Adam Bates is an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he joined the Computer Science Department in 2016.
He is also an affiliate faculty in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department.
He received his PhD from the University of Florida, where he was advised by Professor Kevin Butler in the study of computer systems and cyber security
in the newly-formed Florida Institute for Cybersecurity Research.
Adam has conducted research on a variety of security topics, including SSL/TLS, cloud computing, USB attack vectors, financial services, and telephony infrastructure.
He is best known for his work in the area of data provenance, particularly the construction of secure provenance-aware systems.
He received the NSF CISE Research Initiation Initiative award in 2017, NSF Early Career Award in 2018, and served as Program Chair for the 2017 Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Provenance (TaPP).