Ankit Gangwal

Ph.D. (thesis defense on March 25, 2020)
Brain, Mind, and Computer Science
University of Padova (Italy)

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

About Me

I am a Ph.D. student in Brain, Mind, and Computer Science (BMCS) doctoral program at the University of Padova, Italy, with a fellowship for international students funded by Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo (CaRiPaRo). Here, I am a member of the Security and PRIvacy Through Zeal (SPRITZ) research group. Under the supervision of Prof. Mauro Conti, I am working on the security and privacy aspects of the blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, and Software Defined Network (SDN). Prior to pursuing Ph.D., I've earned Master of Technology (M.Tech.) degree in Computer Science from MNIT Jaipur, India and Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) degree in Information Technology from RTU Kota, India.


Media Coverage


  • October 2019: Our technical report "Improving Password Guessing via Representation Learning" is available on arXiv.
  • September 2019: Our paper "Cryptomining cannot Change its Spots: Detecting Covert Cryptomining using Magnetic Side-channel" has been accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security.
  • September 2019: Our paper "Detecting Covert Cryptomining using HPC" is available on arXiv.
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