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Associate Professor 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 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.

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 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

Further information



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

  • 2019: Seniors Staying Well at Home: The S-Well project *; Australian Government Department of Health
  • 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

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