Steve Hsu

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Stephen D. H. Hsu
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Born 1966 (age 51–52)
Alma mater California Institute of Technology, University of California, Berkeley
Occupation Physicist, Professor of Physics, VP for research and graduate studies at Michigan State University
Known for Founder of SafeWeb and RobotGenius

Stephen D. H. Hsu (born 1966) is an American physicist and university administrator.


Hsu received a B.S. from the California Institute of Technology in 1986, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1991. After his doctorate, he was a Harvard Junior Fellow and Superconducting Super Collider Fellow from 1991-1994.


He became an assistant professor at Yale University in 1995 before moving to the University of Oregon in 1998 where he became a full professor of theoretical physics. In July 2012, he was named Michigan State University’s vice president for research and graduate studies.[1]

Hsu regularly writes in a blog called Information Processing.[2]

Technology Work[edit]

He is a founder of SafeWeb, which was acquired by Symantec on October 15, 2003 for $26 million. In 2005, Hsu and fellow SafeWeb founder James Hormuzdiar founded RobotGenius, an Oakland-based security software company.

Hsu endowed a permanent undergraduate scholarship at Caltech in his father's name (Cheng-Ting Hsu Scholarship), using SafeWeb shares.

Hsu also has an interest in psychometrics and human genetic variation, which he writes about in his blog and in other publications [3][4][5][6]

He serves as scientific adviser to BGI (formerly Beijing Genomics Institute), and as a member of its Cognitive Genomics Lab.


  1. ^ "Stephen Hsu named new MSU research vice president | MSUToday | Michigan State University". 2012-07-23. Retrieved 2014-02-17. 
  2. ^ "Information Processing". Retrieved 2015-11-24. 
  3. ^ "Nautilus Magazine: Super-Intelligent Humans". Retrieved 2015-12-23. 
  4. ^ "Nautilus Magazine: Smart Machines". Retrieved 2015-12-23. 
  5. ^ Hsu, Stephen D. H. (2014). "Genetic Architecture of Intelligence". arXiv:1408.3421Freely accessible [q-bio.GN]. 
  6. ^ " Hsu on Cognitive Genomics". Retrieved 2015-12-23. 

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