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Ronghui Gu is the inaugural Tang Family Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. His thesis work on building certified OS kernels received the Yale Doctoral Dissertation Award and was nominated for the ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award. He is the primary designer and developer of CertiKOS, the first verified concurrent OS kernel, and SeKVM, the first verified commodity cloud hypervisor–major milestones toward building safe and secure systems software. Gu also founded CertiK, a Web3 cybersecurity unicorn startup valued at $1 billion and backed by Tiger Global, Sequoia, and Coatue. CertiK has collectively served more than 1,800 enterprise clients and secured more than $300 billion worth of assets in cryptocurrency. For his work in systems verification, Gu received: an OSDI Jay Lepreau Best Paper Award, two Amazon Research Awards, an SOSP Best Paper Award, and a CACM Research Highlight. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Yale University in 2016 and bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University in 2011.