I am a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. I am also the co-director of the Systems and Internet Infrastructure Security Laboratory (SIIS), a research laboratory focused on the study of security in diverse network and computer environments. In January of 2014, I took over as the Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Security and Privacy.
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, 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 a 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 me (warning, responses may take a couple of days due to travel and other factors). My full contact information is:Note: I am on sabbatical from September 2012 to May of 2013, and have intermittent availability. Please contact the CSE department at Penn State in an emergency.
Professor Patrick McDaniel
Computer Science and Engineering
Pennsylvania State University
360A IST Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-3599
Research interests: Network, Internet, telecommunications, and systems security, with
interests in language-based security, voting systems, provenance,
secure storage, cell phone operating systems and privacy.
CMPSC311 -- Introduction to Systems Programming (Fall 2013)
CSE543 -- Computer and Network Security (Fall 2011)
CSE545 -- Advanced Network Security (Spring 2011)
I also keep a personal blog where I discuss a number of topics of interest that relate to my life within and outside of the academy.