Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Richard Matthews is Lecturer and PhD Student at the University of Adelaide. His research areas are broadly related to the emerging fields of Cyber. Specifically, his specialisations include the forensic identification of digital image sensors using sensor pattern noise, wearables, social engineering and advanced manufacturing technologies including additive manufacturing.
Prior to joining the academy, he served in the Royal Australian Air Force as an Officer and received the Australian Defence Medal. He received a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with honours in 2014 from the University of Adelaide. He has been a casual academic with the University of Adelaide since 2015 and is currently teaching courses relating to 3D prototyping, design and additive manufacturing with the University's Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre. He has previously served on the University's Academic Board and is currently serving his second elected term as a member of the University of Adelaide's governing council.
- My Research
- Grants and Funding
- Professional Activities
My current research areas focus on cybersecurity interests with honours students working on the security of children's wearables and forensic interests looking to exploit dark current of CMOS image sensors as a unique identifier to combat child exploitation material.
Honours Research projects seeking collaboration:
- Copyright and 3D Printing - A comparison of the current patent system and how creative commons can address issues of ownership.
- How can you beat online piracy and make money from 3D models by sharing online when the very nature of the internet is open?
- SLA/DLP printing in multilayer resins - A study of light ray dispersion using lenses to harden multilayered resins of different curing wavelength.
- Can a lens be used to split light into different wavelengths using the natural dispersion properties of the resins commonly used in SLA/DLP printing to speed up manufacturing by increasing the layer depth?
- Adaptive Manufacturing STL Store - an online marketplace of curated digital blueprints that meet international and Australian standards for manufacturing.
- How is this possible? What sort of consumer change would be needed to drive such a marketplace? Could the success of iTunes bundled with the iPod be used to drive the next S curve of innovation in 3D Printing?
- 3D Scanning
- Forensic applications of 3D scanning technologies including and not limited to VR reconstruction and comparisons between photogrammetry and laser scanning methods.
Date Position Institution name 2018 Sessional Lecturer University of Adelaide 2015 - 2018 Tutor and Practical Demonstrator The University of Adelaide 2012 - 2015 RnD Engineer AZZO Technologies
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2018 Scholarship Simon Rockcliff Defence Science Technology Group Australia AUD 4000 2007 Honour Australian Defence Medal Royal Australian Air Force Australia —
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2014 University of Adelaide Australia BElec(Hons)
Year Citation 2019 Matthews, R., Sorell, M., & Falkner, N. (2019). Isolating lens effects from source camera identification using sensor pattern noise. Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences.
2018 Matthews, R. H. (2018). How silent signals from your phone could be recording and tracking you. The Conversation. 2018 Matthews, R. H. (2018). Proposed new regulations for 3D printed medical devices must go further. The Conversation. 2017 Matthews, R. H. (2017). Everyone falls for fake emails: lessons from cybersecurity summer school. The Conversation. 2017 Matthews, R. (2017). Explainer: how law enforcement decodes your photos. 2017 Matthews, R. (2017). The legal minefield of 3D printed guns. The Conversation : academic rigour, journalistic flair, Available online February 3, 2017. 2015 Matthews, R. (2015). The Playboy centrefold at the centre of computer science. The Conversation, (May 11). — Matthews, R., Sorell, M., & Falkner, N. (n.d.). An Analysis of Optical Contributions to a Photo-Sensor's Ballistic
— Matthews, R., Sorell, M., & Falkner, N. (n.d.). Rethinking Image Sensor Noise for Forensic Advantage. — Matthews, R., Sorrel, M., & Falkner, N. (n.d.). Determining Image Sensor Temperature Using Dark Current. — Matthews, R., Sorell, M., & Falkner, N. (n.d.). Reverse Engineering the Raspberry Pi Camera V2: A study of Pixel
Non-Uniformity using a Scanning Electron Microscope.
Year Citation 2018 Matthews, R. H., Sorell, M., & Falkner, N. (2018). Thermal Effects of Dark Current on Blind Source Camera Identification. In Proceedings of the 4th Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Workshop 2018 (pp. 37-41). Tallinn University of Technology. 2018 de Vries, S., Grozinger, F., Williams, B., Sorell, M., & Matthews, R. (2018). Penetration Testing of the SpaceTalk Tracking Watch. In Proceedings of the 4th Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Workshop 2018. Tallinn University of Technology. 2018 Castignani, G., Shanmuganathan, N., Sharifi, N., Sorell, M., & Matthews, R. H. (2018). Security Framework for Children’s Safety Watches. In Proceedings of the 4th Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Workshop 2018 (pp. 54-56). Tallinn University of Technology. 2018 Jennings, L., Singh, I., Sorell, M., Matthews, R. H., Eggendorfer, T., & Hovhannisyan, K. (2018). Improving the technical functionality of children’s tracking watches. In Proceedings of the 4th Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Workshop 2018. Tallinn University of Technology. 2018 Matthews, R. H., Sorell, M., & Falkner, N. (2018). Isolating Lens Effects from Source Camera Identification using Photo-Response Non-Uniformity Noise. In 24th International Symposium of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society. Perth, Australia. 2017 Matthews, R., Sorell, M., & Falkner, N. (2017). Isolating Lens Aberrations within Fixed Pattern Noise. In Proceedings of the 3rd Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Workshop 2017 (pp. 21-24). online: Tallinn University of Technology.
- $15,000, ANZPAA NIFS Grant to conduct research into 3D scanning and forensic digital reconstruction methods, 2018.
- $4,000, Simon Rockcliff Travel Grant; used to travel to Estonia to present at ICR2018 with Tallinn University of Technology and visits for collaboration to NATO CCDCoE, ENFSI - EKEI and industry partners relating to dark current research, image forensic capabilities and child exploitation, 2018.
Course Co-Ordinator for ENTREP 2051/7051 Prototyping: Possibilities to Product.
Tutor/practical demonstrator within the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering with experience in the following subjects:
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering IB
- Analogue Systems
- Digital Systems
- Digital Electronics
- Signals and Systems
Other Supervision Activities
Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name 2018 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Penetration Testing of the SpaceTalk Tracking Watch The University of Adelaide — Honours Full Time de Vries S 2018 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Security Framework for Children’s Safety Watches University of Adelaide — Honours Full Time Castignani G 2018 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Security Framework for Children’s Safety Watches The University of Adelaide — Honours Full Time Shanmuganathan N 2018 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Security Framework for Children’s Safety Watches The University of Adelaide — Honours Full Time Sharifi N 2018 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Penetration Testing of the SpaceTalk Tracking Watch The University of Adelaide — Honours Full Time Williams B 2018 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Improving the technical functionality of children’s tracking watches The University of Adelaide — Honours Full Time Jennings L 2018 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Improving the technical functionality of children’s tracking watches The University of Adelaide — Honours Full Time Singh I
Date Role Board name Institution name Country 2017 - 2020 Member University Council University of Adelaide Australia 2016 - 2016 Member Academic Board The University of Adelaide Australia
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2018 - 2018 Member Transforming Student Experience Committee University of Adelaide Australia 2017 - 2019 President Executive Adelaide Postgraduate Student Association Australia 2017 - 2019 Member Student Affairs Committee Unviersity of Adelaide Australia
Date Role Membership Country 2018 - ongoing Member Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society Australia 2010 - ongoing Member Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Australia 2009 - ongoing Member The Institute of Engineers Australia Australia
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