Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
Hardware Acceleration; Hardware Security; Remote Sensing; Embedded Systems; Ecological Monitoring
Professor Kastner leads the Kastner Research Group whose current interests largely fall into three areas: hardware acceleration, hardware security, and remote sensing. He is the co-director of the Wireless Embedded Systems Graduate Program — a specialized Masters degree targeting individuals working in local industries. He co-directs the Engineers for Exploration Program, which pairs undergraduates in research experiences with domain scientists in archaeology, conservation, and cultural heritage. He is the co-founder of the company Tortuga Logic that develops hardware security solutions based upon technology developed in his research group.
Ryan Kastner is 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) 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. He has published over 200 technical articles and has authored four books.