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WES Faculty

Co-Directors

Ryan Kastner


Faculty Co-Director
Professor
Computer Science & Engineering
Jacobs School of Engineering
University of California, San Diego

Dr. 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.

Dr. George Papen


Faculty Co-Director
Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Jacobs School of Engineering
University of California, San Diego

Dr. George Papen joined the UCSD faculty in September 2002 from a full professorship at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He arrived at UIUC in 1989 after earning his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He has been actively involved in professional associations, and chaired recent conferences including the OSA Optical Remote Sensing Conference and High Speed Interconnects within Digital Systems conference, both in 2001. He is a co-holder of three patents.

Faculty

Rajesh Gupta


Professor and Qualcomm Endowed Chair
Computer Science and Engineering
Adjunct Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Jacobs School of Engineering
University of California, San Diego

Dr. Rajesh Gupta is QUALCOMM professor in Computer Science & Engineering at UC San Diego, California. He received his B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1984, MS in EECS from UC Berkeley in 1986 and a Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford in 1994. Earlier he worked at Intel Corporation, Santa Clara and on the Computer Science faculty at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and UC Irvine. His current research is focused on energy efficient and mobile computing issues in embedded systems. In recent years, Gupta and his students have received a best paper award at IEEE/ACM DCOSS’08 and a best demonstration award at IEEE/ACM IPSN/SPOTS’05. Gupta is a recipient of the Chancellor's Fellow at UC Irvine, UCI Chancellor's Award for excellence in undergraduate research, NSF CAREER Award and achievement awards at Intel. He has served as EIC of IEEE Design & Test of Computers and chair of the steering committee of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. Gupta is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Truong Nguyen


Professor and Chair
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Jacobs School of Engineering
University of California, San Diego

Dr. Truong Nguyen came to the Jacobs School in 2001. He manages the Video Processing Group, and teaches courses associated with the Signal Image Processing Program (SIP). He is a 1995 recipient of an NSF career award and is co-author of a popular book: Wavelets and Filter Banks, and author of several matlab-based toolboxes on image compression, electrocardiagram compression, and filter bank design. He also holds a patent on an efficient design method for wavelets and filter banks and several patents on wavelet applications including compression and signal analysis. He received his Ph.D. from Caltech in 1989.

John Eldon


Lecturer and Embedded Systems Lab Manager
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Jacobs School of Engineering
University of California, San Diego

Dr. John Eldon, Engineering consultant, was the Director of Digital ASIC Design at PulseLink. Using VERILOG in a commercial setting, he has devised numerous integrated-circuit architectures that implement a wide variety of digital signal processing algorithms, as well as, defining a number of commercial integrated circuits. Dr. Eldon received his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Master of Science (M.S.) in Physics from UCLA. He received his Doctor of Environmental Science & Engineering in Mathematical Model of Photochemical Smog Formation from UCLA. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Greg Hoover


Lecturer
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Jacobs School of Engineering
University of California, San Diego

Dr. Greg Hoover received his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Computer Engineering from UC Santa Barbara in 2004. He received his Master of Science (M.S.) in Electrical and Computer Engineering with Honors in 2005. He also received his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UC Santa Barbara. He is an accomplished researcher, lecturer, entrepreneur, and currently serves as CTO of Bubbl.

Christopher Barngrover


Lecturer
Computer Science and Engineering
Jacobs School of Engineering
University of California, San Diego

Dr. Christopher Barngrover is currently a computer science researcher at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC PAC) located in Point Loma, CA, where he works in the Unmanned Systems Group focusing on computer vision related aspects of robotics. He is also a lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California San Diego, where he teaches courses related to the software development of robotics. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science (2014) and his Master of Science (M.S.) in Computer Science (2010) from the University of California San Diego. He received his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Computer Science (2005) and another in Mathematics (2005) from Purdue University.

Nandan Das


Lecturer
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Jacobs School of Engineering
University of California, San Diego

Dr. Nandan Das has over 15 years of experience in designing cutting edge satellite systems. He holds multiple US patents and is well published in his field.

Frederic Harris


Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
San Diego State University

Fredric J. Harris is a professor of Electrical engineering and CUBIC signal processing chair at San Diego State University and an internationally renowned expert on DSP and Communication Systems. He is also the co-inventor of the Blackman-Harris Filter. He also has extensively published many technical papers, the most famous being the seminal 1978 paper "On the use of Windows for Harmonic Analysis with the Discrete Fourier Transform." He is also the author of the textbook Multi-rate Signal Processing for Communication Systems and the Source Coding chapter in Bernard Sklar's textbook on Digital Communications.

Janarbek Matai


PhD
Computer Science and Engineering
Jacobs School of Engineering
University of California, San Diego

Janarbek Matai is current a PhD student at UC San Diego. His research interest are Embedded vision, Embedded Systems, Parallel computing, FPGA/GPU/CPU systems, High-Level Synthesis, Applications of FPGA focused on computer vision, Bigdata, machine Learning, data compression and cloud computing.
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