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Professor Yang Xiang

Dean, Digital Research


Professor Yang Xiang received his PhD in Computer Science from Deakin University, Australia. He is currently a full professor and the Dean of Digital Research & Innovation Capability Platform, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. His research interests include cyber security, which covers network and system security, data analytics, distributed systems, and networking. He is also leading the Blockchain initiatives at Swinburne. In the past 20 years, he has been working in the broad area of cyber security, which covers network and system security, AI, data analytics, and networking. He has published more than 300 research papers in many international journals and conferences. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the SpringerBriefs on Cyber Security Systems and Networks. He serves as the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, and ACM Computing Surveys. He served as the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Computers and IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems. He is the Coordinator, Asia for IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Distributed Processing (TCDP). He is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Research interests

Cybersecurity; Distributed Systems; Data Science; Networking; Blockchain

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.


Also published as: Xiang, Yang; Xiang, Y.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2024: Attribution of Machine-generated Code for Accountability *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
  • 2023: Improving Digital Cybersecurity and Resilience *; Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
  • 2023: Robust Learning Systems via Amortized Optimization and Domain Adaptation (Extension 2023-2024) *; Defence Science Technology Group
  • 2022: DHA Subcontract - 6G Security & Development *; Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
  • 2022: Implementation of a scalable platform to enable regulated digital health product development and commercialization *; Digital Health CRC
  • 2022: S-CCSC: Security of Cross-chain Smart Contract *; Ethereum Foundation Fund Scheme
  • 2021: Defending AI based FinTech Systems against Model Extraction Attacks *; ARC Linkage Projects Scheme
  • 2020: AEMG Business Intelligence and Reporting Project *; Australia Education Management Group Pty Ltd
  • 2020: Algorithm trading research and online service delivery of contract for difference (CFD) *; Renhe Group
  • 2020: An efficient and scalable design of blockchain system *; Asta Solutions Fund Scheme
  • 2020: Detecting Abnormal Network Traffic Using Graph Embeddings *; Defence Science Institute Artificial Intelligence for Decision Making Initiative
  • 2020: Developing Adversary-Aware Classifiers for Android Malware Detection *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
  • 2020: Efficient and effective real-time filtering of social media content *; Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
  • 2020: Faculty growth scholarship  *; Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology - Internal Contributions
  • 2019: Adversarial Deep Learning in Malware Detection *; DATA61
  • 2019: Building Trust with Distributed Ledgers for Digital Platforms *; DATA61
  • 2019: Data Privacy in AI Platforms (DPAIP): Risks Quantification and Defence Apparatus *; DATA61
  • 2019: Deep Malware Analysis for Cyber (Student) *; DATA61
  • 2019: Detecting Firmware Vulnerabilities in Smart Home Devices *; ARC Linkage Projects Scheme
  • 2019: Developing Blockchain-based Supply Chain Software *; Asta Solutions Fund Scheme
  • 2019: Intelligent Vulnerability Detection for Privacy Threat (Data61 Scholarship) *; DATA61
  • 2019: Towards Robust Learning Systems via Amortized Optimization and Domain Adaptation *; DATA61
  • 2019: Voice Assistance security: studying the security of voice assistance on mobile phones - Student *; CSIRO Post-Grad Scholarships
  • 2018: Blockchain Lab Phase 1 Project (Artchain) *; ArtChain Global Pty Ltd
  • 2018: Fine-grained Anomaly Behaviour Identification for Predicting Cyber Insider Attacks *; Defence Science Technology Group
  • 2018: Predicting potential victims of malicious activity in online social networks.Data61 PhD scholarship *; DATA61
  • 2018: Rapid Detection of Spam Activities in Online Social Networks.Data61 PhD scholarship *; DATA61
  • 2018: Research on Highly Efficient Blockchain.Student scholarship *; DATA61
  • 2018: Searching Vulnerabilities of Firmware Images in Internet of Things Devices.Student scholarship *; DATA61
  • 2018: Secure Relational Database Management System (SRDBMS) *; Oceania Cyber Security Centre Limited (OCSC Company)
  • 2017: Adversarial Machine Learning for Cyber *; Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
  • 2017: Deep Learning for Cyber *; Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
  • 2015: Classifying internet traffic for security applications *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
  • 2014: Cost efficient scheduling of big data application workflows on cloud through information correlation *; ARC Linkage Projects Scheme

* Chief Investigator