Tortuga Logic, a startup spun out of the Kastner Group, was one of the companies highlighted at the San Diego Venture Group’s ‘Incubators and Accelerators’ event at the Hyatt Regency. This event featured over 300 investors, entrepreneurs, and industry professionals. Tortuga Logic develops technology for creating provably secure systems.
Our paper, which builds a hardware accelerated system for multiple target tracking, was accepted to FCCM 2014. Our system combines multi-core CPU and an FPGA; this allows it to run over 65 times faster than a highly optimized multithreaded implementation running only in software. Congrats to the authors, Matt Jacobsen, Pingfan Meng, Siddarth Sampangi, and Ryan Kastner.
Brina, a Kastner group MS Alumna, was the first female engineer at Instagram. In a recent interview in Elle magazine, she discusses her journey into studying computer science and the challenges of being a minority in a large tech company (Instagram is now a part of Facebook). Brina previously had an op-ed in the Huffington Post providing more specifics on how she became a software engineer.