Sebastian Fischmeister is a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo, Canada, and a licensed Professional Engineer. He received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in Computer Science at the Vienna University of Technology, Austria, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Salzburg, Austria. He subsequently worked at the University of Pennsylvania as a Post Graduate Research Associate before joining the University of Waterloo in 2008.
His current research interest concentrates on the safety and security of critical systems: evidence-based supply chain cyber security and physics-based cyber monitoring. His group works with leading industry partners in the automotive, energy, defence, and general embedded system sectors. He has received several honours and awards for his research and industry work, including best paper awards, the Ontario Early Researcher Award; and his spin-off, Palitronica, received the the SVB/In-q-tel "Most Innovative Security-Focused Company of 2022".