Dhruv Kuchhal


I’m a fourth 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.

Summers of 2021 and 2022, 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.

Reach me at dkuchhal@{pm.me, gatech.edu}.






Last updated in August 2022.