Matthew Sorell

Dr Matthew Sorell

Senior Lecturer

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Research services in a range of telecommunications, multimedia, and forensic investigation, may be arranged through the University of Adelaide.

My specific areas of consulting experience are:
1. Telecommunications, particularly the intersection between technology, commercial operations, and regulations. This includes international experience in 3G licensing and strategy in Italy, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan and Australia; and advising a number of innovative start-ups in telecommunications and information systems.

2. Regulation and policy in related areas, with experience at the Australian Commonwealth level across multiple agencies.

3. Cyber crime and digital forensic investigation. This includes expert witness work in criminal cases, assisting both police and defence; and some work in civil courts. Work has included cryptanalysis of PGP, validation of images, research in image and video provenance, etc. In 2008 and 2009 I founded and was general chair of the International Conference on Forensic Analysis and Techniques in Telecommunications, Information and Multimedia (eForensics). Since 2013 I have been an invited academic observer at the UNODC Intergovernmental Experts Group on Cybercrime in Vienna. Since 2017 I have been an invited academic member of the INTERPOL Digital Forensics Experts Group. In 2018 I received a High Commendation for Developing Emerging Sources of Digital Investigation at the International Digital Investigation and Intelligence Awards.

I also have a keen interest in the cyber defence and IT innovation sector in Estonia. In 2015 I became an e-Resident of the Republic of Estonia.

Research services in a range of telecommunications, multimedia, and forensic investigation, may be arranged through the University of Adelaide.

My specific areas of consulting experience are:
1. Telecommunications, particularly the intersection between technology, commercial operations, and regulations. This includes international experience in 3G licensing and strategy in Italy, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan and Australia; and advising a number of innovative start-ups in telecommunications and information systems.

2. Regulation and policy in related areas, with experience at the Australian Commonwealth level across multiple agencies.

3. Cyber crime and digital forensic investigation. This includes expert witness work in criminal cases, assisting both police and defence; and some work in civil courts. Work has included cryptanalysis of PGP, validation of images, research in image and video provenance, etc. In 2008 and 2009 I founded and was general chair of the International Conference on Forensic Analysis and Techniques in Telecommunications, Information and Multimedia (eForensics). Since 2013 I have been an invited academic observer at the UNODC Intergovernmental Experts Group on Cybercrime in Vienna. Since 2017 I have been an invited academic member of the INTERPOL Digital Forensics Experts Group. In 2018 I received a High Commendation for Developing Emerging Sources of Digital Investigation at the International Digital Investigation and Intelligence Awards.

I also have a keen interest in the cyber defence and IT innovation sector in Estonia. In 2015 I became an e-Resident of the Republic of Estonia.

Available on Request

I am currently teaching

ELEC ENG 1100 Analog Electronics (with Braden Phillips and the team)

ELEC ENG 3108 Telecommunications Principles (also as ELEC ENG 7083 part A)

ELEC ENG 4054 Telecommunications Systems (also as ELEC ENG 7081 and ELEC ENG 7083 part B)

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Principal Supervisor Information Security - Incident Visualization Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Luke Jennings
    2015 Principal Supervisor Efficient Threat Assessment of Video Streams in Cyber-Security Applications Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Benjamin James Agnew
    2013 Principal Supervisor Design of a Cognitive Radio Network (Practical & Commercially Viable) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Madhulika Tripathi
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Towards a Unified Theory of Sensor Pattern Noise: An analysis of Dark Current, Lens effects and Temperature Bias in CMOS Image Sensors Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Richard Henry Edwin Matthews
    2010 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Techniques for Quality of Service Improvement in Internetworks Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jianghe Zhou
    2009 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Bio-Inspired Vision Model Implementation In Compressed Surveillance Videos Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Saman Poursoltan
    2008 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Adaptive Topologies - Improving Wireless Networks Through the Use of Additional Nodes and Power Control Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Robert Anthony Hunjet
    2005 - 2010 Principal Supervisor A Spatial Scalable Video Coding with Selective Data Transmission using Wavelet Decomposition Master of Engineering Science Master Full Time Miss Lakshmi Veerapandian
    2004 - 2011 Principal Supervisor Signalling Requirements for Smart Pricing in Mobile Telecommunications Systems Master of Engineering Science Master Part Time Mr Dat Vo
    2003 - 2005 Co-Supervisor Embedded Watermarking for Image Verification in Telemedicine Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Dominic Osborne
    2003 - 2007 Principal Supervisor Multimedia Transaction Tracking from a Mutual Distrust Perspective Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Angela Wong
    2003 - 2007 Co-Supervisor Wireless Optimisation Based on Economic Criteria Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Siew Hew
    2003 - 2007 Principal Supervisor The Mesh -A Universally Integrated Design Approach for Device Control Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Martin Strange
    2002 - 2007 Co-Supervisor An Admission Control Problem for 802.11 Wireless Networks Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Jack Sudarev
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  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2019 - ongoing Advisory Board Member FORMOBILE Scientific Advisory Board Hochschule Mittweida / Horizon 2020 Germany
    2018 - ongoing Co-Chair SA Node Advisory Board - AustCyber AustCyber Australia
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83133226
  • Email: matthew.sorell@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4360
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ingkarni Wardli, floor 3
  • Room: 3 37
  • Org Unit: School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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