Ankit Gangwal

Ph.D. student in Brain, Mind and Computer Science
University of Padua (Italy)

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Office: #711, 7th Floor, Staircase B
Address: Dipartimento di Matematica, via Trieste 63, 35121 Padova, Italy

About Me

I've earned Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) degree in Information Technology from RTU Kota, India and Master of Technology (M.Tech.) degree in Computer Science from MNIT Jaipur, India . Presently, I am a Ph.D. student in Brain, Mind and Computer Science at the University of Padua, Italy , with a fellowship for international students funded by Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo (CARIPARO). Here, I am a part of the Security and PRIvacy Through Zeal (SPRITZ) research group. Under the supervision of Prof. Mauro Conti, I am working on security and privacy aspects of Software Defined Networking (SDN); Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks in particular.

Professional Activities

  • June 2017: Sub-reviewer for IEEE NFV-SDN '17, Berlin, Germany, November 6-8, 2017.
  • May 2017: Website Chair of SPA '17, (in conjunction with IEEE CNS 2017), Las Vegas, NV USA, October 11, 2017.


  • November 2017: Won the Intel Student Travel Grant at IEEE NFV-SDN 2017.
  • September 2017: Interviewed about "Ph.D. life in Italy" by Fondazione CARIPARO. Read the full article here.
  • August 2017: Our paper "A Comprehensive and Effective Mechanism for DDoS Detection in SDN" has been accepted at IEEE WiMob 2017.
  • July 2017: Our paper "Blocking Intrusions at Border using Software Defined-Internet Exchange Point (SD-IXP)" has been accepted at
    IEEE NFV-SDN 2017.
  • Feb 2017: Our paper "PANORAMA: Real-time Bird's Eye View of an OpenFlow Network" has been accepted at IEEE ICNSC 2017.