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David Bruce Henderson
NSW Department of Justice

David Henderson is the Assistant Director of IT at the Department of Attorney General and Justice in the Australian state of New South Wales, where he is responsible for the IC&T infrastructure. David graduated from the University of Wollongong in 1982, with dual majors in chemistry and computing science, including a semester in 1982 at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, through the International Student Exchange Program.

Not content with just working in IC&T, David's hobbies are also technical--ham radio, home computing, and radio astronomy. His well-known collection of antique computing equipment (Digital Equipment Corporation PDP-8, PDP-11, and IMSAI 8080, to name but a few) has only recently been moved out of his garage and into a museum--resulting in dramatic benefits for his electricity bills.

Prior to moving into the public service, David held a variety of positions in technology service areas, IT, and audit in a career spanning 27 years with resources giant BHP Billiton. Starting as a chemist at the company's Port Kembla steelworks in 1973, his final few years with BHP were as IT manager at the company's copper and gold mine in Papua New Guinea. Since joining the Department of Attorney General and Justice in 2003, David and his colleagues have been managing the data centers, IT systems, and communications for the staff and judiciary at over 180 court houses across New South Wales, a state roughly one-and-a-quarter times the size of Texas. A current project for the department involves expanding network and courtroom video conferencing infrastructure to reduce the cost of delivering justice to the community.

David has been a reviewer for Computing Reviews since 2007, and has written 59 reviews. He has been a member of the ACM since 1994, and is also an active senior member of the Australian Computer Society.


FeatherNet: an accelerated convolutional neural network design for resource-constrained FPGAs
Morcel R., Hajj H., Saghir M., Akkary H., Artail H., Khanna R., Keshavamurthy A.  ACM Transactions on Reconfigurable Technology and Systems 12(2): 1-27, 2019. Type: Article

For some time, application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) have been used to efficiently accelerate computational performance in many areas of technology, including Internet of Things (IoT) devices. ASICs, however, are tailored to specific ap...


You’ll see this message when it is too late: the legal and economic aftermath of cybersecurity breaches
Wolff J.,  The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2018. 336 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262038-85-0)

It seems not a day goes by without a media headline of some cybersecurity breach somewhere. Whether espionage, financial attack, or theft of personal data, we see a brief burst of hysteria followed by assurances that the problem is fixed, and then...


The electric century: how the taming of lightning shaped the modern world
Williams J.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 216 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319511-54-2)

Today, unless they have been camping in the wilderness or backpacking in a “third world” country, people in Western countries take electricity for granted. It has become ubiquitous in our modern world and we have come to depend on it&#...


Digital preservation: putting it to work
Traczyk T., Ogryczak W., Palka P., Śliwiski T.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 158 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319518-00-8)

I could walk into the British Library in London tomorrow and (assuming that my Latin was up to the task) read the Magna Carta, written in 1215, that is stored there. Today, however, important documents tend to be stored only in digital format and ...


The EU general data protection regulation (GDPR): a practical guide
Voigt P., von dem Bussche A.,  Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2017. 383 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319579-58-0)

Perhaps as a result of the traumatic events of the early 20th century, the people of Europe now consider personal privacy a fundamental human right. As a consequence, the European Union (EU) passed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in ...


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