Surya Nepal is a Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO Digital Productivity Flagship. His main research interest is in the development and implementation of technologies in the area of distributed systems including Web Services, Cloud Computing and Big Data, with a specific focus on security, privacy and trust. He obtained his BE from National Institute of Technology, Surat, India; ME from Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand; and PhD from RMIT University, Australia. At CSIRO, he undertook research in the area of multimedia databases, web services and service oriented architectures, social networks, and security, privacy and trust in collaborative environment and cloud systems, and big data platforms. He has more than 100 publications to his credit. Many of his works are published in top international journals and conferences such as VLDB, ICDE, ICWS, SCC, CoopIS, ICSOC, International Journals of Web Services Research, IEEE Transactions on Service Computing, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Processing, ACM Transaction on Internet Technology and ACM Computing Survey. Some of them have attracted over 100 citations.
Surya leads a distributed systems security team at CSIRO comprising 7 research staff and 6 PhD students. He is a co-inventor of two patents including Trust Extension Device (TED) that provides portable and mobile trusted computing environment in an un-trusted host. He has edited two books including “Security, Privacy and Trust in Cloud Systems”.Surya has edited many international journal special issues such as “Trusting Social Web” for Springer WWW Journal and “Security, Privacy and Trust in Cloud Systems” for International Journal of Cloud Computing. He serves as program chairs and program committee members in many international conferences and workshops. He has also delivered talks/tutorials/keynotes on trusted distributed systems in national and international avenues.