Hello I'm

Tooba Khan

Doctoral student University of Southern California, LA, USA

I am a Ph.D. student at the University of Southern California, advised by Prof. Chao Wang and Prof. Srivatsan Ravi. I have completed my Master's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, where I worked on the security of Machine Learning models under the supervision of Prof. Subodh Vishnu Sharma and Prof. Kumar Madhukar. I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from Zakir Husain College of Engineering and Technology, Aligarh Muslim University, where I secured the first rank. After graduating in 2020, I worked with Siemens Logistics, India, where I developed software for Mopa International Airport.


  • Ph.D. (Computer Science), University of Southern California

  • M.Tech (Cyber Security), IIT Delhi
    CGPA: 9.42 | 2021-23

  • B.Tech (Computer Engineering), AMU
    CGPA: 9.96 | Gold Medalist, Batch'20 | 2016-20

Publications & Posters

  • T. Khan, K. Madhukar and S. V. Sharma, "Efficient Adversarial Input Generation via Neural Net Patching," 2023 IEEE 28th Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing (PRDC), Singapore, Singapore, 2023, pp. 30-38, doi: 10.1109/PRDC59308.2023.00013.
  • Efficient Adversarial Input Generation via Neural Net Patching [Poster] [Slides]
    SAT-SMT School, FSTTCS'22, IIT Madras

Awards & Honors

  • ISI Distinguished Graduate Student Researcher Fellowship Award, Information Sciences Institute, USC
  • Gold medal (First Rank in B.Tech Computer Engineering), Aligarh Muslim University, 2020

Exams Qualified

  • IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
    Band: 8 | Nov'2022

  • GRE (Graduate Record of Examinations)
    Score: 320 | Sept'2022

  • GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)
    AIR: 306 | Feb'2021


  • Teaching Assistant | University of Southern California
    1. CSCI 310 Introduction to Software Engineering | Aug'23-Present

  • Teaching Assistant | Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
    1. COL-106 Data Structures and Algorithms | Jan'23-June'23
    2. COL-759 Cryptography and Computer Security | Aug'22-Dec'22
    3. Certificate Programme in Cybersecurity: Foundations and Pragmatics | Jan'22-May'22
    4. COL-750 Foundations of Formal Verification | Jan'22-Apr'22
    5. COL-765 Introduction to logic and Functional programming | Aug'21-Dec'21

  • Graduate Engineering Trainee | Siemens Logistics, India
    [Oct'20 - Jul'21]
    I worked with Java, Angular and Jasper Report to create an application to be deployed in MOPA International Aiport, India. My duties also included training an intern.

  • Research Intern | Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
    [Jun'19 - Aug'19]
    Project Title: Entity resolution in Hindi Language texts for mass media analysis.


What's new?

[5th February, 2024] Extended Abstract accepted in NVMW 2024.
[6th September, 2023] My paper titled 'Efficient Adversarial Input Generation via Neural Net Patching' has been accepted for publication in PRDC 2023.
[21st August, 2023] Starting my Ph.D. degree at the Thomas Lord department of Compter Science, USC.
[23-25th February, 2023] I will be attending ISEC'23 in Allahabad
[15-17th December, 2022] I will be attending the Indian SAT-SMT School in Chennai