Seminars & Colloquia

Bruce Northcote

University of Adelaide

"Research at the Centre for Defense Communications & Information Networking (CDCIN) at the University of Adelaide"

Tuesday January 20, 2015 02:00 PM
Location: 3211, EBII NCSU Centennial Campus
(Visitor parking instructions)



This talk will present an overview of some of the applied research projects and interests at the Centre for Defence Communications & Information Networking (CDCIN), and within the Department of Engineering Computing and Mathematical Sciences (ECMS). Primary areas of interest are:

1. Network engineering – modelling & analysis of communications protocols, systems & networks

a. Traffic characterisation and profiling

b. Large scale mesh & sensor networks

c. Network emulation

d. Capacity management in cellular networks

e. Software Defined Networking (SDN)

2. System Execution Modelling (SEM)

3. Cybersecurity

4. Data analytics

Short Bio:

Dr. Bruce Northcote is Director of the Centre for Defence Communications & Information Networking (CDCIN) at the University of Adelaide, and CEO of TelAriAbstract - a commercial venture launched within the university to help mobile network operators cost effectively manage capacity. In those roles he brings his considerable communications engineering consulting experience to projects for Defence and private industry commercial clients. From 1994 until 1996 he worked at Bellcore (NJ, USA) as their lead consultant in Signalling System Number 7 and Advanced Intelligent Network congestion control research and Personal Communications Services performance analysis. In 1996 he joined Ascom Nexion to develop for them a coordinated performance benchmark test plan for multi-service switching platforms. After acquisition and promotion he became a Consulting Engineer in Fujitsu Nexion, working on broadband technology assessment, product definition and standardization activities for the Fujitsu broadband product range, actively participating in various standards forums (IETF, ATMF, ANSI T1S1 & ITU-T SG13). Between returning to Australia in December 1999 and his current employment, he was a consultant for BSN Consulting Pty Ltd and Telic Australia Pty Ltd, working on projects for customers ranging from Vodafone Australia, Telstra, Telcordia (USA), Viridien (USA), to the Victorian Department of Justice. He has published over 20 refereed journal and conference papers, written numerous technical contributions for a variety of international standards bodies, is a senior member of IEEE and was an acreditted ATM Forum Ambassador for several years.

Host: Douglas Reeves, CSC

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