Associate Professor Philip Branch

Tel:+61 3 9214 5847

Associate Professor,  Department of Telecommunications, Electrical, Robotics and Biomedical Engineering , 1 Jan 2016
Acting Head, Internet For Things (I4T) Research Group 1 July 2017 to present
Acting Director, Centre for Advanced Internet Architectures 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015

Senior Lecturer, Department of Telecommunications, Electrical, Robotics and Biomedical Engineering

  • PhD, Monash University, Computer Systems Engineering, "Interactivity and Interactive Video on Demand, " 
  • Master of Technology, ECS Engineering, University of Tasmania, "Patterns of Cell Loss in ATM Multiplexers,"  
  • Bachelor of Science (Computer Science and Mathematics), University of Tasmania.
  • Graduate Certificate of Teaching and Learning, Swinburne University of Technology
  • Diploma of Business, Hobart TAFE
  • 2016 Associate Professor, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2003-2015: Senior Lecturer, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2014-2015: Acting Director, Centre for Advanced Internet Architectures
  • 2000-2003: Development Manager, Ericsson AsiaPacific Labs
  • 1999-2000: Business Analyst, Melbourne IT Ltd.
  • 1994-1999: Senior Research Engineer, ANSPAG/Research Fellow Monash University.

Teaching 2018:

  • Network Security and Resilience / Advanced Security
  • Wireless Communications
  • eForensics Fundamentals (convenor only)
  • Masters research project 
    • "LoRa based security system"
  • Undergraduate final year projects 
    • "OSPF anomaly detection"
    • "LoRa mesh routing"

Research projects:

  • Hearing Aid Design
  • Network Routing Security
  • Halley Home Assist
  • Gossip routing in mesh networks
  • LoRaWAN mesh networking
Selected publications: here

Link to Google Scholar: here

Link to Swinburne Research page: here

Postgraduate PhD student supervision  (*=Principal Coordinating Supervisor):
  • *Jonathan Miegel, "A New Acoustic Channel for Hearing Aid Control"
  • *Srikanth Thudumu, "Sub-Space Methods for Anomaly Detection in Big Data"
  • *Rhys Shobbrook, "Learning Styles and Engineering Education"
  • Sebastian Slezak, "Industrial Internet of Things"
  • Quoc Khan Le, "Machine-Learning-Based Traffic Classification for Automated Network Control in SDN"
  • Jonathan Kua, "Video delivery over TCP"
  • Djuro Mirkovic, "Network Coordinate Systems"
Completed PhD supervision (*=Principal Coordinating Supervisor):
  • *Bahaa Al-Musawi, "Early detection of BGP anomalies" 2018
  • Lawrence Stewart, "Empirical evaluation of transport protocol performance, impact and dynamic behaviour" 2017
  • *Tuan Dinh, "Workload estimation for supercomputer clusters " 2016
  •  Warren Harrop, "Investigations into the monitoring and control of IP networks through the application of immersive virtual environment metaphors," 2015
  • *Tony Cricenti, "Traffic Modelling of Online First person Shooter Games," 2014
  • *Abolfazl Nazari, "Seamless Multimedia over Heterogeneous Wireless Networks," 2013
  • *Imrul Md Hassan, "Effect of Retransmission on the Performance fo the IEEE 802.11 MAC Protocol for DSRC," 2013
  • Kewin Stoeckigt, "Analysis, Limitations and Improvements of Voice over IP in the 802.11 WLAN," 2012
  • Sebastian Zander, "Performance of Selected Noisy Covert Channels and their Countermeasures in IP Networks," 2010
  • Raj Vasa, "Growth and Change Dynamics of Open Source Software Systems," 2010
  • Thuy Nguyen, "A novel approach for practical real-time, machine learning based IP traffic classification," 2009
University and Faculty committees:
  • Swinburne University Human Research Ethics Committee (Subcommittee)
 Media commentary and interviews:
Other activities (incomplete):
  • U3A "The National Broadband Network", November 2017
  • Course Advisory Committee, Abbey College
  • External grant application reviewer, Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg, 2015
  • TPC International Conference on Communication System and Network Technologies 2015
  • CAIA Seminar, "Metadata Retention", 23 April 2015
  • Reviewer, Journal of Network and System Management, 2015
  • Reviewer, Journal of Information Security and Applications,  2014, 20155
  • Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (IEEE CSVT), 2014, 2015
  • Reviewer, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (IEEE/ACM ToN), 2015,2016
  • TPC Australasian Information Security Conference (ACSW-AISC), 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Reviewer, ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing (ACM TOMM), 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Reviewer, Journal of Zhejiang University,  2014, 2015
  • TPC IEEE International Conference on Contemporary Computing and Informatics (IEEE ICCCI), 2014, 2015
  • Faculty Research Ethics Advisor
  • Reviewer, IEEE Network Magazine, 2013, 2014
  • TPC International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • TPC Third International Symposium Pattern Recognition and Image Processing (PRIP-2014))
  • Invited speaker "Media vs Piracy" seminar, 21st March 2012
  • Reviewer, Journal of King Saud University - Computer and Information Sciences, 2014, 2016
  • Faculty seminar "Obtaining research ethics approval for educational research projects"
  • Reviewer, Journal of Network and Computer Applications, 2014
  • Webinar "eForensics - Privacy, Security and Online Media", June 2011
  • Mysterious and rather alarming mention in this Jonathan Creek parody (from 5 seconds) April 23 2010
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