ACSRC Research Highlights 2006

Visit to Research Centres in Beijing

Professor Vijay Varadharajan visited Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing and gave a presentation on "Trust Enhanced Security and Peer to Peer Computing" to researchers on 25th October, 2006.

Whilst in Beijing, Prof Varadharajan also visited Hewlett-Packard Labs China, and gave a presentation on "Challenges for Computing and Engineering - Systems Approach and Trust Enhanced Security" on 26th October, 2006.

Microsoft Faculty Summit - Beijing,
China 23rd - 24th October, 2006

Professor Vijay Varadharajan attended the Microsoft Faculty Summit in Beijing 23rd - 24th October, 2006. He chaired a high level panel discussion with senior academic leaders from various countries from around the world on the issue of fostering high quality research students in computer science and information technology. The panel members included:

Professor Andrew Chi-Chih Yao, Tsinghua University, China and Turing Award Recipient 2000 Ke Gong, President of Tianjin University, China Myung-Soo Kim, Professor and Chair of Computer Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, Korea Noriko Kando, Professor, Software Research Division, National Institute of Informatics, Japan Pat Hanrahan, CANON USA Professor of Stanford University, USA Wei-Ying Ma, Principal Researcher and Area Research Manager, Microsoft Research Asia

Award for Research in Trustworthy Computing

Professor Vijay Varadharajan was given an Award for his research contributions to the Microsoft Privacy Program in Trustworthy Computing. A commemorative plaque was presented to him on 21st July, 2006 at a Forum in Microsoft, Redmond, by Microsoft Privacy Strategist J. C. Cannon.

PhD Awarded to Udaya Tupakula

Udaya Tupakula graduated on 20th September, 2006, with his PhD thesis entitled "Modeling, design and implementation techniques for counteracting denial of service attacks in networks". It was accepted for the degree of PhD by Macquarie University.

IT Security Summit
2006 - 15th June, 2006

Prof. Vijay Varadharajan was one of many speakers at the one day IT Security Summit 2006, 15th June 2006 at Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney. His topic was "It's all about Trust".

2006 IEEE 63rd Vehicular Technology Conference
7-8 May (VTC 2006)

Prof. Vijay Varadharajan gave a presentation at one of the Panel Session at the 63rd Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC 2006) in Melbourne, 7-8 May 2006.

2GB Radio Interview

Recently Prof. Vijay Varadharajan gave an interview on Sydney radio station 2GB on Identity Theft. He discussed issues of the role and the nature of identities in the digital world and opportunities for stealing and masquerading, and possible countermeasures that could be taken.

Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering

Congratulations to Udaya Tupakula, INSS Research Assistant, who has been chosen as a candidate for inclusion in the 2006-2007 (9th) edition of Who's Who in Science and Engineering, scheduled to be published in September 2006. This is a significant honour, an achievement in itself, that is afforded to very few individuals in the course of a lifetime.

INSS Student receives Macquarie University Student Travel Scholarship

Venkatesan Balakrishnan, who is a PhD student and a member of the INSS Research Group, received a Macquarie University Student International Travel Scholarship. He presented his accepted paper to the 10th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Networks Management and Operations Symposium (NOMS 2006) in Vancouver, Canada, 3-7 April, 2006.