Shiri Krebs is a Professor of Law at Deakin University and Co-lead of the Law and Policy Theme at the Australian Government Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CSCRC). She is an affiliated scholar at Stanford University Center for International Security and Cooperation(CISAC) and the chair of the International Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict. She is currently also an Australian Research Council (ARC) DECRA Fellow and an Alexander von Humboldt Experienced Researcher (2023-2025).

Prof Krebs’ research focuses on international law and counterterrorism, with a focus on behavioural and empirical legal studies. Her current funded research projects explore the effects of predictive technologies on preventive counterterrorism measures, at the intersection of law, science and technology. Her work in this space has influenced armed conflict investigations and fact-finding processes through invitations to brief high-level decision-makers, including members of the United Nations (UN) Security Council, the United States Department of Defence, the Australian Defence Force, and the UN Special Rapporteur on Counterterrorism and Human Rights. 

 Prof Krebs’ scholarship has been published at leading law journals and has been supported by several highly selective research grants (including, most recently, from the ARC, the CSCRC, and the Humboldt Foundation). Her recent international and national research awards include the ‘Academic/Researcher of the Year’ Award (Australian Women in Law Awards, 2022), the David D. Caron Prize (American Society of International Law, 2021), the Australian Legal Research Awards (finalist in the Article/Chapter (ECR) Category, 2022), and the Vice-Chancellor’s Mid-Career Researcher Award for Career Excellence (Deakin University, 2022).

Prof Krebs has taught in several law schools, including at Stanford University, University of Santa Clara, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she won the Dean’s award recognizing exceptional junior faculty members. 

She earned her Doctorate and Master Degrees from Stanford Law School with Honors, as well as LL.B. and M.A., both magna cum laude, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.