I am Dhaval Kapil, also known as 'vampire'. My interest lies in software security and system programming. I am the author of 'Heap Exploitation'. I graduated from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee in Computer Science recently and will be joining the Master of Science in Information Security program at Georgia Tech in the fall of 2017.

My hobby is software development. I love to create software that creates a big impact on others. I have successfully completed the Google Summer of Code program twice (in 2015 and 2016). I am the creator and maintainer of elasticsearch-lua, a client for Elasticsearch in Lua, luaver, the Lua Version Manager, and icmptunnel, software to tunnel IP traffic over ICMP.

During my undergraduate days, I was a member of SDSLabs, where I developed and hosted Backdoor, an online wargame platform for computer security enthusiasts. I also helped co-found InfoSecIITR. I spent first few years participating in various Capture the Flag events and the last year doing an in-depth security analysis of XSS Auditor, OAuth 2.0 protocol, and Address Resolution Protocol. I found an information disclosure vulnerability in XSS-Auditor and Google credited me with CVE-2017-5045.

I spend my free time reading novels (preferably fiction) and playing the piano.

If you want to talk to me, feel free to shoot me an email at me@dhavalkapil.com.