Dr Tim Lynar

School of Engineering and Information Technology
+61 2 626 88174

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


Journal articles

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

Lynar TM; Nelson MD, 2014, '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

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

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

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

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

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

Conference Papers

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

Lynar T; Jalali F; Kolluri RR; Smith OJ; Suits F, 2019, '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, 15 July 2018 - 15 January 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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