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Dr Philip Branch

Associate Professor
PhD (Computer Systems Engineering), Monash University, Australia; MTech (Computer Systems), University of Tasmania, Australia; BSc, University of Tasmania, Australia


Philip Branch is an Associate Professor in Telecommunications 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 the broad area of distributed applications and the network architectures necessary to support them, which he investigates within the Centre for Advanced Internet Architectures (CAIA)

Research interests

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 Coordinating 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.

Fields of Research

  • Distributed Computing - 080500

Further information



Also published as: Branch, Philip; Branch, P.; Branch, Philip A.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 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 - Phase 3 *; SP TechSolutions
  • 2009: Large-scale synthesis and evaluation of interactions between VoIP, onine multiplayer games and traditional TCP-based services in the broadband consumer environment *; Agilent Technologies Foundation

* Chief Investigator

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