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Lecturer in Computer Science, Monash University

Dr Carlo Kopp has been a part time computer science academic at the Clayton School of IT, Monash University, since 2000, following 15 years in the computer industry, where he worked primarily as a computer hardware designer and programmer in realtime embedded code and operating systems.

Dr Kopp's research interests in computing and information theory include operating systems / machine architecture and performance, network performance esp. ad hoc networks, tropospheric microwave propagation, computational modelling of radar and radar cross section, electromagnetic weapons effects and hardening, and the information theoretical foundations of deception mechanisms, strategy and interactions in social systems.

He has also been highly active as a defence analyst and strategist since 1980, and co-founded the independent Air Power Australia military think tank in 2004. He was a Visiting Research Fellow at ADFA (UNSW) in 2004, and an Adjunct Research Fellow at Monash Asia Institute between 2005 and 2010, both appointments in strategy research.

Dr Kopp is a Fellow of the Lean Systems Society, an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics , a Senior Member of the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and a Member of the Association of Old Crows. In 2010, Dr Kopp received the Australian Industry Certificate award from the Association of Old Crows, primarily for his work in public education.

His current publications tally, across all publication categories and research disciplines, is in excess of 670 articles.

His non-academic interests included flying competition aerobatics, during the early 1990s, and he has also worked as a semi-professional photographer since 1981.


  • 2000–present
    Lecturer in Computer Science, Monash University
  • 2004–present
    Head of Capability and Strategy Research, Editor-in-Chief, Air Power Australia
  • 2005–2010
    Research Fellow (Hon), Regional Military Strategy, Monash Asia Institute
  • 2004–2005
    Research Fellow (Visiting), Air Power and Military Strategy, Australian Defence Studies Centre (UNSW@ADFA)


  • 2000 
    Monash University, PhD
  • 1997 
    Monash University, MSc, Computer Science
  • 1984 
    University of Western Australia, BE(Hons)

Research Areas

  • Aerospace Engineering (0901)
  • Electrical And Electronic Engineering (0906)
  • Defence Studies (160604)
  • Other Information And Computing Sciences (0899)
  • Distributed Computing (0805)