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 Associate 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.

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

Dobson, G., Rege, A. & Carley, K. (2018). Informing Active Cyber Defense with Realistic Adversarial Behavior. Journal of Information Warfare., 17(2), pp. 16-31.

Asadi, N. (+), Rege, A. & Obradovic, Z. (2018). "An Assessment of Group Dynamics During Cyber Crime Through Temporal Network Topology". Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling & Prediction and Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation (SBP-BRiMS).

Asadi, N. (+), Rege, A. & Obradovic, Z. (2018). “Analysis of Adversarial Movement Through Characteristics of Graph Topological Ordering”. Proceedings of the International Conference on Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics and Assessment (CyberSA).

Dobson, G., Rege, A. & Carley, K. (2018). Virtual Cyber Warfare Experiments based on Empirically Observed Adversarial Intrusion Chain Behavior. Proceedings from the 13th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security.

Rege, A., Obradovic, Z., Asadi, N.(+), Parker, E.(+), Pandit, R.(*), Masceri, N.(*), Singer, B.(*) (2018) "Predicting Adversarial Cyber Intrusion Stages Using Autoregressive Neural Networks," IEEE Intelligent Systems PP(99):1-1. Impact Factor 2.374.

Yang, S. J., Rege, A. & Kuhl, M. E. (2017). "Learning, Simulating and Predicting Adversary Attack Behaviors for Proactive Cyber Defense", in Proceedings of NATO IST-152 Workshop on Intelligent Autonomous Agents for Cyber Defence and Resilience, pp. 30-34, October 18-20, 2017, Prague, Czech Republic.

Rege, A., Biswas, S., Bai, L., Parker, E. (+) & McJunkin, T. (2017). “Using Simulators to Assess Knowledge and Behavior of “Novice” Operators of Critical Infrastructure under Cyberattack Events”. In Resilience Week (RWS), 2017 (pp. 50-56). IEEE.

Rege, A., Parker, E. (+) & McJunkin, T. (2017). “Using a Critical Infrastructure Game to Provide Realistic Observation of the Human in the Loop by Criminal Justice Students”. In Resilience Week (RWS), 2017 (pp. 154-160). IEEE.

Rege, A., Adams, J., Parker, E. (+), Singer, B. (*), Masceri, N. (*) & Pandit, R. (*) (2017). "Using Cyber-security Exercises to Study Adversarial Intrusion Chains, Decision-Making, and Group Dynamics". In ECCWS 2017 16th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (p. 351). Academic Conferences and publishing limited.

Rege, A., Obradovic, Z., Asadi, N.(+), Singer, B.(*), Masceri, N.(*), Heath, Q.(*). (2017). "A Temporal Assessment of Cyber Intrusion Chains Using Multidisciplinary Frameworks and Methodologies," Proc. Int’l Conf. Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics and Assessment (Cyber SA 2017), London, UK, June 2017.

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," Proc. 2017 Int’l Conf. Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling & Prediction and Behavior representation in Modeling and Simulation (SBP-BRiMS), Washington DC, July 2017.

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.

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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