I am a research-oriented undergraduate cybersecurity student. Wannabe PhD.

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Hi, I am Saket Upadhyay.

B.Tech. Computer Science and Engineering, VIT. (2022)

I am a passionate senior year cybersecurity and computer science undergrad with experience in academic and industrial cybersecurity research. I am seeking opportunities for a doctoral degree after my graduation, and I aim to continue my career in academia after that.

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People who inspired me by their work, guidance, interaction, or just by mere existence.

My Parents and family.

For their evergreen love and support.

Dr. Shishir Kumar Shandilya

Guided me since day one of my college.

Dr. Ajit Kumar

Introduced me to academic research

Mr. Ravindra Charjan

My highschool teacher. Gave me access to computer labs and motivated me to pursue computer science.


Dr. Héloïse Stevance

I like her social media presence, presentation and her graphical notes on her website.

Simon Clark, PhD

His work on youtube motivated me for higher studies. I also learned from his presentation style.

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This section contains lists to all of my academic/industrial publications/works so far.

Nature-inspired malware & anomaly detection in android-based systems.

Saket Upadhyay

Book Chapter | Advances in Nature-Inspired Cyber Security and Resilience (Springer), 2022 | Series ISSN: 2522-8595

AI-assisted Computer Network Operations testbed for Nature-Inspired Cyber Security based adaptive defense simulation and analysis.

Dr. Shishir Kumar Shandilya, Mr. Saket Upadhyay, Dr. Ajit Kumar, Dr. Atulya K. Nagar

Journal Article | Future Generation Computer Systems, 2022-02 | DOI: 10.1016/j.future.2021.09.018

PACER: Platform for Android Malware Classification, Performance Evaluation and Threat Reporting

A. Kumar, V. Agarwal, S. Kumar Shandilya, A. Shalaginov, S. Upadhyay, and B. Yadav

Journal Article | Future Internet, 2020-04 | DOI: 10.3390/fi12040066

PACE: Platform for Android Malware Classification and Performance Evaluation

A. Kumar, V. Agarwal, S. Kumar Shandilya, A. Shalaginov, S. Upadhyay, and B. Yadav

Conference Paper | 2019 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data), 2019-12 | DOI: 10.1109/bigdata47090.2019.9006557



A scanning device, a system and a method for characterization of external devices.

Dr. Shishir Kumar Shandilya, Saket Upadhyay, Dr. Atulya K. Nagar, et al

Patent Record | Intellectual Property (India), 2021-06-16| PAT: 369424

Nature-inspired adaptive defence system forearly intrusion detection.

Dr. Shishir Kumar Shandilya, Saket Upadhyay, et al

Patent Record | Intellectual Property (Australia), 2021-08-20| PAT: 20211006268



NICS Hardware Security Module Driver.

Copyright Record | 2021-10-15 | 25100/2021-CO/SW

Firefly-inspired Early Alert Mechanism for Intrusion Detection Systems.

Copyright Record | 2021-09-29 | 23581/2021-CO/SW

NICS-based Network Testbed for Adaptive Defense Analysis.

Copyright Record | 2021-09-28 | 23470/2021-CO/SW

PAMC: Platform for Android Malware Classification.

Copyright Record | 2021 | SW-14439/2021

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I like sharing the knowledge I gain over time and put significant efforts in presenting my findings to the world.

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Talks and Presentations


List of talks/presentations.

Firefly Inspired IDS Optimisation (NICS)

CyVIT 2021: International Cybersecurity Conclave (Day 1)

Malware Hunting with Machine Learning

Penn State World Campus Tech Club, Penn State, Pennsylvania

Introduction to Cybersecurity

Google Developer Students Club, VITB

Introduction to Shell Scripting

Google Developer Students Club, VITB

How to "play it safe" with computers.

St. Joseph School, Bhopal, India

Malware Detection and Classification.

Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS 2019) , Information Assurance and Security (IAS 2019), VIT Bhopal, India

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Here are some of my projects. (Includes personal projects, Hack-a-thon builds and academic projects.)

WiSDOM: WriterScript based Data Obfuscation Module

Created during HackDSC'21 (Google DSC's national level Hack-a-thon) under Open Innovation in Data Privacy and Security domain. Secured second position.


Word Count dependent Esoteric Programming Language based on BrainF*ck Logic.


(X Six Four Operating System) is a simple 64bit Linux Kernel from scratch. I am making this project as a teaching tool. The aim is to create well-structured documentation and proper releases on Git so that anyone can trace my steps and learn the same concepts.


Project to understand more about Linux Kernel Modules development.

NS3 Cybersecurity Simulations

Collection of cybersecurity simulations in NS3 and C++ for academia. Some of the simulations are build from scratch and some are build upon existing solutions. With common aim to aid in understanding Cybersecurity Concepts and be able to play with them.

SAMPARK : Website Security Scanning Framework

National Hack-a-thon project (Won 1st Rank in Information Security Domain)

Android Device Threat Report Generation using PACE framework and ADB

Semester 2 Research Project, CSDF-VITB

Android Permission Extraction and Dataset Creation with Python

Project module for PACE and PACER (our research papers).

Movement Tracing in Android using Polygraph lines.

Project in association with Madhya Pradesh Police Department (India) under CSDF Department, VIT Bhopal.