National Security Science & Technology Forum
Special Annual Forum for Practitioners & RESEARCHERS
Thursday, 9 May 2019 0930 -1700, Qt canberra
In today's world, knowledge of how Science and Technology (S&T) can help safeguard our national security is vital. There are many synergies to be explored between researchers and practitioners. With a role of leading and coordinating a Whole of Government approach to National Security, the Research Network Secure Australia (RNSA) and the National Security Science and Technology Centre (NSSTC) within the DST Group are keen to shape current and future S&T endeavours in this important area.
The National Security Science and Technology Forum will provide participants with a valuable overview of state-of-the art case studies, modelling tools and research projects in areas covering cyber-security, bio-security, biometrics, forensics, social influence, and protective structures and materials. Threats to national security may include terrorist attacks, malevolent and insider attacks, and military threats to personnel or infrastructure.
Leading practitioners, researchers from traditional and non-traditional scientific research organizations including academic and industry sectors are encouraged to attend.
Opening Keynote — Artificial Intelligence and Conflict — Professor Mark Briers, Programme Director for Defence and Security and Co-Chair of the Programme Committee, The Alan Turing Institute, U.K
Advanced Cyber Operations Analysis: A Missing Link in Australian Education — Professor Greg Austin, UNSW Cyber, University of New South Wales, Canberra
Chemical and Biological Science and Technology Support to National Security — Dr Susan Shahin, Defence Scientist - Defence Science & Technology Group (DST)
Quantifying Uncertainty in Complex Computational Models — Dr Gentry White, Senior Lecturer and former Senior Research Fellow in the School of Mathematical Sciences at Queensland University of Technology
Defence Infrastructure in an Uncertain World — Professor Mark Stewart, The University of Newcastle
Facial Recognition for Niche Applications in National Security — Dr Rebecca Heyer, Defence Science & Technology Group (DST)
Ensuring Structurally Resilient and Safe Prefabricated Structures in Natural Disasters and Extreme Events — Professor Tuan Ngo, Director, Advanced Protective Technologies for Engineering Structures (APTES) Group, The University of Melbourne
Understanding the uncertainty of risk in transport security systems — Shreemen Prabhakaran, Edith Cowan University
Extending Geoscience Australia’s Blast Loss Capability to Meet Emergency Management Needs — Dr Ken Dale, GeoScience Australia
Impact behaviour of lightweight ballistic composites with different matrix materials — Dr Hongxu Wang, UNSW Canberra
A vision for mobile cryptographic technology in safeguarding data supply chains — Stephen Wilson, Lockstep Technologies
Fees are designed for the Forum to break even:
$195 for full-time students / $295 for forum presenters / $395 for forum delegates