Amit is a PhD student at Carnegie Mellon University in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is advised by Professor Anupam Datta. Prior to this, he received his Bachelor of Technology from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

As part of his PhD thesis work, he has been running information flow experiments on online web services to detect privacy violations. He developed AdFisher to study the Google Ad Ecosystem and found some very interesting results. Read more about his results here.