Close menu Resources for... William & Mary
W&M menu close William & Mary

Adwait Nadkarni appointed as Inaugural Director of New Cybersecurity Center

Adwait Nadkarni

This past December, William & Mary approved the establishment of its first Cybersecurity Center, a visionary initiative that will not only enhance our university's standing in the field but will also contribute significantly to the broader academic community. To ensure the success of the center going forward, Provost Agouris appointed Dr. Adwait Nadkarni, Class of 1953 Associate Professor of Computer Science, to a five-year term as the center’s inaugural director.  

Professor Nadkarni brings a wealth of expertise and a strong background to this position. He currently leads the Secure Platforms Lab (SPL), a security research lab that designs systems that facilitate holistic security improvements for emerging computing platforms on devices like smartphones. Dr. Nadkarni’s nationally recognized research agenda is supported both by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Cyber Initiative.  Since arriving at William & Mary in 2017, Dr. Nadkarni has published his work in numerous prestigious journals; he also received an NSF CAREER award and the 2021 Arts & Sciences’ Graduate Faculty Mentoring award.