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Lecturer (Assistant Professor), The University of Melbourne

Farhad Farokhi received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Sharif University of Technology in 2008 and 2010, respectively, the Ph.D. degree from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in 2014.

In 2014, he joined The University of Melbourne, where he is currently a Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor in North America). From 2018-2020, he was also a Research Scientist at the CSIRO's Data61. In 2013, he held a Visiting Researcher position at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Farokhi has been the recipient of the VESKI Victoria Fellowship from the Victoria State Government, Australia, and the McKenzie Fellowship and the 2015 Early Career Researcher Award from The University of Melbourne. He has been involved in multiple projects on data privacy and cyber-security funded by the Australian Research Council, the Defence Science and Technology Group, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Department of Environment and Energy, and the CSIRO. He is the associate editor for IET Smart Grid and Results in Control and Optimization.


  • 2020–present
    Lecturer (Assistant Professor), University of Melbourne
  • 2018–2020
    Research Scientist, CSIRO's Data61
  • 2018–2020
    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

Professional Memberships

  • IEEE, Senior Member

Research Areas

  • Data Encryption (080402)
  • Control Systems, Robotics And Automation (090602)
  • Calculus Of Variations, Systems Theory And Control Theory (010203)
  • Coding And Information Theory (080401)
  • Signal Processing (090609)