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James H. Hamlyn-Harris

Adjunct Fellow, Computer Science and Software Engineering, Swinburne University of Technology

James started his career in little factories in Melbourne's inner suburbs. He then talked his way into a degree in Metallurgy back when UNIX was young. By the time the Commodore 64 was the best selling computer in the world he started a research Masters on metallic glass. The spectroscopy was analysed with an Apple ||. By the time the the IBM PC got to 4MHz he was doing a PhD on ceramics. He worked in publishing (Ventura Publisher), electronics manufacturing (in a really tiny factory) back when the Atari ST was really good. By the time Windows 3.1 was a thing he was doing research at Swinburne into tool wear (and consulting for bigger factories in Melbourne's outer suburbs). He taught materials science and manufacturing from Windows 95 to Windows 2000, and then picked up a second Masters degree (Internet computing) and started teaching computer science using XP and Red Hat 7. By the time Vista was out he was learning eForensics and teaching programming and computer security. James is now retired but still teaches a bit of cybersecurity in his dotage.
The picture looks nothing like him.


  • 1992–present
    Academic, Swinburne University of Technology


  • 2012 
    Swinburne University of Technology, Graduate Certificate in eForensics
  • 2006 
    Swinburne University of Technology, Master of Information Technology (Internet Computing)
  • 1993 
    University of Queensland, Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering)
  • 1986 
    RMIT, Master of Applied Science
  • 1984 
    RMIT, Bachelor of Applied Science

Research Areas

  • Information And Computing Sciences (08)