Branden Ghena

545 Cory Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720


I am a PhD student at the University of California, Berkeley in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department.

My research area is resource-constrained embedded systems. Particularly my interests lie in low-power networking protocols such as BLE, LoRaWAN, and LTE-M as well as embedded operating systems. I am part of Lab11 and work with Prabal Dutta.

I taught CS61C "Great Ideas in Computer Architecture" at UC Berkeley in summer 2019. The course covered Assembly, Pipelined Processors, Caches, and Parallelism.


Selected Projects: [LPWAN] [BLE] [Signpost] [Tock]


Selected Publications

"Challenge: Unlicensed LPWANs Are Not Yet the Path to Ubiquitous Connectivity"
Branden Ghena, Joshua Adkins, Longfei Shangguan, Kyle Jamieson, Philip Levis, and Prabal Dutta
In Proceedings of the 25th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom'19)

"The Signpost Platform for City-Scale Sensing"
Joshua Adkins, Branden Ghena, Neal Jackson, Pat Pannuto, Sam Rohrer, Bradford Campbell, and Prabal Dutta
In Proceedings of the 17th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN’18)

"Multiprogramming a 64 kB Computer Safely and Efficiently"
Amit Levy, Bradford Campbell, Branden Ghena, Daniel B. Giffin, Pat Pannuto, Prabal Dutta, and Philip Levis
In Proceedings of the 26th Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP’17)

"Green Lights Forever: Analyzing the Security of Traffic Infrastructure"
Branden Ghena, William Beyer, Allen Hillaker, Jonathan Pevarnek, and J. Alex Halderman
In Proceedings of the 8th USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies (WOOT'14)