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Nicholas Sheppard

Senior Lecturer in the Practice of Computing, Western Sydney University

Nicholas Sheppard is Senior Lecturer in the Practice of Computing at Western Sydney University. He was previously taught computing and mathematics at the Singapore Institute of Technology, the DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore and Victoria University Sydney. He has published research in digital rights management, privacy and digital watermarking, and has developed software for digital libraries and open data repositories.


  • 2016–present
    Assistant Professor, Singapore Institute of Technology
  • 2012–2015
    Sessional Lecturer, Victoria University Sydney
  • 2012–2014
    Software Engineer, Intersect
  • 2010–2011
    Digital Repository Developer, Queensland University of Technology
  • 2008–2009
    Research Fellow, University of Calgary
  • 2000–2007
    Research Fellow, University of Wollongong


  • 2011 
    Griffith University, Graduate Certificate in Communications
  • 2001 
    University of Sydney, PhD (Computer Science)
  • 1996 
    University of Queensland, Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems)
  • 1996 
    University of Queensland, Bachlor of Science

Professional Memberships

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
  • IEEE Computer Society
  • IEEE Society on the Social Implications of Technology

Research Areas

  • Computer System Security (080303)