Director: Advanced Cyber Security Research Centre, Microsoft Chair Professor in Innovation in Computing
Vijay Varadharajan is currently Professor and Microsoft Chair in Innovation in Computing at Macquarie University (2001-todate). He is also the Director of Advanced Cyber Security Research Centre (ACSRC). Before this he was Dean/Head of School of Computing and IT at University of Western Sydney (1996-2000).
Vijay was on the Board of International Advisors of TCPA, USA, originally formed by HP, Microsoft, Intel, Sun and Compaq. Now TCPA is known as TCG and TCPA security specification is currently being in products endorsed by numerous companies. Vijay is a founding member of the Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board (Microsoft, USA) (announced by Bill Gates in July 2002), is a member of the SAP International Security Advisory Board (SAP Corporation, Germany/Germany) and is a member of SAP Next Business and Technology Board (USA). He is also a member of the Australian Government’s Peak Security Advisory Body, ITSEAG, for the Ministry of Broadband, Communications and Digital Economy, Australia. Vijay is a member of the Australian Academy of Science National Committee on Information and Communication Systems. In April 2014, Vijay has been appointed to the ICT Advisory Panel in the NSW Government. Recently in May 2015, he has been appointed to the Cyber Security Task Force (CSTF) in India, which has been created upon the recommedndation of the Prime Minister of India. Previously he has acted as an Expert in Security for the European Union and for the UK Dept. of Trade and Industry. He has also acted as consultant and architect for several projects in computing, financial and telecom organizations in the UK, US and in Australia. He has been the Technical Board Director of Computer Science at Australian Computer Society (1999-2006), and a member of the Board of Studies NSW Australian Government 2005-2012. Vijay was a member of the Australian Research Council (ARC) ARC College of Experts in Engineering, Mathematics and Informatics in 2011 for 3 years.
Vijay has published more than 400 papers in International Journals and Conferences, has co-authored and edited 10 books on Information Technology, Security, Networks and Distributed Systems and have held 3 patents. His research work over the years has contributed to the development of several successful secure commercial systems in the areas of Secure Distributed Applications, Secure Network Systems, Security Tools, Secure Mobile Systems as well as Cryptographic and Smart Card based Systems and secure financial, telecom and medical solutions. His current areas of research interest include Cloud Computing Security, Internet of Things Security, Big Data and Distributed Applications Security, Malware and Security Attacks, Software Security, Trusted Computing, Internet Security, Wireless and Mobile Networks Security, Secure E-Commerce, Security Architectures, Security Policies, Models and Protocols. He has supervised successfully over 33 PhD and 10 Masters Research students in UK and Australia. He was awarded MQ University’s Supervisor of the Year in 2003.