Patrick McDaniel is 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. He moved from The Pennsylvania State University in the Fall of 2022.

Patrick's 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 he is 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 directly.

The pages linked from the menu at the left cover broadly Dr. McDaniel's 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).

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

Phone: (608) 262-7950
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:
CMPSC311 - Introduction to Systems Programming - Fall 2021
CSE 597 -- Emerging Trends in Computer Security - Fall 2021
CMPSC297 -- Introduction to C Programming in UNIX - Fall 2021

Recent/Current Program Committees

  • IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (2022, 2023)
  • USENIX Security Symposium (2021, 2022, 2023)
  • ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) (2021, 2022)
  • Computer Security Foundations Symposium (CSF) (2021)
  • European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS) (2021)
  • ACM Symposium of SDx Research 2021 (SOSR) (2021)
  • ACM Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom) (2021)
  • IEEE Workshop on the Internet of Safe Things (2022)
  • Military Communications Conference (MILCOM) (2021, 2022)

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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