Aunshul Rege



I am co-PI on a newly awarded three year National Science Foundation grant starting January 2015! My project with the Temple's Electrical and Computer Engineering Department is titled "CPS: Synergy: Collaborative Research: Towards Secure Networked Cyber-Physical Systems: A Game-Theoretic Framework with Bounded Rationality", and worth $449,852. 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.

I am actively looking for a PhD student (starting September 2015), who will be funded for the entire three years of my newly awarded NSF project. If you are interested and have a GPA > 3.2, please contact me at rege at temple dot edu with your CV and unoffical transcripts to initiate dialog. Please note that you will still have to go through the formal graduate school application process.

I am also looking for 1-2 undergraduate research students (paid position starting January 2015). Minimum cumulative GPA: 3.6. Must have taken Computer Crime and Research Methods, and received a minimum grade of A- in each course. Further details will be available sometime in late November.


Click here to see what my current undergraduate students are working on!

Recent Publications

Rege, A. (2014). A Criminological Perspective on Power Grid Cyberattacks: Using Routine Activities Theory and Rational Choice Perspective to Explore Adversarial Decision-Making. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DGJHSEM) [Also to appear later in the Special Issue on Cybersecurity, Cybercrime, Cyberwarfare]. Impact Factor 0.566

Rege, A. (2013). 10v3.c0ns: A Criminological Investigation of Online Dating Crimes, Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE eCrime Researchers Summit, September 17-18, 2013, IEEE Catalog Number: CFP13ECR-POD, ISBN: 978-1-4799-1159-2.


Buster (my companion) and I are Associate Members of Therapy Dog International. We get to visit nursing homes, hospitals, 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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