As part of a broader organisational restructure, data networking research at Swinburne University of Technology has moved from the Centre for Advanced Internet Architecture (CAIA) to the Internet For Things (I4T) Research Lab.

Although CAIA no longer exists, this website reflects CAIA's activities and outputs between March 2002 and February 2017, and is being maintained as a service to the broader data networking research community.

Dr. Warren Harrop

Dr. Warren Harrop

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Position: Lecturer

PhD topic: Monitoring and control of data networks using unique 3D metaphors (PhD candidature supported by an Australian Postgraduate Award- APA)


Completed Bachelor of Applied Science (Multimedia Technologies) / Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications and Internet Technologies) in 2003

Industry Experience:

3 month internship with Cisco Systems USA, July - September 2007

Publications: List available here.

Grants/Funding: List available here.

Research Interests:

  • Network security, including research into the development and deployment of Network Intrusion Detection Systems (NIDS)

  • Investigations into the monitoring and control of IP networks through the application of immersive virtual environment metaphors

Research Community Activities:

Research Projects:



  • W. Harrop, "Using a lack of source address filtering to create 'quota-free' tunnels between collaborators," 6th Australian Network Operators Group conference (AusNOG 2012), Melbourne, September 2012

  • W. Harrop, "Network Monitoring and Control Using the Open Source 'L3DGE' System," 2nd Australian Network Operators Group conference (AusNOG 02), Sydney, August 2008

  • W. Harrop, "Real-Time Collaborative Network Monitoring and Control Using a 3D Game Engine for Representation and Interaction," 1st Australian Network Operators Group conference (AusNOG 01), Sydney, November 2007



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Last Updated: Monday 22-Dec-2014 23:02:07 AEDT | Maintained by: Warren Harrop ( | Authorised by: Grenville Armitage (