I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at William & Mary, where I lead the Secure Platforms Lab (SPL). My research secures emerging platforms such as smart phones and smart homes by (1) exploring practical OS-based defenses to protect the user from malicious or vulnerable end-user software (CCS’13, USENIX’14, USENIX’16, CODASPY’19, CODASPY 19 Best Paper, ACM TCPS 2020), and (2) designing frameworks that evaluate security analyses to understand their practical effectiveness and improve vulnerability and malware detection for end-user software (USENIX’18, S&P’20, ICSE Tool Demo, ACM TOPS, S&P’22).
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 "Why Crypto-detectors Fail":" A Systematic Evaluation of Cryptographic Misuse Detection Techniques", has been accepted to the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy 2022! [S&P'22]August 2, 2021
Our proposal on "Enabling Data-Driven Security and Safety Analyses for Cyber-Physical Systems" has been funded! [Abstract]June 30, 2021
Amit Seal Ami and Sunil Manandhar both receive COVA CCI Cybersecurity Dissertation Fellowships!May 26, 2021
Adwait Nadkarni receives the 2021 Graduate Faculty Mentoring Award! [Announcement]April 30, 2021
Sunil Manandhar selected as the 2021 Commonwealth of Virginia Engineering and Science (COVES) Policy Fellow! [Press Release]