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Meet the team that runs the Digital Research Innovation Capability Platform

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The Digital Research Innovation Capability Platform labs underpin the activities being undertaken by the Research Institutes and Centres.

Prof Yang Xiang headshot Professor Yang Xiang

Dean, Digital Research Innovation Capability Platform

Professor Yang Xiang is the chief investigator of several projects in network and system security. His research interests include cyber security, data analytics, distributed systems, and networking. He recently led a team in developing active defence systems against large-scale distributed network attacks.

T: +61 3 9214 8683
E: yxiang@swinburne.edu.au

Chris Fluke, Associate Professor, Swinburne's Centre for Astrophysics and SupercomputingAssociate Professor Christopher Fluke

Director of the Advanced Visualisation Lab

Professor Fluke brings his expertise in astronomy visualisation to the lab’s work in developing data visualisation techniques and outcomes. His research has contributed to:

  • Terabyte-scale astronomy visualisation and analysis
  • Accelerated computing with graphics processing units
  • The fundamental astrophysics of gravitational micro-lensing
  • Multi-disciplinary research applying visualisation techniques to biomaterials and surface chemistry

T: +61 3 9214 5828
E: cfluke@swinburne.edu.au

Associate Professor Jun Zhang

Deputy Director of the Cybersecurity Lab

Associate Professor Jun Zhang is leading a team working on the research and development of AI-driven cybersecurity. His current research interests include internet traffic classification, Twitter spam analysis, software vulnerability discovery, Android malware detection and security incident prediction.

Associate Professor Zhang has published over 80 research papers in international journals and conferences, such as:

  • IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS)
  • IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN)
  • Scientific Report (Nature)
  • The ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS)
  • The ACM ASIA Conference on Information, Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS)

T: +61 3 9214 3823
E: junzhang@swinburne.edu.au


Associate Professor Kai Qin

Director of the Intelligent Data Analytics Lab

Associate Professor Kai Qin is recognised internationally for his contributions to the research area of collaborative learning and optimisation which studies the synergy of machine learning and intelligent optimisation. His works have been highly cited with over 7700 citations in Google Scholar.

As an IEEE Senior Member, he is currently co-chairing the IEEE Emergent Technologies Task Forces on “Collaborative Learning and Optimisation” and “Multitask Learning and Multitask Optimisation".

T: +61 3 9214 3766
E: kqin@swinburne.edu.au


Professor Dimitrios GeorgakopoulosProfessor Georgakopoulos

Director of the Internet of Things Lab

Professor Dimitrios Georgakopoulos comes to the lab from his role as Research Director at CSIRO’s ICT Centre and Professor at RMIT. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Australian National University and a CSIRO Adjunct Fellow. Professor Georgakopoulos has also held research and management positions in several industrial labs in the USA, including:

  • Telcordia Technologies (where he help found Telcordia’s research labs in Austin, Texas and Poznan, Poland)
  • Microelectronics and Computer Corporation
  • GTE (now Verizon) Laboratories
  • Bell Communications Research.

He has won numerous research awards, produced two hundred publications, and attracted significant external research funding ($35M+) from industry and government organisations in the USA, EU and Australia.

T: +61 3 9214 4341
E: dgeorgakopoulos@swinburne.edu.au

ryszard kowalczykProfessor Ryszard Kowalczyk

Director of the Software Systems Lab

Professor Kowalczyk has over 25 years’ research and development experience in intelligent systems and their real-world applications. His research includes artificial intelligence, intelligent software agents and collective intelligence, and their applications in digital eco-systems of interacting organisations, people and things. He was instrumental in developing and commercialising Smart Cloud Broker technology. Professor Kowalczyk previously led Artificial Intelligence (AI) research and development at the CSIRO.

T: +61 3 9214 5834
E: rkowalczyk@swinburne.edu.au