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Dawn is CEO and co-founder of Oasis Labs and a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California at Berkeley. Dawn has spent significant time researching and building security and privacy technologies, specifically in the areas of software, networking, distributed systems, applied cryptography, blockchains, smart contracts, and machine learning.

She has been recognized for contributions in computer security through numerous prestigious awards including the MacArthur Fellowship, the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, the NSF CAREER Award, the MIT Technology Review TR-35 Award, the Faculty Research Award from IBM, Google and other major tech companies, and Best Paper Awards from top conferences in Computer Security and Deep Learning. She is ranked the most cited scholar in computer security (AMiner Award). She is a serial entrepreneur, including Ensighta Security (acquired by FireEye Inc.) and Menlo Security. She obtained her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley.

Current Projects

Oasis Labs, CEO & Founder UC Berkeley, Professor


Berkeley, California U.S.


University of California, Berkeley, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Computer Science, 1999-2002 Carnegie Mellon University, Master of Science (M.S.), Computer Science, 1997-1999

Previous Projects

Carnegie Mellon University, Professor, 2002-2007


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