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.


I am an associate professor in the school of computer science and the leader of the Information warfare and advanced cyber theme within the Defence trailblazer, 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. Our research evolves around developing autonomous and provable cyber defensive techniques for networks. This means building and configuring systems that are secure by design and training trustworthy AI agents to help defend networked systems. By employing tools from graph theory, game theory and AI/ML we are able to develop practical solutions that help human operators deal with the complexity, fast-paced and deceptive nature of the cyber environments.

Prospective students (2022-11-11): 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.

Please contact me directly with your CV if interested.

Short Bio: A/Prof Hung Nguyen is the theme leader for the Information Warfare and Advanced Cyber theme for the Defence trailblazer, the University of Adelaide. He has an excellent track record in working with Industry and in developing academic-industry collaborations. Over the last 15 years, he has been leading more than 15 successful projects delivering solutions in network security, modelling and simulation of networked systems for Defence and Industry. He has worked both in start-ups (Telari); consulting to leading telecom and solution providers such as Telstra, CSL, AT&T and CISCO; and providing security and modelling solutions for Australian Defence Force and Cybersecurity SMEs. He has published more than 80 publications on these topics at prestigious international journals and conferences.

Since 2009, I have been developing autonomous and provable techniques for securing the information environment. This means building and configuring systems that are secure by design, not just addressing problems when they strike. By leveraging tools from graph theory, game theory and AI/ML we build practical solutions that help human operators deal with the complexity, fast-paced and deceptive nature of the cyber environments. Our research program is supported by multiple grants from Defence and the Australian Research Council - current projects are shown below.

Current Projects

For details of these projects, please contact me directly.

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  more than 1200 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
  • Email: hung.nguyen@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ingkarni Wardli, floor 5
  • Org Unit: School of Computer Science

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