Jonathan Valamehr, Ph.D.
Dr. Jonathan Valamehr is a seasoned hardware security researcher who has worked both in academic and industrial positions. Dr. Valamehr is currently a Principal Engineer at Intel in the Intel Product Assurance and Security (IPAS) group. Before joining Intel, Dr. Valamehr co-founded Tortuga Logic and served as an executive leader from the company’s inception through to venture funding and customer acquisition. Dr. Valamehr holds B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering all from UC Santa Barbara.
Ryan Kastner, Ph.D.
Dr. Ryan Kastner has over 10 years of experience in the realm of hardware security. Most notably, he has served as principal investigator on numerous hardware security related government and industrial grants totaling over $300 million. Among them include the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps award, which focuses on commercializing technology from academia. Currently, Dr. Kastner is a professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at UC San Diego, where he focuses on computer system design with an emphasis on critical and real-time applications. Dr. Kastner holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA and received an M.S. in engineering and B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering from Northwestern University.
Tim Sherwood, Ph.D.
For over a decade, Dr. Tim Sherwood’s hardware security expertise has spanned both industry and academia. Since 2003, he has been a professor in the department of Computer Science at UC Santa Barbara, where he leads an award-winning, government funded research lab focused on the development of novel computer architecture for security, monitoring and control. Dr. Sherwood was the recipient of the 2009 Northrop Grumman Teaching Excellence Award, the National Science Foundation Career Award and the ACM SIGARCH Maurice Wilkes Award. He graduated from UC Davis in 1998 with a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering and holds an M.S. and Ph.D. from UC San Diego (2003).