Dr Yuecel Karabulut, Senior Director, Security Strategy and Alliances, SAP Labs USA, has been appointed Adjunct Professor, with the INSS Group, Department of Computing Macquarie University.
On behalf of Macquarie University, Prof Vijay Varadharajan organised the Australian Cyber Defence University Challenge for Undergraduate Students in May 2013. This was the second time this event has taken place in Australia, sponsored by Defence and Telstra.
The Australian Academy of Science has created a new National Committee for Information and Communication Sciences. Professor Varadharajan has been appointed to the prestigious committee for 2014-2016.
Professor Varadharajan has been nominated to the UK Government Global Centre for Cyber Security by the Dept of Prime Minister and Cabinet Office.
Professor Varadharajan has been nominated and appointed as a Visiting Professor at the prestigious Chinese Academy of Sciences for 2014. Up to a maximum of 15 people are appointed on a worldwide basis each year.
Professor Varadharajan has been selected as 2013 EUREKA AWARD FINALIST (and Runner up) for the Eureka Prize on Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia.
Professor Varadharajan's Senior Visiting Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Science with the Indian Institute of Science, the premier research institution in India, has been extended until 2014.
Professor Varadharajan' s successful ARC Discovery Grant on Cloud Security (this is my 10th DP, since coming to Australia in 1996).
Successful European Union Grant (2013-2016), EU 7th Framework for Professor Varadharajan, A/Prof Michael Hitchens, Dr Uday Tupakula and Dr Chun Ruan -- on Authentication and Authorisation for Entrusted Unions -- with partners such as IBM Labs Zurich, NEC Labs UK and Philips Research, Netherlands.
Professor Varadharajan continues to be a Member of Australian Government Peak Security Advisory Group ITSEAG to the Minister and Dept of Broadband, Communications and Digital Economy and the Dept of Attorney General (since 2007). This is the peak IT Security Advisory Group providing strategic advice to various Australian Government agencies.
Member of SAP Corporation Business and Technology Advisory Board (USA) (since 2011) chaired by the Executive Vice President. Other members include CEOs and Senior Professors from prestigious US Universities.
Member of SAP Corporation International Security Advisory Board (USA, Germany) (since 2010) under the CTO and Senior Vice President. Other members include Senior Professors from Universities in the US and Europe CTOs from international companies.
Member of Microsoft Advisory Board on Trusted Computing since 2002. The members of this Board were originally announced when Bill Gates created Trustworthy Computing Initiative in 2002. This Board is under the Vice President of Trustworthy Computing and Innovation Strategy at Microsoft USA. Other members include Senior Professors from US and Europe.
Professor Varadharajan completed his 3 year term as a member of Australian Research Council (ARC) College of Experts for Engineering, Mathematics and Informatics Panel in December 2013.
Keynote Speaker at the 12th Computing and Communications, IEEE TRUSTCOM-2013, JULY 2013.
Keynote Speaker at the 38th IEEE Conference on Local Area Networks LCN 2013, Oct 2103.
Several important publications from ACSRC in 2013/14 appear in a number of journals and conferences such as:
IEEE Transactions in Information Forensics and Security,
IEEETransactions in Computers,
Journal of Software: Practice and Experience,
International Journal of Network and Computer Applications,
Journal of Distributed and Parallel Databases,
Journal of Computer and System Sciences,
IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering,
ICDE 2014, International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks,