Swinburne receives funding to stop data leaks

The Australian Research Council (ARC) has awarded $950,000 in funding to two Swinburne research projects – one aimed at detecting and preventing data leaks and another on optimising innovation in large organisations within the global marketplace.

The ARC’s Linkage Projects funding was announced by the Minister for Education Dan Tehan, allocating a total of $6 million in funding to 14 research partners.

Tehan said the scheme brings together higher education and industry to conduct research into pressing issues that affect Australians.

“These collaborations will make a difference to the lives of everyday Australians.”

Swinburne deputy vice-chancellor Professor Aleksandar Subic said the projects demonstrate Swinburne’s commitment to transforming industries, shaping lives and communities through world-class research.

“These projects build on Swinburne’s reputation as a leader in innovation and further bolster our partnerships with industry and community,” said Subic.

“This support will see our researchers remain at the forefront of cybersecurity and advanced manufacturing, and I look forward to seeing the economic and social impact resulting from this research.”  

Protecting cloud data from leaks

A project exploring how the leak of sensitive cloud data threatens public and private organisations as well as their employees and clients, was awarded $540,000.

Its aim is to develop a secure solution that can detect and prevent the leak of data in real-time.

Swinburne’s Professor Jinjun Chen is an investigator on the project and Joowing Australia is a partner.

Coordinating innovation in multinational organisations

A project investigating global supply chain challenges for manufacturing companies in Australia was awarded $411,343.

The project will seek to identify the optimal design for coordinating innovation in globally-dispersed organisations.

Data will be collected from the international research arm of The Boeing Company, Boeing Global Technology.

Swinburne’s Professor Dean Lusher and Professor Michael Gilding are investigators, in partnership with The Boeing Company and University of Kentucky.