Simha Sethumadhavan

Professor, Department of Computer Science

Simha Sethumadhavan specializes in developing practical solutions to cybersecurity and computer architecture challenges. His work has significantly improved the security of widely-used hardware and software products--from mobile phone processors to web browsers benefiting millions of users globally. His contributions to hardware security have been used by standards organizations, and he pioneered a type of hardware-based antivirus that is now used in laptops with Intel processors to protect against ransomware. Sethumadhavan founded Chip Scan Inc., one of the few hardware security companies accredited as a Department of Defense/DMEA trusted supplier that provides cybersecurity for critical infrastructure and weapons systems.