Branden Ghena

(BRAN-duhn JEE-nuh, he/him)

L368 Tech Hall
Evanston, IL 60208

I am an Assistant Professor of Instruction at Northwestern University in the Computer Science Department.

I was previously a:

  • PhD student at the University of California, Berkeley in EECS
  • PhD student at the University of Michigan in CSE
  • Undergraduate at Michigan Technological University in ECE

Winter 2024 I am teaching:

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


Selected Publications

"Experiences Teaching a Wireless for the Internet of Things Course Cooperatively at Multiple Universities."
Nabeel Nasir, Viswajith Govinda Rajan, Pat Pannuto, Branden Ghena, and Bradford Campbell
In Proceedings of the 55th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE'24)

"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)