Fulbright Scholarship For Research On Future Cybercrime Threats

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12 March 2009 – Embargoed until 7.00pm Thursday 12 March

Media Release

Fulbright Scholarship for research on future cybercrime threats

Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) research analyst Dr Kim Kwang (Raymond) Choo has

been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to visit the United States to study the future cybercrime

threat environment.

Dr Choo has been awarded the 2009 Fulbright Professional Australia-U.S. Alliance Studies

Scholarship, sponsored by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He will spend three

months at the Rutgers University’s School of Criminal Justice and the Palo Alto Research

Center to undertake the project.

The recent author of AIC reports in the areas of cybercrime and anti-money laundering,

including Future directions in technology-enabled crime: 2007-09, Raymond has a Ph.D. in

information technology from the Queensland University of Technology and joined the Institute 

in 2006. 

He is also a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University’s ARC Centre of Excellence in

Policing and Security, and a member of the International Consultant Group (Research) in the

joint United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and Korean Institute of Criminology "Virtual

Forum against Cybercrime" Program.

The AIC’s Acting Director, Tony Marks, congratulated Raymond on his scholarship when the 23

recipients were announced in Hobart on Thursday night, 12 March.

“This is welcome recognition of the calibre of the AIC’s researchers and their commitment to

high-quality, forward-looking research, particularly in new and emerging types of crime,” Mr

Marks said.

“Raymond’s US studies will complement his research at the Institute in identifying cybercrime

risks and the development of responses for law enforcement agencies and policy makers in

neutralising those risks and preventing harm to the community.

“His visit will also help to strengthen ties and develop cooperative arrangements between

Australia and its international criminological research partners.”

AIC media contact: Scott Kelleher, Tel: 02.6260 9244; m: 0418 159525.

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