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).

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 November 2022.