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Dr. Hai Dong is currently a senior lecturer (equiv. to associate professor in North America) at the School of Computing Technologies in RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. He is the leader of the Smart Sensing and Services Research Area, the deputy director and co-founder of the CloudTech-RMIT Green Cryptocurrency Joint Research Laboratory (GreenCryptoLab), and a member of the RMIT Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation (CCSRI). Prior to this position, he served as a Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellow in RMIT University and a Curtin Research Fellow in Curtin University, Australia. He received a PhD from Curtin University, a Bachelor's degree from Northeastern University, China, and a Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching (Higher Education) from Swinburne University of Technology. He published a monograph and 120+ (70+ CORE-A*/A/SJR Top-10%) research articles in international journals and conferences, including CACM, CSUR, JCSS, TIE, TII, TMC, TSC, TSE, ASE, ICSOC, ICWS, etc. He received the Best Research Paper Award in ICSOC 2016 and the 2023 RMIT Award for Research Engagement and Impact - Industry Engagement in Graduate Research. He secured 5 million+ research funding from government (i.e., ARC, CRC, CRC-P, and QNRF) and industry (i.e., ANZ, CloudTech, and Telstra) as a chief investigator. He currently chairs the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Task Force on Deep Edge Intelligence. He serves as an editor/guest editor for journals such as CIM and IEEE Access. He has participated in the organising/program committees of 80+ international conferences, including CIKM, ICDM, ICSOC, ICWS, etc. He has been invited to review for 50+ international journals, such as CSUR, TKDE, TOIT, TSC, etc. His primary research interests include: Service-Oriented Computing, Edge Intelligence, Blockchain, AI Security, Cyber Security, Data Science, etc. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the ACM.

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School of Computing Technologies

RMIT University

Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia


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I am looking for highly self-motivated PhD/Master by Research applicants. You are welcome to contact me if you are interested in conducting research in the areas of Distributed Systems, Cyber Security, Blockchain, Machine Learning, and Data Science.

  • Call For 2024 Semester 2 RMIT PhD Stipend Scholarship Application (Domestic and International Only - EoI Deadline: Feb 2024) Note: Applicants need to graduate from a QS Top-100 university with a CGPA of 4.0 (out of 4).
  • Call For 2024 Semester 2 Data61 PhD Scholarships Application (EoI Deadline: Feb 2024) Note: Applications are open to 1) domestic and international students who currently live in Australia, or 2) international students overseas at the time of application, who hold a visa to study in Australia. Applicants must hold a first-class honours (H1) Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the CS/IT research area (completed or near completion)
  • Call For 2024 China Scholarship Council (CSC) PhD Scholarship Application (Chinese Citizens Only - Top-Up Scholarship and Tuition Fee Waiver will be provided) Note: Applicants need to obtain a master's degree in CS/IT from a Chinese university
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