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Dr Sharif Abuadbba

Senior Research Scientist

https://people.csiro.au/A/S/sharif-abuadbba

Biography

Dr Alsharif (Sharif) Abuadbba is a senior research scientist at CSIRO’s Data61. He received his Ph.D. from RMIT University, Australia. His focus is on developing augmented cyber defence capabilities using advances in AI/ML as well as the security of AI against adversarial attacks. He has recently helped to define Cyber Security CRC projects, such as Deception as a Service, Smart Shield (leading) and TAPE (leading), which received funding in excess of $2.5M. Dr Abuadbba was one of a handful of CSIRO staff awarded the exceptional early career Julius Career Award 2022. He has previously worked with California-based technology company AgilePQ Inc as a senior R&D engineer and contributed to a number of US IP patents in the area of cybersecurity. He cofounded EyeCura Pty Ltd, a cybersecurity startup, which now has three online products on IOS, and Google Play used by +10K users. His research impact also includes 40+ publications in many prestigious CORE A conferences and journals such as ACM AsiaCCS, ICDCS, ESORICS, ACSAC, and IEEE TIFS. He is a regular reviewer at IEEE TIFS, IEEE TDSC, and IEEE TSC.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2017

    PhD in Computer Science (Cybersecurity) with presigious VC award of Research Excellence
    RMIT University, Australia

  • 2013

    Master of Computer Science with Honour Distinction, GPA 4/4
    RMIT University, Australia

Achievements and Awards

  • 2022-2025

    Julius Career Award
    CSIRO

  • 2020-2021

    SCS program award for collaboration
    CSIRO's Data61

  • 2019-2020

    DSS group high achievement award
    CSIRO's Data61

  • 2018-2018

    Eureka international Innovation award for creative startup
    Eureka international

  • 2018-2018

    RMIT prestigious VC award of PhD Research Excellence in Technology
    RMIT University

  • 2015-2016

    CSIT HDR Student Publications Awards
    RMIT University

  • 2014-2014

    Nominated for the student of the year in state of Victoria Australia
    RMIT University

  • 2013-2014

    Best-graduated Master student of Computer Science
    RMIT University

Current Roles

  • Research Scientist, Data61 | Cybersecurity CRC Fellow
    Lead CRC projects | Carry out impactful research | Help in commecialising of Cybersecurity products

  • Cofounder, Eyecura Pty Ltd
    Board Member | previously major IP contribution and Team lead

Grants

  • 2020-2023

    PhD scholarship (200,000$), Cybersecurity CRC

  • 2020-2023

    PhD scholarship (114,000$), CSIRO's Data61

  • 2020-2021

    2 Honour scholarship (20,000$), Cybersecurity CRC

  • 2019-2021

    Smart Shield : AI based anti-phishing systems project (1M$), Cybersecurity CRC

  • 2019-2021

    Deception As a Service project (1.2M$), Cybersecurity CRC

  • 2019-2020

    3 vacation student scholarships (30,000$), Cybersecurity CRC