PhD Student
Carnegie Mellon University
4720 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Email: srutib AT cmu DOT edu
Office/Cubicle: CIC 2131 A

I am currently a 2nd year PhD student in the School of Computer Science and CyLab at Carnegie Mellon University. I am advised by Professor Lujo Bauer.

My research interests are broadly in security and privacy, particularly involving machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), networks and mobile security.

I received a BS in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago in May 2014 where I was advised in my undergraduate research by Professor Chris Kanich. After graduating, I did a summer internship at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in the Cyber Systems Assessments Group. Following this, I worked at Amazon in Seattle for about a year until August 2015 as a Software Development Engineer (SDE).

You can find my UIC webpage here.


Accessorize to a Crime: Real and Stealthy Attacks on State-of-the-Art Face Recognition
Mahmood Sharif, Sruti Bhagavatula, Lujo Bauer, Michael K. Reiter
23rd ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS 2016). [PDF]

Leveraging Machine Learning to Improve Unwanted Resource Filtering
Sruti Bhagavatula, Christopher Dunn, Chris Kanich, Minaxi Gupta, Brian Ziebart
7th ACM Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Security (AISec 2014). [PDF] [Slides]

Posters and Presentations

Leveraging Machine Learning to Improve Unwanted Resource Filtering
Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Poster Session 2014. [PDF]


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship 2016 - Honorable Mention
Selected for CRA-W Graduate Cohort Workshop 2016
Student travel grant for IEEE S&P 2014
NSF 4-year STEM Scholarship by the UIC Department of Computer Science
Dean's List (UIC)


CyLab Gaming Committee Head (2015 - present): I organize bi-weekly board game nights for CyLab at 7pm on the CIC 4th floor (reference pivot: October 13th). I also plan various other activities such as CyLab bike rides.

CMU School of Computer Science Musical (2015 - present): I was in the 2015 CMU SCS Musical production of The Drowsy Chaperone and the 2016 production of Lucky Stiff.


In my free time I love to sing (even when I'm not free), play the piano, bike, practice yoga, read novels and watch TV/movies/anime.