Tim Lynar

Senior Lecturer

I am a researcher and practitioner in Cyber security and Computer Science, with a passion for innovation. I have a strong record in development, research, and innovation. With proven experience in research and development with a specialised focus in Cyber security, IoT, modelling, resource allocation, simulation, and high-performance distributed computing; combined with exceptional experience in networking, and systems administration. I possess a diverse breadth of industry experience with both local and world-leading institutions, reinforced with sophisticated technical knowledge of both existing and emerging trends and concepts.

 

My current research interests include:

The application of machine learning to cyber security and the application of the epidemiological approach to cyber security.

Research Interests

  • Cyber security
  • Modelling & Simulation
  • Statistical & Data Analysis
  • Network & Systems Administration
  • High-Performance Distributed Computing
  • Machine learning
Conference Papers
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Modini J; Van Zomeran M; Fowler S; Joiner K; Lynar T, 2020, 'Rising to the Challenge of Insider Threats for Middle Powers', in Payne BK; Wu H (ed.), Academic Conferences and Publishing International Ltd, Norfolk, Virginia, pp. 521 - 529, presented at 15th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, Norfolk, Virginia, 12 March 2020 - 13 March 2020, https://www.academic-conferences.org/conferences/iccws/
2020
Modini J; Lynar T; Sitnikova E; Joiner K, 2020, 'Applications of Epidemiology to Cyber Security', Chester, U.K., presented at 19th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, Chester, U.K., 25 June 2020 - 26 June 2020
2020
Jalali F; Lynar T; Smith OJ; Kolluri RR; Hardgrove CV; Waywood N; Suits F, 2019, 'Dynamic Edge Fabric EnvironmenT: Seamless and Automatic Switching among Resources at the Edge of IoT Network and Cloud', in Proceedings - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Edge Computing, EDGE 2019 - Part of the 2019 IEEE World Congress on Services, pp. 77 - 86, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EDGE.2019.00028
2019
Lynar T; Jalali F; Kolluri RR; Smith OJ; Suits F, 2018, 'Machine Learning Assisted Heuristic Approach for Optimal Task Deployment in Hybrid Cloud/Edge Environments', Stockholm, Sweden, presented at Workshop on AI for Internet of Things, Stockholm, Sweden, 13 July 2018 - 15 July 2018, https://www.zurich.ibm.com/AI4IoT/2018/AI4IoT-18_Lynar.pdf
2018
Jalali F; Smith OJ; Lynar T; Suits F, 2017, 'Cognitive IoT gateways: Automatic task sharing and switching between cloud and Edge/Fog computing', in SIGCOMM Posters and Demos 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 SIGCOMM Posters and Demos, Part of SIGCOMM 2017, pp. 121 - 123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3123878.3132008
2017
Salehi M; Rusu LI; Lynar T; Phan A, 2016, 'Dynamic and robust wildfire risk prediction system: An unsupervised approach', in Proceedings of the ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, pp. 245 - 254, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2939672.2939685
2016
Lynar TM; Herbert RD; Simon ; Chivers WJ, 2010, 'Reducing grid energy consumption through choice of resource allocation method', in Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing, Workshops and Phd Forum, IPDPSW 2010, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IPDPSW.2010.5470911
2010
Lynar TM; Herbert RD, 2009, 'Allocating grid resources for speed and energy conservation', in 6th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications, ICITA 2009, pp. 55 - 60
2009
Lynar TM; Herbert RD; Simon ; Chivers WJ, 2009, 'Why decide: Is a user's estimation of job completion time useful in grid resource allocation?', in 18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM09 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation: Interfacing Modelling and Simulation with Mathematical and Computational Sciences, Proceedings, pp. 1031 - 1037
2009
Lynar TM; Herbert RD; Simon ; Chivers WJ, 2009, 'Why decide: Is a user's estimation of job completion time useful in grid resource allocation?', in 18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM 2009 - International Congress on Modelling and Simulation: Interfacing Modelling and Simulation with Mathematical and Computational Sciences, Proceedings, pp. 1031 - 1037
2009
Herbert RD; Lynar TM, 2009, 'A comparison of economic resource allocation mechanisms in grids of e-waste computers', in Proc. 9th WSEAS Int. Conf. Simulation, Modelling and Optimization, SMO '09, 5th WSEAS Int. Symp. Grid Computing, Proc. 5th WSEAS Int. Symp. Digital Libraries, Proc. 5th WSEAS Int. Symp. Data Mining, pp. 41 - 46
2009
Lynar TM; Herbert RD; Chivers WJ, 2008, 'Implementing an agent based auction model on a cluster of re-used workstations', in 5th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications, ICITA 2008, pp. 642 - 646
2008
Lynar TM; Herbert RD; Chivers WJ, 2007, 'Implementing an agent based auction model on a cluster of inexpensive heterogenous workstations', in MODSIM07 - Land, Water and Environmental Management: Integrated Systems for Sustainability, Proceedings, pp. 1947 - 1953
2007
Journal articles
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Moustafa N; Hassan M; Choo K-KR; Lynar T; Camtepe S; Whitty M, 2021, 'DAD: A Distributed Anomaly Detection system using ensemble one-class statistical learning in edge networks', Future Generation Computer Systems, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.future.2021.01.011
2021
Samarasinghe D; Barlow M; Lakshika E; Lynar T; Moustafa N; Townsend T; Turnbull B, 2021, 'A Data Driven Review of Board Game Design and Interactions of Their Mechanics', IEEE Access, vol. 9, pp. 114051 - 114069, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3103198
2021
Modini J; Lynar T; Sitnikova E; Joiner K, 2020, 'The Application of Epidemiology for Categorising DNS Cyber Risk Factors', International Journal of Computers and Communications, vol. 8, pp. 12 - 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/jcc.2020.812002
2020
Hettiarachchige C; von Cavallar S; Lynar T; Hickson RI; Gambhir M, 2018, 'Risk prediction system for dengue transmission based on high resolution weather data', PLoS ONE, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0208203
2018
Lynar TM; Nelson MD, 2015, 'Blue Gene/Q defragmentation for energy waste minimisation', Journal of Supercomputing, vol. 71, pp. 202 - 216, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11227-014-1293-8
2015
Lynar TM; Steer KCB; Eng F; Smith O, 2014, 'Resilient heterogeneous power and energy constrained computing', Energy Systems, vol. 5, pp. 145 - 161, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12667-013-0089-x
2014
Lynar TM; Simon ; Herbert RD; Chivers WJ, 2013, 'Reducing energy consumption in distributed computing through economic resource allocation', International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing, vol. 4, pp. 231 - 241, http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJGUC.2013.057117
2013
Lynar TM; Herbert RD; Simon ; Chivers WJ, 2011, 'Resource allocation to conserve energy in distributed computing', International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing, vol. 2, pp. 1 - 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJGUC.2011.039976
2011
Lynar TM; Simon ; Herbert RD; Chivers WJ, 2010, 'Clustering Obsolete Computers to Reduce E-Waste', International Journal of Information Systems and Social Change, vol. 1, pp. 1 - 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/jissc.2010092901
2010
Lynar TM; Herbert RD; Chivers WJ, 2009, 'Implementing an agent based auction model on a cluster of reused workstations', International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, vol. 34, pp. 230 - 234, http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJCAT.2009.024071
2009
Lynar TM; Herbert RD; Chivers WJ; Simon , 2009, 'A grid resource allocation mechanism for heterogeneous E-waste computers', Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology Series, vol. 99, pp. 69 - 75
2009
Lynar TM; Herbert RD; Simon , 2009, 'Auction resource allocation mechanisms in grids of heterogeneous computers', WSEAS Transactions on Computers, vol. 8, pp. 1671 - 1680
2009

IBM Research A level accomplishment (science)(2018)

IBM Innovation Award – 17th Invention Plateau Award (2018)

IBM Master Inventor (2016)

Client Value Outstanding Technical Achievement Award (2016)

High Value Patent Award (2016)

IBM Manager’s Choice Award (2015)

Client Value Outstanding Technical Achievement Award (2015)

High Value Patent Award (2014)

IBM Manager’s Choice Award (2014)

IBM Innovation Award – 1st Patent Filing Award (2011)

Best Article Award – International Journal of Information Systems & Social Change (2010)

Research Higher Degree Completion Scholarship (2010)

Research Higher Degree Completion Conference Scholarship – Faculty of Science & IT (2009)

Australian Post Graduate Award (2008)

Williams Foundation IT Undergraduate Scholarship (2007)

Faculty of Science & IT Honours Scholarship (2007)

Organisational units
lensSchool of Engineering & Information Technology
lensUNSW Institute for Cyber Security
Sub Theme
lensIntelligent Security
lensTrusted Autonomy