Faculty / Aunshul Rege

Aunshul Rege is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple. She has a B.Sc.(2002) in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia, and worked for two years as a software engineer. She also holds a B.A. (hons.) (2006) and M.A. (2008) in Criminology from Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She completed her M.A. (2010) and Ph.D. (2012) in Criminal Justice from the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice.


She has been researching cybercrimes from a Criminological perspective for over eight years. Her primary area of research is cybercrimes against critical infrastructures (power, water, transportation, etc), and she addresses the organizational dynamics of cybercriminals and their modus operandi, offender decision-making and decision trees, the anatomy of cyber-attacks, the 'hybridity' (cyber-physical relationships) of crime, and trend analyses. Other areas of interest include: (i) War and Terrorism in the Digital Age, (ii) (International) Organized Crime, (iii) (International) Corporate Crime, (iv) Intersections of Cyber/Organized/Corporate Crimes, and (v) Media and Crime.

She actively works with Temple's Electrical and Computer Engineering Department researching cyberattacks against power grids.


Courses taught:

Organized Crime (CJ 3402)

Computer Crime (CJ 4007)

Nature of Crime (CJ 2401)


Recent Publications:


Rege, A., Ferrese, F., Biswas, S. & Bai, L. (forthcoming), "Adversary Dynamics and Smart Grid Security: A Multiagent System Approach", Idaho National Laboratory's 2014 Resilience Week, CO, August 19-21, 2014.


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].


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


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


Rege, A. (2013). Factors Impacting Attacker Decision-Making in Power Grid Cyberattacks: Policy and Research Implications, in Butts, J. and Shenoi, S. (eds.) IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology-Critical Infrastructure Protection, Critical Infrastructure Protection VII. Springer.


Rege, A. (2012). Digital Information Warfare Trends in Eurasia. Security Journal, advanced online publication, September 3, 2012.