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


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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. More recently, I have become interested in the area of social engineering, as well as experiential learning and cybersecurity education.

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

Rege, A., VanZant, S. (forthcoming). "Examining the Roles of Muhajirahs in the Islamic State via Twitter". Proceedings of the IEEE Cyber Science Conference.

Rege, A., Williams, K. (+) & Mendlein, A. (+) (forthcoming). "A Social Engineering Course Project for Undergraduate Students Across Multiple Disciplines". Proceedings of the IEEE Cyber Science Conference.

Asadi, N. (+), Rege, A., Obradovic, Z. (forthcoming). "Pattern discovery in intrusion chains and adversarial movement". Proceedings of the IEEE Cyber Science Conference.

Rege, A. & Adams, J. (forthcoming). “The need for more sophisticated cyber-physical systems war gaming exercises”. Proceedings of the 18th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Rege, A., Williams, K. (+) & Mendlein, A. (+) (forthcoming). "An experiential learning cybersecurity project for multiple STEM undergraduates". Proceedings of the 9th IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC).

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.

For a complete list of publications, please click 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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