Research


University of Adelaide Researcher Profile

I am currently engaged as a Research Associate at the University of Adelaide. A full description of my current research activities can be found on my institutional researcher profile.

This can be accessed at:https://researchers.adelaide.edu.au/profile/richard.matthews


PhD Thesis

My thesis was academically approved on the 8th of April 2019 and can be accessed here.


My Research Global Grand Challenges:

I believe that as our economies pivot from systems reliant on growth to one driven by the creation of knowledge, research will become pivotal to the advancement of societal welfare. To this end,  I focus on adaptive challenges in my research.

My current focuses are:

  • Space Security
    • How do we elevate the global space industry to a mature level of digital security?
  • People Culture, and Cyber:
    • Can we ever approach the “human factor” in the digital security problem?
  • Image Forensics
    • How can we solve the content moderation problems introduced by societies rapid uptake of social media? Can we ever resolve the chaos introduced by fake news, deep fakes or whatever the next iteration of this chaos will be?
    • Technical work addressing scientific assumptions based on sensor pattern noise methodologies of image identification.

Please contact me to discuss projects in the above areas.


Active Student Research Programs:
  • Forensic applications of 3D scanning technologies including and not limited to VR reconstruction and comparisons between photogrammetry and laser scanning methods.
  • Reliability and Trust in Global Navigation Satellite Systems.

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

You can find my latest preprints on ResearchGate.


Journals

2019

[2019.1] Matthews, R. H., Sorell, M., & Falkner, N.  (2019)  Isolating lens effects from source camera identification using sensor pattern noise, Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, DOI: 10.1080/00450618.2019.1569133

[2019.2] Matthews, R. H., Sorell, M., & Falkner, N.  (2019)  An analysis of optical contributions to a photo-sensor’s ballistic fingerprints. Digital Investigation28 (March 2019), 139-145. DOI: 10.1016/j.diin.2019.02.002


Conference Abstracts

2019

[2019.1] Matthews, R. H., Sorell, M., & Falkner, N.  (2019)  Exploiting Dark Current for Forensic Image Identification, In Proceedings of the 5th Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Workshop 2019. TBA. online: Tallinn University of Technology.

[2019.2] Tang, J., Walsh, G., Sorell, M., Matthews, R. H.(2019)  Forensic Applications of 3D Scanning, In Proceedings of the 5th Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Workshop 2019. TBA. online: Tallinn University of Technology.

[2019.3] Shelby-James, L., Norman, S., Matthews, R. H., Sorell, M.  (2019)  Reliability and Trust in Global Navigation Satellite Systems, In Proceedings of the 5th Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Workshop 2019. TBA. online: Tallinn University of Technology.

[2019.4] Matthews, R. (2019), How Big Tech Police the Internet, TEDxUniSA. TBA

2018

[2018.1] Matthews, R. H., Sorell, M., & Falkner, N. (2018). Thermal Effects of Dark Current on Blind Source Camera Identification. In Proceedings of the 4th Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Workshop 2018 (pp. 37-41). online: Tallinn University of Technology.

[2018.2] Matthews, R. H., Sorell, M., & Falkner, N. (2018). Isolating Lens Effects from Source Camera Identification using Photo- Response Non-Uniformity Noise. In 24th International Symposium of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society. Perth, Australia.

[2018.3] de Vries, S., Grozinger, F., Williams, B., Sorell, M., & Matthews, R. (2018). Penetration Testing of the SpaceTalk Tracking Watch. In Proceedings of the 4th Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Workshop 2018. Tallinn University of Technology.

[2018.4] Castignani, G., Shanmuganathan, N., Sharifi, N., Sorell, M., & Matthews, R. H. (2018). Security Framework for Children’s Safety Watches. In Proceedings of the 4th Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Workshop 2018 (pp. 54-56). Tallinn University of Technology.

[2018.5] Jennings, L., Singh, I., Sorell, M., Matthews, R. H., Eggendorfer, T., & Hovhannisyan, K. (2018). Improving the technical functionality of children’s tracking watches. In Proceedings of the 4th Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Workshop 2018. Tallinn University of Technology.

2017

[2017.1] Matthews, R., Sorell, M., & Falkner, N. (2017). Isolating Lens Aberrations within Fixed Pattern Noise. In Proceedings of the 3rd Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Workshop 2017 (pp. 21-24). online: Tallinn University of Technology.


Grants, Funding and Awards

Total Funding: $166,485
Three Year Average: $43,418
Five Year Average: $33,297

2019 total: $56,491

  • $48,000, Industry Funded Postdoctoral Researcher as part of a larger grant, 2019.
  • $8,491, Australian Postgraduate Award, per annum funding until 2019.
  • Semi-Finalist, Channel Seven South Australian Young Achiever Awards.

2018 total: $47,082

  • $27,082, Australian Postgraduate Award, per annum funding until 2019.
  • $15,000, ANZPAA NIFS Grant to conduct research into 3D scanning and forensic digital reconstruction methods, 2018.
  • $4,000, Simon Rockcliff Travel Grant; used to travel to Estonia to present at ICR2018 with Tallinn University of Technology and visits for collaboration to NATO CCDCoE, ENFSI – EKEI and industry partners relating to dark current research, image forensic capabilities and child exploitation, 2018.
  • $1,000, Walter and Dorothy Duncan Trust Travel Grant, 2018.

2017 total: $26,682

  • 26,682 Australian Postgraduate Award, per annum funding until 2019.

2016 total: $26,288

  • $26,288, Australian Postgraduate Award, per annum funding until 2019.

2015 total: $9,942

  • $9,942 Australian Postgraduate Award, per annum funding until 2019.