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Core Faculty

Dr. Arun Balaji Buduru
Areas of interest: Cyber security, reinforcement learning and stochastic planning
Bio: Arun Balaji Buduru is an assistant professor at Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science, specializing in Information Assurance, at Arizona State University in 2016. His research interests include cyber security, reinforcement learning and stochastic planning. He received his B.E. degree in Computer Science in 2011 from Anna University at Chennai, India. He has worked as a research intern as part of Cisco IoT Architecture Group. His current research focuses on adaptive user re-authentication on touch-based devices, predicting security breaches in critical cyber infrastructures, and user behavior based adaptive IoT device reconfiguration.
Dr. Sambuddho Chakravarty
Areas of interest: Network Anonymity and Privacy, Network Surveillance and Counter Surveillance, Network and Systems Security in General
Bio: Sambuddho Chakravarty completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University in 2014. He was advised by Prof. Angelos D. Keromytis. His research focuses on Network Anonymity and Privacy, Network Surveillance and Anti-Censorship and Network and Distributed Systems Security in general. During his PhD he studied novel practical traffic analysis vulnerabilities of popular anonymity networks like Tor. He has served an intern at Telcordia Applied Research, New Jersey and Force 10 Networks, California. Prior to pursuing Ph.D. he worked for over a year in IIT Delhi as a research assistant in the Advanced Networking Lab, under Prof. Huzur Saran and Prof. B. N. Jain and focused on Network Measurements.
Dr. Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, "PK"
Areas of interest: Privacy and Security in Online Social Media (PSOSM), Cyber Crime, Privacy, and Usable Security
Bio: PK is currently the Hemant Bharat Ram Faculty Research Fellow at IIITD. He is one of the ACM India Eminent Speakers. He received his Ph.D. from the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). His research interests include Privacy, e-Crime, Online Social Media, and Usable Security, in particular, these days he has been dabbling with complex networked systems (e.g. social web systems like Twitter, Facebook, and telephone logs). As Principal Investigator, PK is currently managing research projects of about 2 Crores INR. PK is a Co-Principal Investigator in a project approved at the Europe Union FP7 which is about 5.3 million Euros. PK has received research funds from Government of India, National Science Foundation (NSF), USA, industry bodies in India, and International Development Research Centre. He is serving as a PC member in prestigious conferences like WWW, AsiaCCS and he is also serving as a reviewer for International Journal of Information Security and ACM's Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT). PK’s Ph.D. thesis work on anti-phishing research at Carnegie Mellon University has contributed in creating an award winning start-up Wombat Security Technologies PK founded and manages Precog a research group at IIIT-Delhi. PK is actively working with budding entrepreneurs to convert their technological ideas into products and services, a few examples: Wizters and backpack. PK can be reached at
Dr. Rahul Purandare
Areas of interest: Software Engineering, Program Analysis, Software Security, Automatic Program Repair, Specification Mining
Bio: Rahul Purandare is an Assistant Professor in the department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi (IIIT-D). He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln in 2011. Prior to his Ph.D., he received his Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in Electrical Engineering and Master of Technology (M.Tech.) in Computer Science, both from the University of Pune. He worked with Tech Mahindra (India) and with BT (U.K.) from 1996 to 2006 in various capacities as a software engineer, a project leader and a senior consultant. He also worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln before joining IIITD. His research interests are in software engineering, program analysis, software security, automatic program repair and specification mining. His research has appeared in the proceedings of several reputed conferences including OOPSLA, ICSE, ISSTA, ASE and RV. He has received the ACM distinguished research paper award for the work which was presented at ISSTA 2013.
Prof. Dheeraj Sanghi
Areas of interest: Network Security
Dr. A V Subramanyam
Areas of interest: Information Hiding, Digital Multimedia Forensics, Multimedia Signal Processing
Bio: Venkata Subramanyam received his BTech in Electronics Engineering from Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, India. Following his BTech, he obtained a Ph.D. in 2013, in Computer Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Post PhD, he joined Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering. His research work is in Information Hiding and Digital Multimedia Forensics.

Affiliated Faculty

Dr. Vikram Goyal
Areas of interest: Database Systems, Geo-Social Networks, and Data Mining
Bio: I am working as an Associate Professor in Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (IIIT-D) since 2008. I did my Ph.D in Computer Science from IIT Delhi in 2009. My thesis was on "Auditing SQL Queries for Privacy Violation Detection". My research interests are in the areas of Database Systems, Geo-Social Networks, and Data Mining. With in this space, I am particularly interested in problems related to privacy in location-based services, database auditing, and spatial web objects retrieval, I am affiliated with the IIIT-D Data Engineering and Security and Privacy Group. I am currently advising two graduate students: Anuj Shanker Saxena, Siddharth Dawar (Co-Supervisor: Dr. Debajyoti Bera)

Adjunct / Visiting Faculty

Dr. Sanjay Bahl
Areas of interest: Cyber security Policy, Cyber security International Cooperation, Trust, Information security Management, Risk management, Information security Governance, Information security service quality, Cyber security education, training and awareness
Bio: Sanjay Bahl, CISM, CIPP/IT, is currently with CERT-In and an adjunct faculty with IIIT Delhi. He has been providing consultancy in the area of governance, risk, compliance, security, privacy, forensics, investigation and fraud management to some national level projects in India. Prior to CERT-In, he was the Chief Security Officer (CSO) for Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt Ltd. and prior to joining Microsoft, Sanjay was the global CSO of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). He has been in the IT industry since 1984 with experience in various areas. Sanjay is and has been a member of various Security committees at National and International level and has been the winner (from a list of global nominations) of the prestigious and coveted Alliance for Enterprise Security Risk Management's second Annual Excellence in Security Convergence and Contribution to Enterprise Risk Management Award for 2007. He was also the winner of the Microsoft Security Strategist Award 2007 in the IT / ITeS and Telecom category in India, while at TCS.
Dr. Mohan Dhawan
Areas of interest: System Security, Web Security and Privacy, Computer Networks, Programming Languages and Operating Systems
Bio: Mohan is a Researcher Staff Member at IBM Research, India and is interested in System Security, Web Security and Privacy, Computer Networks, Programming Languages and Operating Systems. Mohan earned his PhD in Computer Science from Rutgers University in 2013, and BTech from MNNIT, Allahabad. Prior to his US sojourn, Mohan also worked briefly with IIT Kanpur and Hughes Software Systems. Mohan's research received outstanding paper award at ACSAC'09 and was nominated for best paper at IMC'12.
Prof. Anupam Joshi
Areas of interest: Pervasive, Mobile, Sensor and Networked Computing, Semantic Web, Web Mining and Personalization, Policies, Security, Trust, and Privacy in Open Distributed systems, Distributed AI, Neuro-Fuzzy Systems, Learning and Adaptation, HPCC
Bio: Dr. Joshi was born in New Delhi, India, many (or not so many, depending on your POV) moons ago. A ssorted geeeky acts like memorising the schedule for Indian Railways (North Zone) at an early age showed to all and sundry that he was destined to be a Professor. He set out to fulfil this prediction with gusto , in the process asking long, complicated and troublesome questions of his teachers at Modern School and IIT Delhi. He also got involved in research activities, which lead him to Purdue University in 1989, from where he obtained his Ph.D degree in 1993. After a stint at Purdue as a research faculty, he headed off to the University of Missouri in 1996, and spent two wonderful years there as Assistant Professor of Comp uter Engineering and Computer Science. In Fall of 1998, he exchanged life in small town midwest surrounde d by fields of corn for life in suburban big town east cost. Currently, he is found roaming the campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where he is now free to profess, after several years of fi rst assisting and then associating with other professors. He continues to ask many questions as a part of the UMBC Ebiquity Research Group, though he concentrates on answering only some of them.

Admin Assistant

Pooja Sagar

Core Students

  Anupama Aggarwal, Ph.D. Scholar   Prateek Dewan, Ph.D. Scholar

  Devashish Gosain, Ph.D. Scholar   Rishabh Kaushal, Ph.D. Scholar

  Dhriti Khanna, Ph.D. Scholar   Srishti Gupta, Ph.D. Scholar

  Ambuj Mehrish, Ph.D. Scholar   Niharika Sachdeva, Ph.D. Scholar

  Anindya Srivastava, M. Tech. Student


  Divyansh Aggarwal   Kushagra Bhargava

  Sonal Goel   Neha Jawalkar


  Adarsh Agarwal, M. Tech. Student   Abhishek Bhola, M. Tech. Student

  Shivam Chaturvedi, M. Tech. Student   Aritra Dhar, M. Tech. Student

  Vaishali Garg, M. Tech. Student   Aditi Gupta, Ph.D. Scholar

  Mridula Gupta, UIET, Chandigarh   Naina Gupta, M. Tech. Student

  Neha Gupta, M. Tech. Student   Sudip Mittal, Dual Degree (B.Tech + M.Tech) student

  Suresh Rangaswamy, M. Tech. Student   Shobhita Saxena, M. Tech. Student

  Amit Semwal, M. Tech. Student   Rahul Kumar Singh, M. Tech. Student

  Rekha Tokas, M.Tech student   Nilaksh Das, Associate

  Mayank Gupta, Associate   Dushyant Dhyani, Associate

  R Gandeevan, Associate   Hareesh Ravi, Associate

  Sameer Sawhney, Project Manager   Yatharth Sharma, Associate

  Paridhi Jain, Ph.D. Scholar   Pradyumn Nand, M.Tech Student

  Anuj Shankar Saxena, Ph.D. Scholar   Megha Arora, B.Tech Student

  Rohan Katyal, B. Tech. Student   Arushi Jain, IIITD

  Srishty Saha, IIITD   Shweta Sood, IIITD

  Aakrti Tayal, IIITD