C1-1

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The impact of nonlinear infection rate on the spread of computer virus

L Yang, X Yang

(2015), Vol. 82, pp. 85-95, Nonlinear dynamics, Cham, Switzerland, C1-1

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The impact of the network topology on the viral prevalence: a node-based approach

Lu-Xing Yang, Moez Draief, Xiaofan Yang

(2015), Vol. 10, pp. 1-15, PLoS one, San Francisco, Calif., C1-1

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2014

The pulse treatment of computer viruses: a modeling study

L Yang, X Yang

(2014), Vol. 76, pp. 1379-1393, Nonlinear Dynamics, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1-1

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A new epidemic model of computer viruses

L Yang, X Yang

(2014), Vol. 19, pp. 1935-1944, Communications in nonlinear science and numerical simulation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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The spread of computer viruses over a reduced scale-free network

L Yang, X Yang

(2014), Vol. 396, pp. 173-184, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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2013

Implementing duplex crossed cube communication patterns on optical linear arrays

J Zhang, X Yang, C Yu, L He, L Yang

(2013), Vol. 124, pp. 6496-6500, Optik, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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The effect of infected external computers on the spread of viruses: a compartment modeling study

L Yang, X Yang

(2013), Vol. 392, pp. 6523-6535, Physica a: statistical mechanics and its applications, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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A mixing propagation model of computer viruses and countermeasures

Q Zhu, X Yang, L Yang, X Zhang

(2013), Vol. 73, pp. 1433-1441, Nonlinear dynamics, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Epidemics of computer viruses: a complex-network approach

L Yang, X Yang, J Liu, Q Zhu, C Gan

(2013), Vol. 219, pp. 8705-8717, Applied mathematics and computation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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A computer virus model with graded cure rates

L Yang, X Yang, Q Zhu, L Wen

(2013), Vol. 14, pp. 414-422, Nonlinear analysis: real world applications, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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2012

The spread of computer viruses under the influence of removable storage devices

L Yang, X Yang

(2012), Vol. 219, pp. 3914-3922, Applied mathematics and computation, Philadelphia, Pa., C1-1

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Towards the epidemiological modeling of computer viruses

X Yang, L Yang

(2012), Vol. 2012, pp. 1-11, Discrete dynamics in nature and society, Cairo, Egypt, C1-1

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A novel computer virus propagation model and its dynamics

L Yang, X Yang, L Wen, J Liu

(2012), Vol. 89, pp. 2307-2314, International Journal of Computer Mathematics, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

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Optimal control of computer virus under a delayed model

Q Zhu, X Yang, L Yang, C Zhang

(2012), Vol. 218, pp. 11613-11619, Applied mathematics and computation, Philadelphia, Pa., C1-1

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Routing and wavelength assignment for 3-ary n-cube in array-based optical network

C Yu, X Yang, L Yang, J Zhang

(2012), Vol. 112, pp. 252-256, Information processing letters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Optimal broadcasting for locally twisted cubes

X Yang, L Wang, L Yang

(2012), Vol. 112, pp. 129-134, Information processing letters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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A delayed computer virus propagation model and its dynamics

J Ren, X Yang, L Yang, Y Xu, F Yang

(2012), Vol. 45, pp. 74-79, Chaos, solitons and fractals, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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A novel computer virus model and its dynamics

J Ren, X Yang, Q Zhu, L Yang, C Zhang

(2012), Vol. 13, pp. 376-384, Nonlinear analysis: real world applications, London, Eng., C1-1

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2011

An efficient therapy strategy under a novel HIV model

C Zhang, X Yang, W Liu, L Yang

(2011), Vol. 2011, pp. 1-19, Discrete dynamics in nature and society, Cairo, Egypt, C1-1

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2010

Global behavior of two families of nonlinear symmetric difference equations

W Liu, X Yang, L Yang

(2010), Vol. 2010, pp. 1-15, Discrete dynamics in nature and society, Cairo, Egypt, C1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Funding Sources

Augmenting Cyber Defence Capability (ACDC).

Prof Gang Li, Dr Luxing Yang, Dr Nayyar Zaidi, Dr Ye Zhu, Prof Rajesh Vasa, Prof Kon Mouzakis, Prof Robin Ram Mohan Doss, Dr Thanh Thi Nguyen

Cyber Security Research Centre Limited

  • 2024: $39,000
  • 2023: $156,000
  • 2022: $32,199

Privacy Respecting and Compliant Digital Credential wAlleT (PRCDCATT)

Prof Robin Ram Mohan Doss, Dr Jay Jeong, Dr Luxing Yang, Dr Anh Dinh, A/Prof Mohamed Abdelrazek, Dr Yanjun Zhang

Cyber Security Research Centre Limited

  • 2024: $81,250
  • 2023: $81,250

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2023

Lu Zhou

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

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

Associate Supervisor
2023

Shu Li

Thesis entitled: Detection and Prevention of Harmful Information Propagation in Cyberspace

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

2022

Nisha Nisha

Thesis entitled: Location Privacy Protection Ensuring Utility of Services

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

2020

Ahmed Falah

Thesis entitled: Improving PDF Maldoc Detection via Data-Driven Feature Engineering

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