Robin Braun

Robin Braun
University of Technology Sydney | UTS · School of Electrical and Data Engineering

B.Sc(Hons), M.Sc(Eng), PhD

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Introduction
I am professor of Communications and Networks at UTS. My special interest are advanced networking. And, in particular, Software Defined Networks.
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July 1998 - present
University of Technology Sydney
Position
  • University of Technology, Sydney
July 1998 - present
University of Technology Sydney
Position
  • University of Technology, Sydney
July 1986 - July 1998
University of Cape Town
Education
January 1983 - June 1986
University of Cape Town
Field of study
  • Communications Engineering
February 1981 - November 1982
University of Cape Town
Field of study
  • Communications Engineering
September 1977 - May 1980
University of Brighton
Field of study
  • Electronics

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Publications (217)
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Graphene is one of the most promising two-dimensional nanomaterials with broad applications in many fields. However, the variations and fluctuations in the material and geometrical properties are challenging issues that require more concern. In order to quantify uncertainty and analyze the impacts of uncertainty, a stochastic finite element model (...
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In this paper we present a new ABM model of Directed Diffusion using NetLogo that allows to study the impact of energy usage for various transmission activities. Furthermore we developed two new derivatives of this model of Directed Diffusion that could lead to energy saving in practical applications. We call these Lazy Diffusion and Gradient Diffu...
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Core wavelength division multiplexed (WDM) networks are widely used to provide fixed physical connectivity and bandwidth to the logically connected upper electronic layer devices using optical signals. However, growing demands for bandwidth-intensive applications and cloud-based services push optical networks carriers’ to provide scalable and flexi...
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Electro-migration (EM) induced by electric current under the conditions of multi-physical fields in integrated circuits and electronic packaging is a crucial factor that affects reliability and safety of the entire system. The uncertainty quantification and propagation in the EM process are the challenging issues that deserve more attention. In thi...
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Evidence suggests that, regardless of the number of technical controls in place, organizations will still experience security breaches. Organizations spend millions of dollars on their cyber security infrastructure that includes technical and non-technical measures but mostly disregarded the most important asset and vulnerability the human.
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The ball grid array (BGA) is a type of popular and competitive package in electronic flip-chip packaging due to its feasibility in high density integrated circuits and convenience in the product design process. However, the effects of geometrical parameters on the product reliability and safety under complicated operating situations are not clear....
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IT infrastructure and systems are made up of technical as well as social systems that work in alliance to ensure that organization's goals and objectives are met. Security controls and measures are developed and used to guard data and information systems of the organization. The breaches of Cyber security are primarily caused by the misuse of infor...
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Studio-based learning is gaining currency in university engineering education programmes. It is widely argued that this practice-oriented, collaborative approach to developing professional, teamwork and interpersonal skills is needed to prepare the future workforce. In this paper, students’ expectations and perceptions of a first-year studio were e...
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Moving objects tracking is very important in intelligent systems. Two dimensional Beamforming technologies have been applied to create images, with additional information such as ranges and radial velocities. Most radars use two dimensional full array to sense the target. To achieve high resolution, with the increasing sensor number, the sampling a...
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Device to Device communication, which is mostly known as D2D communication is considered an integral part of the next generation (5G) telecommunication network system. However, it is still a challenge how to manage the devices while they are in moving condition. Only a few papers highlighted this problem and yet to come up with a reliable solution....
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The uncertain and unavoidable vacancy defects in graphene have the inevitable influence in the extraordinary intrinsic in-plane strength. In this paper, the equivalent Young's modulus is derived from the strain energy as an important factor to evaluate the stiffness of the entire graphene based on the mechanical molecular theory. The location of va...
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Due to the inevitable presence of random defects, unpredictable grain boundaries in macroscopic samples, stress concentration at clamping points, and unknown load distribution in the investigation of graphene sheets, uncertainties are crucial and challenging issues that require more exploration. The application of the Kriging surrogate model in vib...
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Studio-based learning is not new to computing education, however as the ecosystem of available Open Educational Resources (OERs) expands, the capacity and desire for student self-directed learning is growing. However increasing student autonomy in how and when learning takes place creates challenges around assessment. This paper introduces the desi...
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This paper presents a new OpenFlow controller: the Distributed Active Information Model (DAIM). The DAIM controller was developed to explore the viability of a logically distributed control plane. It is implemented in a distributed way throughout a software-defined network, at the level of the switches. The method enables local process flows, by wa...
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Timber utility poles play a significant role in the infrastructure of Australia as well as many other countries for power distribution and communication networks. Due to the advanced age of Australia’s timber pole infrastructure, substantial efforts are undertaken on maintenance and asset management to avoid any failures of the utility lines. Never...
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Future fit demand combined with a flexible technical solution that is by latest wireless technology stands for. Estimating of the user's location is going to be an integral system with the upcoming mobile technology. This chapter shows some techniques for estimating the direction of arrival (DOA) with mathematical elaboration and simulation results...
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Several Simulation and emulation tools such as the OMNeT++ INET Framework and Mininet have been developed to evaluate the performance of Software-Defined Networking (SDN). A major challenge is how to analyse the obtained performance results of data transmission for these tools. These challenges include scaling to large networks, testing the correct...
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Images usually refer to video images which capture the density of light in each pixels. Instead of density of light, there are many other measurements we can use to sense the objects. For example, radar can sense the intensity of the reflected microwave or acoustic signal at each location. In this chapter, we review and describe new methods for usi...
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Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is an emerging programmable network architecture, where network control plane is decoupled from forwarding plane. The first standardize communication interface defined between the controls and forwarding layers of the SDN architecture is known as OpenFlow. OpenFlow is a key enabler for SDN that allows direct manipu...
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In machine vision and robotic system, moving object tracking is an important issue. Much research effort has been put to subtract moving objects from background and find out the location, speed and features of the objects. Variety of image processing methods and variety of sensors have been applied. Especially, radar and acoustic radar system have...
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Timber utility poles represent a significant part of Australia's infrastructure for power distribution and communication networks. Due to their advanced age, significant efforts are undertaken to prevent utility lines from failure. However, the lack of reliable tools for assessing the condition of in-service poles seriously jeopardizes the maintena...
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Information Centric Networking (ICN) is an innovative direction for next generation networks. It is a concept of networking paradigm which is considered as a new technique for future search activities. ICN is based on caching contents in several nodes and replicating these contents. It provides contents requested by users from the nearest node inst...
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Due to the increasing demand of wireless services, mobile technology has rapidly progressed towards the fourth generation (4G) networking paradigm. This generation will be heterogeneous in nature and it can be achieved through the integration of different Radio Access Technologies (RATs) over a common platform. Common Radio Resource Management (CRR...
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The evolution of wireless networks has led to the deployment of different Radio Access Technologies (RATs) such as UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access Network (UTRAN), Long Term Evolution (LTE), Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) and Mobile Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) which are integrated through a common platform. Common Radi...
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Software-defined networking (SDN) is a relatively advanced method for implementing communication networks. SDN separates the decision maker, called the control plane, which decides where packets are sent, from the underlying infrastructure, called the data plane, which forwards packets to the decided destination. A newly emerging standard for SDN i...
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Telecommunication networks need to support a wide range of services and functionalities with capability of autonomy, scalability and adaptability for managing applications to meet business needs. Networking devices are increasing in complexity among various services and platforms, from different vendors. The network complexity is required experts'...
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The evolution of wireless networks has led to the deployment of different Radio Access Technologies (RATs) such as GSM/EDGE Radio Access Network (GERAN), UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access Network (UTRAN) and Long Term Evolution (LTE). Next Generation Wireless Networks (NGWNs) are predicted to interconnect various Third Generation Partnership Project (3...
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Over the past twenty years, network technology has been improved rapidly in term of speed, performance, component, and functionalities. Therefore, a number of different types of network devices have been developed; this led to an increase in the complexity of network systems. Traditional network structures are inadequate to meet today requirements....
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Telecommunication networks need to support a wide range of services and functionalities with capability of autonomy, scalability and adaptability for managing applications to meet business needs. Networking devices are increasing in complexity among various services and platforms, from different vendors. The network complexity is required experts’...
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Timber utility poles represent a significant part of Australia's infrastructure for power distribution and communication networks. Due to the advanced age of Australia's timber pole infrastructure, significant efforts are undertaken by state authorities on maintenance and asset management to prevent utility lines from failure. However, the lack of...
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This paper covers aims and objectives, the approaches, shared experiences and issues faced in teaching and learning of the ICT Analysis and ICT Design pair of subjects within the core block of ICT Engineering courses at the Faculty of Engineering and IT, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) in Australia. Both practice based subjects, synthesize i...
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The use of an open-source, virtual stock exchange simulators can be seen as a viable alternative for various learners to train trading practice without risking loses of real funds. At present, there is a shortage of suitable tools that could allow entry level users to engage in a real market trading after gaining a certain degree of confidence from...
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Auditory neuroscience often involves the collection of experiment data from test subjects in the form of non-invasive Auditory Brainstem Responses (ABR). These ABRs are most often used to gauge a subjects hearing threshold. Although rarely; they can be analysed further. Research into ABRs has shown that the presence of brain damage or tumours may b...
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OpenRoads or OpenFlow Wireless is an open-source platform for deploying an innovative and realistic strategy for different services in wireless networks. It provides a wireless extension for OpenFlow. It is developed to support existing Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) and Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) networks. It can...
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Mobile Internet Protocol (IP) has been developed to maintain permanent IP addresses for mobile users while they are moving from one point to another where the Mobile Terminal (MT) device will have two IP addresses: a static home address and a care-of address which will be changed and re-attached at each point of the movement of the MT. However, a l...
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OpenFlow is the first standardization of Software Defined Networks. OpenFlow approach, however, has number of limitations: it restricts its use within a single-domain, it is not scalable, and it does not adapt well to changes in local environments. We evaluate the number of approaches to solve these limitations, and propose DAIM model (Distributed...
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OpenFlow is the first standardization of Software Defined Networks. OpenFlow approach, however, has number of limitations: it restricts its use within a single-domain, it is not scalable, and it does not adapt well to changes in local environments. We evaluate the number of approaches to solve these limitations, and propose DAIM model (Distributed...
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There is a dependency between packet-loss and the delay and jitter time-series derived from a telecommunication link. Multimedia ap-plications such as Voice over IP (VoIP) are sensitive to loss and packet recovery is not a merely efficient solution with the increasing number of Internet users. Predicting packet-loss from network dynamics of past tr...
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Given a set of sensors or cluster of sensors S located at different points or nodes in the ordinary space. Any sensor measures one or more values, such as Temperature. We assume that the information from all sensors at dierent positions in the space is transmitted to a Gateway node as a probabilistic phenomena, not in a deterministic way. The measu...
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The Fourth Generation of wireless network (4G) is a heterogeneous network where different Radio Access Technologies (RATs) are integrated. This requires a need for Common Radio Resource Management (CRRM) to support efficient utilization of radio resources and to provide the required Quality of Service (QoS) for allocated calls. RAT selection algori...
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The Fourth Generation of wireless network (4G) is a heterogeneous network where different Radio Access Technologies (RATs) are integrated. This requires a need for Common Radio Resource Management (CRRM) to support efficient utilization of radio resources and to provide the required Quality of Service (QoS) for allocated calls. RAT selection algori...
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This paper describes the methodology of applying Business Process Reengineering and Total Quality Management principles to a model a telecommunications service and infrastructure provider company. By applying these principles to existing processes this paper aims to provide redefined and reengineered processes for consideration of implementation in...