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Dhruv Kuchhal

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Ph.D. Student
Computer Science
Georgia Institute of Technology

https://dhruvkuchhal.com
dkuchhal@gatech.edu
@dhruvkuchhal96

Research Area

Security and privacy.

Education

2019-present

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

Atlanta, GA, United States

Chair’s Fellow

2014-2018

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

Delhi, India

2000-2014

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

Delhi, India

Notable Awards

2018

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.

2017

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).

2016

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]

Conference

Journal

Workshop

Poster

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]

Service

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

References

Available upon request.