Nick Patterson

Nicholas Patterson

Associate Director, Future Technologies

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Contact details

College of Vocational Education


The Centre for Industrial AI Research & Innovation


Emailnick.patterson@rmit.edu.au


Phone: +61 41767 1183


Campus: Melbourne City


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Contact details

College of Vocational Education


The Centre for Industrial AI Research & Innovation


Emailnick.patterson@rmit.edu.au


Phone: +61 41767 1183


Campus: Melbourne City


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Nick Patterson is an Associate Director of Future Technologies at RMIT University, where he is responsible for providing strategic leadership that drives growth and engagement. He also drives product development and business opportunities, environmental scans and, focuses on future strategy.

Overview

Nick Patterson has a Ph.D. in cyber security (focused on preventing the theft of digital goods and currency in virtual world environments) and is a thought leader in the technology space. He is also a published tech author, and has achieved the level of Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

His experties also stems out int blockchain, in which he is a Certified Blockchain Expert (via The Blockchain Council) and highly engaged in the NFT, virtual property and cryptocurrency space (CEX and DEX).

Nick has co-developed award-winning Massive Open Online Courses which have taught over 60,000 people in over 44 countries.

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Industry experience

2021 - Present: RMIT (Associate Director of Future Technologies )

2020 - 2021: DeakinCo (Data Analytics Consultant)

2019 - DeakinCo (Micro Credentials Assessor)

2018 - Inovatus Media (Cyber Security Consultant)

2017 - 2017 DeakinCo (Cyber Security Consultant)

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Research

Nick has authored and commented on a range of articles that have had over 190,000 views worldwide and appeared on a range of major websites such as The Conversation, ABC Australia, Herald Sun, SBS, Lifehacker, Business Insider, Asia Times, Canberra Times, and Gizmodo and many more.

Along with this, he has contributed to the world's bank of research knowledge in technology where he has contributed towards the innovation of new models, frameworks, and algorithms in cyber security, blockchain, AI, self-driving cars, and educational technology.

Research keywords

Cyber security, AI, Education, Robotics, Blockchain

Research output summary

3

Publications

34

Certificates

4

Awards

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Feature publications

An improved authentication scheme for internet of vehicles based on blockchain technology

 IEEE Access, 7 (2019), pp. 45061-45072

Wang X., Zeng P., Patterson N., Jiang F., Doss R. (2019).

 

Visualization of big data security: A case study on the KDD99 cup data set

Digit. Commun. Netw., vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 250-259

Z. Ruan, Y. Miao, L. Pan, N. Patterson and J. Zhang. (2017).

Virtually there: the potential, process and problems of using 360 video in the classroom

IISIT 16, 211–219

McKenzie, S., Rough, J., Spence, A., and Patterson, N. (2019). 

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Feature projects

Responsible gambling for preventing and reducing harm through digital education

The joint project, funded by the Office of Responsible Gambling NSW, will deliver digital education courses targeting the broader community as well as resources for schools and support centres throughout NSW.

Project lead Dr Nick Patterson, from Deakin University's School of Information Technology, said the two-year project would increase the promotion and understanding of responsible gambling through research-driven education using a social learning platform.

"We are combining world class research on gambling and public health by experts from Deakin's Faculty of Health with the latest digital techniques from our Smart EdTech Innovation Lab (SETI) to develop two separate courses," Dr Patterson said.

"One will have a broader community focus and will use the latest tools and techniques to engage the general public around issues of harmful gambling, awareness of the environment and provide strategies people may find helpful.

"The second course will target people at the front-line of this problem such as workers in support centres who need to digest the latest research quickly and put it into play."

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Awards

Jim and Alison Leslie award 

Award date: 2019

Recipients: Nicholas Patterson


Vice-Chancellor Excellence awards

Award date: 2016

Recipients: Nicholas Patterson

Vice-Chancellor Excellence awards

Award date: 2017

Recipients: Nicholas Patterson

Vice-Chancellor Excellence awards

Award date: 2018

Recipients: Nicholas Patterson

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.