Tadayoshi Kohno

Professor, University of Washington’s Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering

Yoshi Kohno is a professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, where he is also the Associate Director for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access. He has adjunct appointments in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, the School of Information, and the School of Law. His research focuses on helping protect the security, privacy, and safety of users of current and future generation technologies. Kohno is a recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, the U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the Technology Review TR-35 Young Innovator Award, and the Golden Goose Award. Kohno has authored more than a dozen award papers, has presented his research to the U.S. House of Representatives, had his research profiled in the NOVA ScienceNOW “Can Science Stop Crime?” documentary and the NOVA “CyberWar Threat” documentary, and is a past chair of the USENIX Security Symposium. Kohno is the co-author of the book Cryptography Engineering, co-editor of the anthology Telling Stories, and author of the novella Our Reality. Kohno co-directs the University of Washington Computer Security & Privacy Research Lab and the Tech Policy Lab. Kohno was a founding member of the National Academies Forum on Cyber Resilience and is currently a member of the USENIX Security Steering Committee. Kohno received his Ph.D. from the University of California at San Diego.