545 Cory Hall
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.
- 03/2020: Accepted a position at Northwestern as assistant professor of instruction starting in fall
- 03/2019: Won the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award for Fall 2018
- 04/2018: Signpost wins best demo runner up at IPSN 2018
- 11/2017: Ran a tutorial session on Tock at SenSys 2017
- 09/2017: Moved to the University of California, Berkeley to continue my PhD studies
- 08/2017: Ran a tutorial session on Tock at Rustconf 2017
- 03/2017: Hosted a tutorial session on using Signpost
- 08/2016: Check out our website on the Tock OS project
- 10/2015: Featured in a Michigan graduate student profile video
- 08/2015: PowerBlade won TI Innovation Challenge 2015 - Best Environmental Impact
- 05/2014: Won an Outstanding GSI Award for Fall 2013
- 04/2014: Awarded an NSF GRFP Fellowship
- 09/2013: Began my PhD studies at the University of Michigan
"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)