Dr Frank den Hartog

Frank den Hartog
Campus Visitor
PhD, MSc, SMIEEE

UNSW Canberra
Northcott Dr, Campbell
Building 15, Room 203

+61 466 104 404
+61 2 6268 8816

Frank den Hartog is an Associate Professor at UNSW Canberra, and a Senior Scientist with DoVes Research, specialising in complex networked systems research and analysis, with a particular interest in Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) security.

Between 2003 and 2016 he was a Senior Scientist at the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO, and studied Future Internet architectures and heterogeneous consumer networking. Before joining TNO he worked for the Dutch incumbent telecommunications operator KPN, where he pioneered the home networking and IoT research area. He obtained a PhD in physics from Leiden University, and an MSc from Eindhoven University of Technology.

During his long career in the industry he acquired and managed numerous large collaborative research projects, e.g. in the European Framework Program (Horizon 2020), and held various leadership positions. From 2012-2016 he was Chair of the Technical Working Group of the worldwide Home Gateway Initiative (HGI) industry consortium. His innovations in home networking have been recognised with academic as well as industry awards.

He has been a guest lecturer at various European universities, and successfully supervised two PhD students in the Netherlands. He co-authored over 150 peer-reviewed scholarly articles, patent applications, and contributions to standardisation bodies. He is a co-editor of 7 international telecommunications standards.

My field of R&D is “Complex networked systems research and analysis”. This includes novel architectures, security by design, business models, business requirements, user requirements, standardization (and its economic impact), protocol design, and application design. I am particularly challenged by trying to bridge the worlds of research, standardization and exploitation in this field. Key fields of investigation include:

* Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)
* Smart Home Networking
* Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Software-Defined Networking (SDN), and Device Abstraction
* Heterogeneous Networking
* Network Diagnostics and Management
* Standardization

Tutor of ENGN 3230 "Engineering Innovation" (2017)
Tutor of ENGN 4221 "Systems Engineering Project" (2017 and 2018)
Convener of ZEIT 2104 "Computers and Security" at UNSW Canberra (2018)
Convener of ZEIT 8020 "Cyber Offence: Threats and Opportunities" at UNSW Canberra (2019)
Convener of ZEIT 8030 "Big Data and Decision Analytics for Security" at UNSW Canberra (2019)

Before joining the ANU, I was a recurrent IEEE Tutorial presenter at the International IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC), and a recurrent Guest Lecturer at Delft University of Technology (and occasionally at various other highly-ranked Dutch and Belgian universities). I successfully supervised 7 Masters/Honours students and 2 PhD students. I have been a member of 6 PhD Exam Committees.

I have been a member of numerous conference steering committees, organizing committees and technical program committees, and have been a reviewer for various journals.

* "How should the FTTx investments be recouped?", blog on TelSoc website, 12 April 2017, https://telsoc.org/comment/730#comment-730
* "Impact of Google & Amazon in the Smart Home remains to be seen: insights from HGI", CONNECTIONS Industry Insights, 23 October 2015, https://www.parksassociates.com/blog/article/impact-of-google---amazon-i...

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