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Prof Raja Jurdak

Senior Principal Research Scientist


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Professor Raja Jurdak is a Senior Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO, where he leads the Distributed Sensing Systems Group. He has a PhD in Information and Computer Science at University of California, Irvine in 2005, an MS in Computer Networks and Distributed Computing from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UCI (2001), and a BE in Computer and Communications Engineering from the American University of Beirut (2000). His current research interests focus on energy-efficiency, mobility, and trust in networks. Prof. Jurdak and his group have led several large scale and long-term sensing projects on sensing remote and challenging environments, in agriculture, ecology, health, manufacturing, and energy. He has led the large Batmon project for continental scale tracking of flying foxes, delivering near-perpetual tracking of small assets. He currently leads the Disease Networks and Mobility (DiNeMo) project and the Blockchain for IoT Security and Privacy project. His research at CSIRO has received multiple awards, including the CSIRO medal for environmental achievement and the Endeavour Executive Award in 2011, the Queensland iAwards Merit Award in 2014, and the best paper award at the EWSN conference in 2016.

Prof Jurdak has over 130 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications, as well as a book published by Springer in 2007 titled Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks: A Cross-Layer Design Perspective. He serves on the editorial board of 3 international journals. He regularly serves on the organising and technical program committees of international conferences (DCOSS, RTSS, Sensapp, Percom, EWSN, ICDCS, Blockchain, ICBCSC). Prof Jurdak is an Honorary Professor at University of Queensland, and Adjunct Professor at University of New South Wales, Macquarie University and James Cook University. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE. He has spent time as a visiting scientist at MIT in 2011 and at University of Oxford in 2017. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

The driving interest of Jurdak's research is around mobility and energy-efficiency in sensor networks. As our world embeds more resource-limited devices for digital data collection, coordinating among these devices to extract the most information value is key for better understanding the physical world and to determine how to best manage it. Sensor networks that operate in full harmony with the underlying dynamics of the environment they aim to monitor is the ultimate goal of Jurdak's work.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2005

    Doctor of Philosophy - Information and Computer Sciences

  • 2001

    Master of Science - Computer Networks and Distributed Computing

  • 2000

    Bachelor of Engineering - Computer and Communications Engineering

Professional Experiences

  • 2016-present

    Senior Principal Research Scientist
    CSIRO - DATA61

  • 2017-2017

    Visiting Scientist
    Oxford University

  • 2010-2016

    Principal Research Scientist - CSIRO

  • 2011-2011

    Visiting Scientist
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • 2008-2010

    Senior Research Scientist
    CSIRO ICT Centre

  • 2006-2008

    Senior Researcher
    University College Dublin

  • 2005-2006

    Postdoctoral Researcher
    University of California, Irvine

Achievements and Awards

  • 2016-2016

    Best Paper Award
    EWSN Conference

  • 2014-2014

    QLD State IAwards Merit Award

  • 2011-2011

    Medal for Environmental Achievement

  • 2010-2011

    Endeavour Executive Award
    Department of Employment and Education

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2000-2015

    IEEE Senior Member

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