Mainack Mondal

Doctoral student

Max Planck Institute for Software Systems
Room 336
Campus E 1 5
Saarbruecken, Germany

Office phone: +49-681-9303-8612

Fax: +49-681-9303-699

Email: Mainack Mondal

Update: I defended my thesis (yay!) and moved to University of Chicago as a Postdoctoral researcher in the SUPERgroup. Updated webpage is coming soon.

Mainack Mondal


I am a doctoral student at Max Planck Institute for Software systems (MPI-SWS). My advisor is Dr. Krishna Gumamdi. I completed my dual degree curriculum (B. Tech and M. Tech) in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, India in July 2010. My M Tech advisors were Dr. Debdeep Mukhopadhyay and Dr. Abhijit Das. My Erdös Number is 4.

My research interests broadly lie in the area of networked systems with an emphasis on privacy of users in such systems. More specifically I am interested in measuring and analyzing privacy related user actions in large networked systems (e.g., today's online social networks) which yields answer to many important and exciting questions with practical significance. My current work focuses on understanding how users behave to protect their privacy in online social media and to further help them by designing privacy-preserving tools.


Current projects

Past projects


Refereed publications

Non-refereed publications

Applications developed

We created some online applications as part of our research to help social network users better understand and manage their privacy.


I enjoy teaching quite a bit and so far contributed in the following courses during my doctoral studies as teaching assistant and tutor. In addition to teaching (tutorials and some lectures) my responsibilities included helping to design the course, designing and evaluating assignments.


My curriculum vitae is available in PDF format (updated on December 2016).