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. Recently, I have been focusing on human factors in mobile authentication and oblivious access in the cloud.
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.
Spring 2021 Information
- Teaching: CSCI 2113: Software Engineering
- Office Hours:
- By appointment
- New (Nov 2020) I have two new conference articles to appear at PoPETS 2021
- Hirak Ray, Flynn Wolf, Ravi Kuber, Adam J. Aviv. ``Warn Them'' or ``Just Block Them''?: Comparing Privacy Concerns of Older and Working Age Adults
- Rahel A. Fainchtein, Adam A. Aviv, Micah Sherr, Stephen Ribaudo, and Armaan Khullar. Holes in the Geofence: Privacy Vulnerabilities in “Smart” DNS Services.
- Expanded version of the paper available on the arxiv
- New (Oct 2020) I have new conference article appearing at USENIX Sec'2021
- Hirak Ray, Flynn Wolf, Ravi Kuber, Adam J. Aviv. Why Older Adults (Don't) Use Password Managers. In the proceedings of the 2021 USENIX Security Symposium. Aug. 2021.
- Preprint on the arxiv
- New (Aug 2020) I have two new conference article appearing at ACSAC'2020
- Timothy J. Forman and Adam J. Aviv. Double Patterns: A Usable Solution to Increase the Security of Android Unlock Patterns. In the proceedings of the 2020 Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC'20). Dec. 2020.
- Hassan Khan, Jason Ceci, Jonah Stegman, Adam J. Aviv, Rozita Dara, Ravi Kuber. Widely Reused and Shared, Infrequently Updated, and Sometimes Inherited: A Holistic View of PIN Authentication in Digital Lives and Beyond. In the proceedings of the 2020 Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC'20). Dec. 2020.
- New (Apr 2020) I have a new conference article appearing at SOUPS'2020
- Raina Samuel, Philipp Markert, Adam J. Aviv, and Iulian Neamtiu. Knock, Knock. Who's There? On the Security of LG's Knock Codes. 2020 Symposium on Usable Security and Privacy (SOUPS'20). Pgs. 1-24. USENIX. 2020.
- New (Feb. 2020) We have a new gwusec lab page!
- New (Feb. 2020) Three new students are joining the research group at GW: David Balash, Nelson Jaimes, and Collins Munyendo. Welcome!
- New (Nov. 2019) I have a new conference article appearing at IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (Oakland)
- P. Markert, D. V. Bailey, M. Golla, M. Duermuth, and A. J. Aviv. This PIN Can Be Easily Guessed: Analyzing the Security of Smartphone Unlock PINs. IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy. May 2020.
- New (Nov. 2019) I've been awarded a Google Faculty Research Award for work on in-app authentication usage on Android.
- New (Oct. 2019) USNA undergraduate Tim Forman and myself have an accepted Late Break Work paper accepted at CHI'20. .
- Timothy J. Forman, Adam J. Aviv, and Daniel S. Roche. Twice as Nice? A Preliminary Evaluation of Double Android Unlock Patterns. To appear in CHI'20 Extended Abstracts.
- I'm hiring I'm looking to admit 2 to 3 Ph.D. students in the next 2 years. Please reach out if you're interested.
- New (Aug. 2019) I've been awarded the NSF CAREER award for my work on mobile authentication.
- Big News (Jul 2019) I started a new position at GW