Divyansh Agarwal

Software Developer, Research Associate


About Me

I'm a computer scienctist with an inclination towards academic research. I love to learn new technologies and develop systems & tools that users can use. Broadly, my areas of interest include social computing systems, applications of machine learning and applied research in online social networks. I am interested in projects related to both research and development as long as they offer an opportunity to learn and grow.

I graduated with my Bachelors in Information Technology in May, 2016 from NSIT, Delhi University. Since graduating, I have been a part of the PreCog Research Group at IIIT-Delhi , a group of researchers who study, analyze, and build different aspects of social media, led by Prof. Ponnurangam Kumaraguru.

I go by the psuedoname 'jigsaw2212' on various developer and coding platforms.

Recent Activity

New! December 2017: Selected as a Mentor for IIIT-Delhi's first Winter School on User Experience and Design.

The Winter School is underway with 71 students and design professionals!

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New! October 2017: Selected as a Youth@IGF 2017 fellow.

Invited by ISOC to participate at the 12th Internet Governance Forum to be held in Geneva, Switzerland from 18th December 2017 to 21st December 2017. Recieved a fully funded travel fellowship for the same.

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New! July 2017: Teaching Assistant for PSOSM course

I will be acting as a TA for the Privacy and Security on Online Social Media (PSOSM) course being offered on NPTEL this semester. 10,208 students have enrolled for the same!
Will also be the technical mentor for the PSOSM course being offered in IIIT-Delhi this fall.

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New! July 2017: Conducted "Summer School on Privacy and Security on Online Social Networks" at IIIT-Hyderabad.


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From Camera to Deathbed: Understanding Dangerous Selfies on Social Media

In Proceedings of the 11th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (May 15-18, 2017) - ICWSM 2017

Acceptance Rate: 20%

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Me, Myself and My Killfie: Characterizing and Preventing Selfie Deaths

ArXiv Report published in Nov, 2016. Our work was widely talked about by the Indian Government, popular news, print media and social networking sites.

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Blog Post

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EDR: An Encounter and Distance Based Routing Protocol for Opportunistic Networks

In the proceedings of, 2016 IEEE 30th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications - AINA (March 23-25 2016)

Acceptance Rate: 27%

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Research Associate - Precog Research Group, IIIT-Delhi
(June 2016 - Present)

Mentor - Prof. Ponnurangam Kumaraguru

My work with Precog defines my current interests in HCI, and research and development on social computing systems.

Undergraduate Researcher - CAITFS Research Group, NSIT
(2014 – May 2016)

Mentor - Prof. Sanjay Kumar Dhurandher

My work involved application of learning based techniques in Opportunistic Network routing. This work was a part of my bachelor thesis.

Data Science Intern - TrulyMadly Matchmakers
(Summer 2015)

TrulyMadly has earned fame as India’s most popular dating app. TrulyMadly employs moderators to check user profiles for pictures that have NSFW and nude content. I worked as a part of their data science team on building their nudity detection system from scratch. This will increase the productivity of their moderation process.