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Dr Kristen Moore

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Kristen Moore is a Senior Research Scientist at CSIRO’s Data61 and lead of the 'Human-centered AI & Cybersecurity' sub-team. Her broad research interests are in the security of AI and AI for cybersecurity, with a special interest in cyber deception, deepfakes, and human-AI collaboration. She was a finalist for the Women In AI Australia/NZ awards in Cyber Security in 2022. She was the technical lead for the Cyber Security CRC project “Deception as a Service” and is currently the lead for advancing AI in the Cyber Security CRC project “Augmenting Cyber Defence Capability”.

Kristen completed her PhD in mathematics in 2012 at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics and the Free University Berlin, in Germany. She then held postdoctoral positions at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute at UC Berkeley, and at Stanford University. In 2014 she joined Gro Intelligence, an agriculture-tech startup company in New York, which has since grown to be named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Companies of 2021. In 2017 she joined Telstra, where she led a team to develop and deploy a collaborative Human-AI customer support system that was used by over 1,000 Telstra customer support staff. Since joining CSIRO in 2020 she has filed an international patent application and published in top venues including IEEE S&P, ICLR, IEEE Euro S&P, ACSAC, CIKM, and IEEE TPDS.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2012

    PhD Mathematics
    Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics & Freie Universität Berlin.

  • 2007

    BSc (Hons): Mathematics and Physics
    Monash University

Achievements and Awards

  • 2023-2026

    Julius Career Award CSIRO

  • 2023-2023

    Runner up for "Technology Platform" award.
    AIIA iAwards ACT

  • 2022-2022

    Finalist for Women In AI (WAI) Australia/NZ award in Cyber Security
    Women in AI

  • 2021-2021

    Women in Science Award
    CSIRO (SCS, Data61)

Current Roles

  • Technical Project Lead
    "Deception as a Service", with Cyber Security CRC and Penten.

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