Academic Leadership

  • Significant research impact with an H-index of 38, i10 index of 104, and over 6300 total citations.
  • Strong publication record in diverse and top venues with 8 book chapters, over 50 peer-reviewed articles in prestigious journals, and over 100 peer-reviewed conference papers.
  • Have been one of the leading researchers in applications of distributed optimisation, control, and game theory to communications, network security, and power systems; with a career that spans three continents over two decades.
  • Lead Chief Investigator (CI) of the ARC (Australian Research Council) Discovery Projects DP140100819 “The Role of Information in Game-Theoretic Decisions on Distributed Systems” and CI in ARC DP190102828 “Real-Time Internet of Things Algorithms with Performance Guarantees”, ARC DP140101050, and ARC (Industry) Linkage Projects LP130100605, LP130100605, and an ARENA-supported project.
  • Initiator and Steering Board Member of GameSec the Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security, which will celebrate its 10th edition in 2019. This conference has brought together a diverse community of distinguished researchers active in this timely and important area.
  • Proposed and developed the subject ELEN90088 “System Optimisation and Machine Learning” in 2019, which brings an innovative perspective to synthesis of machine learning and systems engineering.
  • Proposed, developed, and taught the advanced degree subject ELEN90078 “Distributed Systems and Game Theory” in 2016 and 2017.
  • Member of the Swinburne TERBe (Telecommunications, Electrical, Robotics and Biomedical Engineering) Course Advisory Committee since 2013.

Industry Engagement

  • Created, led or participated in innovative research projects which have received over $2,500,000 research funding in Australia (since 2011).
  • Received Professorial Scholarships for the project “Situation Aware Cognitive Radio Network using Machine and Deep Learning” from Northrop Grumman Corp. in 2017 and 2018.
  • Ongoing productive collaborations with the Australian DST Group.
  • Collaborations with Australian and international industry partners such as AGL, IBM Research, 1Circle, Cleopa, and Energy Makeovers, have resulted in multiple consultancies, grants, joint projects, and RHD student placements.

At the University of Melbourne

  • Member of the The University of Melbourne Academic Board, Selection Procedures Committee since beginning of 2017.
    • shepherded and reviewed multiple proposals.
  • Director of Industry Faced Programs in EEE since 2012, acting as initial contact person for potential external industry partners.
  • developed an EEE Industry Engagement Strategy, which aims to increase industry interaction, in collaboration with EEE Industry Advisory Group members.
  • Assistant Dean for Industry (Engagement) between 2014-2015.
    • developed guidelines and policies for the newly established Industry-based Learning (IBL) subject (ENGR90033) and chaired the meetings of the Industry Placement Working Group, which encompassed up to 15 academics and support staff.
  • Recipient of three internal (early career, interdisciplinary seed, and engagement) grants from The University of Melbourne.