Dr. Alireza Jolfaei is an Associate Professor of Cybersecurity and Networking in the College of Science and Engineering at Flinders University. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Distinguished Speaker of the ACM on the topic of Cybersecurity. His main research interest is in Cyber-Physical Systems Security, where he investigates the hidden interdependencies in industrial communication protocols and aims to provide fundamentally new methods for security-aware modelling, analysis and design of safety-critical cyber-physical systems in the presence of cyber-adversaries. He has been a chief investigator of several internal and external grants with a total amount exceeding $2,6 million. He successfully supervised five HDR students to completion. He received the prestigious IEEE Australian council award for his research paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security.
Dr. Jolfaei is the Chair of the Security and Privacy Technical Committee of the IEEE Consumer Technology Society and the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Consumer Technology Society's World Newsletter. He has served as the IEEE Australia Chair of the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society for Membership Development and Activities, as the Secretary of the IEEE NSW Joint Chapter on Consumer Technology, Broadcast Technology, and Product Safety Engineering, as the Chairman of the Computational Intelligence Society in the IEEE Victoria Section, and also as the Chairman of Professional and Career Activities for the IEEE Queensland Section. He was the founder and councillor of the IEEE Student Branch at Federation University and also contributed to the foundation of the IEEE Northern Territory Subsection. He has served as the associate editor of several IEEE journals and transactions, including the IEEE Transactions on Consumer Technology and IEEE IoT Journal. He has served as a Program co-Chair and a Technical Program Committee member for major conferences, including IEEE ICCCN.
PhD degree in Applied Cryptography from Griffith University.
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Dr Jolfaei has extensive experience in curriculum design and the development of multi-disciplinary micro-credential programs to raise awareness, particularly on cyber security issues for a variety of audiences. He developed and convened various units on cyber-physical systems security, offensive security, digital forensics, information security and privacy. The teaching theme of those units covers various areas including penetration testing, exploit generation, reverse engineering, fuzzing, vulnerability detection and mitigation, in the context of smart cities. He received several acknowledgements and nominations for teaching awards from his students.
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