Dr. Sharif Abuadbba

Senior Research Scientist - Cybersecurity, CSIRO's Data61

Dr Sharif Abuadbba has a PhD in computer security from RMIT University, Australia 2017. Sharif has 30+ publications and submissions in high-quality venues. Sharif, a senior research scientist within CSIRO’s Data61, has recently helped to define Data61 Cyber Security CRC projects by extensive engagement with industry partners, such as Deception as a Service, Smart Shield and AU Triage, which received funding in excess of  $2.5M. He is leading Smartshield and AU Triage ($1.5M). Those projects leverage the AI for cyber defence and now have 1 filed patent. He successfully attracted +$0.5M in scholarship funding and currently supervises 4 PhD students from Monash, UoA, UNSW and RMIT universities. Before CSIRO’s Data61, Sharif won the Eureka innovation award 2018 for EyeCura Pty Ltd’s cybersecurity startup, inspired by his PhD work. He led EyeCura to produce two novel online products on App Store (https://apple.co/3JuinHC), Google Play (https://bit.ly/eyecura)  used by +10K users now. Sharif has previously worked with California-based technology company AgilePQ Inc as a senior R&D scientist and contributed to 3 US IP patents in cybersecurity (US11018854B2, US10587399B2, US20170353302A1). Sharif was recently Interviewed by both the Australian (https://bit.ly/the_australian/) and ZDnet (http://bit.ly/ZD_net) about his work at CSIRO on AI security called DangerousCloak. He is a program committee member in a few decent venues such as CCGrid 2022, AISC 2022, IEEE CIC 2021, WISE 2021, ICCCN 2021. He is also a regular reviewer at a few top venues such as IEEE TDSC, IEEE TIFS, and IEEE TSC.