Aunshul Rege


Research Website: CARE

NSF CAREER grant [Sep 2015-Aug 2020]
Title:"CAREER: Applying a Criminological Framework to Understand Adaptive Adversarial Decision-Making Processes in Critical Infrastructure Cyberattacks"
Role: PI

NSF EAGER grant [Sep 2017-Aug 2019]
Title:"EAGER: Collaborative: A Criminology-Based Simulation of Dynamic Adversarial Behavior in Cyberattacks"
Role: PI

NSF CPS grant [Jan 2015-Dec 2017]
Title: "CPS: Synergy: Collaborative Research: Towards Secure Networked Cyber-Physical Systems: A Game-Theoretic Framework with Bounded Rationality"
Role: Co-PI


Undergraduate Students

Graduate Students

I am an Assistant Professor with the Criminal Justice Department at Temple University. I received my PhD from the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University in May 2012. My research focuses on proactive cybersecurity, focusing on adversarial behavior, decision-making, movement, adaptation to disruption, and group dynamics.

Meet my new cybersecurity research team!
Back: Daniel M., Leon M., Fang W., Nima A., Natalie D.
Front: Nathan P., Edward P., Zois B., Terry H.

Flinders University: Flinders Criminology PhD Scholarship (Cybercrime) - Deadline October 31, 2017

Recent Publications
[ (*) = undergraduate student co-author; (+) = graduate student co-author ]

Rege, A., Biswas, S., Bai, L., Parker, E. (+) & McJunkin, T. (forthcoming). “Using Simulators to Assess Knowledge and Behavior of “Novice” Operators of Critical Infrastructure under Cyberattack Events”. Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Resilient Control Systems (ISRCS). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Rege, A., Parker, E. (+) & McJunkin, T. (forthcoming). “Using a Critical Infrastructure Game to Provide Realistic Observation of the Human in the Loop by Criminal Justice Students”. Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Resilient Control Systems (ISRCS). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Rege, A., Obradovic, A., Asadi, N.(+), Singer, S.(*) & Masceri, N.(*) (forthcoming). "A Temporal Assessment of Cyber Intrusion Chains Using Multidisciplinary Frameworks and Methodologies". Proceedings of the International Conference on Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics and Assessment (Cyber SA 2017). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Xplore Digital Library.

Rege, A., Adams, J., Parker, E. (+), Singer, B. (*), Masceri, N. (*) & Pandit, R. (*) (forthcoming). Using Cyber-security Exercises to Study Adversarial Intrusion Chains, Decision-Making, and Group Dynamics. Proceedings of the 16th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security.

Rege, A., Obradovic, Z., Asadi, N. (+), Parker, E. (+), Masceri, N. (*), Singer, B. (*) & Pandit, R.(*) (2017). "Using a Real-Time Cybersecurity Exercise Case Study to Understand Temporal Characteristics of Cyberattacks". Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling & Prediction and Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation (SBP-BRiMS).

Rege, A., Parker, E. (+), Singer, B.(*) & Masceri, N(*). (2017). A Qualitative Exploration of Adversarial Adaptability, Group Dynamics, and Cyber Intrusion Chains. Journal of Information Warfare. 16(3): 1-16.

Rege, A., Singer, B. (*), Masceri, N. (*) & Heath, Q. (*) (2017). Measuring Cyber Intrusion Chains, Adaptive Adversarial Behavior, and Group Dynamics. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security.

Rege, A. & Lavogrna, A. (2017). Organization, operations, and success of environmental organized crime in Italy and India: a comparative analysis. European Journal of Criminology.. 14(2): 160-182.

Rege, A. (2016). Incorporating the Human Element in Anticipatory and Dynamic Cyber Defense. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Cybercrime and Computer Forensics (ICCCF). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

McJunkin, T., Rieger, C., Rege, A., Biswas, S., Haney, M., Santora, M., Johnson, B., Boring, R., Naidu, D.S. & Gardner, J. (2016). Multidisciplinary Game Based Approach for Generating Student Enthusiasm in Addressing Critical Infrastructure Challenges. Proceedings of the 123rd American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

Rege, A. (2016). Not Biting the Dust: Using a Tri-Partite Model of Organized Crime to Examine India’s Sand Mafia. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice. 40(2): 101-121. Read my media interview here

Buster (my companion) and I are Associate Members of Therapy Dog International. We get to visit nursing homes, hospitals, universities, and other institutions and wherever else therapy dogs are needed. I am also an active blood donor with the American Red Cross. They have frequent blood drives on Temple campus.

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