CSE PhD student Braden Crimmins named Knight-Hennessy Scholar by Stanford University

Braden joins a select cohort of diverse, multidisciplinary graduate students at Stanford leading the way in addressing global challenges.
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Braden Crimmins

Braden Crimmins, who recently graduated with a master’s degree and is pursuing a PhD in computer science and engineering from the University of Michigan, has been selected to join the prestigious Knight-Hennessy Scholars program at Stanford University, where he will be starting at the law school this fall. The program aims to support a multicultural community of graduate students from across disciplines at Stanford, with the goal of preparing them to be visionary thought leaders sowing positive change in the world. 

During his master’s studies at U-M, Braden worked with CSE’s Center for Computer Security and Society (C2S2), where he performed research with Prof. J. Alex Halderman and others to help improve the security of election technology. Alongside his studies at Stanford Law School, Braden will continue his research remotely with Prof. Halderman while completing a PhD in CSE.  

Braden was a part of the Engineering Global Leadership honors program during his time at U-M, as well as serving as a fellow in the Tauber Institute for Global Operations. Outside of his academic work, he interned with former U.S. Representative Ted Deutch (D-FL) and was named a U.S. Presidential Scholar in 2019.

Combining his interests in science and law, Braden’s long-term goal is to pursue a career in public policy, where he hopes to advance meaningful policy change surrounding technology and its societal impact.