Alireza Jolfaei, PhD

Program Leader Cyber Security

ACM Distinguished Speaker on Cyber Security

IEEE Senior Member

Office No. 370

Becton-Dickinson (BD) Building, Level 3

4 Research Park Drive

Macquarie University

Sydney NSW 2109 Australia

Email:  alireza.jolfaei(at)

Phone: 02 9850 9541









Short Biography

I am leading the Master of Information Technology in Cyber Security in the Department of Computing at Macquarie University. Prior to this, I worked as a Lecturer of Networking and Cyber Security at Federation University Australia and as an Assistant professor of Computer Science at Temple University in Philadelphia, USA. My research is centred around Cyber Security, IoT Security, Human-in-the-Loop CPS Security, Cryptography, AI and Machine Learning for Cyber Security. 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 received the best paper award from the 18th ACM International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing & Multimedia (MoMM) in 2020. I served as the guest associate editor of IEEE journals and transactions, including IEEE IoT Journal, IEEE Sensors Journal, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Applications, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, and IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence. I served over 10 conferences in leadership capacities including program co-Chair, track Chair, session Chair, and Technical Program Committee member, including IEEE TrustCom and IEEE InfoCom, and DependSys. I am a Senior Member of IEEE and chaired the Computational Intelligence Society in the IEEE Victorian Section and the professional and career activities for the IEEE Queensland Section. I am 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 6-12-2020