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Dr. Helen Wang

6crickets
CEO

Dr. Helen Wang is the CEO and cofounder of 6crickets Inc, which builds online infrastructure and management tools for after-school and summer programs for districts, schools, activity providers, and parents. She oversees the company's the strategic directions, product management, customer relations, operations, and advanced research. She's led 6crickets to support hundreds of schools and districts and thousands of activity providers throughout the nation. Helen is a world-renowned computer scientist. Prior to 6crickets, she led the security and privacy research group and was a Principal Researcher at Microsoft research (MSR). During her 14 year tenure at MSR, she led pioneering research in systems, web, and mobile security, publishing influential papers at top security, privacy, and systems academic conferences and transferring research technologies into real-world products like Microsoft Windows and all web browsers impacting every web user and developer.  Helen received numerous Technology Transfer awards, Gold Star awards from Microsoft, and best paper awards from top conferences. Helen chaired and served at steering committees for top conferences and mentored 30+ Ph.D. students who have all become leaders in the tech industry.