Alireza Jolfaei


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Alireza Jolfaei received the Ph.D. degree in Applied Cryptography from Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia. He is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor in North America) in the Department of Computing at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Before this appointment, he worked as an Assistant Professor at Federation University Australia and Temple University in Philadelphia, USA. His current research areas include Cyber Security, IoT Security, Human-in-the-Loop CPS Security, Cryptography, AI and Machine Learning for Cyber Security. He has authored over 60 peer-reviewed articles on topics related to cybersecurity. He has received multiple awards for Academic Excellence, University Contribution, and Inclusion and Diversity Support. He received the prestigious IEEE Australian council award for his research paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security. He received a recognition diploma with a cash award from the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society for his publication at the 2019 IEEE IES International Conference on Industrial Technology. He is a founding member of the Federation University IEEE Student Branch. He served 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. He has served as the guest associate editor of IEEE journals and transactions, including the 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. He has 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. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and an ACM Distinguished Speaker on the topic of Cyber-Physical Systems Security.



Alireza has 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.

Education/Academic qualification

Applied Cryptography, PhD, Griffith University

Jun 2012Jun 2016

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Research Outputs 2010 2019

A 3D object encryption scheme which maintains dimensional and spatial stability

Jolfaei, A., Wu, X-W. & Muthukkumarasamy, V., Feb 2015, In : IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security. 10, 2, p. 409-422 14 p.

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Surface reconstruction

On the security of permutation-only image encryption schemes

Jolfaei, A., Wu, X. & Muthukkumarasamy, V., Feb 2016, In : IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security. 11, 2, p. 235-246 12 p.

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A face emotion recognition method using convolutional neural network and image edge computing

Zhang, H., Jolfaei, A. & Alazab, M., 2019, In : IEEE Access. 7, p. 159081-159089 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

A lightweight integrity protection scheme for low latency smart grid applications

Jolfaei, A. & Kant, K., 1 Sep 2019, In : Computers and Security. 86, p. 471-483 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Phasor measurement units
Electric potential
Time measurement

Binary cuckoo search metaheuristic-based supercomputing framework for human behavior analysis in smart home

Kaur, M., Kaur, G., Sharma, P. K., Jolfaei, A. & Singh, D., 21 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Supercomputing.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Binary search
Smart Home
Human Behavior