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Dr Seyit Camtepe

Principal Research Scientist


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Dr Seyit Camtepe is a principal research scientist at CSIRO Data61 and leads the Software and Application Security team. He leads the Security Automation and Orchestration Theme of the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre. Seyit is passionate about discovering unusual solutions to challenging cybersecurity problems, focusing on Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity intersection and Applied Cryptography. He is a receiver of CSIRO's prestigious Julius Career Award (2018).

Dr Seyit Camtepe received his PhD in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (America’s oldest technological research university), New York USA, in 2007. From 2007 to 2013, he was a Senior Researcher and Research Group Leader in Cyber Security with the TU-Berlin, Germany. Seyit worked as an ECARD lecturer at the QUT, Australia, for five years. He led or participated in many large projects (i.e., multi-national and with more than five partners) in Europe funded by the European Commission and in Australia, supported by industry and government. Seyit was a member of the CORE Conference Rankings Panel (4604 Cybersecurity and Privacy). He has been a PC member in prestigious ML and Cyber security conferences such as ESORICS, ASIACCS, AAAI and ECML-PKDD. He was a co-editor of a special issue on Cryptography: A Cyber Security Toolkit.

Dr Seyit Camtepe was the first to introduce design theory in cryptographic key management and developed one of the first sandboxes for dynamic Android malware analysis with his team in TU-Berlin. He was among the first to inform society about the Android malware outbreak and realize the model-to-data paradigm in computing to enable research on data in captivity. Seyit is among the inventors of Pulsar Randomness, where signals from highly magnetized rotating neutron stars are mined as publicly verifiable and shared natural randomness sources. Seyit developed a numerous of tools, reports and guidelines adapted by the national and international government, defence, or industry partners with an impact on their operations and reputations.

Other Interests

ML and Cyber Security (e.g., malware detection, control system security, SW and protocol vulnerability assessment, crypto function detection), Security of ML , Quantum ML, Malicious and Applied Cryptography, Pulsar and Quantum Randomness.

Achievements and Awards

  • 2018-2021

    Julius Career Award

  • 2022-2022

    Spark Leader Labs

  • 2020-2020

    Experienced Leader Program

  • 2021-2022

    Data61 Cybersecurity Team - CSIRO Chairman Award Finalist

  • 2019-2019

    DNFC Breakthrough Innovation Award - Data Airlock project

  • 2013-2016

    Early Career Academic Recruitment and Development (ECARD)
    Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

  • 2015-2015

    The David Gardiner Teacher of the Year Nominee
    Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Current Roles

  • Team Leader
    Autonomous and Application Security

  • Theme Lead
    Security Automation and Orchestration Theme, Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre

Academic Qualifications

  • 2007

    PhD in Computer Science
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), New York, USA

  • 2016

    Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (GCAP)
    Queensland University of Technology

Professional Experiences

  • 2019-Onward

    Principal Research Scientist
    CSIRO Data61

  • 2017-2019

    Senior Research Scientist
    CSIRO Data61

  • 2012-2017

    Queensland University of Technology

  • 2007-2012

    Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer
    Technische Universitaet Berlin

  • 2002-2007

    Research and Teaching Assistant
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  • 1996-2002

    Network and Security Engineer
    Banking Industry

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2017-2022

    IEEE Senior Member

  • 2021-2021

    CORE Conference Rankings Panel Member (4604 Cybersecurity and Privacy)

  • 2023-2023

    Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Programme Committee Member

  • 2022-2022

    European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS), Programme Committee Member

  • 2022-2022

    European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML PKDD), Programme Committee Member

  • 2022-2022

    IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Internet Computing (CCGrid), Programme Committee Member

  • 2018-2019

    Australasian Computer Science Week (ASCW) Australasian Information Security Conference (AISC), Chair

  • 2023-2023

    ACM ASIA Conference on Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS), Publications Co-Chair

  • 2022-2022

    Cryptography: A Cyber Security Toolkit, Special Issue Editor

  • 2021-2021

    Trusted Forum Workshop, RMIT, Panelist

  • 2022-2022

    CSIRO's Innovate to Grow Cyber Security Program, Speaker

  • 2021-2021

    Tech Forum on Vulnerability Detection (TVD), Invited Speaker

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