Stephen’s research achievements include a total of six US patents: three in public key security, and three in biomedical technology.
His research abilities also leverage strong academic qualifications in physics and computer science, and a decade of professional experience in a range of R&D settings. Stephen’s research achievements include a total of six patents: three in public key security, and three in biomedical technology. He has published peer reviewed academic papers on PKI, information infrastructure security, and electronic health records.
Lockstep’s research clients include:
- the NSW Department of Commerce, for whom we developed a unique new statistical Return On Investment model, since adapted by US Department of Defence researchers; see ROI work
- the World Bank
- the international standards body OASIS, and
Stephen’s research career highlights are summarised below, and detailed further in the attached.
- 1983: BSC, Uni of Qld – majors in Physics & Comp Sci.
- 1986: BE Elec (Hons) – Uni of Qld, major in digital electronics
- 1985: CSIRO Vacation Scholarship – Division of Radiophysics
- 1986-87: Experimental Scientist – CSIRO Division of Textile Physics
- 1987-95: Software Engineering, R&D Manager, Marketing Manager – Telectronics
- 1992: US patent 5,251,625 – “Apparatus and Method for Controlling Tachyarrhythmia Confirmation in Response to Patient History”
- 1992: US patent 5,144,947 – “Apparatus and Method for Antitachycardia Pacing in Arrhythmia Control Systems”
- 1994: US patent 5,292,339 – “Pacemaker/Cardioverter/Defibrillator Device and Method Incorporating Multiple Bradycardia Support Pacing Rates”
- 1995-97: Product Development Manager, Security Domain
- 2002: Australian patent 743570 – “Means and method of registering new users in a system of registered users”
- 2004: Australian patent PCT/AU2005/000364 – “System and method for anonymously indexing electronic record systems”
- 2004: Australian patent PCT/AU2005/000522 – “Means and method of using cryptographic devices to combat online institution identity theft”
- 2005: AusCERT2005 refereed academic paper – “A novel application of PKI smartcards to anonymise Health Identifiers”
- 2006: 5th Homeland Security Conference refereed paper – “A new manifesto for smartcards as national information infrastructure”
- 2007: AusIndustry COMET R&D grant
- 2008: NIST Id Trust refereed paper – “Public Key Superstructure”
- 2008: AusCERT2008 refereed academic paper – “An easily validated security model for e-voting based on anonymous public key certificates”
- 2008: Finalist in the Global Security Challenge, Singapore
- 2009: Selected in Tech23 innovation showcase, Sydney
- 2009: eResearch Australasia refereed poster paper – “Anonymity & Pseudonymity in eResearch via smartcards and Public Key Infrastructure”
- 2010: Finalist in the SESAMES Asia smartcard technology awards, Hong Kong
- 2011: US Patent 8,286,865: Authenticating electronic financial transactions
- 2013: US Patent 8,347,101: System and method for anonymously indexing electronic record systems