Dr Nalin Asanka Gamagedara Arachchilage holds a Ph.D. in Usable Security entitled “Security Awareness of Computer Users: A Game-Based Learning Approach” from Brunel University London, the UK where he developed a game design framework to protect computer users against “phishing attacks”.
Prior to undertaking his positions at UNSW Canberra and La Trobe University, he worked as Research Fellow in Usable Security and Privacy in the Laboratory of Education and Research in Software Security Engineering (LERSSE) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada. Before moving to Vancouver, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher in Systems Security Engineering in the Cyber Security Centre, Department of Computer Science at Oxford University.
Nalin has presented his research at Facebook Headquarters, Menlo Park, California, USA and collaborated with HP in a research capacity at the HP Lab, Bristol, UK. His research has been featured in numerous media outlets including ABC News Radio, 2GB 873 AM Radio, SYN Radio 90.7 FM, Sky News Australia, Daily show on Radio 2SER 107.3, Choice - Australia, Guardian labs (sponsored by Intel Corporation, Australia) and UNSW TV.
Nalin worked on a number of academic positions in Computer Science at Brunel University, University of Bedfordshire, Westminster University and Central Bedfordshire College in the UK.
Nalin is a Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP) at Sun Microsystems (now Oracle), USA. He is also a professional member of the Association for Computing Machinery (MACM), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (MIEEE) and the Australian Computer Society (MACS). Apart from his academic career, he also worked on a number of software engineering roles ranging from Programmer, Software Engineer to IT Manager.