Aufeef Chauhan

I am a software engineering researcher and practitioner. I am currently affiliated with The University of Adelaide, Australia. Previously, I have worked as a postdoctoral (PostDoc) researcher at IT University of Copenhagen (ITU) and Technical University of Denmark (DTU). I hold a PhD degree in Computer Science from IT University of Copenhagen. My research focuses on architecture of software systems for cloud computing environments, Internet of Things (IoT), Confidentiality-Integrity-Availability (CIA) of the Cloud-based Systems, evolution of traditional software system into software as a service (SaaS) model and how cloud computing paradigm can help to address the challenges related to Global Software Development (GSD). I hold a master (MS) and a bachelor (BS) degrees in Computer Science. I have also been involved in software development activities in globally distributed environments. I have several years of industrial experience (in Denmark and other countries) of working on financial applications; targeting solutions for prepaid debit cards, unemployment funds and banking sector using .Net and JavaEE technologies.

Competencies: Distributed autonomous systems architecture and security, Cloud Computing and Software as a Service, Cloud Security, Software Reference Architectures, Requirements Engineering for Cloud and Distributed Systems.

Nguyen Khoi Tran

I am a researcher at the University of Adelaide and a member of the Centre for Research on Engineering Software Technology (CREST). My research interest lies in the architectural aspect of the next-generation software-intensive systems that leverage technological advances, such as AI, IoT (Internet of Things), and Distributed Ledger. Specifically, I study how these new technologies can be designed, engineered, how they can be integrated into the existing software systems, and how we can reason about their impact and trade-offs on different system-wise qualities such as security and reliability.

Competencies: Design, Develop, and Deploy Proof of Concept Systems based on Distributed Ledger Technologies. Architecting software platforms using microservices.

Victor Prokhorenko

Victor Prokhorenko is a researcher with the Centre for Research on Engineering Software Technologies (CREST) at the University of Adelaide working on projects funded by DST and Data61. Victor has more than 14 years of experience in software engineering while evaluating and recommending emerging computing and storage technologies for mission-critical systems for the Defence industry. Victor‘s main areas of expertise include investigation of technologies related to software resilience, trust management and big data solutions hosted within OpenStack private cloud platform. Victor has deep knowledge and extensive experience with cloud computing tools such as Chef and Terraform to provision machines within the cloud in a predictable and reproducible manner. Taking automation further than low-level virtual machine preparation, Victor has also worked on the application deployment and performance benchmarking phases. Victor has obtained a PhD in Computer Science from the University of South Australia.

Competencies: Software Security, energy efficiency, trust management, software resilience, network security, virtualization, OpenStack, hybrid cloud.

Yaser Mansouri

Yaser Mansouri is a Research Associate with the Centre for Research on Engineering Software Technologies (CREST) at the University of Adelaide working on a project funded by DST. Yaser obtained his Ph.D. from Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory, Department of Computing and Information Systems, the University of Melbourne, Australia. Yaser was awarded first-class scholarship, International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) and Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) supporting his Ph.D. studies. He received his BSc degree from Shahid Beheshti University and his MSc degree from the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran in Computer Science and Software Engineering. Yaser has experience in data management across the well-known cloud-based storage services. Yaser designed offline and online algorithms to replicate data across data storage as well as within tiered cloud storage services to reduce monetary cost while the required response time for users is satisfied. His research interests cover the broad area of Distributed Systems, with special emphasis on data replication and management in cloud storage. Specifically, he is interested in investigating different technologies of cloud storage and designing algorithms to provide provision for big data. Yaser published several Journal and Conference papers in these areas with rank A and A* according to CORE ranking portal.

Competencies: Cloud-based storage services, Cloud Computing, Fog Computing, Algorithm designe.

Asangi Jayatilaka

I’m currently working as a lecturer and a researcher at the School of Computer Science, University of Adelaide. I completed my PhD at the School fo Computer Science, the University of Adelaide and BSc. (Hons) at the University of Colombo School of Computer Science, Sri Lanka. I’m currently involved in cybersecurity projects at the Centre for Research on Engineering Software Technologies (CREST). I use a mixture of qualitative and quantitative research methods in my research. Most of my research is centred around human aspects of software development, socio-technical aspects of cybersecurity and machine learning.

Competencies: Human factors in Software Engineering, Cyber security, Mixed-method research.

Chadni Islam

Chadni Islam is a postdoctoral researcher in Centre for Research on Engineering Software Technologies (CREST), School of Computer Science, University of Adelaide. She completed her PhD research in 2020 under the supervision of Professor M. Ali Babar at CREST, School of Computer Science, University of Adelaide, Australia. She was co-supervised by Dr. Surya Nepal, CSIRO's Data61. Her research expertise falls at the intersection of cybersecurity and software engineering. Her PhD research is focused on providing architecture support for security orchestration and automation systems using advanced software engineering technologies. Security orchestration and automation aim at integrating different types of multivendor security software used by security operation centres to automate and accelerate the security incident response process. She is leveraging existing software engineering, analytical reasoning, natural language processing and machine learning tools and techniques to develop an intelligence self-adaptive security orchestration and automation platform. Previously, she worked as a lecturer at Khulna University and Eastern University at Bangladesh. She obtained her master’s and bachelor’s degree from the School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Competencies: Software Engineering, Cybersecurity, Software Architecture, Artificial Intelligence (Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning and Semantic Technologies), Security Orchestration and Automation, Incident response.

Sheik Mohammad Mostakim Fattah

Dr. Sheik Mohammad Mostakim Fattah is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Research on Engineering Software Technologies (CREST), School of Computer Science, University of Adelaide. He completed his Ph.D. in 2021 from the School of Computer Science, University of Sydney. His Ph.D. thesis focused on Long-term IaaS Cloud Service Selection. He has published research papers in several top journals and conferences such as IEEE TSC, ACM TWEB, ICSOC, IEEE ICWS, IEEE SCC, and WISE. He also served as a reviewer in several conferences and journals, including IEEE ICWS, ICSOC, IEEE TKDE, IEEE TSC, and ACM TOIT. Before starting his Ph.D., he was an assistant researcher at Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI). He worked on developing several IoT-based platforms for several European and Korean research projects. He completed his master's in February 2016 in Computer and Information Communication Engineering at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea. He also worked as a research assistant in Advance Networking Lab at the same university. He completed his bachelor's degree in Computer science and Engineering from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has been awarded several scholarships, such as the School of Computer Science Research Students Excellent Prize, Research Training Program Stipend, and Faculty of Engineering Completion Scholarships.

Xiaoyu Xia

Xiaoyu Xia is a researcher at of Centre for Research on Engineering Software Technologies (CREST) at the University of Adelaide. He received his Master degree from The University of Melbourne, Australia and his PhD degree from Deakin University, Australia. During his PhD, he mainly focused on data caching and data distribution in edge computing. His current research interests include edge computing, parallel and distributed computing, cloud computing and service computing.