People

Joseph LiuAssoc Prof Joseph Liu
Centre Director, Monash Blockchain Technology Centre
Joseph Liu is an associate professor in the Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University. He got his PhD from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2004. Before joining Monash in 2015, he worked as a research scientist at the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) in Singapore for more than seven years. His research areas include cybersecurity, blockchain, IoT security, applied cryptography and privacy enhanced technology. He has received more than 6500 citations with more than 200 publications in top venues such as CRYPTO, ACM CCS. Joseph is currently the lead of the Monash Cybersecurity Group. He established the Monash Blockchain Technology Centre in 2019 and serves as the Centre Director. His remarkable research in linkable ring signature forms the theory basis of Monero (XMR), one of the largest cryptocurrencies in the world with current market capitalization of more than US$1 billion. Joseph received the 2022 Technical Achievement Award by IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society Technical Committee on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, the 2018 Dean's Award for Excellence in Research Impact and was named the 2018 ICT Researcher of the Year by the Australian Computer Society (ACS), the largest national professional body representing the ICT sector, for his contribution to the blockchain and cybersecurity community.
Carsten RudolphAssoc Prof Carsten Rudolph
Deputy Director, Monash Blockchain Technology Centre
Associate Professor Carsten Rudolph's current research introduces a security-requirements engineering process to help developers make the right security design decisions. It uses many security modelling framework components to establish the foundation for exact notions of security properties with formal (or semi-formal) semantics, yet it can be understood by non-expert developers. Instantiations of these notions for particular requirements, security building blocks and security patterns are also applied to make advanced security solutions available to system developers. This work adds to Associate Professor Carsten's extensive contribution to advancing the field of cybersecurity.  Carsten is also currently Deputy Dean, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University.
   
Dr Jiangshan YuDr Jiangshan Yu
Associate Director (Research), Monash Blockchain Technology Centre

Dr Jiangshan Yu is a senior lecturer and 2021 ARC DECRA Fellow at the Department of Software Systems and Cybersecurity, Monash University. His expertise is in cybersecurity and blockchain systems which has been recognised by the Australian Government’s National Blockchain Roadmap as an example of the world-leading blockchain research activities in Australia. He is also a recipient of several competitive awards, such as ARC DECRA (2021-2023), the IBM Academic Award (2020), and Dean’s Research Impact Award at Monash (2019).

Dr Rafael Dowsley

Dr Rafael Dowsley
Cybersecurity, Faculty of Information Technology
Dr Rafael Dowsley is a lecturer in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University. His research focuses on cryptography and its abundant intersections with fields such as machine learning, privacy and information theory. He has a keen interest in the design of cryptographic protocols to enhance privacy and some of his current investigations are into privacy-preserving machine learning and blockchain technologies.

Preeta

Preeta Philip
Manager,  Monash Blockchain Technology Centre

Preeta Philip is Centre Manager, Monash Blockchain Technology Centre, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University.  She has over 20 years of experience working in various finance and senior administrative roles in corporations, not-for-profit organisations, and the higher education sector.  She has managed several research centres at the University of Melbourne.  She has a Master of Business Administration from Andrews University.

Preeta works Tuesdays and Thursdays for the Monash Blockchain Technology Centre.

Affiliates

  

Chris Bain

Prof Chris Bain
Digital Health, Faculty of Information Technology
Professor Chris Bain’s position is the first of its kind in the faculty. He has more than 25 years of experience in the health industry, including 12 in clinical medicine. He has led numerous software development and implementation projects in the clinical and management support areas, resulting in a range of prototype and fully-implemented systems. A large part of his work covers Monash initiatives in digital health, collaborating closely with other faculties.

Prof. Wray Buntine

Prof Wray Buntine
Data Science, Faculty of Information Technology

Wray Buntine is a professor in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University, and Director of a machine learning group. He has 30 years experience in machine learning, with years in  Silicon Valley start-ups, big research labs like NASA and Google, and Australia's NICTA (now Data61). His research interests include theoretical and applied work in document and text analysis, machine learning and deep learning. He also specialises in probabilistic methods such as discrete non-parametric Bayesian statistics,latent variables in semi-structured and text analysis, and applications in medical and health informatics.

Lennon ChangDr Lennon Chang
School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts
Dr Lennon Chang is a senior lecturer in Criminology in the School of Social Sciences, Monash University. He is Vice-Chairman of the Asia Pacific Association of Technology and Society, which he co-founded in 2012. He was also the founder of Cyberbaykin: Myanmar Cyber Security Awareness campaign in 2018. Dr Chang is interested in researching crime and governance of new technology and cyberspace, in particular the regulation and governance of cyberspace in the Asia-Pacific region. Dr Chang is the author of Cybercrime in the Greater China Region: Regulatory Responses and Crime Prevention (Edward Elgar, 2012). He has also published extensively on cybercrime, co-production of cybersecurity and cybersecurity topics. He teaches 'Cybercrime' in the School of Social Sciences and has been invited by UNODC, UNESCO, governments, NGOs, and the media to provide his expert opinion on cybercrime and cybersecurity issues.
Chan CheahDr Chan Cheah
Faculty of Information Technology

Dr Chan Cheah is a sessional teaching staff member in the Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University. Her diverse corporate and academic expertise cover international business and technology management and design disciplines. These span strategy, change and project management, corporate governance and sustainability futures, enterprise architecture modelling and management, SDLC and software engineering methods, and service design and management methodologies.

Dr Chan's PhD specialisation was in multisite project management and the semantic web data ontology development. Her research capabilities include industry networking and partnership developments, business case development and fundraising, and digital service development using mixed cloud computing and blockchain technologies. Her current translation research projects focus on (a) innovating digital local governance services and community capacity building to help reform local governments; (b) improving cancer and palliative care provisioning; (c) developing blockchain enterprise architecture frameworks that can translate blockchain functional and non-functional capabilities into new digital business products and business platform models.

Prof Jonathan Clough

Prof Jonathan Clough
Criminal Law, Faculty of Law
Jonathan Clough is a professor in, and the Associate Dean (International) of, the Faculty of Law, Monash University. Professor Clough teaches and researches in criminal law and evidence, with a particular focus on corporate criminal liability, judicial communication with jurors and cybercrime. He teaches ‘Cybercrime’ in the LLM program at Monash and is the author of Principles of Cybercrime 2nd edn (Cambridge University Press, 2015). He has also written numerous articles on cybercrime, focusing on the challenges of prosecuting online child exploitation — including interdisciplinary work in the field of law and psychology. He is also interested in comparative approaches to cybercrime and the legal challenges associated with international cooperation. He has provided advice to government on cybercrime-related issues, and was a member of the Commonwealth Cybercrime Expert Working Group. He is currently a co-chief investigator for an ARC Linkage Project on understanding and responding to online child sexual exploitation offenders.

Dr Catrina Denvir

Dr Catrina Denvir
Business Law & Taxation, Faculty of Business and Economics
Dr Catrina Denvir is a senior lecturer in the Department of Business Law and Taxation, Monash Business School, Monash University. She joined Monash from Ulster University, where she was the inaugural director of the Legal Innovation Centre - a joint initiative between the School of Law and School of Computer Science and Intelligent Systems, established with the support of Allen and Overy and Baker McKenzie. The research Dr Denvir conducts is inherently interdisciplinary and engages issues at the intersection of technology and legal theory, legal practice and legal service delivery. She has a keen interest in applying methods from other fields (including Natural Language Processing) to the study of law and social sciences, and has expertise in a broad range of qualitative and quantitative methods. She uses this expertise to advance knowledge regarding the impact of technological innovation on the legal profession, civil society and the rule of law, the role of law in everyday life, public understanding of the law, the design of legal services, widening access to justice and research methodology. Dr Denvir is affiliated with Monash SoDA Labs, and is a member of the Monash Business Digitalisation Research Network (MBDRN) and the Labour, Equality and Human Rights (LEAH) research group.

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Dr Weiping He
Monash Data Futures Institute

Dr Weiping He's research interests primarily lie in the areas of comparative financial markets regulation (securities markets and banking) and corporate law, and intersections between law and technology. She is interested in how regulatory regimes differ in terms of nature and dynamics as a result of varied historical, political and economic circumstances. Her research also incidentally attempts to evaluate the proper role of government vis a vis the market, for example in assessing the efficiency of various regulatory regimes and the competence and effectiveness of regulators.

Assoc Prof Jacek Jasieniak

 Assoc Prof Jacek Jasieniak
Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Associate Professor Jacek Jasieniak completed a Bachelor of Science (1st Class Honours) at Flinders University (2003, University Medal) and a PhD at the University of Melbourne (2008, Chancellor’s Prize) under the supervision of Professor Paul Mulvaney. He then undertook postdoctoral work at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) with Dr Scott Watkins and Dr Ezio Rizzardo (2008-11), and was a Fulbright Fellow with Professor Alan Heeger at the University of California Santa Barbara (2011-12). In 2012 he returned to CSIRO, advancing to Senior Research Scientist and then Group Leader. In 2015, he moved to Monash University as an associate professor — as well as Director of the cross-disciplinary Monash Energy Institute. His research interests include the development of nanomaterials and their use in various next-generation energy technologies.
Prof Deep KapurProf Deep Kapur
Monash Business School, Faculty of Business and Economics
Deep Kapur is a professor of practice at Monash Business School and Director of the Monash Centre for Financial Studies. Before assuming these positions in November 2017, he worked in the investment industry for 28 years. During this time, he specialised in institutional portfolio management, principal investing, research, advisory and business administration. He has also been Managing Director for Salomon Smith Barney, Citigroup Global Markets, Daiwa Capital Markets and the event-driven hedge fund group, Symphony Financial Partners.

Assoc Prof Vincent Lee

Assoc Prof Vincent Lee
Social Informatics, Faculty of Information Technology

Vincent Lee is an associate professor in the Faculty of Information Technology at Clayton School of IT, Monash University. He received an Australian Federal Government scholarship to pursue a PhD from 1988 to 1991 at The University of Newcastle, NSW. From 1973 to 1974, he was awarded a joint research scholarship by the Ministry of Defence (Singapore) and Ministry of Defence (UK) for postgraduate study at the Royal Air Force College in aircraft electrical and instrument systems. During his career,  Associate Professor Lee has been a visiting academic at the School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing  He was also a visiting professor at the Information Communication Institute of Singapore for two years.

Associate Professor Lee is a senior member of IEEE and from July 2010 to June 2011, he was also a visiting professor at the School of Computer Science and Systems, NTU Singapore. He was the sole recipient of the 2016 Dean of the Faculty of Information Technology, Monash's award for Excellence for HDR supervision.

Assoc Prof Ariel Liebman

Assoc Prof Ariel Liebman
Energy, Faculty of Information Technology
As the Director of the Monash Grid Innovation Hub and an associate professor in the Faculty of Information Technology, Ariel Liebman leads Monash University’s digital energy initiatives. He brings together researchers from across disciplines, such as artificial intelligence and electrical engineering, to help integrate new energy technologies into the system. Ariel is also Deputy Director of the Monash Energy Institute, whose mission is to bring Monash researchers, industry and the government together to tackle grand challenges in the energy and climate space.

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Dr  Xin  Ma
Operations & Supply Chain Management, Faculty of Business and Economics

Dr Xin Ma is a Senior Lecturer of Operations and Supply Chain Management in the Department of Management at Monash University, Australia. Dr Ma’s expertise is in supply chain coordination mechanisms, socially responsible and sustainable supply chain development (energy and low-carbon), blockchain-driven supply chain management, sourcing strategies, healthcare management, e-commerce channel strategies, and data-driven prescriptive models. He has published numerous articles in leading international academic journals such as Decision Sciences, European Journal of Operational Research, and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. He received the Best Paper Award (2018) from the Decision Sciences Journal and Dean’s Awards for Excellence in Research by an ECR (2021) from the Monash Business School.

Nicole MollardNicole Mollard
Faculty of Law
Nicole Mollard BA (Philosophy), LLB (Hons), M.Bioethics was admitted to practice in 1997 and signed the Bar Roll in 2013. In the Faculty of Law, Nicole teaches undergraduate and masters students Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Advanced Evidence. She has a passion for access to justice and Online Dispute Resolution (ODR), including e-courts and e-mediation. Nicole is the Australian Centre for Justice Innovation's ODR Fellow. In the Faculty of Medicine, Nicole teaches in the Master of Public Health. Nicole is also a practising barrister and mediator, with a practice in health law. At Monash, Nicole conducts Work Integrated Learning (WIL) projects for students, primarily in using technology to improve access to justice. She also hosts a radio show promoting access to justice called The Law Down. Nicole received teaching awards in 2008, 2015, 2016 and 2018. , She was also a finalist for the2019 Australian Lawyers Weekly Academic of the Year award and Women in Law Award (on the basis of her innovative WIL projects in ODR).
Adjunct Assoc Prof Christopher PearceAdjunct Assoc Prof Christopher Pearce
General Practice, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Adjunct Associate Professor Christopher Pearce has been involved in health informatics for over 20 years. Trained in rural and remote medicine, and general practice, he worked for 13 years in rural Victoria. He assisted with the early adoption of GP desktop systems in the area and developing distance education programs. He was a member of the Information Management Strategy Group (the first committee to advise the Federal Government on GP informatics) and the General Practice Computing Group. Since moving to Melbourne in 2000, he remains a practising clinician in emergency, anaesthetics and general practice. He completed a PhD on 'Doctors, Patients and Computers, the New Consultation' in 2008, and has written extensively on the adoption and use of computers in the consultation environment. As Director of Research to Outcome Health, he works with data management and a shared electronic health record. He also advises national bodies on policy issues pertaining to informatics and change management and was the clinical design lead for the first three releases of Australia's national health record MyHR.

Dr Amin Sakzad

Dr Amin Sakzad
Cryptography, Faculty of Information Technology
Dr Amin Sakzad is a lecturer and assistant professor in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University. He received his PhD in Applied Mathematics from Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), Tehran, in 2011. Dr Sakzad has been a research visitor at Carleton University, Ottawa in 2010. He was also a researcher at AUT in 2011. Starting from early-2012, he was a research fellow at Software Defined Telecommunications (SDT) Laboratory in the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering at Monash, under the supervision of Professor Emanuele Viterbo. What’s more, from 2015 to 2017, he was a research fellow at the Clayton School of Information Technology, Monash University under the supervision of Dr Ron Steinfeld. Dr Sakzad is interested in applications of Euclidean lattices in cryptography and wireless communications. This includes applications of Algebraic Number Theory, Diophantine Approximation and Finite Fields in physical layer network coding and security, multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) channels, lattice-based cryptography and searchable encryption. He is also fascinated by privacy-preserving technologies and the information-theoretic aspects of blockchain.

Dr Ron Steinfeld

Dr Ron Steinfeld
Cryptography, Faculty of Information Technology

Dr Ron Steinfeld is a lecturer in the Faculty of Information Technology. His main research interests are in the design and analysis of cryptographic algorithms and protocols, and the formulation and proof of their security properties. Specific areas Dr Steinfeld has worked on include pseudorandom bit generators, cryptographic hash functions, public key encryption, digital signatures, signcryption, secure multiparty computation protocols and the application of lattice basis reduction algorithms in cryptology and computational number theory.

Assoc Prof David TaniarAssoc Prof David Taniar
Data Engineering, Faculty of Information Technology
David Taniar is an associate professor in the Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University. His research is in big data management, covering data integration and data linkage, query retrieval, data transformation and data processing optimisation. These are applied to various domains, including IoT, healthcare sensors, AgTech, utilities, environment and manufacturing. Associate Professor Taniar has published a book by John Wiley & Sons, High Performance Parallel Database Processing. He was also a visiting professor at the National University of Singapore (2006) and Osaka University (2019).
Dr Xingliang YuanDr Xingliang Yuan
Cybersecurity, Faculty of Information Technology
Dr Xingliang Yuan is a lecturer in the Faculty of Information Technology,Monash University. He is also affiliated with the Cybersecurity Lab. Dr Yuan completed his PhD in 2016 at the City University of Hong Kong, under the direction of the incomparable Cong Wang. Before this, he received his bachelor and master degrees from the Illinois Institute of Technology and Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications — both majoring in electrical engineering. Dr Yuan has also worked at Stromasys S.A., developing virtual SPARC and ALPHA servers on the x86 platform.