Networking and Security

Networking and Security Research Group

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The networking and security research group contains several academic staff members and numerous postgraduate research students. Both applied and theoretical topics are explored. The pure networking topics include: routing protocols, wireless networks, network traffic modeling and control, e-Health networking, TCP congestion control, IPv6 and Social Networking. Areas of exploration in security include: host-based security models, legal issues in information technology, covert channels, applied forensics, industrial control systems and cyber incident response policy.

Networking based topics:

  • Internet Measurement
  • IPv6
  • Resource allocation/Scheduling
  • E-Health Networking
  • Network Traffic Modeling and Control
  • Social Networking
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Routing protocols
  • TCP Performance Enhancing Proxies (PEPs)
  • 802.11 Performance
  • TCP congestion control and Active Queue Management (AQM)
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • High Speed Networking Technology

Computer Security and Applied Cryptography

  • Host-based security models
  • Legal issues in information technology
    • The characterisation of cyber attack under public international law
    • The role of legislation in addressing computer crime
  • Covert Channels (Network Steganography)
    • Countermeasures against covert channels
    • Identification of new covert channels


  • Amazon Web Services ~ $40,000 USD
  • ISIF Asia APNIC Internet Operations Research Grant $25,000 AUD
  • Comcast Innovation Fund Grant ~$65,000 AUD


  • Johan M Karlsson (Lund University, Sweeden)
  • Kevin Lee (Nottingham Trent University)
  • Grenville Armitage (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)
  • Lachlan Andrew (Monash University, Australia)
  • Steffen Wendzel (Fraunhofer FKIE, Germany)
  • Wojciech Mazurczyk (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)
  • Terry Todd (McMaster University, Canada)
  • Alex Potamianos (National Technical University of Greece)