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Dhruv Kuchhal

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Ph.D. Student
Computer Science
Georgia Institute of Technology

Research Area

Machine Learning and Computer Security.



Ph.D. in Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA, United States

Chair’s Fellow


B.Tech. in Information Technology, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University

Delhi, India


Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Springdales School, Pusa Road

Delhi, India

Notable Awards


ACM CCS 2018 Student Travel Grant

ACM CCS 2018

Funding of USD 1000 to travel to attend and present at ACM CCS 2018 in Toronto, Canada.


Smart India Hackathon 2017

Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India

A cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000 by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, along with a chance to implement our winning prototype in production at the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).


Recognition of Service Award

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

In appreciation of contributions to ACM in the capacity of Founding Chairperson for the ACM-MAIT Chapter from October 2015 to October 2016.

Publications [Interactive Version]





Professional and Research Experience

Jun 2018 - Feb 2019

Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (IIIT-D) - Research Associate

Delhi, India

Mentor: Prof. Ponnurangam Kumaraguru
Understanding and building tools to mitigate misinformation on WhatsApp. [Natural Language Processing (NLP), Knowledge Graphs, Docker]

Dec 2017 - Dec 2018

University of Mayland, College Park - Research Assistant

remotely from Delhi, India

Mentors: Prof. Michelle Mazurek, Elissa Redmiles
Research focuses on understanding whether users make rational security decisions and improving the quality of security advice via qualitative, quantitative, and data science projects. [Natural Language Processing (NLP), Python, User studies]

Dec 2016 - May 2018

Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (IIIT-D) - Undergraduate Researcher

Delhi, India

Mentor: Prof. Ponnurangam Kumaraguru
In collaboration with Georgia Tech and Microsoft, we presented the first data-driven characterization of cross-platform campaigns - campaigns that use multiple OSN platforms and use phone numbers for monetization at the ACM Conference on WebScience, 2018. [Data Science, Python, Social Media Analysis]

Oct 2017 - Mar 2018

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), MHRD, GoI - Research and Development Intern

Delhi, India

Mentor: Dr. N.H. Siddalingaswamy (Director, AICTE)
In a team of 5 and with a project budget of Rs. 3 lakh, we analyzed AICTE’s employment statistics dataset and developed dynamic analytic dashboards to aid AICTE in granting approvals to higher education institutions. [Data Science, Python, Data Visualization]

Jun 2016 - Aug 2016

EngineChief, Iron Play Technologies Pvt. Ltd. - Software Engineering Intern

Delhi, India

Using Ruby on Rails with PostgreSQL, designed and implemented a web interface and back end for tracking inventory. [Ruby on Rails]

Teaching Experience

Spring 2020

CS 6262: Network Security

Georgia Institute of Technology

Teaching Assistant for Wenke Lee, 100+ students


Founding chairperson for ACM-MAIT Student Chapter from October 2015 to October 2016.
Curator for TEDxMAIT 2018.

Relevant Coursework

Georgia Insitute of Technology

  • Network Security (CS6262), Fall 2019 (Wenke Lee)
  • Empirical Measurement and Security (CS8803), Fall 2019 (Paul Pearce)
  • Secure Computer Systems (CS6238), Spring 2020 (Mustaque Ahamad)
  • Introduction to Malware Reverse Engineering (ECE4894), Spring 2020 (Brendan Saltaformaggio)


Available upon request.