Associate Professor Philip Branch
PhD (Computer Systems Engineering), Monash University, Australia; MTech (Computer Systems), University of Tasmania, Australia; BSc, University of Tasmania, Australia
- 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 interested in anomaly detection, sensor networks, Internet of Things, network security, and network architectures. Before joining Swinburne he was Development Manager with Ericsson AsiaPacific Labs.
Internet of Things; IT Security Systems; Mesh Networks; Mobile communications; Surveillance; BGP Anomaly Detection; 5G Networks
PhD candidate and honours supervision
Higher degrees by research
Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.
PhD topics and outlines
5G for Underground Mining: 5G Radio Access Network design and performance, and 5G Network Slicing for underground mining.
Accountability in Aged Care using Passive Sensor Networks: Blockchain and other technologies to improve accountability in aged healthcare.
Anomaly Detection in Internet Protocols: Use techniques from nonlinear time series analysis to rapidly detect potentially damaging behaviour of network protocols.
Fall Detection amongst elderly using Passive Sensor Networks: Use data from Ambient Assisted Living systems to reduce likelihood and damage of falls among elderly.
Mesh and Relay Networks: Design and performance of robust and adapable mesh networks, particularly linear or near linear networks.
Networking for Autonomous Vehicles in Underground Mining: Development of frameworks and analysis of performance of communications networks for AVs in underground mining.
Using Passive Sensors to Detect Health Changes in Aged Care: Applications of anomaly detection to passive sensors used in Ambient Assistive Living systems, in particular detecting changes in health.
Available to supervise honours students.
Honours topics and outlines
CUBESAT: Applications of low cost CUBESAT for the Internet of Things.
Drone based networks: Stability, performance, functionality of aerial based LPWANs.
Fields of Research
- Communications Engineering - 400600
- Electronics, Sensors And Digital Hardware - 400900
- 2021, National, Gold Winner for Halley Assist (TM), Good Design Awards Australia
- 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
- 2023: Accurate carbon and water accounting for agriculture: Fusing mobile eddy covariance tower measurements with Earth observation satellite data *; SmartSat CRC Fund Scheme
- 2023: Emergency Buddy System *; SmartSat CRC Fund Scheme
- 2022: Explosive Detonation System *; The University of New South Wales
- 2021: Manufacturing solution for remote data communication *; mDetect Pty Ltd
- 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: Enterprise Network Routing Security *; DATA61
- 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
* 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