The Centre for Secure and Reliable Communications contributes to developing telecommunication networks that are robust to eavesdropping attacks, interference, and noise.

Research focuses

  • Deriving fundamental limits for data transmission in multi-terminal communication networks
  • Designing near-capacity codes for various communications channel conditions
  • Developing transmission schemes that are information-theoretic secure (which are robust against attacks by quantum computers)
  • Enhancing the network capacity by exploiting side information available at the devices
  • Optimising and managing radio resources in 5G networks
  • Designing protocols to securely distribute data-encryption keys through quantum channels

Research Projects

  • Broadcast channel with side information
  • Multi-edge-type low-density parity-check codes
  • Index coding
  • Near-capacity rateless codes
  • Integrated Feedback Control in Future Wireless Communication Networks (with Ericsson)
  • Secure index coding
  • Quantum key distribution (with QuintessenceLabs)



Associate Professor Lawrence Ong

Associate Professor
School of Engineering

Professor Sarah Johnson

School of Engineering

Associate Professor Duy Ngo

Associate Professor
School of Engineering
Dr Katrina Lau

Dr Katrina Lau

Research Academic
School of Engineering
Dr Min Li

Dr Min Li

Macquarie University

Postgraduate Students