Reihaneh (Rei) Safavi-Naini (Persian: ريحانه صفوی نائينی ) is the AITF Strategic Chair in Information Security at the University of Calgary, Canada. 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 on the program committees of major conferences in cryptology and information security including CRYPTO, EUROCRYPT, ASIACRYPT, and ACM CCS and has worked on numerous industry collaborative research projects. Currently, she is director of iCORE Information Security Lab, AITF Strategic Chair in Information Security, and co-Director of the Institute for Security, Privacy and Information Assurance.
She received a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering - coding theory under supervision of Prof. Ian F. Blake from University of Waterloo, Canada, after completing her BSc and MSc in Electrical Engineering in University of Tehran. Her current research interests include information theoretic security, provable security, network security, digital and privacy rights management, and multimedia security.