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Mr. Ponnurangam Kumaraguru (PK) is one of ACM India’s Eminent Speakers. He received his Ph.D. from the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and is an Associate Professor at IIIT Delhi.

His research interests include Privacy, e-Crime, Online Social Media, and Usable Security. Currently he has been dabbling with security of complex networked systems (e.g. social web systems like Twitter, Facebook, and telephone logs).

He is also very passionate about issues related to human-computer interaction. As Principal Investigator, PK is currently managing research projects of about 2 Crores INR. PK is a Co-Principal Investigator in a project approved at the Europe Union FP7 which is about 5.3 million Euros. PK has received research funds from Government of India, National Science Foundation (NSF), USA, industry bodies in India, and International Development Research Centre.

He will be talking on:

  1. Current research in cybersecurity and why it is vital?
  2. Your research in PSOSM, and threats on social media platforms.
  3. Cyber-crimes in India and how they are solved? Most interesting cases including unsolved ones.
  4. How can we be more aware of threats in this virtual world?
  5. What are future potential research topics in this field.