Shuwen Deng Wins Google Fellowship


Shuwen Deng, a fourth-year PhD candidate, has won a Google Fellowship. 

Deng, who is in the lab of Jakub Szefer, assistant professor of electrical engineering & computer science, won in the category of Privacy and Security. Working out of the Computer Architecture and Security Lab, her research focuses on computer architecture and hardware security. Specifically, she studies proposing and verifying secure processor microarchitectures by developing timing side-channel vulnerability checking schemes and frameworks, as well as proposing languages and tools for practical and scalable security hardware and architectures verification.

Privacy and Security is one of 12 categories awarded in the Google PhD Fellowship Program, which was created to recognize outstanding graduate students doing exceptional and innovative research in areas relevant to computer science and related fields. Fellowships support promising PhD candidates of all backgrounds who seek to influence the future of technology. According to the company, the fellowships are “awarded to a select group recognized by Google researchers and their institutions as some of the most promising young academics in the world.”