Szefer Named Senior Member of the ACM


Jakub Szefer, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, has been named a Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society.

The Senior Members Grade recognizes ACM members who have demonstrated performance through technical leadership, and technical or professional contributions.

Szefer's runs the Computer Architecture and Security Lab and his research interests are at the intersection of computer architecture and hardware security. His recent projects focus on: security verification of processor architectures; hardware (FPGA) implementation of cryptographic algorithms, especially post-quantum cryptographic (PQC) algorithms; designs of new Physically Unclonable Functions (PUFs); and leveraging physical properties of computer hardware for new cryptographic and security applications.

Szefer has also been named Senior Member of the IEEE, a Member of the IACR, and an Associate Member of HiPEAC, in addition to receiving numerous awards including the NSF CAREER Award.