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Dhruv Kuchhal

PhD student in Computer Science at Georgia Tech, starting Fall 2019





Currently, my research interests lie broadly in security and privacy.

Previously, my work with Prof. Ponnurangam Kumaraguru ("PK") at PreCog@IIIT-Delhi, on detecting and characterizing spam on social networks won the Best Student Paper Runner-up at ACM WebScience 2018, and our work on building intelligent solutions to mitigate Misinformation on WhatsApp got featured in leading Indian media (Times of India).

I also worked with Prof. Michelle Mazurek and Elissa Redmiles, of University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) on understanding (IEEE ConPro '18) and improving (ACM CCS '18) the quality of security advice, and I presented a poster on security mechanism design at CCS 2018 in Toronto, Canada.

During undergrad, my team won the Smart India Hackathon 2017, an annual hackathon organized by the Government of India in which more than 10,000 students participated. I also received the ACM Recognition of Service Award for chairing the student chapter.

I am a hardcore Elon Musk fan and when not working, I like to read & watch non-fiction (Malcolm Gladwell is my all-time-favourite). I also enjoy photography whenever I get the chance!

Please find my CV, Google Scholar and other social links down below.