InCTF

Organizers

Programme Chiefs

Dr. Krishnasree Achuthan
Dr. Krishnasree Achuthan
Chief Coordinator
Director, Amrita Center for CyberSecurity Systems & Networks
Dean of PG Programs, School of Engineering, Amritapuri
Director, Amrita Technology Business Incubator (TBI)

Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan is an ardent researcher with multi-disciplinary interests, and she heads the Amrita Center for CyberSecurity Systems & Networks, and the Amrita Technology Business Incubator (Amrita TBI). Holding a PhD degree from Clakson University, NY, USA, she also serves as the Dean of Post Graduate Programs at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. She holds 33 US patents, and has published over 50 publications in Journals & Conferences.

Prof. Jay Misra
Prof. Jay Misra
Chief Evangelist
Director, Special Initiatives, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Former Adjunct Faculty, Stanford University
MBA, Harvard Business School

Professor Jay Misra is a private investor, philanthropist and Harvard MBA holder, and serves as advisor & part-time faculty at Amrita School of Business. He was also a former faculty at the Stanford Business School in the early 90s, and a guest lecturer at the Harvard School of Business in the 80s. He has also been the Managing Director of Soros Fund Management, the world's leading investment firm, and worked as Vice President for Capital group. He was also a Charter Member of TIE Global in 90’s, and regularly met Bill Gates, Micheal Dell, Gordon Moore, among other CEO's of largest technology companies in the world.

Vipin Pavithran
Vipin Pavithran
Founder & Chief Organizer
Founder & Chief Mentor, team bi0s, amFOSS & Shakti
Managing Director, Traboda CyberLabs
Vipin Pavithran is a cyber-security veteran and the founder of InCTF & Traboda CyberLabs, and takes deep passion in mentoring students at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Prior to coming to Amritapuri, he has worked for over 10 years in the software industry in the USA & UK. Being passionate about helping students to develop their talent and to make them reach their potential, he founded the internationally recognised student clubs - amFOSS, Team bi0s and Team Shakti, and today mentors over 300 engineering students directly through these clubs. team bi0s was India's first-ever CTF team when it was formed in 2007, and it was this team that founded the InCTF in 2010, which was the first-ever CTF contest to be organized in India.

Programme Executives

Sreepriya Chalakkal
Sreepriya Chalakkal
Executive Head - Diversity Initiatives
Sreepriya Chalakkal heads the diversity initiatives for InCTF & ShaktiCon, especially passionate about making cyber-security accessible to women & empowering women in cyber-security. She presently works as a security analyst at Siemens, and is a former member & mentor of team bi0s. She is also the founding mentor of team Shakti, Amrita's women-only security team, and founding organizer of Amrita ShaktiCon - a Global Conference for Women in CyberSecurity. She is also a board member at the BlackHoodie community. She has completed her masters from Technical University of Berlin & University of Trento, and holds majors in Computer Security & Privacy.

Team Leads

Aravind B.L.
Aravind B.L.
Publicity, Sponsorships & Industry Relations
Advaith A.J.
Advaith A.J.
Website & CTF Platform Development
Shogil Babu
Shogil Babu
Website & Youtube Channel
Rahul Manneri
Rahul Manneri
Support & Emails
Aditya Vardhan Padala
Aditya Vardhan Padala
CTF Admin
Bolisetty Krishna Sai Nihith
Bolisetty Krishna Sai Nihith
CTF Admin
Jaswanth Bommidi
Jaswanth Bommidi
CTF Admin

Team Members

Nikhil T Nair
Nikhil T Nair
Challenge Author
Yaswant R
Yaswant R
Category Lead
Yadhu Krishna M
Yadhu Krishna M
Social Media
Sayooj B Kumar
Sayooj B Kumar
Trainer
S Abhishek
S Abhishek
Trainer, Challenge Author - Forensics
Arya Arun
Arya Arun
Challenge Author - Forensics
Ganta Sai Sampath
Ganta Sai Sampath
Challenge Author - Forensics
Goutham Rajesh
Goutham Rajesh
Challenge Author - Forensics
Aneesh Nadh R
Aneesh Nadh R
bi0s Web
Rohit Narayanan M
Rohit Narayanan M
Challenge Author
Sahith Chowdary Madamanchi
Sahith Chowdary Madamanchi
bi0s Cryptography
Rahul Sunder
Rahul Sunder
bi0s Web