Richard Matthews is a Lecturer and PhD Student at the University of Adelaide. His research areas are broadly related to the emerging fields of Cyber. Specifically, his specialisations include the forensic identification of digital image sensors using sensor pattern noise, wearables, social engineering and advanced manufacturing technologies including additive manufacturing.

Before joining the academy, he served in the Royal Australian Air Force as an Officer and received the Australian Defence Medal. He received a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with honours in 2014 from the University of Adelaide. He has been a casual academic with the University of Adelaide since 2015 and is currently teaching courses relating to 3D prototyping, design and additive manufacturing with the University’s Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre. He has previously served on the University’s Academic Board and is currently serving his second elected term as a member of the University of Adelaide’s governing council.

My Research Global Grand Challenges:
  • Border Security and Counterterrorism:
    • Using technology to deny, disturb, disrupt though the specific use of IMINT, GEOINT, OSINT and communication in public-private channels; including novel cryptography and steganography.
  • Sex Trafficking:
    • Using technology to deny, disturb, disrupt, the illegal trade of humans for sex trafficking especially when related to child exploitation or abuse material.
  • People and Culture, and Cyber:
    • How to deal with the “human factor” in the information security problem. Including the study of policies, procedures and business environments.

Please contact me to discuss projects in the above areas.

Active Research:
  • Forensic applications of 3D scanning technologies including and not limited to VR reconstruction and comparisons between photogrammetry and laser scanning methods.

An up-to-date publication list can be downloaded here

A BibTeX file containing all of my publications or media appearances can be downloaded here.

Richard Matthews on ResearchGate