Dr Shabnam Kasra Kermanshahi

Ph.D., Security Sciences (Applied Cryptography), Information Technology, Monash University

UNSW Canberra
School of Engineering & IT

Dr. Shabnam Kasra is a Senior Lecturer specializing in cybersecurity at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) 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 cybersecurity, 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, cybersecurity, information privacy, Automotive Cyber Security, and Blockchain.

Dr. Kasra is a 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 cybersecurity best practices for the marine renewable energy sector, at Oceania Cyber Security Centre (OCSC).

Contact me for Ph.D. supervision opportunities accompanied by a highly competitive scholarship.

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  • SELFY; "contributing with expertise in Artificial Intelligence techniques to detect cyber-attacks in distributed systems." European project consortium led by Eurecat
  • Vietnam’s Industry 4.0 Opportunities for Australian Business (VHESIF Pool 1 - Asia Trade and Innovation Hub)
  • Identifying cybersecurity best practices for marine renewable energy, The not-for-profit Oceania Cyber Security Centre (OCSC)
  • Secure Content Storage and Delivery via Blockchain Technology


  • Nominee Vice Chancellor’s and RMIT Research Awards
  • Postgraduate Publication Award
  • People’s Choice Award, Faculty of IT 3 Minute Thesis Competition- Monash University
  • Winner’s Award, Faculty of IT 3 Minute Thesis Competition- Monash University
  • Best Student Paper Award (ACISP 2017)
  • CSIRO Data61 research scholarship
  • Monash Graduate Scholarship (MGS)
  • Best Student Award with golden medal (Master degree)

My Research Supervision

  • Data Privacy in Healthcare