Dhruv Kuchhal


I’m a third year PhD student in Computer Science at Georgia Tech (GT), fortunate to be advised by Dr. Frank Li.

My research interests lie broadly in data-driven studies of real-world computer security problems, often involving large-scale data mining of network measurements. These days, I'm working on:

  • [GT] investigating local network communications on websites.
  • [GT] investigating the YouTube view fraud ecosystem.
  • [PayPal] exploring passwordless authentication as an alternate to passwords online.

During Summer 2021, I'm interning 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.

Reach me at dkuchhal@pm.me.


Last updated in July 2021.