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Adam J. Aviv

Associate Professor of Computer Science
The George Washington University

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aaviv@gwu.edu
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SEH 5810
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202-994-6569

About Me

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?

Yes! I am looking to accept two (or more) new PhD student to start in January 2023 and/or September 2023. If you are interested in applying, feel free to send me a short email with your research interests and background. Please ensure that your interests overlap with my research interests in usable security/privacy. I may not reply --- please do not take it personally as I get a lot of email -- but I promise to read your email.

Undergrad or masters student at GW interested in research?

Yes! I am always looking for motivated undergraduates and masters students at GW to do research. Shoot me an email.

Want to meet with me?

  • CSCI 1311 Office Hours on campus students only
    • Tue: 1:30pm-2:30pm
    • Thr: 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Public Office Hours virtual open to all

News

Starting in 2022, I am now including 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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  • 2019 News (click to reveal)