Simha Sethumadhavan is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. Sethumadhavan’s research at Columbia is focused on finding practical solutions to problems in the areas of cybersecurity and computer architecture. He is a recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, the NSF CAREER award and an IBM co-operative research award. His work has received nine best paper awards for his work on computer security and computer architecture, and his team has successfully taped out three novel computing chips (e.g., an analog-digital computing chip) on shoestring budgets. His team’s work on identifying security vulnerabilities resulted in fixes to major products such as mobile phone processors and web browsers used by millions of users, and his work on hardware security is actively considered by standards organizations. He has served on the Federal Communications Commission Downloadable Security Technical Advisory Committee. He is the Founder & CEO of Chip Scan Inc., a hardware security company focused on finding and mitigating hardware backdoors. Sethumadhavan obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007.
Biography current as of September 25, 2018