Aunshul Rege

I am the PI on a newly awarded five year National Science Foundation CAREER grant starting September 2015! The project is titled "CAREER: Applying a Criminological Framework to Understand Adaptive Adversarial Decision-Making Processes in Critical Infrastructure Cyberattacks", and worth $450,000 [First year portion is worth $98,435].

I am co-PI on a newly awarded three year National Science Foundation grant starting January 2015! The project is a partnership with Temple University's, Florida Intrnational University's and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University's Electrical and Computer Engineering Departments. The project is titled "CPS: Synergy: Collaborative Research: Towards Secure Networked Cyber-Physical Systems: A Game-Theoretic Framework with Bounded Rationality", and worth $999,853 [Temple's portion is worth $499,852]. My part of the project will involve extensive qualitative work.

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 PhD research explored cybercrimes against critical infrastructures. A nationís critical infrastructure includes those socio-economic entities (transportation, telecommunications, power plants, water supply systems, emergency services) that are crucial to its everyday functioning and security. With the proliferation of technology, critical infrastructures have become computerized and interconnected, making them vulnerable to cybercrimes that compromise, alter, and/or steal sensitive data. My interests in critical infrastructure research includes offender decision-making, dynamic crime scripts, and criminal organization and operation.

Other research interests include the hybridity of crime; environmental criminology and offender decision-making; critical infrastructure protection; (international) organized crime; (international) corporate crime; and media portrayls of (cyber)crime.

Temple University is hosting its first multidisciplinary cybersecurity conference: Cybersecurity in Action, Research and Education (CARE) Con on April 1 & 2!

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Recent Publications

McJunkin, T., Rieger, C., Rege, A., Biswas, S., Haney, M., Santora, M., Johnson, B., Boring, R., Naidu, D.S. & Gardner, J. (forthcoming). 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. (forthcoming). 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).

Rege, A. & Lavogrna, A. (forthcoming). Organization, operations, and success of environmental organized crime in Italy and India: a comparative analysis. European Journal of Criminology.

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

Rege, A. (2015). Multidisciplinary Experiential Learning for Holistic Cybersecurity Education, Research and Evaluation. Proceedings of the 2015 USENIX Summit on Gaming, Games, and Gamification in Security Education.

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 doner with the American Red Cross. They have frequent blood drives on Temple campus.

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