Monday, April 10, 2017

Paruchuri is interested in figuring out meaningful solutions to real-world problems by analyzing the complex interplay between technology, public policy, law, and economics. Her work in academia and industry thus far spanned open problems in the domains of Security & Privacy, Energy, Water, Transportation, and Healthcare. To formally understand the overlap between technology, law and business, she previously pursued relevant programs at the National Law School of India University (the top law school in India), and at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. 

Currently, Paruchuri is working toward a Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research primarily focuses on Information Security and Privacy, and her thesis advisor is Prof. Matt Blaze. 

Before Penn, Paruchuri graduated with a Master's degree in Computer Science from Dartmouth College under the mentorship of Prof. Tom Cormen. She worked with Prof. Sean Smith at the Institute for Security, Technology, and Society at Dartmouth on a research project co-funded by the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Energy. Prof. Sergey Bratus was her thesis advisor at Dartmouth. Her thesis committee consisted of Prof. Charles Palmer (CTO of Security and Privacy at IBM Research and Adjunct Professor in CS at Dartmouth), Prof. Byron Cook (Senior Principal at Amazon and CS Professor at UCL), and Prof. Xing-Dong Yang (Assistant Professor in CS at Dartmouth). 

She presented her research at academic conferences, spoke at hacker conventions, gave an invited talk at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) at UC Berkeley. Her research was also cited by media outlets such as Krebs on Security. She occasionally guest blogs for security firms.

Before Dartmouth, Paruchuri worked at the General Electric Company (GE) and at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc).

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