Professor Matthew Roughan

I’m a Professor at the University of Adelaide in the School of Mathematical Sciences, and a CI in the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS).

Research Interests

  • Networks: in the past this was mostly computer networks, but these days it includes social networks, biological networks, …
  • When you look at networks, there are quite a few pieces:
    • Traffic (traffic analysis, traffic matrices, anomaly detection, …)
    • Topology (estimation, and synthesis)
    • Performance analysis (queueing theory and beyond)
    • Routing (measurement and formal design)
    • Security (formally provable properties of architectures)
  • I’m interested in measurement/estimation, modelling and control of all of the above
  • The tools we use come from graph theory, stochastic modelling, statistics, abstract algebra, formal methods, signal processing, …, i.e., whatever is needed but with an emphasis on rigour.

Brief Bio

I obtained my PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Adelaide in 1994. I have since worked for the

  • Co-operative Research Centre for Sensor Signal and Information Processing (CSSIP), in conjunction with DSTO
  • at the Software Engineering Research Centre at RMIT and the University of Melbourne, in conjunction with Ericsson
  • at the AT&T Shannon Research Labs in the United States.

For the last decade or so I have worked at the School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Adelaide, in South Australia.

Contact Information

Matthew Roughan
School of Mathematical Sciences
University of Adelaide, SA, 5005
Australia

Phone: +618 8313 6282
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