Faculty

Co-Directors

 

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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.

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Frederic Harris

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

 

Fredric J. Harris is an adjunct professor of Electrical Engineering and former 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.

 

Faculty

 

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Dr. George Papen

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.

 

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Janarbek Matai

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

Janarbek Matai works for Qualcomm AI Research. Janarbek Matai has a wide range of interests including acceleration of computer vision/machine learning workloads on low power devices, programming languages/compilers, design, and applications of FPGA and GPU. Previously, Janarbek Matai was a Principal Software engineer at Cognex Corporation. At Cognex, Janarbek involved in the design and implementation of FPGA-based a high-speed 3D reconstruction camera system for industrial automation scanning systems and facilitated research and development relationship between Cognex and UCSD Visual Computing Group.

Janarbek completed his Ph.D. from the Computer Science and Engineering department of University of California, San Diego, and he earned his Masters and Bachelors degrees from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Former ICU Campus) and Mongolian University of Science and Technology, respectively.