Bijeeta Pal

Phd Student· Cornell University.

Email: bp397 AT cornell DOT edu

I am a second year PhD student in the Computer Science department at Cornell University, working with Prof. Thomas Ristenpart. I graduated with a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, BHU, India. I received my master's in Computer Sciences from the Purdue University. During my master's, I worked as a research assistant with Prof. Mikhail Atallah.


I am interested in security and privacy of the ever-changing digital world.

Recently, I have been exploring how deep learning techniques can be used to develop powerful password cracking attacks and building Personalized Password Strength Meters(PPSM) that can prevent these attacks. This work was accepted in IEEE Security and Privacy 2018.


  • Bijeeta Pal, Tal Daniel, Rahul Chatterjee, and Tom Ristenpart (2018), Beyond Credential Stuffing: Password Similarity Models using Neural Networks, IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy
  • Madhushi Verma, Mukul Gupta, Bijeeta Pal, K. K. Shukla (2014), Roulette Wheel Selection based Heuristic Algorithm for the Orienteering Problem, International Journal of Computers & Technology, vol. 13 (1), pp. 4127-4145, ISSN: 2277-3061
  • Madhushi Verma, Bijeeta Pal, Mukul Gupta and K. K. Shukla (2014), A Stochastic Greedy Heuristic Algorithm for the Orienteering, 5th International Conference on Computer and Communication Technology


I TA’d the following grad course:

  • CS 5435: Security and Privacy in the Wild (Fall 2017)

  • Work Experience

    Goldman Sachs

    Programmer Analyst
    June 2014 - July 2015


    SDE Intern
    May 2016 - July 2016


    I am trained in an Indian Classical Dance called Kathak and an Indian folk dance form called Rabindra Nitrya.

    During my master's, I attended the basic 101 class for Salsa Dance.