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Susilo, Willy Distinguished Professor

IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow, ACS Fellow, Head of School of Computing and Information Technology

  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
  • School of Computing & Information Technology
  • Director - Institute of Cybersecurity and Cryptology

Overview


Willy Susilo is a Distinguished Professor, an IEEE Fellow, an IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) Fellow, and an ACS (Australian Computer Society) Fellow at the School of Computing and Information Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences in University of Wollongong, Australia.
He is the director of Institute of Cybersecurity and Cryptology (iC2), School of Computing and Information Technology, University of Wollongong. Willy is an innovative educator and researcher.

Currently, he is the Head of School of Computing and Information Technology at UOW (2015 - now). Prior to this role, he was awarded the prestigious Australian Research Council Future Fellowship in 2009. He was the former Head of School of Computer Science and Software Engineering (2009 - 2010) and the Deputy Director of ICT Research Institute at UOW (2006 - 2008).

He is the Editor in Chief of the Computers Standards and Interface (Elsevier) and Information (MDPI) journal. He has served as an Associate Editor in IEEE Transactions in Information Forensics and Computing and he is currently serving as an Associate Editor in IEEE Transactions in Dependable and Secure Computing.

Willy obtained his PhD from the University of Wollongong in 2001. He has published more than 500 research papers in journals and conference proceedings in cryptography and network security.

He has served as the program committee member in dozens of international conferences.

In 2016, he was awarded the ”Researcher of the Year” award at UOW, due to his research excellence and contributions. His work on the creation of short signature schemes has been well cited and it is part of the IETF draft.

In 2019, he was awarded the "Supervisor of the Year" award at UOW, due to his excellent supervision and mentoring experience.

In 2020, he was awarded the "Vice Chancellor’s Award for Global Strategy" for his contribution to the University's internationalisation and global strategy.

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2018 Introduction to security reduction
    2014 Identity-based secure distributed data storage schemes
    Published in   IEEE Transactions on Computers
    2011 Preserving transparency and accountability in optimistic fair exchange of digital signatures
    Published in   IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security
    2009 Asymmetric group key agreement
    2008 Ambiguous optimistic fair exchange

Research Overview


  • My research is in the area of cybersecurity and cryptography. My primary research focus is to design solutions and cryptographic algorithms to contribute towards securing the cyberspace.

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications