Dhruv Kuchhal Dhruv Kuchhal


I’m a PhD Candidate in Computer Science at Georgia Tech (GT), fortunate to be advised by Frank Li in the School of Cybersecurity and Privacy (SCP). I was recognized as an RSAC Security Scholar (among 50 students across US) in 2023.

My research interests lie broadly in data-driven studies of real-world computer security and privacy problems, often involving large-scale mining of measurements. Most recently, I have focused on web security and privacy.

Summers of 2021 and 2022, I worked with Adam Oest in the Advanced Threats Group (Anti-Fraud) at PayPal, on securing PayPal's deployment of FIDO2-based passwordless authentication.

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 January 2023.