Serge Plotkin - Short Bio

Serge Plotkin obtained BSc and MSc in Electrical Engineering from  Ben Gurion University, Israel and  Phd in Computer Science from MIT.

In 1988 Serge joined the faculty of Computer Science department at Stanford University, where he has been doing research in theoretical computer science and teaching courses on algorithms and optimization. Serge’s interests span combinatorial optimization, networking, distributed computation, and security.

Since 2006, Serge is a Venture Partner at Opus Capital (an early stage Venture Capital fund), where he sources and evaluates investment opportunities and contributes technical assistance to portfolio companies.

Serge has written more than 100 technical papers in computer science journals and conferences and was granted more than 20 patents in United States and abroad. He served on various program committees and editorial boards, including editorial boards of  SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics and Journal of Interconnection Networks.

Serge was a co-founder of Decru, where he served as CTO and VP Engineering. While at Decru, Serge has served as a Vice Chair of IEEE Security in Storage Workgroup (P1619/P1619.1/P1619.2) and was the technical editor of the original IEEE1619-2007 standard. Decru became the leader in the emerging field of security for data-at-rest and was acquired by Network Appliance (NASDAQ: NTAP).