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Dr. Ritwik M.

Assistant Professor (SG) , School of Computing, Coimbatore

Qualification: B-Tech, M.Tech, Ph.D
m_ritwik@cb.amrita.edu
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Research Interest: Botnets, Computational Thinking, Computer Malware Analysis, Network Security, Privacy Preservation (Vulnerability Analysis) on Social Networks, Quantum Computing, Threat Modeling, Web Security

Bio

Dr. Ritwik M. is currently working as an Assistant Professor (SG) in the School of Computing at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus.

Dr. 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 Master’s from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in Cyber Security and started working in Amrita School of Computing as an Assistant Professor while also pursuing his doctoral research concurrently. His PhD is in the inter-disciplinary area of Evolutionary Algorithms and Computer Security at the department of Computer Science & Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University

His areas of research include Computer Malware Analysis, Cyber Security, Meta-heuristic algorithms for search & optimization and Neuroevolutionary, and Computing Education. He is open to collaborate in other domains as well as long as the problem statement is interesting. Currently, he is working on the applications of Generative AI for Cyber Security and its evolution.

He is also a strong believer of open-source technologies and is an avid follower of the same.

Dr. Ritwik is also the Advisor for Amritians – the CodeChef chapter of Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore, the Faculty coordinator for Amrita Toastmasters Club and associated with the Computational thinking Research and Education (CORE) Lab as a regular contributor and founding member.

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 Defense, 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.

Publications

Journal Article

Year : 2020

A preliminary investigation into automatically evolving computer viruses using evolutionary algorithms

Cite this Research Publication : Ritwik Murali and Dr. Shunmuga Velayutham C., “A preliminary investigation into automatically evolving computer viruses using evolutionary algorithms”, Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, vol. 38, no. 5, pp. 6517 - 6526, 2020.

Publisher : Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, IOS Press

Year : 2015

A novel advertisement recommendation system for online video portals

Cite this Research Publication : S. Soundappan, Shajikumar, R., Ritwik Murali, Satheedevi, C., and Vishanth, T. M., “A novel advertisement recommendation system for online video portals”, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, vol. 10, no. 11, pp. 28903 - 28910, 2015.

Publisher : International Journal of Applied Engineering Research

Year : 2015

Identifying third-party-influenced vulnerabilities in massively multi-player online role-playing games

Cite this Research Publication : H. V. Kumar, Ritwik Murali, and Nair, A. M., “Identifying third-party-influenced vulnerabilities in massively multi-player online role-playing games”, vol. 10, pp. 2979 - 2983, 2015.

Publisher : Volume 10, p.2979 - 2983

Year : 2014

A Comprehensive but not Complicated Survey on Quantum Computing

Cite this Research Publication : P. Menon and Ritwik Murali, “A Comprehensive but not Complicated Survey on Quantum Computing”, IERI Procedia, vol. 10, pp. 144–152, 2014.

Publisher : IERI Procedia

Year : 2013

Analyzing the Makier Virus

Cite this Research Publication : Ritwik Murali and K., P., “Analyzing the Makier Virus ”, IJCSI International Journal of Computer Science Issues, vol. 10, Issue 2, no. 1, 2013.

Publisher : International Journal of Computer Science

Conference Paper

Year : 2020

Enhancing Digital Well-being using Opinion Mining and Sentiment Classifiers

Cite this Research Publication : Ritwik Murali, Ravi, A., and Agarwal, H., “Enhancing Digital Well-being using Opinion Mining and Sentiment Classifiers”, in 2020 International Conference on Inventive Computation Technologies (ICICT), 2020.

Publisher : 2020 International Conference on Inventive Computation Technologies (ICICT)

Year : 2020

Optimal Feature Selection for Non-Network Malware Classification

Cite this Research Publication : K. S. ManiArasuSekar, Swaminathan, P., Ritwik Murali, Ratan, G. K., and Siva, S. V., “Optimal Feature Selection for Non-Network Malware Classification”, in 2020 International Conference on Inventive Computation Technologies (ICICT), 2020.

Publisher : 2020 International Conference on Inventive Computation Technologies (ICICT)

Year : 2020

A Conceptual Direction on Automatically Evolving Computer Malware using Genetic and Evolutionary Algorithms

Cite this Research Publication : Ritwik Murali and Velayutham, C. S., “A Conceptual Direction on Automatically Evolving Computer Malware using Genetic and Evolutionary Algorithms”, in 2020 International Conference on Inventive Computation Technologies (ICICT), 2020.

Publisher : 2020 International Conference on Inventive Computation Technologies (ICICT)

Year : 2020

A Malware Variant Resistant To Traditional Analysis Techniques

Cite this Research Publication : Ritwik Murali, Ravi, A., and Agarwal, H., “A Malware Variant Resistant To Traditional Analysis Techniques”, in 2020 International Conference on Emerging Trends in Information Technology and Engineering (ic-ETITE), 2020.

Publisher : 2020 International Conference on Emerging Trends in Information Technology and Engineering (ic-ETITE)

Year : 2019

A Simple and Robust End-to-End Encryption Architecture for Anonymous and Secure Whistleblowing

Cite this Research Publication : H. Jayakrishnan and Ritwik Murali, “A Simple and Robust End-to-End Encryption Architecture for Anonymous and Secure Whistleblowing”, in 2019 Twelfth International Conference on Contemporary Computing (IC3), Noida, India, India, 2019.

Publisher : 2019 Twelfth International Conference on Contemporary Computing (IC3), IEEE

Year : 2018

Localizing Assets in an Indoor Environment Using Sensor Fusion

Cite this Research Publication : Ritwik Murali, Nachimuthu, D., SenthilKumar, D. V., Pandian, M. S., and Krishnen, D., “Localizing Assets in an Indoor Environment Using Sensor Fusion”, in 2018 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI), 2018.

Publisher : 2018 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics

Funded Projects
  1. “Towards Automated Ransomware Mitigation using Public Repositories with Ontology-guided Mapping and Co-evolutionary Modeling” (SERB-SUPRA) – Under Review
  2. “Object Oriented Programming Virtual lab”, submitted to Ministry of Education (MOE) – Sanctioned (2022 to 2023)
  3. “Network Security Virtual Lab ”, submitted to Ministry of Education (MOE) – Sanctioned (2022 to 2023)
  4. “Spacecraft Health Analysis using AI Techniques”, submitted to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)  - Under Review
Software Projects
  1. Flowgramming –  An open-source, platform-independent, graphical authoring tool that allows users to draw and execute programs using flowcharts.(https://github.com/flowgrammers-org/flowgramming/)
  2. HoptoP Online Judge – An Online platform to help programmers improve their programming and problem-solving skills while enabling faculty to test their programming skills.  (https://hpoj.cb.amrita.edu:8000/) – – Internal Project
  3. Telegram based Indent management system (2021-22)- Internal Project
  4. A project tracking system to keep track of student research projects and corresponding review scores(2019-20) – – Internal Project
  5. E-Wallet: An In-House project to avoid usage of cash in common amenities spaces.(2018-21) — Internal Project – (Currently used for most financial transactions within the campus).
  6. Amrita Navigator – An android app to assist freshers and parents navigate within the Amrita University Coimbatore campus. — Internal Project
Awards
  1. ATAL Mentor of Change (2022) – Atal Tinkering Labs under AIM and NITI Aayog.
  2. Recipient – Amrita Innovation and Research Award (AIRA) 2021
  3. Winner – Smart India Hackathon 2018 Ministry of Defence Production, Govt. of India
  4. Special Appreciation for the World Food India Hackathon in 2017 by Ministry of Food Processing Industries,
  5. Deloitte Innovation Award for product created as a part of the Smart India Hackathon 2017 conducted by the Govt. of India.
  6. Awarded Second Place for “Smart City Kovai – A Way Forward” by The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) – 2016
  7. Mentor of team that was among the top 40 of UNESCO-“CodetheCurve” Hackathon – 2020
  8. Mentor for the OWASP winter code sprint -2015
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