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Dr Matthew Sorell
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Biography/ BackgroundMatthew Sorell is senior lecturer in telecommunications and multimedia engineering in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Adelaide. He was previously with the Centre for Telecommunications Information Networking (CTIN) as Business Development Manager and Senior Research Engineer.
Matthew is the research director of the Convergent Communications Research Group (CCRG), an inter-disciplinary grouping of academics and industry professionals investigating the technical, commercial, social and legal implications of telecommunications and media convergence. CCRG has been advising, for example, the Classification Board (previously under the Office of Film and Literature Classification) on matters related to content classification for new and emerging media.
Most recently, he has chaired e-Forensics 2008 (www.e-forensics.eu) and is preparing for e-Forensics 2009: The International Conference on Forensic Applications and Techniques in Telecommunications, Information and Multimedia.
On the rare occasions he is able to put his work away, Matthew also practices English bellringing at various belltowers around Adelaide, including the Adelaide Town Hall, where he is Tower Captain. He is also a well-known commentator on the music of Mike Oldfield and recently participated in a performance of "Tubular Bells" with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
Matthew has also worked on the film "Ten Canoes" by Rolf de Heer, Peter Djiggir and the people of Ramingining, for which he developed a distributed audio recording system for filming on the Arafura Swamp.
Matthew was the 2005 recipient of the Stephen Cole the Elder Prize for Excellence in Teaching, the 2006 [Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences] Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching and the 2006 Executive Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Qualifications2003: Teaching At University Certificate, University of Adelaide
2000-2002: Graduate Certificate in Management, University of Adelaide
1993-1998: Doctorate of Philosophy (Information Technology), George Mason University, Fairfax VA, "Robust Importance Sampling"
1988-1992: University of Adelaide
Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems) with First Class Honours
Teaching InterestsPractical Electronics (Level I) and Electrical Engineering 1B
Advanced Telecommunications IV
Detection and Estimation Theory (Masters)
Course Adviser, BE (Telecommunications) and BE (Computer Systems Engineering)
Program Leader, BE (Telecommunications)
PublicationsSelected publications include:
A Wong, M Sorell, R Clarke "Secure Mutual Distrust Transaction Tracking using Cryptographic Elements", Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3710, Digital Watermarking, 4th International Workshop, IWDW 2005, Springer 2005, ISBN 3-540-28768-X pp 459-469
D Vo, M Sorell, "Signaling Requirements for Smart Dynamic Pricing in Cellular Networks", presented at the First International Conference on Communications and Networking in China, October 25-27, 2006.
A Wong, M Sorell, R Clarke "Transaction Tracking for DVD Video from a Mutual Distrust Perspective", presented at the 2004 International Symposium on Intelligent Multimedia, Video & Speech Processing, Hong Kong, October 2004, 4 pages
Osborne, D., Rogers, D., Sorell, M. and Abbott, D., "Multiple medical image ROI authentication using watermarking", Proc. SPIE - Biomedical Applications of Micro- and Nanoengineering II, Vol 5651, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 12-15 December 2004, pp 221-231
Osborne, D., Rogers, D., Sorell, M. and Abbott, D., "Multiple embedding using robust watermarks for wireless medical", Pro. Of the 3rd International conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia. pp.245-250. Maryland, USA, 27-29 October 2004.
Osborne, D., Rogers, D., Sorell, M. and Abbott, D., "Embedded importance watermarking for image verification in Radiology",Proc. SPIE - BioMEMS and Nanotechnology, Vol. 5275, pp.383-390. Perth, WA.10-12 December, 2003.
Sorell, M. and Orsak, G., "Robust Importance Sampling for Bounded Equivocal Systems", presented at the Conference on Information Systems and Signals, Princeton NJ, March 1998, 6 pages
An Overview of New and Emerging Technologies 133 pages, 4 March 2005, published by the Office of Film and Literature Classification, (c) Commonwealth of Australia 2005, and four updates. Authors: MJ Sorell, P Ramsey, R Chalmers, C Anyanwu
Professional AssociationsMember, IEEE
Professional InterestsAreas of research interest
* Wireless (cellular and ad-hoc) telecommunications * Multimedia coding, protocols and technologies * Multimedia forensics
Commercial research and consulting
* 2G and 3G business case development and assessment * Telecommunications and content regulation including spectrum licensing * Multimedia technologies
Community EngagementMatthew Sorell is a regular presenter to a number of schools and high-school events on electronics, multimedia and telecommunications. He is also a presenter to the annual Future Leaders Forum.
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