Simin Kargar is a researcher on human rights and technology. Over the past decade, Kargar has worked with a variety of public and private stakeholders on the interrelations of technology, geopolitics, and human rights in repressive environments. At DFRLab, Kargar focuses on information warfare in the Middle East and the policy responses that it calls for.

Kargar is currently a doctoral researcher at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University. Her research centers on the evolution of statecraft in the networked era. In particular, she investigates the ways that Iran and Saudi Arabia, as two regional powers, engage in subversive activities through emerging technologies and complicate the regional and international affairs.