The Centre for Distributed and Intelligent Technologies, based in the School of Computer Science at the University of Adelaide, conducts research into the challenges of building large, complex distributed systems, within modern and emerging environments. We explore a range of research topics within this space, including networks, complex systems, parallel and distributed algorithm design, security within distributed and virtual environments, and modelling and analysis of distributed systems. We also explore how the Internet of Things and Pervasive Computing can be harnessed to address emerging social and data analysis problems.

The Centre for Distributed and Intelligent Systems is divided into several research projects, with identified project leaders listed for each project area. We work extensively with industry, with strong collaborative partnerships within Defence, including DSTO, Health Industry partners, and with significant funding from the ARC and other competitive funding bodies.

We are always interested in talking to students or collaborators about potential projects – if you are interested in talking to us about a potential project, or to find out more about what we do, please contact the project leader for the project area you are interested in.

Project Leaders

  • A/Prof Katrina Falkner (Modelling and Analysis)
  • Dr Nick Falkner (Networks)
  • Dr Damith Ranasinghe (Ubiquitous Computing)
  • Prof Hong Shen (Algorithms)
  • Dr Claudia Szabo (Complex Systems)
  • Dr Yuval Yarom (Security)

Academic Staff

  • Dr Cruz Izu
  • Dr Cheryl Pope

Research Associates & Staff

  • Dan Fraser
  • Marianne Rieckmann
  • Xianzhi Wang
  • Cathlyn Aston
  • Camilla Beck
  • Matt Hart

Research Students