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Shubhi Shukla

PhD Researcher,

Prime Minister's Research Fellow (PMRF)

Centre for Computational and Data Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

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Secured Embedded Architecture Lab,

Computer Science and Engineering Department,

IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur

West Bengal, India, 721302

About Me.

I am a PhD candidate at Centre for Computational and Data Sciences, IIT Kharagpur working in Secured Embedded Architecture (SEAL) Lab  under the guidance of Prof. Debdeep Mukhopadhyay and Prof. Pabitra Mitra. My primary research focus is on the intersection of machine learning (ML), security, and privacy. I work towards understanding the vulnerabilities and limitations of ML models in the context of microarchitectural attacks, which leverage hardware components' behaviour to compromise sensitive information. Additionally, I'm also exploring the unique security issues that arise in ML frameworks operating on GPU platforms, focusing on identifying and addressing vulnerabilities inherent to these highly parallel and high-performance computing architectures. Lastly, I am also involved in crafting defenses against adversarial attacks, concentrating on developing training techniques that enhance the robustness of models against such threats. 



July 2020 to June 2021

Research Intern

Laboratory of Neural System, IIT Kanpur

Dr. Nitin Gupta

  • Contributed to the development of "Treadwill," a Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CCBT) software aimed at assisting individuals with depressive symptoms and enhancing user interaction through an integrated automated chatbot. Developed chat modules for CBT worksheets, allowing bot to customize its response based on earlier user provided responses

September 2019 to November 2019

Teaching and Learning Centre, IIT Kanpur

Prof. Prabhakar TV

Project Engineer

  • Worked on building a web application on Drupal CMS to analyze performance of various translation APIs from Google, Microsoft, IBM, and others. 

May 2018 to July 2018

Computer Science and Engineering Department, IIT Kanpur

Prof. Harish Karnick

Research Intern

  • Conducted analysis on various features such as Mel-Frequency Cepstral Coefficients (MFCC), Signal Energy, Spectral Density, and Entropy to construct feature vectors, facilitating the development of highly accurate predictive ML/DL models for Emotion Classification.

May 2016 to July 2016

Computer Science and Engineering Department, IIT Kanpur

Prof. Manindra Aggrawal 

Summer Intern

  • Contributed to the expansion of the cloud computing infrastructure at CSE, IIT Kanpur. Installed and configured compute nodes, wrote diagnostic tools using shell scripts for regular checkups and load status checks, updating and correcting of controller and compute node scripts.



August 2021 - Present

Doctor of Philosophy

Centre for Computational and Data Sciences, IIT Kharagpur

GPA: 8.61/10

Research Area: Machine Learning Security
Supervisors: Prof. Debdeep Mukhopadhyay and Prof. Pabitra Mitra

July 2017 - May 2019

M.Tech in Computer Science (Information Security), IIT (ISM) Dhanbad

Aug 2013 - May 2017

B.Tech in Computer Science (Telecom Informatics), UPES Dehradun



Shukla, Shubhi, Manaar Alam, Sarani Bhattacharya, Pabitra Mitra, and Debdeep Mukhopadhyay. "“Whispering MLaaS”: Exploiting Timing Channels to Compromise User Privacy in Deep Neural Networks." IACR Transactions on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems (2023): 587-613.


Shukla, Shubhi, and Deepak Rakesh. "Dynamic ensemble based feature selection model for credit card fraud detection." In 2020 IEEE 17th India Council International Conference (INDICON), pp. 1-6. IEEE, 2020.

Professional/Academic Service

Artifact Evaluation Committe Member: CHES 2024

Reviewer of Journals:  IEEE TIFS, IEEE TECS

Reviewer of Conferences:  ICCAD, DAC, DATE, COINS, VLSID, CSCML

Teaching Assistance

Programming and Data Structures Lab | Spring 2024 | IIT Kharagpur
High Performance Computer Architecture | Spring 2023 | IIT Kharagpur
Computer Organization and Architecture Lab | Autumn 2022 | IIT Kharagpur
Computer Programming Lab | Spring 2019 | IIT (ISM) Dhanbad
Parallel and Distributed Computing | Autumn 2018 | IIT (ISM) Dhanbad
Advanced Algorithms | Autumn 2018 | IIT (ISM) Dhanbad

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