Ankit Gangwal

Asst. Professor, IIIT Hyderabad, India
DAAD Fellow Alumnus | BlackHat Speaker

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      A3-113, CSTAR, IIIT, Gachibowli,
500 032, Hyderabad, India
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About Me

I am an Assistant Professor at IIIT Hyderabad, India. Here, I'm associated with Centre for Security, Theory, and Algorithmic Research (CSTAR). I am a member of Ripple's UBRI and hold a Guest Researcher position at the SPRITZ research group at University of Padua, Italy. Previously, I worked as a Post-Doctoral Researcher in Delft Blockchain Lab of TU Delft, Netherlands (advisors: Prof. Zekeriya Erkin and Prof. Stefanie Roos). I was also a Visiting Research Scholar (host: Prof. Giuseppe Ateniese) at Stevens Institute of Technology, USA. I earned my PhD degree in Brain, Mind, and Computer Science (supervisors: Prof. Mauro Conti and Prof. Anna Spagnolli) from University of Padua, Italy with a fully-funded fellowship by Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo (CaRiPaRo). I also hold an MTech degree (supervisor: Prof. Manoj Singh Gaur) in Computer Engineering from MNIT Jaipur, India and a BTech degree in Information Technology from RTU Kota, India.


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Recent/Selected News

  • June 2024: Our paper "CSUM: A Novel Mechanism for Updating CubeSat While Preserving Authenticity and Integrity" has been accepted at IEEE LCN '24.
  • April 2024: I won the DAAD AInet fellowship (awarded to outstanding international early career researchers) for Safety and Security in AI.
  • March 2024: My project proposal "Ethereum Education Explorations" has won Ethereum Foundation funding.
  • February 2024: Our paper "De-authentication using Ambient Light Sensor" has been accepted for publication in IEEE Access.
  • January 2024: Check out my on-set interview with iSMG.
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