Robert Ogie

Robert Ogie

Associate Research Fellow, SMART Infrastructure Facility

Robert is a Data Analyst and early career researcher at SMART Infrastructure Facility, University of Wollongong. Before joining SMART, Robert worked in both the IT banking industries. His areas of expertise include (but are not limited to) infrastructure network modelling and analysis, geospatial analysis and GIS applications, data analysis and data-driven innovations, cyber security and critical infrastructure, and knowledge sharing in cyber security. His motivation in research is driven by a strong desire to systematically and creatively translate his expertise into a new stock of knowledge for enhancing the security and safety of people, and the infrastructure on which they depend. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria. In 2013, he was awarded a master’s degree in Information Systems from the University of New England, Australia. His ongoing PhD program is being undertaken on a part-time basis at the University of Wollongong. The research will provide new understanding of how to promote knowledge sharing in cyber security. He is a member of several reputable professional bodies, including the Australian Information Security Association (AISA) and the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Robert finds his current role in SMART very interesting, particularly because it has provided a unique opportunity to develop new tools and techniques for enhancing the safety of people and infrastructure during flood disasters. More specifically, this role has enabled him to develop the first spatio-topological network model of Jakarta’s flood mitigation infrastructure, which can be used solely or in collaboration with crowd-sourced social media data, to aid decision making during emergency flood conditions. This is quite an innovative solution for mitigating the impact of flooding on coastal cities and their residents. Robert is fascinated by opportunities to collaborate on future projects that have great potentials to improve the safety and security of people and critical infrastructure.

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