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 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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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 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 include offender decision-making, dynamic crime scripts, and criminal organization and operation.

Other research interests include the environmental criminology and offender decision-making; critical infrastructure protection; (international) organized crime; (international) corporate crime; and media portrayals of (cyber)crime; crimes against the environment; (harms) measurement and metrics.

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

Rege, A., Obradovic, Z., Asadi, N. (+), Parker, E. (+), Masceri, N. (*), Singer, B. (*) & Pandit, R.(*) (forthcoming). "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., 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., Parker, E. (+), Singer, B.(*) & Masceri, N(*). (forthcoming). A Qualitative Exploration of Adversarial Adaptability, Group Dynamics, and Cyber Intrusion Chains. Summer Issue of Journal of Information Warfare.

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 Indiaís 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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