Personal details

Name
Dr Matthew McKague
Position(s)
Lecturer in Cybersecurity
Faculty of Science,
School of Computer Science
Discipline *
Computation Theory and Mathematics
Phone
+61 7 3138 9566
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

PhD (University of Waterloo)

Keywords

Cryptography, Quantum Computing

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Matthew’s career has spanned multiple disciplines, including mathematics, physics and computer science through his multi-disciplinary research in quantum computing, covering aspects of all of these disciplines.  He has worked in multiple countries and universities which afforded him opportunities to teach in multiple disciplines.  Additionally he has industry experience as a software engineer.

Education:

  • 2010 PhD (Combinatorics and Optimization) – University of Waterloo
  • 2006 MMath (Combinatorics and Optimization) – University of Waterloo
  • 2004 BSc Honours (Mathematics) –  University of Regina
  • 2004 BA (Music) – University of Regina

Experience:

  • 2015-2016 Lecturer, University of Otago, Department of Computer Science
  • 2014 Product Development Engineer – Electronics, Fisher and Paykel
  • 2014 Software Engineer, Kuracloud
  • 2013-2014 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Otago, Department of Physics
  • 2010-2013 Research Fellow, National University of Singapore, Centre for Quantum Technologies

Current roles

  • Lecturer in Cybersecurity

Research

Matthew’s research is focused on cryptography and quantum computing. Most of Matthew’s work is in the field of quantum self-testing, which looks at how quantum devices can be characterised and used without reference to trusted benchmarks.  More recently, Matthew’s focus has been on cryptography, with a particular emphasis on security definitions and applications of blockchains.

This information has been contributed by Dr Matthew McKague.

Teaching

I currently teach:

  • CAB203  Discrete Structures
  • IFN553  Introduction to security and networking

In previous years I also taught:

  • CAB340  Cryptography
  • IFN641  Advanced network management (no longer offered)
  • IFN644  Network operations and security (no longer offered)
  • CAB441  Network security
This information has been contributed by Dr Matthew McKague.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Supervision

Current supervisions

Completed supervisions (Doctorate)