Richard Buckland is an Associate Professor in Computer Security, Cybercrime, and Cyberterror at the University of New South Wales. His research areas are Security Engineering and effective education. Currently he is working on protocols for secure electronic elections in untrusted environments, risk assessment for electronic elections, and non-mark based motivation in online education.
He holds degrees in Science and in Economics, and has been awarded the University Medal in Computer Science and the Vice Chancellors Award for Teaching Excellence. He has been awarded numerous other teaching awards including awards from the Australian College of Educators, the Australasian Association of Engineering Educators, and the The Australian Learning and Teaching Council.
Richard has a love for teaching and a deep faith in the potential of all his students. He has taught over 10,000 students at numerous levels including primary school, high school, undergraduate, postgraduate and professional students. He has a passionate belief in the importance of education, of learning, of thinking. He has a particular interest in gifted and talented students and students with learning difficulties.
Richard's online computing lectures have had over two million views and he is currently running the first Australian MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) "UNSW Computing 1".
Before commencing his second degree he worked for five years as an
actuary and management consultant and has qualified as a Fellow of the
Institute of Actuaries of Australia.