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Research Associate in Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CyberCRC)

2 X Level B Research Associate positions available. This Role Will Involve The Following Duties Conduct research on the assigned project(s) with minimum supervision either as a member of a team or, where appropriate, independently, and the production or contribution to the production of conference and seminar papers and publications Building and evaluating appropriate prototypes/testbeds…
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Congratulations, Nguyen!

We are so delighted to share that CREST researcher, Nguyen Khoi Tran’s Ph.D. thesis has been approved and he is ready to be awarded a Ph.D. degree at the University of Adelaide. Congratulations Dr. Tran! Excellent outcome for a very high quality and innovative work.  

A paper published in Empirical Software Engineering: an international journal

The paper titled “An empirical study of architecting for continuous delivery and deployment” has been published in Empirical Software Engineering Journal. Author: Mojtaba Shahin, Mansooreh Zahedi, Muhammad Ali Babar, Liming Zhu Abstract: Recently, many software organizations have been adopting Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment (CD) practices to develop and deliver quality software more frequently and reliably. Whilst an increasing amount of the literature covers different aspects…
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A paper accepted at ESEM, 2018

We are glad to share that our ongoing collaboration with the Computer Science Department of IT University of Copenhagen has resulted in a paper accepted as a full paper to present in  12th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM), Oulu, Finland. Author: Mansooreh Zahedi, M. Ali. Babar, Brenton Cooper Title: An empirical…
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Congratulation Mojtaba!

We are so delighted to announce that the PhD thesis of Crest Researcher, Mojtaba Shahin has been approved and he is ready to be awarded his PhD at the University of Adelaide. Thesis title: “An Empirical Study of Architecting and Organizing for DevOps”.   Congratulations Dr. Shahin!

A paper accepted in Journal of ACM Computing Surveys

We are glad to announce that our ongoing collaboration with the School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham has resulted in a paper accepted in ACM Computing Surveys. Professor Ali Babar is one of the co-authors of the paper. Title: A Survey on Self-Adaptive Security for Large-scale Open Environments.  Abstract: Contemporary software systems operate…
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New PhD Research and Job Opportunities at CREST!

The CREST is looking for talented and passionate researchers. We have opportunities job and PhD research. Please refer to following links for more information: View Master and PhD Research Opportunities View Job Opportunities  

A paper accepted in ICSE2018

We are glad to announce that our ongoing collaboration with Software Institute Nanjing University has resulted in a paper accepted in a premier conference on software engineering, ICSE 2018. Title: Synthesizing Qualitative Research in Software Engineering: A Critical Review Abstract: Synthesizing data extracted from primary studies is an integral part of the methodologies in support of…
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A paper published in Journal of Network and Computer Applications

CREST researchers (in collaboration with Security Lancaster) published a paper in Journal of Network and Computer Applications. Paper title: Data Exfiltration: A Review of External Attack Vectors and Countermeasures Authors: Faheem Ullah, Matthew Edwards, Rajiv Ramdhany, Ruzanna Chitchyan, M. Ali Babar, Awais Rashid Abstract Context: One of the main targets of cyber-attacks is data exfiltration, which is…
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A paper published in JSS journal

Paper Title An empirical investigation of the influence of persona with personality traits on conceptual design [PDF] Authors Farshid Anvari, Deborah Richards, Michael Hitchens, Muhammad Ali Babar, Hien Minh Thi Tran, Peter Busch Journal of Systems and Software Volume 134, December 2017, Pages 324-339 Abstract Persona, an archetypical user, is increasingly becoming a popular tool…
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