Bio

I work as a Research Associate with PreCog, a Social Computing research group at IIIT-Delhi and as a Research Assistant in Usable Privacy and Security with Prof. Michelle Mazurek of the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD). I recently graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology Engineering from GGSIPU, a public state university in Delhi, India.

My research work at UMD focuses on understanding whether users make rational security decisions and improving the quality of security advice via qualitative, quantitative, and data science projects. More recently, I am working on studying cross-cultural use cases and conceptual perceptions of cryptocurrencies in collaboration with CISPA, Germany.

At PreCog, I'm building intelligent solutions to mitigate Misinformation on WhatsApp. Previously, I worked on characterizing spam online in collaboration with Georgia Tech, Microsoft and Pindrop Security.

You can reach me at dhruv@umiacs.umd.edu and dhruvk@iiitd.ac.in.