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Associate lecturer, University of Adelaide

Dr Richard Matthews (BE(Hons) PhD MAICD MIEAust) focuses on the intersection of cybersecurity and forensics. He completed his PhD at the University of Adelaide, Australia with a thesis titled "Towards a Unified Theory of Sensor Pattern Noise: an analysis of dark current, lens effects and temperature bias in CMOS Image Sensors." He writes on the topics of cybersecurity and forensics.


  • 2020–present
    Associate lecturer, University of Adelaide
  • 2019–2020
    Postdoctoral research associate, University of Adelaide
  • 2017–2020
    Councillor, University of Adelaide
  • 2015–2019
    Casual Academic, University of Adelaide
  • 2015–2019
    PhD Candidate, University of Adelaide
  • 2017–2018
    Academic Consultant, Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre, University of Adelaide


  • 2019 
    University of Adelaide , Doctorate in Electronic Engineering
  • 2014 
    University of Adelaide, Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Hons)


  • 2019
    An analysis of optical contributions to a photo-sensor's ballistic fingerprints, Digital Investigation
  • 2019
    Isolating lens effects from source camera identification using sensor pattern noise, Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    Comparison of methods for 3D evidence reconstruction
    Primary Investigator
    Funding Source:
    National Institute of Forensic Sciences

Professional Memberships

  • Institution of Engineers Australia
  • Australian and New Zealand Forensic Sciences Society
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors


Australian Defence Medal