Serdar Boztas has received funding totalling more than $1.6 million and directed multiple projects from the Australian Research Council and the Department of Defence covering various aspects of cyber security, network detection and fusion of information.
He was a research engineer at the Telecom Australia Research Laboratories in 1991–1992 and a lecturer at Monash University during the years 1992–1995. Since 1996, he has been with first the Department of Mathematics and then the School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences, at RMIT University, Melbourne, first as lecturer, then senior lecturer and since 2002 as associate professor of information security. Having co-founded RMIT's Master of Cyber Security program in 2001, he currently holds the position of program maanger. His research interests include coding theory, sequence design, information theory, information security, cryptography and combinatorics.
He has lectured at the UNESCO-CIMPA summer school in Ankara, Turkey, on sequences over rings in 2009 and 2016, and was an invited plenary speaker at the 2013 IEEE Workshop on signal design and applications, which took place in Tokyo, Japan. He has co-edited the proceedings of the 14th and 17th AAECC (Applied Algebra, Algebraic Algorithms and Error Correcting Codes) conferences in Melbourne and Bangalore, respectively. He was a co-organiser of the 2009 Workshop on Sequences Codes and Curves, in Antalya, Turkey, and was the General Chair of ACISP 2011, the 16th Australasian Conference on Information Security and Privacy, held in Melbourne, Australia. He has overseen sessions on Entropy and its Applications, at the World Statistical Congress in 2019 and has also given a keynote talk at the ATTAC 2019 conference in Melbourne.
Serdar Boztaş earned his Bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Southern California, all in Electrical Engineering, in 1983, 1986 and 1990 respectively.