Dhruv Kuchhal


I’m a second year PhD student in Computer Science at Georgia Tech, fortunate to be advised by Dr. Frank Li.

My research interests lie broadly in data-driven studies of real-world computer security problems, often involving large-scale data mining of network measurements. These days, I'm working on:

  • Investigating local network communications on websites.
  • Investigating the YouTube view fraud ecosystem.

During Summer 2021, I'll be interning with the Security Research team at PayPal, with 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:
    • Detecting cross-platform spam on online social networks.
    • Detecting and mitigating misinformation on WhatsApp.

Reach me at dkuchhal@gatech.edu.