Adam Waksman

Ph.D. Student, Columbia University

Bio and Research Interests:

Adam Waksman received his undergraduate degrees in computer science and mathematics from Columbia University in May, 2009. He received his Master's degree in computer science from Columbia University in May, 2011 and his M.Phil. (also in computer science) in May, 2013. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Computer Science Department at Columbia University and intends to defend his doctoral thesis in early 2014. His advisor is Simha Sethumadhavan of the Computer Architecture and Security Technologies Lab (CASTL) .

His research interests include hardware design and security, systems security, computer architecture, and side-channel security, as well as casual interests in artificial intelligence, machine learning, languages and compilers, neuroscience and cryptography.

Adam currently holds two patents and has published at a variety of computer security and architecture conferences. Some of his more influential inventions to-date include tamper-evident microprocessors and methods for protecting and hardware backdoors.

Outside of computer science, his interests include basketball, football, improv comedy, good food, music and mammals (mostly small, furry ones).