About Me

Prior to joining Utrecht University, I was a postdoctoral researcher (mid-2015 til 2017) in the Digital Security Group at Radboud University, The Netherlands. I received my PhD from Deakin University, Melbourne (Australia) in 2015, under the supervision of Prof. Lynn Batten. I completed my Bachelor of IT Honours (with First Class) and Bachelor of IT (major in IT Security and Mathematical Modelling) at Deakin University in 2011 and 2010, respectively.

Since 07/2015 - 12/2017, I was chairwoman of the Radboud Women of Computer Science group, and board member of the Halkes Women Faculty Network from 03/2016 - 12/2017.

News

  • 22 Jan. 2018: I will give an invited talk at the Cybersecurity track of ICT.Open 2018 on 20 March 2018
  • 02 Jan. 2018: I joined the Software Systems group Utrecht University as an Assistant Professor.
  • 02 Aug. 2017: I am part of the Organizing Committee for the annual Summer School on Real-World Crypto and Privacy to be held on 11-15 June 2018 in Šibenik, Croatia.
  • 20 Apr. 2017: I am a PC member for the research track of the 15th Australasian Data Mining Conference to be held in Melbourne, Australia in August.
  • 22 Feb. 2017: I have been invited to join the Technical PC for the 8th International Conference on Applications and Technologies in Information Security (ATIS 2017) to be held on 06-07 July 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand.
  • 31 Aug. 2016: I am a co-organizer of the 7th annual edition of CrossFyre, to be co-located with EuroCrypt 2017 and Euro S&P 2017 in Paris.
  • 24 Aug. 2016: I was awarded an all-expense paid trip by Google to attend the annual Grace Hopper Conference in Houston, Texas in October. GHC is the largest gathering of women technologists.
  • 15 Aug. 2016: I am part of the Organizing Committee for the annual Summer School on Real-World Crypto and Privacy to be held on 05-09 June 2017 in Šibenik, Croatia.

Professional Activities

Current

Past

Grants, Scholarships and Awards

  • 2017 - Cryptacus STSM grant for research visit at IMDEA Software Institute, Madrid (COST-STSM-ECOST-STSM-IC1403-38591)
  • 2017 - Real World Cryptography Conference 2017 (RWC 2017) travel grant
  • 2016 - Women Techmakers grant by Google for an all-expense paid trip to attend the 2016 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Houston, Texas (GHC)
  • 2016 - TRUDEVICE STSM grant for research visit at University of Padova, Italy (COST-STSM-ECOST-STSM-IC1204-34892)
  • 2016 - Conference on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems (CHES 2016) travel grant
  • 2016 - USENIX Security travel grant by Google [link]
  • 2016 - Cryptacus STSM grant for research visit at COSIC, KU Leuven (COST-STSM-ECOST-STSM-IC1403-33615)
  • 2015 - BASF Science and Technology Award 2015 Semi-Finalist, Victorian Young Achiever Awards, Awards Australia
  • 2015 - Real World Cryptography Conference travel Grant
  • 2015 - Publication Scholarship, Deakin University, Australia
  • 2014 - Professor of Information Technology Postgraduate Degree Award, Deakin University, Australia
  • 2014 - Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) Intern Scholarship
  • 2014 - Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Finalist, Google
  • 2013 - Higher Degree by Research Travel Grant, Deakin University, Australia
  • 2013 - International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2) Foundation Women’s Scholarship
  • 2012 - International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2) Research Graduate Scholarship,

Media

  • APR.Intern Alumni (2018), APR.Intern Alumna takes on the world through mobile phone data security [link]
  • AMSI Intern (2014), Smartphone Users: Who is really tracking you? [link]
  • CSO (2014), Why I'm going into IT security: Veelasha Moonsamy, Australia's only (ISC)2 scholar [link]