Dawn Song

AI Faculty Partner, since 2018

What is your superpower?
My superpower is my ability to have great vision for the future.
What's a little-known secret about you?
I wanted to be a national Geographic Photographer.
Something you fell hard for
My first love was physics.

It inspires me to help fellow Berkeley faculty and staff succeed at The House Fund.


Dawn Song is CEO and Co-Founder of Oasis Labs, Professor in the EECS Department at the University of California at Berkeley, and Co-Founder & Faculty Partner at AI@The House.

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 PhD from UC Berkeley.

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