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Senior Lecturer, Master of Cyber-Security Program (Law), La Trobe University

Dr Andre Oboler is a senior lecturer in the Law School at La Trobe University and CEO of the Online Hate Prevention Institute (OHPI). As part of La Trobe’s Master of Cybersecurity, Dr Oboler teaches in the areas of cyber-terrorism, international warfare, privacy and surveillance. In his role at OHPI, Australia's only charity dedicated to tackling cyber-racism and other forms of online hate and extremism, Dr Oboler develops new methodologies and approaches for monitoring, measuring and responding to online hate and extremism and for empowering communities and increasing community resilience in the face of an increasingly hostile online environment and the negative impact this has on everyday life.

Dr Oboler is an expert member of the Australian Government's delegation to International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance and a former Vice Chair of the Global Forum for Combating Antisemitism. He is an active community leader and currently serves on the executive of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria and as a Councilor on the Executive Council of Australian Jewry. He also serves in leadership roles in the technology and engineering space through the IEEE, and currently serves as Vice Chair of the IEEE Australia Council, Vice Chair (Geographic Activities) of the IEEE Computer Society's MGA Board and on the IEEE Global Public Policy Committee. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Lancaster University (UK) and an LLM(Juris Doctor) from Monash University.


  • –present
    Lecturer, Master of Cyber-Security Program (Law), La Trobe University


  • 2014 
    Monash University, Master of Laws (Juris Doctor)
  • 2007 
    Lancaster University (UK), PhD in Computer Science
  • 2003 
    Monash University, Honours in Bachelor of Computer Science

Professional Memberships

  • Senior Member IEEE