Dr Ashish Nanda

PhD - Computer Science 

Dr Ashish Nanda is a distinguished Research Fellow at the Centre for Cyber Resilience and Trust (CREST) at Deakin University, Australia, where he contributes his expertise to pioneering research in cybersecurity. Before his tenure at CREST, Dr Nanda served as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation (CSRI) and the Blockchain Innovation Lab, also at Deakin University. Additionally, he has enriched the academic community as a Lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia.

Dr Nanda earned his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Technology Sydney, following a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science & Engineering from Amity University, India. His scholarly journey is marked by a relentless pursuit of knowledge and innovation, particularly in the realms of cybersecurity and blockchain systems. His research encompasses a wide array of critical areas, including the design and development of authentication mechanisms, remote identity proofing techniques, and the creation of usable security systems and policies. Furthermore, Dr. Nanda has made significant contributions to developing security and privacy models tailored to the Internet of Things (IoT) and Distributed Computing, with a special focus on Edge and Fog Computing environments.

Dr Nanda's passion for technology traces back to his childhood, a journey marked by early accomplishments and a self-driven quest for learning. By the tender age of 10, he was navigating Linux systems through the Terminal, and by 13, he had created his first website. His foray into software development saw him designing a GUI-based mathematical logic computer game by 15. Demonstrating remarkable academic dedication, he submitted his PhD thesis at the age of 25. Beyond academia, Dr Nanda has engaged with the entrepreneurial spirit, co-founding Adroit Explorer Innovation Chambers, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to fostering innovation and exploration in technology.

Dr Nanda's career is a testament to his profound fascination with technology and his exceptional ability to think outside the box. His contributions to cybersecurity and blockchain research not only reflect his deep understanding of these fields but also his commitment to advancing technological innovation for the betterment of society.