Dhruv Kuchhal


I’m a third year PhD student in Computer Science at Georgia Tech (GT), fortunate to be advised by Dr. Frank Li in the School of Cybersecurity and Privacy (SCP).

My research interests lie broadly in data-driven studies of real-world computer security problems, often involving large-scale data mining of network measurements. Currently, I'm working on exploring passwordless authentication as an alternate to passwords online.

In the Summer of 2021, I interned with the Applied Research (Information Security) team at PayPal, supervised by Dr. Adam Oest and Dr. RC Johnson.

Previously, I have worked on:

  • Human Factors in Security with Prof. Elissa Redmiles and Prof. Michelle Mazurek @ UMD:
    • Measuring and improving readability of security advice.
    • Evaluating response biases in security user studies.
  • Security and Privacy in Social Computing with Prof. Ponnurangam Kumaraguru @ IIIT-D (moved to IIIT-H):
    • Detecting cross-platform spam on online social networks.
    • Detecting and mitigating misinformation on WhatsApp.

For the 2021-2022 AY, I'm serving on the board of Graduate Student Association for the School of Computer Science (SCS-GSA) as their Communications Chair, and as a board member on the GT Student Employee Advisory Board.

Reach me at dkuchhal@pm.me.






Last updated in January 2022.