Adam Waksman

Ph.D. Student, Columbia University

Bio and Research Interests:

(Last updated in 2014).

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 received his Ph.D. in April of 2014.

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).