Associate Professor Philip Branch
PhD (Computer Systems Engineering), Monash University, Australia; MTech (Computer Systems), University of Tasmania, Australia; BSc, University of Tasmania, Australia
- Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology
- School of Software and Electrical Engineering
- Department of Telecommunications, Electrical, Robotics and Biomedical Engineering
- EN606a Hawthorn campus
- ORCID profile
Philip Branch is an Associate Professor in Engineering at Swinburne University of Technology. Before joining Swinburne he was Development Manager of Interception Management Systems with Ericsson AsiaPacific Labs, responsible for the development of key interception systems sold by Ericsson worldwide. His research interests are in anomaly detection, sensor networks, Internet of Things, network security, and network architectures.
Internet of Things; Information Technology; IT Security Systems; Mesh Networks; Mobile communications; Surveillance; BGP Anomaly Detection
PhD candidate and honours supervision
Higher degrees by research
Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.
PhD topics and outlines
Anomaly detection using Recurrent Methods: Detecting whether an event is normal or abnormal is not straightforward. One technique that has promise is Recurrence Quantification Analysis. I am interested in the application of this technique to network anomaly detection and to its use in Internet of Things applications.
Mesh networking for the Internet of Things: New network protocols to support the Internet of Things are emerging. Research into these protocols is needed to determine their effectiveness and the best way to implement them. Issues such as power efficient routing, are of particular importance. I am interested in this whole area, particularly 6LoWPAN and the AoDV routing protocol.
Available to supervise honours students.
Fields of Research
- Communications Technologies - 100500
- 2019, Swinburne, Vice-Chancellor's Research Excellence Award (Team), Swinburne University of Technology
- 2019, Swinburne, FSET Research Translation Award , Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology
Also published as: Branch, Philip; Branch, P.; Branch, P. A.; Branch, Philip A.
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Recent research grants awarded
- 2018: Remote/Wireless Explosives *; NewCrest Mining Ltd (Cadia Holdings Pty Ltd)
- 2017: Assisted Living Anomaly Detection Project *; SP TechSolutions
- 2017: Enterprise Network Routing Security *; DATA61
- 2016: Rapid detection of BGP anomalies *; Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (for Grants)
- 2015: A partial PhD stipend to support research into BGP Anomaly Detection using VIRL *; Silicon Valley Community Foundation
- 2015: Holly Smart Home *; SP TechSolutions
- 2015: Holly Smart Home - Phase 3 *; SP TechSolutions
* Chief Investigator
- 2016-04-04: Profiles of the cabinet and shadow cabinet - The Conversation
- 2016-01-18: The 'G' in 5G: How mobile generations have evolved - The Conversation
- 2015-11-30: Interview - 774 ABC Melbourne, Breakfast with Red Symons, November 2015
- 2015-11-13: Crossed wires: ISPs are already struggling to retain our metadata - The Conversation
- 2015-04-01: Interview - ABC Television
- 2015-02-27: Expert panel: metadata retention report - The Conversation
- 2015-02-19: How much will Australias metadata retention plan really cost? - The Conversation
- 2015-02-02: How will data retention laws cope with the Internet of Things? - The Conversation
- 2014-10-30: Turnbull outlines the plans for new laws on metadata retention - The Conversation
- 2014-08-28: What metadata does the government want about you? - The Conversation
- 2014-07-25: Is Facelock the password alternative weve been waiting for? - The Conversation
- 2014-07-09: Smartphones and metadata - a question of privacy - The Conversation
- 2014-07-07: What the police can get from mobile phone tower data - The Conversation
- 2014-04-03: Optus apology on coverage highlights multi-network problem - The Conversation
- 2014-03-21: Your call is important to the NASA and they could be monitoring you - The Conversation
- 2013-08-01: XKeyscore and NSA surveillance leaks- expert reaction - SBS World News
- 2013-07-15: US choke-points for Australian telecoms are no surprise - The Conversation
- 2013-06-11: PRISM: the NSA leaks reveal a broken system - The Conversation
- 2013-05-06: Passwords: how to choose one and why we need them - The Conversation
- 2013-02-28: The ABCs website has been hacked ... but how? - The Conversation