Centre for Defence Communications and Information Networking
The Centre for Defence Communications and Information Networking at the University of Adelaide was formed in 2006 in recognition of the growing importance of advanced telecommunications and information networking to Australia's Defence and Security.
The strength of the University of Adelaide's commitment is reflected in the $500,000 grant provided to establish the Centre for Defence Communications and Information Networking (CDCIN).
CDCIN, in collaboration with the Institute for Telecommunications Research at UniSA, BAE Systems, Cisco and ASC has been awarded a major grant by the South Australian Government's Premier's Science and Research Fund.
The Centre's aims are:
- To be a focus for advanced defence communication and information networking engineering, research and development.
- To act as a major independent source of network and system design and analysis expertise for the defence industry by linking academic research to defence industry capability needs.
- To provide a guaranteed source of advanced capability in communications and information systems.
- To ensure the ongoing existence and growth of capability in defence communications networking through extended continuing education and training programs.
Our success in establishing a reliable, independent source of capability to Defence and defence industry is reflected in our collaborations, which have included:
- Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO)
- Defence Materiel Organisation
- BAE Systems Australia
- Cranfield University
- Defence SA
For more information you can view a copy of the CDCIN brochure.
We are assisted in our endeavours by the CDCIN Steering Committee, comprising:
- Chair: Mr Michael Clifford, Senior Defence Adviser - Asia Pacific, IBM Global Services
- Dr Bruce Northcote, Director, CDCIN, University of Adelaide
- Mr Paul Arthur, Business Development Manager - Defence, Adelaide Research and Innovation
- Mr Neil Bryans, Executive Director, Counter Terrorism and Security Technology Centre, DSTO
- Prof Peter Dowd, Exec Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, University of Adelaide
- Dr Warren Harch, Deputy Chief Defence Scientist (Information and Weapons Systems), DSTO
- Mr John Teager, Director - Business Development, Defence SA
- Prof Andrew Parfitt, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Division of IT, Engineering and the Environment, UniSA
- Mr Kim Scott, Director, Joint Business Unit, BAE Systems
- Ms Susan Andrews, Business Advisor - ICT & Services, Innovate