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Current Position (2012-present)

Assistant Professor
Department of Criminal Justice
Gladfelter Hall, 5th floor
Temple University
1115 Polett Walk
Philadelphia PA 19122

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Education
Areas of Specialization
Teaching Interests
Publications, Papers & Talks
Awards/Grants

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", $449,852.

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.



Education

Ph.D. Criminal Justice, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, USA, May 2012
Thesis Title: Cybercrimes against the Electricity Sector: Exploring Hacker and Industry Perceptions

M.A. Criminal Justice, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, USA, May 2010

M.A. Criminology, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada, June 2008
Thesis Title: Cybercrimes@Gambling_Sites.com

B.A. (Hons.) Criminology, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada, May 2006
Thesis Title: Hack-Attack! Cyberextortion and Internet Gambling: A Study of Criminal Techniques in a Virtual World

B.Sc. Computer Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 2002

Areas of Specialization

Cybercrime and Cybersecurity
Advanced Persistent Threats and Critical Infrastructure Protection
War and Terrorism in the Digital Age
(International) Organized Crime
(International) Corporate Crime
Media and Crime

Teaching Interests

Cybercrime
Organized Crime
Corporate Crime
Criminological Theory

Publications, Papers & Talks

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Articles in Refereed Journals
Peer Reviewed Published Conference Proceedings
Chapters in Edited Volumes
Conference Paper Presentations
Invited Addresses and Colloquia

Articles in Refereed Journals

1. Rege, A. (In Press). 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 (JHSEM). DOI: 10.1515/jhsem-2013-0061. ISSN (Online) 1547-7355, ISSN (Print) 2194-6361 Impact Factor 0.566

2. Rege, A. (2014). Digital Information Warfare Trends in Eurasia. Security Journal 27(2): 374-398. Impact factor 0.341

3. McMullan, J. & Rege, A. (2010). Online crime and internet gambling. Journal of Gambling Issues [open access online journal]. Issue 24, pp. 54-85. DOI: 10.4309/jgi.2010.24.5. http://jgi.camh.net/doi/pdfplus/10.4309/jgi.2010.24.5

4. Rege, A. (2009). What’s Love Got to Do With It? Exploring Online Dating Scams and Identity Fraud. International Journal of Cybercriminology, [open access online journal] 3 (2), pp. 494-512. ISSN: 0974 – 2891. http://www.cybercrimejournal.com/AunshulIJCCJuly2009.pdf

5. Rege-Patwardhan, A. (2009). Cybercrimes against critical infrastructures: a study of online criminal organization and techniques. Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law and Society, 22 (3), pp. 261-271. DOI:10.1080/14786010903166965.

6. McMullan, J. & Rege, A. (2007). Cyber-Extortion at Online Gambling Sites: Criminal Organization and Legal Challenges. Gaming Law Review, 11 (6), pp. 648-665. DOI: 10.1089/glr.2007.11602

Peer Reviewed Published Conference Proceedings

1. Rege, A., Ferrese, F., Biswas, S., & Bai, L. (2014). Adversary dynamics and smart grid security: A multiagent system approach. Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Resilient Control Systems (ISRCS). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). pp. 1-7. IEEE Catalog Number: CFP1469H-ART [ISBN: 978-1-4799-4187-2] DOI: 10.1109/ISRCS.2014.6900101.

2. Rege, A. (2013). 10v3.c0ns [love.cons]: A Criminological Investigation of Online Dating Crimes. Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE eCrime Researchers Summit. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). pp. 123-131. IEEE Catalog Number: CFP13ECR-POD [ISBN: 978-1-4799-1159-2].

Chapters in Edited Volumes

1. Rege, A. (2013). Factors Impacting Attacker Decision-Making in Power Grid Cyberattacks: Policy and Research Implications. In Butts, J. and Shenoi, S. (eds.) International Federation for Information Processing Advances in Information and Communication Technology-Critical Infrastructure Protection, Critical Infrastructure Protection VII. Pp. 125-138. New York: Springer.

2. Rege, A. (2010). Industrial Control Systems and Cybercrime, in Holt, T. (ed). Crime On-line: Correlates, Causes, and Context. Pp. 191-218. Durham, North Carolina: Carolina Academic Press.

3. Finckenauer, J. & Rege, A. (2013). Criminal Organizations and Harms Assessment: A Research Proposal, Grigol Robakidze University Academic Digest. Law. N2. Tbilisi 2013. ISSN 2298-0202.

Article Reprints

McMullan, J. & Rege, A. (2009). Cyberextortion at Online Gambling Sites: Criminal Organization and Legal Challenges. In I. Carr, (Ed.), Computer Crime – International Library of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Penology – Second Series. UK: Ashgate Publishing.

Conference Paper Presentations

Presented at Professional Meetings [ (*) = undergraduate co-author; (+) = graduate student co-author ]

2006-present

Rege, A., Ferrese, F., Biswas, S. & Bai, L. (2014). Adversary Dynamics and Smart Grid Security: A Multiagent System Approach. Paper presented at the annual meetings of Resilience Week, Denver, August.

Rege, A. (2014). Adversarial Decision-Making in Intrusion Chain and STIX Frameworks. Paper presented at the bi-annual meetings of the Industrial Control Systems Joint Working Group, Indianapolis, June.

Rege, A. (2014). Not Biting the Dust: Assessing the Properties and Success of India’s Sand Mafia. Paper presented at the MAFIAs: Realities and Representations of Organized Crime Conference hosted by CUNY John D. Calandra Italian American Institute's conference, New York, April.

Beaye, W. (*) & Rege, A. (2014). (Cyber) Extortion: An Assessment of the Enforcement Complications in Both Cyber and Physical Space. Paper presented at the MAFIAs: Realities and Representations of Organized Crime Conference hosted by CUNY John D. Calandra Italian American Institute's conference, New York, April.

Slater, K. (*) & Rege, A. (2014). At the Nexus of Politics and Organized Crime: Examining Corruption in Philadelphia. Paper presented at the MAFIAs: Realities and Representations of Organized Crime Conference hosted by CUNY John D. Calandra Italian American Institute's conference, New York, April.

Rege, A. (2014). The Human Element in Adversarial Cyberattack Kill Chains. Paper presented at the 9th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, West Lafayette, March.

Rege, A. (2014). An Investigation into the Illegal Mining Operations of India’s Sand Mafia. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Philadelphia, February.

Beaye, W. (*) & Rege, A. (2014). (Cyber) Extortion: An Assessment of the Enforcement Complications in Cyber and Physical Space. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Philadelphia, February.

Slater, K. (*) & Rege, A. (2014). The Role of Political Corruption in the Success of Organized Crime: Philadelphia as a Case Study", Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Philadelphia, February.

Rege, A. (2013). Hackers Wanted: Creating an Interactive Cyberattack Playbook. Paper presented at the annual meetings of BSides , Wilmington, Delaware, November.

Rege, A. (2013). Developing Dynamic Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Measures. Paper presented at the International Symposium on Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis (ECCA), Philadelphia, June.

Rege, A. (2013). Adversarial Decision Making in Critical Infrastructure Cyberattacks. Paper presented at the annual SOURCE Conference, Boston, April.

Rege, A. (2013). Attacker Decision-Making in Power Grid Cyberattacks. Paper presented at the Seventh Annual International Federation for Information Processing Working Group 11.10 International Conference on Critical Infrastructure Protection, Washington DC, March.

Rege, A. (2012). Bizarre E-Bazaars: Selling Credit Cards in Virtual Black Markets. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, New York, March.

McMullan, J. & Rege, A. (2012). An Integrated Theory for Crime in Cyberspace: Possibilities and Problems. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, New York, March.

Rege, A. (2012). Lights Out! Exploring Offender Rationality for Cyber-crimes Against the Electricity Sector. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Society of Criminology, Chicago, November.

Rege, A. (2010). Digital Information Warfare Trends in Eurasia. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, November.

Rege, A. (2009). Love Bytes, Date Baits, and Cyber Sweethearts: A Study of Online Dating Crimes and Criminals. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, November.

McMullan, J. & Rege, A. (2009). Cybernomads, Dot.cons, and Criminal Assemblages. Paper presented at the Canadian Criminal Justice Association, Halifax, October.

McMullan, J. & Rege, A. (2009). Online Crime and Internet Gambling. Paper presented at the Canadian Alcohol and Gaming Regulators Association, Halifax, July.

McMullan, J. & Rege, A. (2009). Cheating and Cybercrime @ Gambling Sites.com. Paper presented at the Alberta Gaming Research Institute Conference on Internet Gambling, Banff, March.

Rege, A. (2009). Cyberattacks Against Critical Infrastructures: A Study of Online Criminal Techniques and Organization. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Boston, March.

Rege, A. (2007). Cybercrime, Online Gambling, and the Problem of Governance. Paper presented at the Crime, Law and Regulation: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, Toronto, October.

McMullan, J. & Rege, A. (2006). Fear and Trembling on the Internet: Hacking and Cyber-Extortion at Online Gambling Sites. Paper presented at the Nova Scotia Responsible Gambling Conference, Halifax, October.

Invited Addresses and Colloquia

Rege, A. (2014). Cyberwar and National Security. Lessons from the Edge: Strategies of Cyber-Security, Fox School of Business, Temple University, March 10.

Rege, A. (2013). The Adaptive Adversary: Investigating the Human Element in Power Grid Cyberattacks, Florida International University, November 1.

Rege, A. (2012). Offender Decision Making in Industrial Control Systems Cybercrime. Cyber Infrastructure Protection '12, September 13-14.

Rege, A. (2008). Cybercriminology: Moving Towards a Theory for Crime and Criminality in Cyberspace. Rutgers Center for Information Management, Integration and Connectivity, September 24.

Conference Posters

Koehnlein, J. (*), Slater, K.(*) & Rege, A. (2014). The Fentanyl-Laced Heroin Epidemic: A Comparative Analysis of Pennsylvania Media Representations and Nationwide Data. Poster presented at the Substance Abuse in the 21st Century [Research Conference Organized by A Symposium sponsored by the Temple University Substance Abuse Research Consortium (SARC) and the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Research], Temple University, Philadelphia, April.


Awards/Grants

Saad, W.(PI), Sarwat, A.(PI), Akkaya, K.(Co-PI), Guvenc, I.(Co-PI), Biswas, S.(PI), Rege, A.(Co-PI), Bai, L.(Co-PI). “CPS: Synergy: Collaborative Research: Towards Secure Networked Cyber-Physical Systems: A Game-Theoretic Framework with Bounded Rationality.” National Science Foundation. 2015-2017. Award # 1446574. Total Grant Amount ($999,853), Temple University’s Portion ($449,852).

Temple University's Teaching and Learning Center: Community-Based Digital Storytelling Teaching Circle, 2014-2015, $1,000

Temple University Internationalization Grant, 2014, $4,000

Temple University Summer Research Grant, 2014, $7,000

Dissertation Fellowship, Rutgers University, 2011-2012, $20,000

Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2008-2012, $20,000/yr

Presidential Fellowship, Rutgers University, 2008-2010, $30,000/yr

Master's Scholarship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2007-2008, $17,500

Graduate Award, Saint Mary's University, 2007-2008, $2,000

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Fellowship, Saint Mary's University, 2006-2007, $6,000

Graduate Award, Saint Mary's University, 2006-2007, $6,000

Undergraduate Academic Achievement Scholarship, Saint Mary's University, 2005-2006, $2,000


Faculty Service

2014-present
Undergraduate Committee

2013-2014
Search Committee
Graduate Committee

2012-2013
Undergraduate Committee
Development Committee

2013-present
Department Website Maintenance

Editorial Service

Editorial Board
The European Review of Organised Crime

Reviewer Service
Crime Science
International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice
Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency
International Journal of Knowledge Content Development & Technology
Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Conference Service

International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security ICCWS-2015, Program Committee Member
Anti-phishing Working Group 2013 e-Crime Conference Technical Program Committee Member
American Society of Criminology, Sub-Area Chair for the section, Global/Transnational Crime and Justice, 2014
The International Symposium on Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis (ECCA), Philadelphia, 2013, web designer and administrator

Media Interviews

(October 31, 2012). Interviewed by WKYC-TV 3, Cleveland, Ohio, on Cyberattacks against the Power Grid
If the link is unvailable, you can access the PDF here

Professional Memberships

American Society of Criminology
The Infrastructure Security Partnership
Philadelphia Infragard
Honeynet Project

Work Experience

Teaching Assistant, Rutgers School of Criminal Justice, Newark, NJ, USA
January-May 2012
- Design & teach an undergraduate Organized Crime class
September-December 2011
- Design & teach an undergraduate Cybercrime class
September-May 2011
- Designed & taught undergraduate Organized Crime class

Research Assistant, Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation funded 'Commercial Advertising & Adolescent Gambling Project', Halifax, NS, Canada
January-July 2007, March 2008
- Created database registry for research documents

Teaching Assistant, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, NS, Canada
January-April 2007
- Teaching assistant for undergraduate sociology courses

Programmer/Researcher, Campus Security, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, NS, Canada
September 2005 – September 2006
- Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) project for the Patrick Power Library
- Created a Parking Tickets Database for the new SMU parking enforcement facilities

Programmer, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Cole Harbour, NS, Canada (volunteer)
January 2005 - May 2006
-Designed and implemented a database for the RCMP Senior’s Safety Program, which is currently operational in the Cole Harbour, Tantallon, and Sackville regions

Software Engineer, Canadian Securities Registration Systems, Burnaby, BC, Canada
November 2002 – March 2004
- Worked on the encryption software to protect confidential company and customer records
- Implemented functionalities that aided problem solving during deadlocks

Programmer, ARTS ISIT, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
May 2002 – November 2002
- Designed, developed, and integrated the CTConnect (campus-wide system) self-registration application
- Created Quality Assurance documents for testers at IT Services

Programmer, Educational Technology Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
February-November 2002
- Created a medical case simulator that mimicked a ‘doctor-patient consultation’ scenario for medical students
- Offered technical support to faculty and students in the development of educational resources and learning aids


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