I am the Class of 1953 Associate Professor of Computer Science at William & Mary, where I lead the Secure Platforms Lab (SPL). My research secures platforms such as smart phones and smart homes by evaluating and improving automated security analyses used for vulnerability/malware detection.
In particular, I build frameworks for qualitative and quantitative evaluation of security analysis tools along three key directions: (1) empirically evaluating security and privacy techniques (NDSS’24, FSE’23 Demo-a, S&P’22, USENIX’18, ACM TOPS, ICSE’21 Tool Demo), (2) understanding and characterising developer and user expectations from tools (S&P’24-a, FSE’23 Demo-b, S&P’20), and (3) uncovering novel, practical, threats in software/apps/frameworks (USENIX’24, S&P’24-b, CCS’22, USENIX’22, ACM TCPS 2020, CODASPY’19 Best Paper, ACMiner).
I am looking for highly motivated PhD, Masters, and Bachelors students to join my lab (more info) !
Office: McGlothlin-Street Hall 104-C
Phone: (757) 221 2953
Email: apnadkarni at wm.edu
Our paper, "Understanding the Privacy Practices of Political Campaigns":" A Perspective from the 2020 US Election Websites" has been accepted to the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy 2024! [S&P'24-b]September 14, 2023
Our paper, "Towards Automated Regulation Analysis for Effective Privacy Compliance" has been accepted to the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) 2024! [NDSS'24]August 15, 2023
Our paper, "Belt and suspenders or just red tape?":" Investigating Early Artifacts and User Perceptions of IoT App Security Certification" has been accepted to the USENIX Security Symposium 2024! [USENIX'24]July 20, 2023
Our paper, "Helion":" Enabling Natural Testing of Smart Homes" has been accepted to the tool demo track at the ACM Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering 2023! [ESEC/FSE'23-b])July 20, 2023
Our paper, "MASC":" A Tool for Mutation-based Evaluation of Static Crypto-API Misuse Detectors" has been accepted to the tool demo track at the ACM Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering 2023! [ESEC/FSE'23-a]July 10, 2023
Our paper, "False negative - that one is going to kill you - Understanding Industry Perspectives of Static Analysis based Security Testing" has been accepted to the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy 2024! [S&P'24-a]April 21, 2023
Adwait has been designated as the Class of 1953 Associate Professor of Computer Science, a three-year appointment starting AY 2023-2024!