Cynthia Sturton is an Assistant Professor and Peter Thacher Grauer Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She leads the Hardware Security @ UNC research group to investigate the use of static and dynamic analysis techniques to protect against vulnerable hardware designs. Her research is funded by several National Science Foundation awards, a Junior Faculty Development Award from the University of North Carolina, and a Google Faculty Research Award. She was recently awarded the Computer Science Departmental Teaching Award at the University of North Carolina. Sturton received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.