Ankit Gangwal

Ph.D. student in 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'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 (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).


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.
  • May 2019: Our paper "Blockchain Trilemma Solver Algorand has Dilemma over Undecidable Messages" has been accepted at ARES '19.
  • May 2019: Our paper "On the Exploitation of Online SMS Receiving Services to Forge ID Verification" has been accepted at ARES '19.
  • March 2019: Our survey paper "The Road Ahead for Networking: A Survey on ICN-IP Coexistence Solutions" is available on arXiv.
  • January 2019: A short technical report "The True Scale of Extortions by Sextortion Emails" is available here.
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