Professor Dorin Patru teaches digital and computer, circuits and systems courses. He joined the department in fall 2002. He received a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Washington State University.
Dr. Patru, his colleagues, and his research assistants are currently pursuing both applied and basic research. An ongoing project, sponsored by Hewlett-Packard, investigates the tradeoffs in implementing image-processing systems in ASICs (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) and FPGAs Field Programmable Gate Array), with a focus on overlapping reconfiguration with processing. A second project sponsored by HP examines the tradeoffs in performing parallel image processing in software using SIMD Single Instruction Multiple Data) instruction set extensions. A third project explores the potential of a computer architecture for late and post silicon technologies, which is tolerant to device and component failures, while at the same time allowing for massive parallel and concurrent computing. A forth and most recent project focuses on the development of a high spatial- and temporal- resolution mobile eye tracking system to support an ongoing NSF project.
For more about Dr. Patru, see his website.
Selected recent publications:
· Ryan Toukatly, Dorin Patru, Eli Saber, Eric Peskin, Gene Roylance, Brad Larson, “Performance Analysis of a Color Space Conversion Engine Implemented Using Dynamic Partial Reconfiguration”, IS&T and SPIE Conference, San Francisco, CA, 2013.
· Eric Welch, Dorin Patru, Eli Saber, Kurt Bengtson, “A Study of the Use of SIMD Instructions for Two Image Processing Algorithms”, IEEE 2012 Western New York Image Processing Workshop, Rochester, NY, 2012.
· Alexander Mykyta, Dorin Patru, Eli Saber, Gene Roylance, Brad Larson, "Reconfigurable Framework for High-Bandwidth Stream-Oriented Data Processing", Proceedings of the IEEE SoCC Conference, Niagara Falls, NY, 2012.
· Dorin Patru and Scott R. Hudson, "Optically Injected Logic Circuits for Remote Powered Systems on a Chip", Elsevier Journal of Computers and Electrical Engineering, 2010.