Max Waugaman

Research & Engineering

My research interests are in the rapid development of secure hardware systems and design methodologies used to ensure efficiency and correctness. Recently, I have worked on portable methods to protect semiconductors from side-channel attacks. I am excited about future projects including developing a complex SoC for computer vision with automated tools that improve energy efficiency of existing hardware.


Prior to Galois, Max was an early employee at Reduced Energy Microsystems, a semiconductor startup, where he evaluated new, low energy asynchronous circuits, and led frontend verification and system design. He studied electrical engineering at Harvey Mudd College where he was Clay-Wolkin Fellow and has previous experience in radar systems and digital communications.