Patrick McDaniel

Patrick
McDaniel

William L. Weiss Professor of Information and Communications Technology,
Director of the Institute for Networking and Security Research

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  • Engineering & Technology
  • Telecommunications

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About

  • McDaniel’s research focuses on a wide range of topics in computer and network security and technical public policy.
  • McDaniel is the lead principal investigator and the Director of the NSF Frontier Center for Trustworthy Machine Learning, a multi-institution, multidisciplinary center to develop a rigorous understanding of the security risks of the use of machine learning and to devise the tools, metrics and methods to manage and mitigate security vulnerabilities.

Patrick McDaniel is the William L. Weiss Professor of Information and Communications Technology and Director of the Institute for Networking and Security Research in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Penn State. Professor McDaniel is also a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the director of the National Science Foundation Frontier Center for Trustworthy Machine Learning. He also served as the program manager and lead scientist for the Army Research Laboratory’s Cyber-Security Collaborative Research Alliance from 2013 to 2018. Patrick’s research centrally focuses on a wide range of topics in computer and network security and technical public policy. Prior to joining Penn State in 2004, he was a senior research staff member at AT&T Labs-Research.

In The Media

Patrick McDaniel said elections in the United States have historically been fair and secure, but there are challenges. McDaniel is the Weiss Professor of Information and Communications Technology at Penn State and one of the organizers of the Symposium on Election Security, held Monday at the Penn Stater Conference Center. At a time when the integrity of elections is in the headlines, the conference drew experts and national leaders in election security.

Why criminals can't hide behind Bitcoin

from Science Magazine March 9, 2016

Created in a 2008 academic paper by a still unknown person using the name Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin “is an intellectual artifact,” says Patrick McDaniel, a computer scientist at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), University Park. “It’s the frontier of economics.”

"If you have someone in your family who is dealing with the onset of dementia, it would be wonderful to have some ability to trace where they are," Patrick McDaniel a distinguished professor and cyber security expert said.

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