Abhilasha Bhargav-Spantzel is a Principal Engineer at Intel and leads hardware-based security product architecture. She joined Intel in 2007 after completing her doctorate from Purdue University which focused on identity and privacy protection using cryptography and biometrics. Bhargav-Spantzel drives thought leadership and the future evolution of the cybersecurity platform through innovation, architecture and education. She has given numerous talks at conferences and universities as part of distinguished lecture series and workshops. She has written five book chapters, over 30 ACM and IEEE articles and has over 25 patents. Bhargav-Spantzel leads multiple diversity and inclusion efforts and actively drives retention and development of women in technology. She is passionate about STEM K–12 education.