Hung Nguyen

Associate Professor Hung Nguyen

Grant-Funded Researcher (D)

School of Computer Science

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD, but is currently at capacity - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Hi, I am an associate professor and the leader of the Defence, Cyber and Space theme, the faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences (ECMS), the University of Adelaide.

I'm leading a research group on Cyber-AI with a special focus on network fragility and security at the University of Adelaide, Australia.

Prospective students (2021-4-16): We are offering generous research scholarships (PhDs and Masters) and summer research scholarships (undergraduates) on applying Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning and Game Theory to solve problems in network (anti)fragility and security.

Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia who are acceptable as candidates for a PhD/Master by Research degree at the University of Adelaide.

Please contact me directly with your CV if interested.

Short Bio: I completed my PhD in Computer Science and Telecommunications at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland (EPFL). Prior to that, I received the B.Eng. degree in Information Technology and Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Adelaide, Australia and completed the Pre-Doctoral school in communication systems at EPFL.

I am interested in formal models and tools for computer networks.  My research spans several areas in communication and information networking, including (but not limited to): Provable Network Security; Software-Defined Networking; Cellular and Ad Hoc Networks; Network Design, Configuration and Routing; and  Network Measurement and Tomography.

My paper on network auto-configuration in 2010 started the Autonetkit software (ANK). ANK is currently being used as the auto-configuration tool for the Cisco VIRL simulation and emulation environment. See for example here

The Internet Topology Zoo that I helped build  is widely used in all areas of networking research and development worldwide and has been cited  almost 1000 times.

My tomography papers were nominated for awards at major networking conferences. 

Find out more about my research publications at my Google scholar page.



  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Principal Supervisor Scalable Hypergame models and solutions for Autonomous Cyber Operations. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Quang Huy Ngo
    2022 Principal Supervisor Algorithms for the Analysis of Network Robustness Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Ms Yumeng Zhang
    2022 Principal Supervisor Characterising Cyber Environments and Assets using Graph Modelling and Machine Learning Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Ben Luo
    2022 Principal Supervisor Autonomous Decision Making in Time-Varying Cyber Environments Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Mr Sunny Sharma
    2021 Co-Supervisor Distributed intelligence in smart satellites Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr James John Cormack
    2021 Principal Supervisor Automated cyber operations: new reinforcement learning models and attacker considerations Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Blake Edward Donnelly
    2021 Co-Supervisor Algorithms and Equilibrium Computation for Defending Active Directory Style Attack Graphs Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Jialiang Li
    2021 Principal Supervisor Hannan Consistent Countermeasures Against Non-Stationary Adversarial Attacks on Autonomous Cyber Operations Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Nhat Dao Anh Nguyen
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2015 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Adaptive Reinforcement Learning for Heterogeneous Network Selection Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Duong Duc Nguyen
    2015 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Community Detection in Complex Networks Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ba Dung Le
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2004 - ongoing Member IEEE
    2004 - ongoing Member Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Position: Grant-Funded Researcher (D)
  • Phone: 83136214
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ingkarni Wardli, floor 5
  • Org Unit: School of Computer Science

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