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Research Scientist, CSIRO

Farhad Farokhi is a Research Scientist at Information Security and Privacy Group in CSIRO's Data61 and a Research Fellow at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the University of Melbourne, Australia.

In 2014, he received his PhD degree in Automatic Control from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. Prior to that, he received his BSc and MSc degrees in Electrical Engineering (Automatic Control), respectively, in 2008 and 2010 from Sharif University of Technology, Iran.

During his PhD studies, he was a visiting researcher at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Farhad has been the recipient of the VESKI Victoria Fellowship from the Victorian State Government as well as the McKenzie Fellow and the 2015 Early Career Researcher Award from the University of Melbourne. He was a finalist in the 2014 European Embedded Control Institute (EECI) PhD Award.

His research interests include security and privacy in cyber-physical systems, such as smart grids and intelligent transportation systems.


  • 2018–present
    Research Scientist, CSIRO's Data61
  • 2018–present
    Research Fellow, University of Melbourne
  • 2016–2018
    McKenzie Fellow, University of Melbourne
  • 2014–2016
    Research Fellow , University of Melbourne
  • 2014–2014
    Postdoctoral Fellow, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • 2013–2013
    Visiting Researcher, University of California at Berkeley


  • 2014 
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, PhD in Automatic Control
  • 2010 
    Sharif University of Technology, MSc in Electrical Engineering
  • 2008 
    Sharif University of Technology, BSc in Electrical Engineering