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Alireza Jolfaei

Room 245, T Building

School of Science, Engineering, and Information Technology

Federation University Australia

Mount Helen VIC 3350


Email:  a.jolfaei(at)

Phone: 03 5327 8693









*** I am moving to Macquarie University mid 2019.

Short Biography

I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) of Networking and Cyber Security in the School of Science, Engineering, and Information Technology at Federation University Australia. Previously, I was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Temple University. My research mainly focuses on Cyber Security, IoT Security, Human-in-the-Loop CPS Security, Cryptography, AI and Machine Learning for Cyber Security. I am a Senior Member of IEEE and currently chairing the Computational Intelligence Society in the IEEE Victorian Section. I was formerly the Chairman of professional and career activities for the IEEE Queensland Section.

I completed my PhD in Applied Cryptography at Griffith University, and my PhD topic was on an exploratory topic about the confidentiality problem of 3D content in mixed realities. I completed my postgraduate studies (with Honors) in Telecommunication Engineering in the field of Applied Cryptography, and also completed my undergraduate studies (with Honors) in Biomedical Engineering in the field of Bio-electronics. Throughout my academic journey, I have been awarded multiple times for Academic Excellence, University Contribution, and Inclusion and Diversity Support. I have also been recognized as a national talent for academic excellence. I received the prestigious IEEE Australian Council Award for my paper published at IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, and I have been awarded a grant by the IEEE Signal Processing Society to present the same IEEE Transactions paper at the IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security in Rome, Italy. I received a recognition diploma with cash award from the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society for my publication at the 2019 IEEE IES International Conference on Industrial Technology.


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. There are a range of scholarships and bursaries offered by the university for both domestic and international students. For more information about the application process, please visit


Latest update 16-2-2019