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Professor of Distributed Systems & Chair in Applied Data Sciences, Queensland University of Technology

Raja Jurdak is Professor of Distributed Systems and Chair in Applied Data Sciences at Queensland University of Technology. His main research interest is around dynamic network modelling. Networks and network science provide powerful representation of physical and logical relationships to gain insights into a broad range of systems, from communication and cyber-physical systems and Internet of Things to individual and entity relationship networks and interactions to guide value-creating decisions. He is particularly interested in delivering end-to-end trust in data and systems involved in distributed networks, using tools such as blockchain and distributed ledger technology, understanding network dynamics driven by mobility to forecast diffusion processes, such as disease spread, and sustainable in-situ intelligence in networks.

From 2008 to 2019, Prof. Jurdak was at CSIRO, where he established and led the Distributed Sensing Systems Group that spans Brisbane, Hobart, and Canberra, and is one of the leading large scale sensing group worldwide. He currently maintain a visiting scientist role with the DSS Group. Prof. Jurdak has a PhD in Information and Computer Science at University of California, Irvine in September, an MS in Computer Networks and Distributed Computing from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UCI, and a BE in Computer and Communications Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at the American University of Beirut.

Prof Jurdak has over 150 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications, as well as a book published by Springer in 2007 titled Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks: A Cross-Layer Design Perspective. He serves on the editorial board of 4 international journals, and he regularly serves on the organising and technical program committees of international conferences (WoWMoM, IEEE Blockchain, DCOSS, RTSS, Sensapp, Percom, EWSN, ICDCS). Prof Jurdak is an Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland, and Conjoint Professor at University of New South Wales. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.


  • 2019–present
    Professor, Queensland University of Technology


  • 2005 
    University of California, Irvine, PhD/Information and Computer Sciences