Ponnurangam Kumaraguru

Professor (CSE)
PhD (2009), Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Prof. Ponnurangam Kumaraguru ("PK") is a Professor of Computer Science and Dean of Students Affairs at IIIT-Delhi. He is an Adjunct faculty at IIIT Hyderabad. PK is a TEDx and an ACM Distinguished & ACM India Eminent Speaker. PK received his Ph.D. from the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). His Ph.D. thesis work on anti-phishing research at CMU contributed in creating an award-winning startup - Wombat Security Technologies, wombatsecurity.com. Wombat was acquired in March 2018 for USD 225 Million. In addition to his contributions to academia, PK is on advisory role on various government organizations and a Fortune 500 company. He is also part of various Board of Studies of different academic institutes across the country. He has co-authored research papers in the field of Privacy and Security in Online Social Media, Cyber Security, Computational Social Science, Social Computing, Data Science for Social Good, amongst others. He is passionate about solving societal problems using technologies, especially contributing to the domain of social computing. PK and his students have played an integral role in developing a technology used many State and Central Government agencies in India. He has spent time making notable contributions at organizations like IBM India Research Labs, Adobe Research Labs – India, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) – Brazil, and Max Planck Institute for Software Systems – Germany. PK has served as a Program Committee member at prestigious conferences like WWW, CHI, PETs, ICWSM, CSCW, AsiaCCS. He was the Founding Head of Cybersecurity Education and Research Centre (CERC) at IIIT-Delhi. PK started and successfully manages PreCog (precog.iiitd.edu.in), a research group at IIIT-Delhi.

PK can be reached on Insta (http://bit.ly/pkoninsta), on Facebook (http://fb.me/ponnurangam.kumaraguru), on Twitter (http://bit.ly/pkontwit), on LinkedIn (http://bit.ly/pkonlin) and at pk@iiitd.ac.in. Search for #ProfGiri for PK’s social media presence.

Contact: 

Phone: 011-26907468
Email: pk@iiitd.ac.in
Website: http://precog.iiitd.edu.in/
Office: B-505 (R&D Block)

Research Interests: 
Privacy, e-Crime, Online Social Networks, Usable Security
Teaching Interests: 
Research Methods in CS, Security, Social Network Analysis, Privacy and Security in Online Social Media