About



Paruchuri likes to figure 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. She is funded by DARPA, and her research primarily focuses on Information Security and Privacy. Her thesis advisor is Prof. Matt Blaze.

Before Penn, Paruchuri graduated with a Master's in Computer Science from Dartmouth College under the mentorship of Prof. Tom Cormen. She worked at the Institute for Security, Technology, and Society (ISTS) at Dartmouth on a research project co-funded by the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Energy. Prof. Sergey Bratus was her Master's thesis advisor. Her Master's thesis committee consisted of Prof. Charles Palmer (CTO of Security & 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). 

Paruchuri 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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