Dr Bruce Northcote

Bruce Northcote
Director
Teletraffic Research Centre for Mathematical Modelling
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Assoc. Prof. Bruce Northcote is Director of the Teletraffic Research Centre and the Centre for Defence Communications Information Networking at the University of Adelaide, and CEO of TelAri Analytics - a commercial spin out. In those roles he brings his considerable private industry communications engineering consulting experience in to the Defence sector. For 2 terms he was an Associate Member representative on the RPDE Board, primarily focussed on improving the engagement between RPDE and the academic community.

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.

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Dr Bruce Northcote

Assoc. Prof. Bruce Northcote is Director of the Teletraffic Research Centre and the Centre for Defence Communications Information Networking at the University of Adelaide, and CEO of TelAri Analytics - a commercial spin out. In those roles he brings his considerable private industry communications engineering consulting experience in to the Defence sector. For 2 terms he was an Associate Member representative on the RPDE Board, primarily focussed on improving the engagement between RPDE and the academic community.

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.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2012 CEO TelAri Analytics
2011 - 2013 Board Member RPDE
2011 Assoc. Prof. University of Adelaide
2010 - 2014 Technical Director Defence Systems Innovation Centre
2010 Director University of Adelaide
2010 Director University of Adelaide
2003 - 2009 Senior Research Fellow University of Adelaide
2001 - 2002 Co-founder and Director Telic Australia Pty. Ltd.
2000 - 2000 Founder & Director BSN Consulting Pty. Ltd.
1998 - 1999 Consulting Engineer Fujitsu Nexion
1996 - 1997 Senior Traffic Performance Engineer Ascom Nexion
1994 - 1996 Senior Consultant Bellcore
1994 - 1994 Research Fellow University of Adelaide

Language Competencies

Language Competency
Indonesian Can speak and understand spoken
Malay Can read, write, speak and understand spoken

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
1991 - 1993 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
1990 - 1990 University of Adelaide Australia B. Sc. (Ma) (hons)
1987 - 1989 University of Adelaide Australia B. Sc. (Ma)

Certifications

Date Title Institution name Country
1995 Senior Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers United States

Journals

Year Citation
1998 Northcote, B. & Smith, D. (1998). Service control point overload rules to protect intelligent network services. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 6, 1, 71-81. 10.1109/90.663941
1996 Northcote, B. & Rumsewicz, M. (1996). A comparison of CCS tandem overload controls. Telecommunication Systems, 6, 1, 329-345. 10.1007/BF02114302
1995 Henderson, W., Northcote, B. & Taylor, P. (1995). Triggered batch movement in queueing networks. Queueing Systems, 21, 1-2, 125-141. 10.1007/BF01158577
1994 Henderson, W., Northcote, B. & Taylor, P. (1994). Geometric equilibrium distributions for queues with interactive batch departures. Annals of Operations Research, 48, 5, 493-511. 10.1007/BF02033316
1994 HENDERSON, W., NORTHCOTE, B. S. & TAYLOR, P. G. (1994). STATE-DEPENDENT SIGNALING IN QUEUING-NETWORKS. ADVANCES IN APPLIED PROBABILITY, 26, 2, 436-455. 10.2307/1427445

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2016 Nguyen, H. & Northcote, B. (2016). User spectral efficiency: combining spectral efficiency with user experience. 2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC). Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 10.1109/ICC.2016.7511204
2016 Northcote, B. S. & Matthews, G. (2016). With lives at stake, can you afford to not have a predictive risk analysis methodology?. Australian Institue of Project Management Inaugural Regional Conference 2016. Sydney, Australia.
2010 Northcote, B. & Tompson, N. (2010). Dimensioning Telstra's WCDMA (3G) network. IEEE International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling, Analysis and Design of Communication Links and Networks, CAMAD. Miami, Florida, USA. 10.1109/CAMAD.2010.5686960
2006 Northcote, B. (2006). The Bi-Mesh Survivable Network – Fast Recovery from Node Failure in MPLS enabled Networks. Australian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference 2006. Melbourne, Aust..
1999 Northcote, B. S., Babic, G. & Jain, R. (1999). Methodology for implementing scalable test configurations in ATM switches. 8th International Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN). S. Dixit, A. Somani & E. K. Park (Eds.) Boston, USA. 10.1109/ICCCN.1999.805584
1996 Northcote, B. S. (1996). AIN Focused Overloads - A review of USA CCS network failures and lessons learned. ITC Mini-Seminar on Engineering and Congestion Control in Intelligent Networks.
1996 Northcote, B. (1996). Analysing SCP congestion control strategies: a study of control dynamics. IEEE Intelligent Network Workshop on Freedom and Flexibility - Realising the Promise of Intelligent Network Services in the 90's and Beyond (IN 96). MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA.
1995 Northcote, B. & Rumsewicz, M. (1995). An investigation of CCS tandem overload control issues. IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference.
1995 Northcote, B. & Rumsewicz, M. (1995). Investigation of CCS tandem overload control issues.
1995 Northcote, B. & Rumsewicz, M. (1995). Investigation of congestion dynamics in CCS networks during STP processor overload. ICC '95: 1995 IEEE International Conference on Communications. Seattle. 10.1109/ICC.1995.525151
1994 Henderson, W., Northcote, B. S. & Taylor, P. G. (1994). Networks of customer queues and resource queues. 14th International-Teletraffic-Congress Meeting on the Fundamental Role of Teletraffic in the Evolution of Telecommunications Networks (ITC 14). J. Labetoulle & J. W. Roberts (Eds.) ANTIBES JUAN LES PINS, FRANCE.
1991 Northcote, B. S., Henderson, W. H. & Taylor, P. G. (1991). Modeling using queueing networks with signals. ITC.

Report for External Bodies

Year Citation
2016 Northcote, B. S., costa, A., Wang, G., Mihailescu, M. & Warner, N., (2016). TEMS™ Capacity Manager Ulaanbaatar (Улаанбаатар) Region Capacity Analysis Project Report,
2016 Coyle, A. J., Nguyen, H. & Northcote, B., (2016). Tactical Radio Modelling - Overview Report,
2016 Northcote, B. S., costa, A., Wang, G., Mihailescu, M. & Warner, N., (2016). TEMS™ Capacity Manager Ulaanbaatar (Улаанбаатар) Region Capacity Analysis Project Report,
2016 Northcote, B. S., McMahon, J., Costa, A., Wang, G., Warner, N. & Mihailescu, M., (2016). TEMS™ Capacity Manager Vodafone Ireland Capacity Analysis Project Report,
2016 Northcote, B. S., McMahon, J., Costa, A., Wang, G., Warner, N. & Mihailescu, M., (2016). TEMS™ Capacity Manager Vodafone Ireland Capacity Analysis Project Report,
2016 Northcote, B., McMahon, J. J., Costa, A., Wang, V., Olio, C. & FitzGerald, D., (2016). TEMS™ Capacity Manager Capacity Analysis Report Prepared for Telcel Mexico, The University of Adelaide, Reston, VA, USA,
2016 Northcote, B., McMahon, J. J., Costa, A., Wang, V., Mihailescu, M., Warner, N. ... FitzGerald, D., (2016). TEMS™ Capacity Manager H3 Italy Capacity Analysis Report Prepared for Ericsson, The University of Adelaide, Reston, VA, USA,
2015 Northcote, B., Costa, A., Nguyen, H., Warner, N. & FitzGerald, D., (2015). TEMS™ Capacity Manager Mandalay Capacity Analysis Project Validation Report Prepared for Ooredoo Myanmar, The University of Adelaide, Reston, VA, USA,
2015 Northcote, B., Warner, N., McMahon, J. J., Coyle, A., Costa, A., Mihailescu, M. ... Britton, M., (2015). Devil WCDMA network dimensioning 2015 workshop, Telstra,
2015 Northcote, B., Costa, A., Nguyen, H., Warner, N. & FitzGerald, D., (2015). TEMS™ Capacity Manager Mandalay Capacity Analysis Report Prepared for Ooredoo Myanmar, The University of Adelaide, Reston, VA, USA,
2015 Northcote, B., Costa, A., McMahon, J. J., Nguyen, H., Oliu, C. & FitzGerald, D., (2015). TEMS™ Capacity Manager Guadalajara Capacity Analysis Project Validation Report Prepared for AT&T Mexico, The University of Adelaide, Reston, VA, USA,
2015 Northcote, B., Costa, A., Schaplitz, S., Holubowski, P. & FitzGerald, D., (2015). TEMS™ Capacity Manager Monterrey Capacity Analysis Report Prepared for Telefonica Group, The University of Adelaide, Reston, VA, USA,
2015 Northcote, B., Costa, A., Schaplitz, S., Holubowski, P. & FitzGerald, D., (2015). TEMS™ Capacity Manager Monterrey Capacity Analysis Report Prepared for Telefonica Group, The University of Adelaide, Reston, VA, USA,
2015 Northcote, B., Costa, A., Nguyen, H. & FitzGerald, D., (2015). TEMS™ Capacity Manager Dar Es Salam Capacity Analysis Report Prepared for Airtel Tanzania, The University of Adelaide, Reston, VA, USA,
2015 Northcote, B., Costa, A., McMahon, J. J., Nguyen, H., Oliu, C. & FitzGerald, D., (2015). TEMS™ Capacity Manager Guadalajara Capacity Analysis Project Validation Report Prepared for AT&T Mexico, The University of Adelaide, Reston, VA, USA,
2015 Northcote, B., McMahon, J. J., Nguyen, H., Brooks, T. & FitzGerald, D., (2015). TEMS™ Capacity Manager Atlanta Capacity Analysis Report Prepared for AT&T USA, The University of Adelaide, Reston, VA, USA,
2015 Northcote, B., Costa, A., Nguyen, H. & FitzGerald, D., (2015). TEMS™ Capacity Manager Dar Es Salam Capacity Analysis Report Prepared for Airtel Tanzania, The University of Adelaide, Reston, VA, USA,
2015 Northcote, B., McMahon, J. J., Costa, A., Warner, N. & Mihailescu, M., (2015). TEMS™ Capacity Manager Capacity Analysis Report Prepared for Zain, Saudi Arabia, The University of Adelaide, Reston, VA, USA,
2015 Northcote, B., Costa, A., Nguyen, H., Warner, N. & FitzGerald, D., (2015). TEMS™ Capacity Manager Mandalay Capacity Analysis Project Validation Report Prepared for Ooredoo Myanmar, The University of Adelaide, Reston, VA, USA,
2015 Northcote, B., McMahon, J. J., Nguyen, H., Brooks, T. & FitzGerald, D., (2015). TEMS™ Capacity Manager Atlanta Capacity Analysis Report Prepared for AT&T USA, The University of Adelaide, Reston, VA, USA,
2015 Northcote, B., Costa, A., Nguyen, H., Warner, N. & FitzGerald, D., (2015). TEMS™ Capacity Manager Mandalay Capacity Analysis Report Prepared for Ooredoo Myanmar, The University of Adelaide, Reston, VA, USA,
2014 Northcote, B., Warner, N., McMahon, J. J., Coyle, A., Costa, A., Mihailescu, M. ... Li, Y., (2014). Devil WCDMA network dimensioning 2014 workshop, Telstra,
2014 Coyle, A., Britton, B., Li, Y., Webb, M. & Northcote, B., (2014). LAND 2072 Modelling & Simulation Services,
2014 Northcote, B., Coyle, A., Nguyen, H. & Naguleswaran, S., (2014). TelAri Analytics LTE Audit of Huawei Network Prepared for Dialog Axiata Sri Lanka, The University of Adelaide,
2014 Nguyen, H. & Costa, A., (2014). SAPN Restoration Analysis Forecast Tool v1.0,
2014 Northcote, B. & Coyle, A., (2014). Modelling Aeromedical Evacuation Services for Aspen Medical 2014 Final Report,
2013 Coyle, A., Webb, M. R. & Britton, M., (2013). LMAES Wireless Technology Study Final Report, DSIC,
2013 Britton, M., Li, Y. & Mihailescu, M., (2013). Timetable Optimisation Analysis and Guide,
2013 Coyle, A. & Northcote, B., (2013). Modelling Aeromedical Evacuation Services for Aspen Medical 2013 Final Report,
2013 Naguleswaran, S. & Coyle, A., (2013). Acumen Data Fraud Detection Report,
2013 Northcote, B., Warner, N., Coyle, A., Costa, A., Mihailescu, M., Nguyen, H. ... Li, Y., (2013). Devil WCDMA network dimensioning 2013 workshop, Telstra,
2013 Britton, M., (2013). Dentistry Clinical Chairs Timetabling Study,
2013 Northcote, B. & Coyle, A., (2013). TelAri Analytics Audit of Huawei and Ericsson Networks Prepared for Maxis Berhad, Malaysia, The University of Adelaide,
2012 Britton, M., Naguleswaran, S., Nguyen, H., Coyle, A., Yates, S. & Mihailescu, M., (2012). FogNet v4.0 User Guide,
2012 Coyle, A. & Northcote, B., (2012). Modelling Aeromedical Evacuation Services for Aspen Medical 2012 Final Report,
2012 Naguleswaran, S. & Britton, M., (2012). Modelling and Analysis of Communication Networks SRA3, DSIC,
2012 Northcote, B., Webb, M. R., Britton, M. & Coyle, A., (2012). JP2047 Defence Tactical Communications Network - Tender Evaluation, Depatment of Defence, DSIC,
2012 Britton, M., Naguleswaran, S., Nguyen, H., Coyle, A., Yates, S. & Mihailescu, M., (2012). FogNet v4.0 User Guide,
2012 Northcote, B., Warner, N., Coyle, A., Costa, A., Mihailescu, M., Nguyen, H. ... Yates, S., (2012). Devil WCDMA network dimensioning 2012 workshop, Telstra,
2012 Webb, M. R. & Coyle, A., (2012). TDL Bakchaul Network Modelling in Support of JP2089, DSTO,
2011 Britton, M. & Northcote, B., (2011). Combat Systems Theme Scoping Study, DSIC,
2011 Coyle, A., Northcote, B. & Britton, M., (2011). Modelling Aeromedical Evacuation Services for Aspen Medical 2011 Final Report,
2011 Naguleswaran, S. & Porter, C., (2011). Facilities and Timetable Modelling - Final Report, The University of Adelaide,
2011 Northcote, B., (2011). Dimensioning WCDMA Networks Final Report, Maxis Malaysia Berhad,
2011 Britton, M. & Li, Y., (2011). ILLUMIN8 Facility Optimisation Study, The University of Adelaide,
2011 Webb, M. R., Yates, S., Porter, C., Britton, M. & Coyle, A., (2011). FLIMSY User Guide,
2011 Coyle, A., Nguyen, H., Naguleswaran, S., Britton, M., Porter, C. & Webb, M. R., (2011). SANLab Year 3 Report,
2010 Priestnall, G., Filippidis, A., Sioutis, C., Webb, M. R., Campbell, P., Scott, W. ... Northcote, B., (2010). JP 2089 Phase 2 DSTO Network Management System Trial Evaluation – Initial Client Report,
2010 Naguleswaran, S., Coyle, A. & Britton, M., (2010). Dynamic Tactical Networking Project Phase 3 Report,
2010 Porter, C. & Naguleswaran, S., (2010). Facilities and Timetable Modelling Final Report, University of Adelaide,
2010 Warner, N., (2010). Kidney Health Australia Final Report,
2010 Northcote, B., (2010). Analysis of expected time between Keno Spot 8 & Spot 9 jackpots in South Australia based on prior Spot 10 analysis, SA Lotteries,
2010 Porter, C., (2010). Gentamicin Dosage Calculator Final Report,
2010 Porter, C., Northcote, B., Britton, M., Warner, N., Webb, M. R. & Yates, S., (2010). FogNet Version 3.0 User Guide,
2010 Coyle, A., Nguyen, H., Naguleswaran, S., Britton, M., Porter, C. & Webb, M. R., (2010). SANLab Year 2 Report,
2010 Britton, M. S., (2010). DEDIR Modelling Report,
2010 Coyle, A., (2010). Satellite Link Analysis for APN Final Report,
2010 Britton, M. & Webb, M. R., (2010). Final Report to DSTO ISR Division for Network Engineering Support to JP 2096 (Surveillance Enhancement) ADIIB Test-bed Experimentation,
2010 Priestnall, G., Filippidis, A., Sioutis, C., Webb, M. R., Campbell, P., Scott, W. ... Northcote, B., (2010). JP 2089 Phase 2 DSTO Network Management System Trial Evaluation – Preliminary Client Report,
2010 Britton, M. & Coyle, A., (2010). Combat Systems Research Proposal Final,
2009 Northcote, B. S. & McMahon, J. J., (2009). 3G Dimensioning Project – Modelling Overview, TRC, Adelaide, Australia,
2009 Webb, M. R. & Northcote, B. N., (2009). Extended Inmarsat GAN Analysis,
2008 Webb, M. R. & Northcote, B. N., (2008). Analysis of ADO Inmarsat Communications,
2007 Northcote, B. S., (2007). 3G Dimensioning Project, TRC, Adelaide, Australia,

Patents

Year Citation
2002 Hunt, D. & Northcote, B.; (2002); Supporting multiple application traffic types over connection oriented networks;
Northcote, B. S. & Tompson, N.; (); System and process for dimensioning a cellular telecommunications network;

Theses

Year Citation
1993 Northcote, B. S.; (1993); Signalling in product form queueing networks;

Internet Publications

Year Citation
2016 FitzGerald, D. & Northcote, B.; (2016); A Call to Action for Improved RAN Management: Using Headroom as Metric for Efficient Wireless Network Expansion;
2015 Northcote, B.; (2015); TEMS™ Capacity Manager: Cost-Efficient Mobile Network Dimensioning;
2015 Northcote, B.; (2015); Defining Capacity in UMTS/LTE Networks from an End User Perspective;
2015 Gabriel, C., Downey, M. & Northcote, B.; (2015); RAN dimensioning Lessons learned by Telstra;

Software

Year Citation
2015 Northcote, B., Warner, N., Coyle, A., McMahon, J. J., Mihailescu, M., Costa, A. ... Britton, M.; (2015); TelAri Analytics v2.0;
2014 Northcote, B. & Coyle, A.; (2014); Aspen Medical WARAME Decision Point Software Tool V3;
2014 Northcote, B., Warner, N., Coyle, A., Yates, S., McMahon, J. J., Mihailescu, M. ... Li, Y.; (2014); TelAri Analytics v1.2;
2014 Nguyen, H. & Costa, A.; (2014); SAPN Restoration Analysis Forecast Tool v1.0;
2013 Coyle, A. & Northcote, B.; (2013); Aspen Medical WARAME Decision Point Software Tool V2;
2013 Northcote, B., Warner, N., Coyle, A., Yates, S., Mihailescu, M., Costa, A. ... Li, Y.; (2013); TelAri Analytics v1.1;
2012 Coyle, A. & Northcote, B.; (2012); Aspen Medical WARAME Decision Point Software Tool;
2012 Britton, M., Naguleswaran, S., Nguyen, H., Coyle, A., Yates, S. & Mihailescu, M.; (2012); FogNet v4.0;
2012 Northcote, B., Warner, N., Coyle, A., Yates, S., Mihailescu, M., Costa, A. ... Li, Y.; (2012); TelAri Analytics v1.0;
2012 Britton, M., Naguleswaran, S., Nguyen, H., Coyle, A., Yates, S. & Mihailescu, M.; (2012); FogNet v4.0;
2011 Webb, M. R., Yates, S., Porter, C., Britton, M. & Coyle, A.; (2011); FLow based Information Management SYstem (FLIMSY);
2011 Coyle, A. & Northcote, B.; (2011); Aspen Medical WARAME Decision Point Software Tool;
2008 Northcote, B. S.; (2008); WCDMA dimensioning tool analysis engine;

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
1994 - ongoing Member IEEE United States
Position
Director
Phone
83136014
Fax
8313 4395
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Ingkarni Wardli
Room Number
5 24
Org Unit
Teletraffic Research Centre

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