Dr Shabnam Kasra is a Senior Lecturer specialising in cyber security at the University of New South Wales (Canberra). She earned her Ph.D. in Security Sciences, with a focus on Applied Cryptography, from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

Dr Kasra has extensive experience in the field of cyber security, having served as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at CSIRO's Data61, a Lecturer at RMIT University's School of Computing Technologies, and a Senior Lecturer at UNSW Canberra. Her research interests lie in the areas of cryptography, cyber security, information privacy, and Blockchain.

Dr Kasra is a prolific researcher with a strong record of publications in top-tier international journals, conferences, and workshops such as ESORICS (Core A), TDSC (Core A), Information Sciences (Core A), ACM Computing Surveys (Core A*), and INFOCOM (Core A*), to name just a few.

She is a CI in the SELFY consortium, a European project led by Eurecat with a budget of 7 million Euros. She was also a CI and Work Package Lead for Vietnam's Industry 4.0 Opportunities for Australian Business project (VHESIF Pool 1 - Asia Trade and Innovation Hub). Furthermore, Dr Kasra is Project Leader for a project aimed at identifying cyber security best practices for the marine renewable energy sector, at Oceania Cyber Security Centre (OCSC).