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Ryan Kastner

Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

Faculty, Office of the Dean of Engineering

Faculty, Calit2




Embedded Security; Remote Sensing; Hardware Acceleration; Cyber-Physical Systems; FPGAs; Reconfigurable Computing; Underwater Sensor Networks. 

 Professor Kastner’s current research interests fall into three areas: hardware acceleration, hardware security, and remote sensing. He is the co-director of the Wireless Embedded Systems Master of Advanced Studies Program. He also co-directs the Engineers for Exploration Program. He has published over 150 technical articles, and has authored three books, “Synthesis Techniques and Optimizations for Reconfigurable Systems”, “Arithmetic Optimizations for Polynomial Expressions and Linear Systems”, and “Handbook on FPGA Design Security”.

Capsule Bio:

Ryan Kastner joined UC San Diego in 2007 a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. He received a PhD in Computer Science (2002) at UCLA, a Masters degree in engineering (2000) and Bachelor degrees (BS) in both Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering (1999), all from Northwestern University. He spent the first five years after his PhD as a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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