Karthika Subramani

Research Engineer II


I’m a research scientist at Georgia Institute of Technology, where I am affiliated with Astrolavos Lab.My research interests lie on the intersection of Usable Web security, Web Attacks and Defenses, Network Attack and Defenses and Machine Learning. I hold a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Georgia, where I had the opportunity to work with Roberto Perdisci in his lab Network and Security Intelligence. My goal is to drive my passion for this field to make cybersecurity more accessible and user-friendly.


Nov 11, 2021 An invited talk at Palo Alto Networks on “Recent Trends in Phishing Attacks”.
Nov 4, 2021 Presented our Paper “PhishInPatterns:Measuring Elicited User Interactions at Scale on Phishing Websites” at IMC’21.
Aug 1, 2021 Joined Astrolavos Lab at Georgia Institute of Technology as Research Engineer.
Jan 11, 2021 Joined NIS Lab at Georgia Institute of Technology as Post Doctoral Associate.

selected publications

  1. IMC
    When Push Comes to Ads: Measuring the Rise of (Malicious) Push Advertising
    Karthika Subramani, Xingzi Yuan, Omid Setayeshfar, and 3 more authors
    In Proceedings of the ACM Internet Measurement Conference, 2020
  2. IMC
    PhishInPatterns: Measuring Elicited User Interactions at Scale on Phishing Websites
    Karthika Subramani, William Melicher, Oleksii Starov, and 2 more authors
    In Proceedings of the 22nd ACM Internet Measurement Conference, 2022
  3. DIMVA
    Detecting and Measuring In-The-Wild DRDoS Attacks at IXPs
    Karthika Subramani, Roberto Perdisci, and Maria Konte
    In Detection of Intrusions and Malware, and Vulnerability Assessment: 18th International Conference, DIMVA 2021, Virtual Event, July 14–16, 2021, Proceedings, 2021
    SoK: Workerounds - Categorizing Service Worker Attacks and Mitigations
    Karthika Subramani, Jordan Jueckstock, Alexandros Kapravelos, and 1 more author
    In 2022 IEEE 7th European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS&P), 2022