Ankit Gangwal

PhD (Brain, Mind, and Computer Science)
University of Padova, Italy.

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

About Me

I have recently earned my PhD from the 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). 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 PhD, I have earned Master of Technology (MTech) degree in Computer Science from MNIT Jaipur, India and Bachelor of Technology (BTech) degree in Information Technology from RTU Kota, India.


Media Coverage


  • June 2020: Our paper "Improving Password Guessing via Representation Learning" has been accepted at IEEE S&P '21.
  • April 2020: Our paper "The Road Ahead for Networking: A Survey on ICN-IP Coexistence Solutions" has been accepted for publication in IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials.

  • 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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