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Associate Professor Ben Soh Associate Professor, Comp Sci & Info Tech

Associate Professor Ben Soh obtained his PhD in Computer Science & Engineering (in the area of Secure and Fault-Tolerant Computing under the tutelage of Prof TS Dillon) from La Trobe in 1995. Since then, he has successfully supervised to completion nine PhD students and published more than 160 peer-reviewed research papers. He has made significant contributions in the following research areas: Fault-Tolerant and Secure Computing, Cloud Computing, Information Systems Research, Pervasive Wireless Network Communications, and Business Process Management.

In addition he has been successful in numerous competitive research grants: Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant (worth more than $161,000, excluding Telstra's in-kind contribution), two ARC Small Grants (total $16,000), Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing (VPAC) Expertise Grant ($50,000), Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) Grant ($41,000), three Australia Automotive Collaborative Research Centre (AutoCRC) Grants ( total $15,000), Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI) travel grant ($4,000), two La Trobe Block Grants (total $5,552), La Trobe e-Research Grant ($8160) and four Faculty Research Grants (total $4,000). In addition, he was also involved in the Centre for Technology Infusion initiated AutoCRC Visionary Project on Intelligent Transport System.

Associate Professor Ben Soh held various senior positions in the Department of CS & IT: Acting Head of Department (Jun-Dec 2007), Deputy Head of Department (2003-2007), and Director of Undergraduate and Diploma Studies (2001-2010). Currently he acts as Postgraduate IT Coursework Coordinator/Adviser.

Further areas of study include: Fault-Tolerant Computing (Cyber Security, Reliability and Availability), Cloud Computing, Data Security and Privacy Preservation Query Management, Business Process and Workflow Management, Pervasive Computing, SNS and Educational Technology..

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