Amit Seal Ami
 COVES Fellow Profile

Amit Seal Ami

  • Ph.D. candidate, Computer Science
  • William & Mary
  • Joint Commission on Science and Technology (JCOTS)

“The knowledge I gained about policymaking helped me master the skills needed to become a better policy advisor and analyst, negotiator, and communicator.”

Summer Responsibilities: Amit used his security and privacy research background to analyze consumer data policies related to the Internet of Things (IoT), NextGen TVs, and accessibility tools for higher education. He recommended measures to strengthen consumer privacy in these areas and created primers to help policymakers better understand key concepts.

Background: Amit is researching security and software engineering with his co-advisors, Dr. Adwait Nadkarni and Dr. Denys Poshyvanyk. Through his research, he creates systematic soundness evaluation frameworks that can help improve software security testing tools. His recent works on this topic have been accepted and published in top-tier security venues such as ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security and IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy. Furthermore, he received CoVA CCI Dissertation fellowship for his research.


  • Ph.D. candidate, Computer Science, William & Mary
  • M.Sc., Software Engineering, University of Dhaka (Bangladesh)
  • B.I.T., Software Engineering, University of Dhaka (Bangladesh)