Dr. Ashish Nanda is a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment at Deakin University, Australia. In the past, has held a Lecturer position at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. 

Ashish holds a PhD (Computer Science) from the University of Technology Sydney and a Bachelors of Technology (Computer Science & Engineering) from Amity University, India. His current research focuses on Cyber Security and Blockchain systems. His works include the design and development of security and privacy models for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Distributed Computing (Edge/Fog Computing).

Upon graduating from Amity University, Ashish was involved in various start-ups/projects and Co-Founded Adroit Explorer Innovation Chambers (A Non for Profit Organization). Ashish developed a great interest in computers since childhood. He learnt to use Linux through a Terminal at the age 10, built his first website at 13 and developed his first GUI based mathematical logic computer game at the age of 15. He is fascinated by technology and has a gift of thinking out of the box.