Ritwik M. currently serves as Assistant Professor (SR) at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, Coimbatore Campus.
Mr. Ritwik completed his B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering from Pondicherry Central University. He was working as a software professional in multi-national companies before returning to the academia. He obtained his Masters from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in Cyber Security and started working in Amrita as an Assistant Professor while also pursuing his doctoral research concurrently.
His areas of research include Computer Malware Analysis, Threat Modeling, Privacy Preservation (Vulnerability Analysis) on Social Networks, Botnets, Quantum Computing, Network Security, Web Security and Computational Thinking. Currently, he is working on the applications of Computational Intelligence techniques on computer malware and its evolution. Apart from academic research, he also mentors and trains students for various Capture the Flag (CTF) hacking contests, hackathons, Computer Game Development and generic competitions. He has also won several awards and recognitions from both public and government sectors. Winner - Smart India Hackathon in 2018 under Ministry of Defence, Special Appreciation for the World Food India Hackathon in 2017 by Ministry of Food Processing Industries, The Deloitte Innovation Award under Ministry of Rural Development in 2017, award for "Smart City Kovai - A Way Forward" by The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in 2016 and as the mentor for the OWASP winter code sprint in 2015 are some of the special awards.
He is also a strong believer of open source technologies and is an avid follower of the same.
Mr. Ritwik is also the Advisor for Amritians - the CodeChef chapter of Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore and associated with the Computational thinking Research and Education (CORE) Lab as a regular contributor and founding member.