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Scalable and privacy-preserving publish-subscribe for data sharing

The publish-subscribe communication protocol is widely used in real-world data-driven applications. Data producers and consumers share their data using the publish-subscribe communication protocol, which relies on a centralized data sharing server. As the data load increases, the publish-subscribe broker fails to meet the real-time demands of the applications.This project will investigate and develop a scalable and privacy-preserving publish-subscribe protocol.

Study level
Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Computer Science

Scalable and resilient microservices

Microservices are the backbone of modern-day IT systems. For example, NetFlix uses hundreds to thousands of microservices to provide services to millions of customers. These services experience varying work loads depending on the consumers' demands. As the load increases, the computing infrastructure must scale up to reliably deliver the services to end consumers.This project will investigate the scalability and resiliency of microservices.

Study level
Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Computer Science

Trust in Internet-of-Things with blockchain

Blockchain is an unchangeable, distributed database that provides trust in data once it is stored on the database. However, in Internet-of-Things (IoT), the data is an observation of physical context and is susceptible to noise, drift, or malicious alterations. Sensors may even be decoupled from their intended context by an attacker, which may compromise the blockchain data and its value for guiding decisions.This project aims to develop an innovative approach for pervasive trust in IoT, underpinned by blockchain. The research …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Computer Science

Addressing security challenges for the industrial internet of things

With the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0, there is a trend for applying these services and applications to a large-scale industrial area. The IoT paradigm has changed the way of interactions with the things that surround us. In essence, the IoT promises ubiquitous connection to the Internet, turning common objects into connected devices. It is predicted that there will be 50 billion connected devices at the end of the year 2022.Over the last few years, …

Study level
Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Computer Science

Unified def-site and use-site security policies for component-based software systems

Securing the information manipulated by computer systems, such as privacy and integrity in social software, is a challenge. Traditional methods to impose limits on the information disclosure, such as access control lists, firewalls, and cryptography, provide no guarantees about information propagation. For instance, cryptography provides no guarantees about the confidentiality of the data are given once it is decrypted.Information flow control (IFC) is the problem of ensuring secure information flow according to specified policies within computer systems. Modern applications are …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Computer Science

Security analysis of open-source software

Several open-source projects drive modern-day IT applications. However, some open-source projects get compromised by malicious attackers, who include malware to the code to compromise the security of the application users.This project will investigate approaches for securing the open-source software.

Study level
Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Computer Science

Fine-grained software vulnerability detection using deep learning techniques

Software vulnerability is a major threat to the security of software systems. Thus, the successful prediction of security vulnerability is one of the most effective attack mitigation solutions. Existing approaches for software vulnerability detection (SVD) can be classified into static and dynamic methods. Powered by AI capabilities, especially with the advancement of machine learning techniques, current software has been produced with more sophisticated methodologies and components. This has made the automatic vulnerability proneness prediction even more challenging. Recent research efforts …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Computer Science

Financial security and ageing

Dr Kelly Purser is interested in supervising students who wish to undertake research about estate planning, financial security and ageing. Financial security as people age is something that is determined by the whole of life course, not just what people do as they near retirement. It is therefore important to consider the implications of future planning on the life able to be led 'post-retirement'. This includes not only estate planning tools such as wills and enduring documents, but also financial …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Law
Research centre(s)

Australian Centre for Health Law Research

Blockchain challenges in enterprise implementations

Due to the decentralised and immutable nature of distributed ledger systems, blockchain has become a critical priority for organisations across the world (Pawczuk et al., 2021). However, the widespread adoption of blockchain and enterprise implementation has been hampered by various challenges, including security issues such as data theft through cyberattacks (Degirmenci and Barros, 2021), or ecological concerns due to increasing computational power that is required to operate energy-intensive consensus mechanisms (Beck et al., 2018).In this project, we explore ways to …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Information Systems
Research centre(s)
Centre for Data Science

Cyber-security aspects of battery storage systems

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are a key energy storage component in various electrical and electronic systems such as mobile phones, electric vehicles and grid storage. A properly designed battery management system (BMS) is crucial to guarantee the safety, reliability, and optimal performance of the battery as well as to interconnect the battery systems with each other and external systems through communication channels. However, security threats of the Li-ion battery systems are often overlooked by BMS developers in the design phase. The …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
School
School of Electrical Engineering and Robotics
Research centre(s)

Centre for Clean Energy Technologies and Practices

Youth Advocacy for Peace and Security

In locations most affected by violence, young people disproportionately bear the consequences of conflict, underdevelopment, injustice, and forced displacement. They also are often seen as the problem, rather than part of the solution, which leads to youth being shut out of political and civic spaces. This project will explore youth-led advocacy currently taking place which responds to this persistent exclusion. Young people have long been advocating, developing and implementing positive practices to build more secure and peaceful societies, yet continue …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice
School
School of Justice
Research centre(s)
Centre for Justice

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