Dr Rani Yesudas


  • Doctoral Degree
  • PhD in Computer Science - July 2017  from The Australian National University, Australia
  • Postgraduate Degrees
  • Masters in Software Engineering - Nov 2007 with High Distinction from The Australian National University, Australia.
  • Master of Information Technology - June 2003 with A-grade from Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India.
  • Master of Science (Physics Major) - April 2002 with First Class from University of Kerala, India.
  • Undergraduate Degree
  • Bachelor of Science (Physics Major) - April 2000 with High Distinction from University of Kerala, India.

Awards & Scholarships

  • Australian National University PhD scholarship - from Feb 2012 - Sept 2015, for research in Computer Science.
  • 2014 ANU Climate and Energy Research Student Prize for best presentation.
  • Chancellor's High Achiever letter for being one of the top 10% of students at ANU - 2007.
  • Merit Award for achieving highest marks (100%) for subsidiary Mathematics during Bachelor degree - 2000.

Employment History

  • Cyber Security Architect (September 2019 - till Date) - The Australian Digital Health Agency, ACT, Australia.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow ADFA Cyber (January 2019 - August 2019) - The University of New South Wales, ACT, Australia.
  • Technical Writer and Solution Architect (December 2016 -December 2018) - Cogito Group Pty Ltd, ACT, Australia.
  • Sessional Academic [Course Convenor, Lecturer, Tutor] (June 2013 - November 2016) - Australian National University, Australia
  • Software Engineer (February 2008- February 2012) at Landis + Gyr - Toshiba, Alexandria, NSW, Australia.
  • Software Engineer - Team Leader (October 2005 - January 2007) at Optiwise Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Thiruvananthapuram, India.
  • Software Developer (October 2003- June 2005) at Smoothline Electro Mechanical L.L.C, Dubai, U.A.E.

Research Interests 

• Information Systems, Requirement Engineering, System Analysis and Design, Solution Architecture.
• Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Smart Meters, Energy Demand Management, Sustainable Energy Solutions.
• Security Solutions, Risk and Threat Analysis, PKI solutions. 


PhD Research topic: Analysis of Smart Electricity Meters from a Consumer Perspective. 
Supervisor: Dr Roger Clarke
Research Findings:
• Identified measures to assure security and privacy of smart metering data.
• Analysed the Australian Smart Metering context and compared it with the rest of the world.
• Analysed consumer concerns and identified solutions for various consumer segments.
• Identified consumer needs and functionalities for a Smart Meter.
• Identified measures to give consumer more control over the Smart Meter.



  1. Yesudas R. and Clarke R., 'A Framework for Risk Analysis in Smart Grid - Perspective Based' - CRITIS 2013, Netherlands.
  2. Yesudas R. and Clarke R., 'Identifying Consumer Requirements as an Antidote to Resistance to Smart Meters'- ISGT 2014, Turkey.
  3. Yesudas R. and Clarke R., 'Architecture and Data Flow Model for Consumer-Oriented Smart Meter Design' - ISD 2014, Croatia.
  4. Yesudas R. and Clarke R., 'Consumer Concerns about Smart Meters' - HCII 2015, US.
  5. Yesudas R., 'Measures to Reduce Concerns Related to Smart Meter Data - Are detailed Consumer data needed for Smart Grid Operations?'- AMCIS 2015, US.
  6. Yesudas R. and Clarke R., 'Measures to Improve Public Acceptance of Smart Metering System'RE 2015 - RE4SuSy15, Canada.
  7. Yesudas R.,  'Framework for Analysing Smart Grid Initiatives'- TENCON 2015, China.

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