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Silvio Cesare

I am a Ph.D. candidate at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. My supervisor is Dr Yang Xiang. My research interests include malware detection and automated vulnerability discovery. I developed the Malwise malware classification system for my Masters research and continue to work on it today as part of my Ph.D. I also developed Clonewise and Bugwise, the bug and vulnerability detection systems.


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Deakin University, 2013 (expected),
  • Master of Informatics By Research, Central Queensland University, 2010.
  • Bachelor of Information Technology, Central Queensland University, 2008.

A list of publications.

Academic awards:

  • Deakin University Postgraduate Research Scholarship, Deakin, 2010-2013 - Full scholarship for PhD program.
  • University Postgraduate Research Award (UPRA), CQU, 2009-2010 - Full scholarship for Masters program.
  • Queensland Alumina Ltd Informatics Prize, CQU, 2008 – Highest GPA in the compulsory 3rd year subject Information Systems Project Management.
  • Byte Centre Computing Prize, CQU, 1994 – Highest combined GPA in the compulsory 1st year subjects Computing 1A and Computing 1B.


  • Reviewer for Security and Computer Networks Journal, 2011.
  • Session chair at NSS 2010 and EUC/IC3PP 2011 conferences.
  • Ruxcon conference staff member.
  • Debian secure-testing team member.
  • Treasurer of the student branch of the IEEE society, CQU, 2010.


  • Tutor for Introduction to IT Security Management, Deakin University, 2010.
  • Tutor and Marker of 2nd year specialization subject COIT13211 Information Security, CQU, Term 1, 2010.

Selected employment:

  • Scanner architect for Qualys.
  • System administrator.
  • Research Assistant to Dr Yang Xiang, Deakin University, 2010.
  • Research Assistant to Dr Yang Xiang, CQU, 2010.