Michael Hsieh is Executive Director of the Transformative Cyber Innovation Lab, a project of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, where he is focused on fielding rapid technology transitions to improve the state of cybersecurity at the whole-of-institution and whole-of-society level.

Previously, he was a program manager at DARPA, where he led multiple programs in secure data, secure computation and data analytics at scale. He has held senior technical positions at Science Applications International Corporation and Booz Allen Hamilton, where he supported a variety of projects at DARPA and IARPA.

He received a Ph.D. in chemistry from Princeton University, where he was an NDSEG Fellow. He received a dual B.A. in economics and mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a minor certificate in business administration at the Haas School of Business. He is a recipient of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Award for Outstanding Achievement and a CFR-Hitachi Fellowship from the Council on Foreign Relations.