Jason K. Oberg
Ph.D. at University of California, San Diego (current)
M.S. at University of California, San Diego
B.S. at University of California, Santa Barbara
I am a 5th year PhD candidate in the Computer Science and Engineering Department
at the University of California, San Diego and advised by the legendary
Ryan Kastner. I am also a fellow of the
National Science Foundation.
I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2009. You can find an undergraduate profile of me at UCSB here.
I enjoy surfing, golfing, skateboarding and, of course, anything involving computers including computer games, coding, and designing and building nifty embedded systems.
My Technical Interests
My interests are in security specifically with embedded systems and reconfigurable devices including FPGAs(Field Programmable Gate Arrays). I am interested in computer architecture, embedded systems, high-level synthesis, and security. I have also done some passed work in accelerated vision applications, including a GPU implementation of a face-detection algorithm. To get a better feel for what I do, refer to my publications page.
Hardware and Embedded System Security: The goal of this research project is to not only understand the security threats in hardware and embedded systems but to construct tools and methods for providing strong information flow guarantees. In short, I am interested in taking a bottom-up approach to security by providing methods and analysis for secure hardware and embedded system design. Our end goal is to aid the development of high-assurance systems by using our developed techniques to guarantee non-interference between critical components in these systems.