Nicole FernSenior Hardware Security Engineer at Tortuga Logic, Inc.
Nicole Fern received her PhD degree in the ECE department at UC Santa Barbara under the advisement of Professor Tim Cheng in 2016. Her research interests include hardware verification and security. Her thesis work focused on identifying and verifying unspecified design functionality susceptible to malicious manipulation. After graduation she continued her research in hardware security as a post-doc at UC Santa Barbara and visiting Scholar at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Recently she joined industry and is currently working for Tortuga Logic, a hardware security company.