Personal details

Name
Professor Raja Jurdak
Position(s)
Professor of Distributed Systems & Chair in Applied Data Sciences
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science,
Data Science
Discipline *
Distributed Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing
Phone
+61 7 3138 4249
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
LinkedIn
Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy in Information and Computer Science (University of California)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE
  • Member of the IEEE Communications Society
Keywords

Internet of things, blockchain, network modelling, mobility modelling, diffusion, energy-efficiency, trust

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

Biography

I am a Professor of Distributed Systems and Chair in Applied Data Sciences at Queensland University of Technology. My main research interest is around dynamic network modelling. Networks and network science provide powerful representation of physical and logical relationships to gain insights into a broad range of systems, from communication and cyber-physical systems and Internet of Things to individual and entity relationship networks and interactions to guide value-creating decisions. I am particularly interested in delivering end-to-end trust in data and systems involved in distributed networks, using tools such as blockchain and distributed ledger technology, understanding network dynamics driven by mobility to forecast diffusion processes, such as disease spread, and sustainable in-situ intelligence in networks.

From 2008 to 2019, I was at CSIRO, where I established and led the Distributed Sensing Systems Group that spans Brisbane, Hobart, and Canberra, and is one of the leading large scale sensing group worldwide.  I currently maintain a visiting scientist role with the DSS Group. I have a PhD in Information and Computer Science at University of California, Irvine in September, an MS in Computer Networks and Distributed Computing from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UCI, and a BE in Computer and Communications Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at the American University of Beirut.

 

Professional Activities

  • Senior Member, IEEE
  • Editorial Board Member, Ad Hoc Networks Journal (2019-present)
  • Editorial Board Member, PLoS ONE (2018-present)
  • Editorial Board Member, Information Processing in Agriculture (2015-present)
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks (2017-present)
  • Advisory Board Member, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks (2017-present)
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks (2014-2017)

 

Awards

  • 2019: Eureka Prize Finalist (Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research) – DiNeMo project
  • 2016: Best paper award at Embedded Wireless Sensor Networks Conference
  • 2014: QLD iAwards Merit Award
  • 2011: Endeavour Executive Award
  • 2011: CSIRO Medal for Environmental Achievement

 

Career History

  • 2019-present: Professor of Distributed Systems & Chair in Applied Data Sciences, QUT
  • 2011-2019: Research Group Leader, Distributed Sensing Systems, CSIRO
  • 2017: Sensor Networks Group at Oxford University
  • 2016-2019: Senior Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Data61
  • 2011: CSAIL at MIT
  • 2010-2016: Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO
  • 2008-2009: Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO
  • 2006-2008: Research Fellow, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • 2005: Project Scientist, University of California, Irvine
  • 2003-2005: Research Assistant, University of California, Irvine

 

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Distributed Sensing Systems Group

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Publications


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

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2019
Details
The Disease Networks and Mobility project (DiNeMo) led by Prof. Jurdak was named as finalist for the UNSW Eureka Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research in July 2019. DiNeMo is a real-time surveillance system for human infectious diseases, such as dengue. By combining expertise, data and methods from epidemiology, transport engineering, biosecurity and data science, DiNeMo enables hospitals and biosecurity agencies to predict when and where a disease outbreak is likely to occur, enabling efficient diagnosis and treatment.
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2019
Details
Prof. Jurdak is an editorial board member of the Ad Hoc Networks journal, published by Elsevier (Q1, Impact Factor: 3.490).
Type
Visiting Professorships/Fellowships
Reference year
2017
Details
Prof. Jurdak was a visiting academic at the Sensor Networks Group at Oxford University in 2017
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2016
Details
Co-authored titled "Information Bang for the Energy Buck: Towards Energy- and Mobility- Aware Tracking" won the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks (EWSN) in Graz, Austria in February, 2016.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2011
Details
Prof. Jurdak was granted an Endeavour Executive Award in 2011 for a visit to Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2011
Details
Prof. Jurdak led a team that was granted a CSIRO Medal for Environmental Achievement for their work on a Smart Office System to improve energy efficiency.