Jeremy Blackstone

PhD student, Department of Computer Science and Engineering 
University of California San Diego 

I am a PhD student working with Professor Ryan Kastner in the Computer Science and Engineering department at the University of California San Diego

I received my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Computer Science from Howard University in Washington, DC in 2014 and 2015. 

My research interests include fault attacks, information flow tracking and X-propagation. I am interested in identifying cost effective ways to secure hardware designs from fault attacks. My CV can be found here

I am honored and grateful to be supported by the UC-HBCU Initiative Fellowship, GEM Fellowship and the Alfred P. Sloan Minority Ph.D. Fellowship


Shen, L., Mu, D., Cao, G., Qin, M., Blackstone, J. and Kastner, R., 2018. Symbolic execution based test-patterns generation algorithm for hardware Trojan detectionComputers & Security78, pp.267-280.

Zhang, L., Hu, W., Ardeshiricham, A., Tai, Y., Blackstone, J., Mu, D. and Kastner, R., 2018, March. Examining the consequences of high-level synthesis optimizations on power side-channel. In 2018 Design, Automation & Test in Europe Conference & Exhibition (DATE) (pp. 1167-1170). IEEE.

Wei Hu, Lu Zhang, Armaiti Ardeshiricham, Jeremy Blackstone, Bochuan Hou, Yu Tai, and Ryan Kastner, “Why You Should Care About Don’t Cares: Exploiting Internal Don’t Care Conditions for Hardware Trojans“, International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD), November 2017. [pdf]

Richmond, D., Blackstone, J., Hogains, M., Thai, K. and Kastner, R., 2016, May. Tinker: Generating Custom Memory Architectures for Altera's OpenCL Compiler. In Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines (FCCM), 2016 IEEE 24th Annual International Symposium on (pp. 21-24). IEEE. [pdf]

Murray, A., Begna, G., Nwafor, E., Blackstone, J. and Patterson, W., 2015, April. Cloud Service Security & application vulnerability. In SoutheastCon 2015 (pp. 1-8). IEEE. [pdf]

Banks, K.B., Blackstone, J.M., Perry, S.S., Patterson, W., des Valle, P.G., Mujica, S., Aedo, C.M., Sanchez, A.M., Andrade, J.P.M. and Stuardo, J.A.R., 2012, March. DDoS and other anomalous web traffic behavior in selected countries. In Southeastcon, 2012 Proceedings of IEEE (pp. 1-5). IEEE.[pdf]