Adam J. Aviv
Associate Professor of Computer Science
The George Washington University
I am an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the George Washington University. I have broad research interests, primarily in the area of computer security/cybersecurity, privacy, and usable security. I am the lead for the George Washington University/Usable Security and Privacy Lab (gwusec). If you are interested in joining the lab or collaborating on research, more information can be found there.
Interested in having me as a mentor for your PhD?
Undergrad or masters student at GW interested in research?
- For Fall 2023 / Spring 2024 I am on sabbatical academic year 2023/2024 an will not be accepting new MS or Undergrad researchers during this time.
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- Public Office Hours virtual open to all
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- 2023 News
- Bad News (Oct 2023) One proposal rejected from Google
- Good News (July 2023) One paper paper accepted at EuroUSEC 2023
- Daniel V. Bailey,Collins W. Munyendo,Hunter A. Dyer,Miles Grant,Philipp Markert,and Adam J. Aviv. ”Someone Definitely Used 0000”: Strategies, Performance, and User Perception of Novice Smartphone-Unlock PIN-Guessers. The 2023 European Symposium on Usable Security (EuroUSEC’23). Oct 2023.
- Good News (July 2023) One paper paper accepted at CCS 2023
- Collins W. Munyendo, Peter Mayer, and Adam J. Aviv. “I just stopped using one and started using the other”: Motivations, Techniques, and Challenges When Switching Password Managers. Proceedings of the 30th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS’23). ACM. Nov 2023.
- Bad News (July 2023) One paper early rejected from USENIX Security 2024
- Bad News (July 2023) One grant proposal rejected
- Good News (June 2023) New paper accepted at CSET'23
- Harel Berger, Adam J. Aviv, and Micah Sher. Cadence: A Simulator for Human Movement-based Communication Protocols. Workshop on Cyber Security Experimentation and Test (CSET’23). May 2023.
- Bad News (June 2023) One paper early rejected from CCS 2023
- Bad News (June 2023) One paper rejected from USENIX Security 2023
- Good News (May 2023) Our paper on cyber cafes in Keny with Collins Munyendo and Yasemin Acar won distinguished paper award at IEEE Security and Privacy Sympoisum
- Good News (May 2023) New NSF SaTC Award
- Collaborative Research: SaTC: CORE: Small: Measuring, Validating and Improving upon App-Based Privacy Nutrition Labels is a new three year aard to study privacy labels, along with my collaborators Chris Kanich and Serge Egelman
- Bad News (Mar 2023) One paper early rejected from SOUPS 2023
- Good News (Mar 2023) New paper acceptd to IEEE Security & Privacy '23 (Oakland)
- Collins Munyendo, Yasemin Acar, and Adam J. Aviv. "In Eighty Percent of the Cases, I Select the Password for Them": Security and Privacy Challenges, Advice, and Opportunities at Cybercafes in Kenya To appear at the IEEE Security and Privacy Smposium (IEEE SP23). May. 2023.
- Bad News (Mar 2023) Two papers rejected from IEEE S&P 2023
- Bad News (Feb 2023) Fulbright Scholar application denied
- Good News (Feb 2023) New paper acceptd to USENIX Security 2023
- David G. Balash, Rahel A. Fainchtein, Elena Korkes, Miles Grant, Micah Sherr, and Adam J. Aviv. Educators’ Perspectives of Using (or Not Using) Online Exam Proctoring. To appear at the 34th USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Sec23). Aug. 2023.
- Bad News (Feb 2023) Paper rejected from EuroS&P
- Good News (Jan 2023) New journal article accepted to ToCHI
- Peter Mayer, Yixin Zou, Bryon M. Lowens, Hunter A. Dyer, Khue Lee, Florian Schaub, and Adam J. Aviv. Awareness, Intention, (In)Action: Individuals' Reactions to Data Breaches. To appear in ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction.
- 2022 News -- Starting in 2022, I include both good and bad news.
- Good News (Dec 2022) Proposal to organize the 2023 NSF SaTC Aspring PI Workshop was funded by NSF
- The event will bring together aspiring PIs int he SaTC program to learn more about the SaTC program and how to write a successfully proposal.
- Good News (Nov 2022) One proposal accepted by Google in the ASPIRE program
- Measuring the Evolution and Migration of Android Malware with Gianluca Stringhini at Boston University
- Bad News (Nov 2022) One proposal rejected from Google
- Bad News (Oct 2022) One paper rejected from NDSS 2023
- Good News (Oct 2022) Two papers accessed from ACSAC 2022
- Rahel A. Fainchtein, Adam J. Aviv, and Micah Sherr. User Perceptions of the Privacy and Usability of Smart DNS. Annual Computer Security Applications Conference. (ACSAC'22). 2022
- Xiaoyuan Wu, Collins W. Munyendo, Eddie Cosic, Genevieve A. Flynn, Olivia Legault, and Adam J. Aviv. User Perceptions of Five-Word Passwords. Annual Computer Security Applications Conference. (ACSAC'22). 2022
- Good News (Sep 2022) New NSF (CICI) grant awarded on Supporting Scientists as End-Users in Managing Security and Privacy
- Bad News (Aug 2022) One papers early rejected from ACSAC 2022
- Bad News (July 2022) One papers early rejected from IMC 2022
- Good News (May 2022) A new paper accepted to USENIX Security 2022
- Peter Mayer, Collins Munyendo, Michelle L. Mazurek, and Adam J. Aviv. Why Users (Don't) Use Password Managers at a Large Educational Institution. USENIX Security Symposium (Sec'22). Aug, 2022.
- Bad News (May 2022) Two papers rejected from SOUPS 2022
- Bad News (April 2022) NSF Grant Declined (SaTC Frontier)
- Good News (April 2022) A new paper accepted to IEEE Security and Privacy 2022
- Collins Munyendo, Yasemin Acar, and Adam J. Aviv. "Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures:" User Concerns with Mobile Loan Apps in Kenya. Proceedings of the 2022 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy - Oakland’22. May, 2022
- Bad News (April 2022) NSF Grant Declined (SaTC Small)
- Good News (April 2022) New NSF Grant Awarded
- NSF SaTC EDU: Security and Privacy Implications of Remote Proctoring for School Policies and Practices
- With Mich Sherr (Georgetown) and Ryan Watkins
- Good News (Feb 2022) A new paper accepted to USENIX Security 2022
- Collins W. Munyendo, Philipp Markert, Alexandra Nisenoff, Miles Grant, Elena Korkes, Blase Ur, and Adam J. Aviv. "The Same PIN, Just Longer": On the (In)Security of Upgrading PINs from 4 to 6 Digits. USENIX Security Symposium (Sec'22). Aug, 2022.
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