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
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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 doctoral program 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 the security and privacy aspects of Software Defined Networking (SDN); Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks in particular. My current research interest also includes the blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.


Professional Activities


News

  • November 2018: Our paper "Mind Your Wallet's Privacy: Identifying Bitcoin Wallet Apps and User's Actions through Network Traffic Analysis" has been accepted at ACM SAC '19.
  • October 2018: My research project has won the third position at the "Young Researcher Award" at DIGITALmeet '18.
  • August 2018: Our paper "On the Economic Significance of Ransomware Campaigns: A Bitcoin Transactions Perspective" has been accepted for publication in Elsevier Computers & Security. It was also featured on MIT Technology Review. Dataset and more on our project's page.
  • April 2018: Our paper "Spot the Difference: Your Bucket is Leaking - A Novel Methodology to Expose A/B Testing Effortlessly" has been accepted at IEEE CNS '18 workshop: SPC '18.

  • November 2017: Won the Intel Student Travel Grant at IEEE NFV-SDN '17.
  • 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 '17.
  • July 2017: Our paper "Blocking Intrusions at Border using Software Defined-Internet Exchange Point (SD-IXP)" has been accepted at
    IEEE NFV-SDN '17.
  • Feb 2017: Our paper "PANORAMA: Real-time Bird's Eye View of an OpenFlow Network" has been accepted at IEEE ICNSC '17.