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Nicholas Patterson

Associate Director of Future Technologies, Deakin University

Nick Patterson is an Associate Director of Future Technologies at RMIT University, where he is responsible for providing strategic leadership that drives growth and engagement.

My expertise is underpinned by a PhD in cyber security which was awarded the Alfred Deakin medal and I also have a range of advanced micro-credentials in Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Communication, Teamwork, Data Analytics, Innovation, Digital Literacy and Digital Learning.

I thrive on the challenge of explaining complex theory and practice to diverse audiences which has been formally recognised with three awards for teaching excellence in 2016/2017 and 2018.

You can view one of my free online cyber security course at https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/cyber-security-business

Experience

  • 2014–present
    Senior lecturer, Deakin University

Education

  • 2019 
    Deakin University, Digital Literacy Advanced
  • 2018 
    ISACA, Cyber Security Nexus (CSX)
  • 2018 
    Blockchain Council, Certified Blockchain Expert
  • 2017 
    Deakin University, Innovation Advanced
  • 2017 
    Deakin University, Communication Advanced
  • 2013 
    Deakin University, PhD

Publications

  • 2019
    An Improved Authentication Scheme for Internet of Vehicles Based on Blockchain Technology, https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8681097
  • 2017
    A cyber-threat analytic model for autonomous detection of virtual property theft, https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/ICS-11-2016-0087

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Improving student engagement through the integration of emerging and future technologies in education
    Role:
    Researcher
    Funding Source:
    Deakin University
  • 2017
    Developing a platform to support virtual reality ‘learning atoms’ for teaching and learning in higher education
    Role:
    Researcher
    Funding Source:
    Deakin University
  • 2017
    Supporting older people with increased access to work through Deakin Professional Credentials
    Role:
    Project Manager
    Funding Source:
    Lord Mayors Charitable Foundation

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Information Security Association

Honours

Alfred Deakin Medalist and Deakin Award for Teaching Excellence in 2016/17/18/19