On November 30, 2022, the Editorial Office of Journal of Surveillance, Security and Safety (JSSS) had the great honor to conduct a special interview with Prof. Willy Susilo (School of Computing and Information Technology, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia).
Guest Moderator Dr. Weizheng Wang (Department of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China) and Prof. Susilo had a wonderful academic discussion.
Prof. Susilo just was recognized as the top leader Australian Researcher in computer security and cryptography in The Australian newspaper’s annual list based on his many outstanding achievements in computer security and cryptography. More details: https://www.uow.edu.au/media/2022/uow-researchers-named-australias-best-in-14-fields-.php. He currently serves as Associate Editor of JSSS to support the development of the journal. During this interview, he shared his deep insights into the field of computer security and cryptography, and discussed recent research with Dr. Wang, an outstanding young scholar with a passion for this field.
Here are the details of the interview:
1. Congratulations that you are recognized as the top Australian Researcher in computer security and cryptography! Could you please share with us the key to your success? Or what was the defining moment that led you to your field?
2. Could you please talk about your current progress in computer security and cryptography?
3. As an outstanding expert, what are your greatest pleasures and scientific achievements?
4. What advice would you give to other early career scientists in starting their research journey?
5. What research goal do you want to achieve in the next five years?
Prof. Willy Susilo is a Distinguished Professor, an IEEE Fellow, an IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) Fellow, and an ACS (Australian Computer Society) Fellow at the School of Computing and Information Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences at University of Wollongong, Australia. Also, he is the Head of the School of Computing and Information Technology and the Director of the Institute of Cybersecurity and Cryptology, University of Wollongong, Australia. Prof. Susilo received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Wollongong, Australia. He has authored or co-authored over 300 research papers in the area of cybersecurity and cryptology. His main research interests include cybersecurity, cryptography, and information security. His work has been cited over 13,000 times in Google Scholar. He has served as a program committee member at dozens of international conferences. He was previously awarded the prestigious ARC Future Fellow by the Australian Research Council and the Researcher of the Year Award in 2016 by the University of Wollongong. Furthermore, he was named as top Australian Researcher in computer security and cryptography in 2022.
Respectfully Submitted by the Editorial Office
Journal of Surveillance, Security and Safety