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Associate Professor Julian Jang-Jaccard PhD

Associate Professor in Information Technology

School of Natural and Computational Sciences

Julian is an experienced and passionate IT professional whose career has spanned over 15 years across industries, universities, and government research agencies across Australia and NZ. Her core research focuses are; cybersecurity (identity management, intrusion detection, trustworthy system, cloud storage, applied cryptography) and privacy protection techniques (data anonymization and Homomorphic encryption) for big data analytics. She is currently working at Massy as an associate professor. Prior to joining Massey, she was a leading research scientist at CSIRO working on multi-million dollar projects within Australia and across Pacific. Before CSIRO, she was a professional java developer and a certified database administrator. 


Contact details

  • Location: 3.22, INMS
    Campus: East Precinct Albany Campus


  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Sydney (2007)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Exploring opportunities in application development using differential privacy

Evaluation of feasibility for existing data anonymisation techniques for high volume and dynamic big datasets

Development of controlled Data linkability in the case of big data while preventing re-identification and attribute disclosure

Techniques for global identification, data provenance, traceability

Attribute-based-encryption (ABE) for sharing data among different user groups while preserving users’ privacy

Human immunology inspired and behavior-based mobile malware Intrusion Detection


21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Computer Software (080300): Computer System Security (080303): Data Encryption (080402): Data Format (080400): Distributed Computing (080500): Health Informatics (080702): Information And Computing Sciences (080000): Library and Information Studies (080700): Networking and Communications (080503)


identity management, intrusion detection, trustworthy system, cloud storage, applied cryptography, data anonymization, searchable encryption

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Not Specified 1 0
Project Leader 5 0

Current Projects

Project Title: Advanced security technologies for the internet of things

Date Range: 2018 - 2021

Funding Body: University of Canterbury

Project Team:

Research Outputs

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

  • 158.235 Networks, Security and Privacy
  • 158.738 Implementation and Management of Systems Security

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 4 1
Co-supervisor 1 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Jinting Zhu - Doctor of Philosophy
    Artificial Intelligence approaches for malware detection
  • Tui Wei - Doctor of Philosophy
    Outlier Detection UsingMSD-Kmeans for Large-Scale IoT Datasets
  • Sibghat Bazai Sibghat Ullah - Doctor of Philosophy
    Building a privacy-preservation model for Hadoop platform
  • Mehmood Baryalai - Doctor of Philosophy
    A Platform for Practical Homomorphic Encryption in Neural Network Classification

Co-supervisor of:

  • Jiangzhang Gan - Doctor of Philosophy
    Sparse feature selection on big data

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2019 - Hooman Alavizadeh - Doctor of Philosophy
    Effective Security Analysis for Combinations of MTD Techniques on Cloud Computing

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