Adam Lee

  • Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Programs, SCI
  • Pronouns: he, him, his

Dr. Adam J. Lee joined the Department of Computer Science in the fall of 2008. He received the MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005 and 2008, respectively. Prior to that, he received his BS in Computer Science from Cornell University.

Dr. Lee's research interests lie at the intersection of the computer security, privacy, and distributed systems fields. He is particularly interested in the design and analysis of systems that can be used to facilitate secure interactions across multiple security domains while still preserving each individual's privacy and autonomy. His work also investigates individuals' perceptions of privacy in the context of IoT and sensor-based systems, and the design of sensing systems that balance functionality and the privacy needs of users. His research has been supported by the NSF and DARPA, and he is an NSF CAREER award recipient.


  • PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2008
  • MS, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2005
  • BS, Cornell University, 2003

Research Areas

Specific Research Interests

Research interests lie at the intersection of computer security, privacy, and distributed systems fields