Jennifer Roma Seberry (Wallis)
MSc, PhD, FIMA, FTICA, FACS, CMath, SMIEEE, FIACR, MACM
Professor and Former Head, Department of Computer Science.
Director, Centre for Computer Security Research, University of Wollongong.
Dr Seberry graduated PhD in Computation Mathematics from La Trobe
University in 1971. She has subsequently held positions at the
Australian National University, The University
of Sydney and University College, The Australian Defence Force
Academy, The University of New South Wales.
She has published extensively in Discrete Mathematics
and is world renown for her new discoveries
matrices, orthogonal designs and statistical designs.
In 1970 she co-founded the series
of conferences known as the
xxth Australian Conference on Combinatorial Mathematics and
She started Teaching in Cryptology and Computer Security in 1980.
She is especially interested in cryptographic algorithms,
authentication and privacy,
In 1987 at University College, ADFA, she founded the Centre
for Computer and Communications Security Research to be a resevoir
of expertise for the Australian community.
Her studies of the application of discrete mathematics and
combinatorial computing via bent functions, S-box design, has led
to the design of secure cryptoalgorithms and strong hashing algorithms
for secure and reliable information transfer in networks and
telecommunications. Her studies of Hadamard matrices and orthogonal designs
is applied in CDMA technologies.
In 1990 she founded the AUSCRYPT/ASIACRYPT series of
International Cryptologic Conferences in the Asia/Oceania area.
She has supervised 30 sucessful PhD candidates, has over 350
scholarly papers and six books.