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 Padova, 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.
- [I2] "Modern Ransomware in the Bitcoin Playground" - BLOCKCHAIN le sfide della sicurezza nell'era di Bitcoin, Padova, Italy, January 31, 2019.
- [I1] "Software Defined Networks: An Overview" - 2018 International Symposium on Future Internet: Security Issues and Opportunities, Padova, Italy, May 10, 2018.
- [T1] "Come to the Dark Side! We have Radical Insurance Groups & Ransomware" (in collaboration with Eireann Leverett) - hack.lu 2018, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, October 16-18, 2018.
- December 2018: IEEE TDSC.
- November 2018: IEEE ICC '19 CISS, Shanghai, China, May 20-24, 2019.
- November 2018: WWW '19, San Francisco, USA, May 13-17, 2019.
- November 2018: WISTP '18, Brussels, Belgium, December 10-11, 2018.
- September 2018: Hindawi Security and Communication Networks.
- August 2018: IEEE ICCE '19, Las Vegas, USA, January 11-13, 2019.
- July 2018: IEEE NFV-SDN '18, Verona, Italy, November 27-29, 2018.
- July 2018: ACM CIKM '18, Turin, Italy, October 22-26, 2018.
- July 2018: CyberICPS '18 (in conjunction with ESORICS '18), Barcelona, Spain, September 6-7, 2018.
- May 2018: IEEE/ACM ASONAM '18, Barcelona, Spain, August 28-31, 2018.
- March 2018: CPS-Sec '18 (in conjunction with IEEE CNS '18), Beijing, China, June 1, 2018.
- March 2018: CPSS '18 (in conjunction with ACM ASIACCS '18), Incheon, South Korea, June 4, 2018.
- March 2018: IEEE COMST.
- November 2017: IEEE TIFS.
- August 2017: ICISS '17, Mumbai, India, December 16-20, 2017.
- August 2017: SPA '17 (in conjunction with IEEE CNS '17), Las Vegas, NV USA, October 11, 2017.
- June 2017: IEEE NFV-SDN '17, Berlin, Germany, November 6-8, 2017.
- Web Chair
- May 2017: SPA '17 (in conjunction with IEEE CNS '17), Las Vegas, NV USA, October 11, 2017.
- October 2018: My research project has won the third position at the "Young Researcher Award" at DIGITALmeet '18.
- November 2017: I won the Intel Student Travel Grant at IEEE NFV-SDN '17.
- August 2016: I won the CARIPARO scholarship that is awarded to only fifteen international students to pursue a fully-funded Ph.D.
- August 2018: Our paper "On the Economic Significance of Ransomware Campaigns: A Bitcoin Transactions Perspective" was featured on MIT Technology Review.
- 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.
- August 2018: Our paper "On the Economic Significance of Ransomware Campaigns: A Bitcoin Transactions Perspective" has been accepted for publication in Elsevier Computers & Security.
- 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.
- September 2017: I was 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.