Reihaneh “Rei” Safavi-Naini is the NSERC/Telus Industrial Research Chair and the Alberta Innovates Strategic Chair in Information Security at the University of Calgary. Before joining University of Calgary in 2007, she was a Professor of Computer Science, Faculty of Informatics and the Director of Telecommunication and Information Technology Research Institute (TITR) and Centre for Information Security at the University of Wollongong, Australia. She has served as the program co-chair of CRYPTO, ASIACRYPT, ASIACCS and Financial Cryptography and a program committee member of major conferences in cryptology and information security. She is the co-founder of the Institute for Security, Privacy and Information Assurance and served as its director until December 2018, and currently leading the Information Security Lab (formerly known as the iCORE Information Security Lab) at the University of Calgary. She received her PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Waterloo, Canada, under supervision of Prof. Ian F. Blake and her BSc and MSc in Electrical Engineering from University of Tehran. She has served as the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, and Transactions on Information and System Security (TISSEC), and is currently an  Associate Editor  of IET Information Security and Journal of Mathematical Cryptology. Her research interest is in cryptography and information theory and their applications to information security systems, and has published over 400 papers in this area.