I am Patrick McDaniel, the Tsun-Ming Shih Professor of Computer Sciences in the School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a fellow of IEEE, ACM, and the AAAS. I work closely with a number of faculty doing research in various areas of security, systems, and policy, principally with the faculty of the MadS&P (UW-Madison Security and Privacy) security group of which I am a part.

My professional life is devoted to the pursuit of novel research in a broad array of areas of computer science (see below). As part of that pursuit I am fortunate to advise a number of exceptionally talented and committed graduate students and post-docs, as well as participate in many rewarding professional service activities. This website documents many of these activities, but is not even close to exhaustive. If there is something you wish to know or want more detail on information that is here, feel free to contact me directly.

The pages linked from the menu at the left cover broadly my research, teaching, and personal activities. Those wishing to speak to me in a professional capacity should contact me via email. Email is probably the most reliable way of contacting him (warning, responses may take a couple of days due to travel and other factors).

Prof. Patrick McDaniel
Department of Computer Sciences
School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Room 7387, 1210 W. Dayton St.
Madison, WI 53706

Phone: (608) 263-1008
Email: mcdaniel@cs.wisc.edu
ORCID: 0000-0003-2091-7484
Research interests: Patrick's research focuses on a wide range of topics in computer and network security and technical public policy, with particular interests in mobile and IoT device security, adversarial machine learning, systems security, program analysis, and the integrity and security of election systems.

Recent Teaching:
Intro to Information Security - Fall 2023

Announcement: The NSF Secure and Trustworthy Computing 2.0 Vision Statement I co-led with Farinaz Koushanfar is now available on arXiv. Please send any feedback to the program managers of SaTC directly.

Recent/Current Program Committees

  • IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (2023, 2024)
  • USENIX Security Symposium (2023, 2024)
  • ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) (2023)
  • IEEE Conference on Secure and Trustworthy Machine Learning (SaTML) (2023)

Past PhD Students

  • Z. Berkay Celik (2019), now Assistant Professor Purdue University
  • Nicolas Papernot (2018), now Assistant Professor University of Toronto
  • Wenhui Hu (2016), now Senior Member of Technical Staff Oracle
  • Devin Pohly (2016), now Assistant Professor Wheaton College
  • Damien Octeau (2014), now Software Engineer in Security Google
  • Steve McLaughlin (2014), now Senior Software Engineer Samsung Research America
  • Thomas Moyer (2011), now Assistant Professor University of North Carolina-Charlotte
  • William Enck (2011), now Professor North Carolina State University
  • Kevin Butler (2010), now Professor University of Florida
  • Machigar Ongtang (2010), now Assistant Professor Dhurakij Pundit University
  • Patrick Traynor (2008), now John and Mary Lou Dasberg Preeminent Chair, Professor University of Florida
  • Fr. Boniface Hicks (2007), now Assistant Professor St. Vincent College

Current PhD Students

Past Post-Docs

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