Deepak Kumar

Hi! I'm a fourth year computer science PhD student at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. I work with Michael Bailey in the NSRG. I study computer security and privacy through the lens of empiricism. Recently, I've been thinking about how to measure the effects of online hate and harassment. You can find my publications here.

I'm also a playwright and composer. Baked! The Musical, my first show co-written with Jordan Liu, recently closed at the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival where it won awards for best lyrics, best lead performer, best supporting performer, and best ensemble. You can find more about my creative work here.

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