Alireza Jolfaei, PhD

Associate Professor of Cyber Security and Networking

ACM Distinguished Speaker on Cyber Security

IEEE Senior Member

Office No. 4.43

College of Science and Engineering

Level 4, Tonsley Building

1284 South Road

Flinders University

Tonsley SA 5042 Australia

Email:  alireza.jolfaei(at)flinders.edu.au

Phone: 08 8201 7700









Short Biography

I am an Associate Professor of Cyber Security and Networking in the College of Science and Engineering at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. Prior to this, I have been a faculty member with Macquarie University, Federation University, and Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, USA. My research is centred around Cyber and Cyber-Physical Systems Security, and on these topics, I published over 100 papers, which appeared in peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and books. I completed my PhD in Applied Cryptography at Griffith University and received a prestigious IEEE Australian council award for my PhD research paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security.

I served as the Regional Chair of the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society’s Membership Development and Activitiesfor Australia, as the Secretary of the IEEE NSW Joint Chapter on Consumer Technology, Broadcast Technology, and Product Safety Engineering, as the Chairman of the Computational Intelligence Society in the IEEE Victoria Section, and also as the Chairman of Professional and Career Activities for the IEEE Queensland Section. I was the founder and councillor of the IEEE Student Branch at Federation University Australia and also contributed to the foundation of the IEEE Northern Territory Subsection. I have served as the guest associate editor of IEEE journals and transactions, including the IEEE IoT Journal, IEEE Sensors Journal, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, and IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications. He has served as a program co-Chair, a track Chair, a session Chair, and a Technical Program Committee member, for major conferences, including IEEE TrustCom and IEEE ICCCN. I am a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Distinguished Speaker of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) on the topic of Cyber-Physical Systems Security.


I have research collaborations with peers from academia and industry on the topics of Smart Grid Security, Intelligent Transportation Systems Security, Privacy-Preserving Edge Computing, Trustworthy Machine Learning, and the Usable Security for Mixed Realities.


Prospective graduate students: I am looking for highly motivated graduate students (both PhD and Masters) with a strong mathematical background. If you are interested in the area of my research, please contact me along with your CV.

Latest update 20-03-2022