Nickolas Falkner

Associate Professor Nickolas Falkner

Associate Professor

School of Computer Science

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

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


Associate Professor Falkner is the Director of the Australian Smart Cities Consortium at the University of Adelaide and a member of the Computer Science Education Research Group.

He is an award-winning teacher and conducts research into a number of areas: computer network design and development, network security, privacy preservation, blockchain technologies, the Internet of Things and educational research, with a focus on increasing student participation, retention, and enthusiasm. He works extensively in education beyond the traditional borders of the University and is heavily involved in the University’s AdX initiative, as well as the Computer Science Educational Research centre’s series of Digital Technologies MOOCs to support teachers across Australia.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 Associate Professor The University of Adelaide, Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia PhD
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 Co-Supervisor Unified Theory of Sensor Pattern Noise for Forensic Image Provenance Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Richard Henry Edwin Matthews
    2016 Co-Supervisor Computer Aided Formative Assessment in Collaborative Software Development Assignments Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Hamid Tarmazdi
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2014 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Device-free Human Localization and Activity Recognition for Supporting the Independent Living of the Elderly Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Wenjie Ruan
    2014 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Auto Configuration of Critical Network Infrastructure Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Dinesha Ranathunga
    2014 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Community Detection in Complex Networks Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ba Dung Le
    2013 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Privacy Preserving Neighbourhood-based Collaborative Filtering Recommendation Algorithms Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Zhigang Lu
    2013 - 2015 Co-Supervisor A computational model for task-adapted knowledge organisation: improving learning through concept maps extracted from lecture slides Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Thushari Atapattu
    2012 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Semantic Component Selection Based on Non-Functional Requirements Master of Science in Mathematical and Computer Sciences Master Part Time Mr Amir Kanan Kashefi
    2011 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Managing Data Dynamics, Streams and Sharing in the Internet of Things Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yongrui Qin
  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 83136185
  • Email: nickolas.falkner@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4366
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ingkarni Wardli, floor 4
  • Room: 4 39
  • Org Unit: School of Computer Science

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