Professor Ankur Srivastava, the seventh director of the Institute for Systems Research (ISR), has a joint appointment in the Clark School’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and ISR. Srivastava received his B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in 1998 and Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA in 2002. His research interests lie in the field of high performance, low power and secure electronic systems and applications such as computer vision, data and storage centers and sensor networks. He has published numerous papers on these topics at prestigious venues and won best paper awards for his work. Srivastava has expertise in hardware design and security, particularly for integrated circuit chips in defense applications. His current work includes projects supported by DoD, DARPA, AFRL, Intel and Northrop Grumman. He is knowledgeable about a variety of security attack methods and their defenses, both those framed in strong theoretical foundations and those that rely on simulation and analysis. These include hardware trojans, side channel attacks, obfuscation and locking techniques, SAT, appSAT, bounded model checking, FSM, and watermarking.