BS, MS, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania); Ph.D., Washington State University
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 in the areas of custom digital systems and digital computer systems. The applied research focuses on aerospace systems (cryogenic image sensors and cubesats), and automated test equipment for photonic integrated circuits. The basic research focuses on novel and efficient digital data processing architectures.
For more information about Dr. Patru, please visit his professional 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.
In the News
July 27, 2021
Student team designs imaging system for CIBER-2 launches
Two electrical engineering students are refining an attitude control system and are seeking ways to reduce the impact of atmospheric heat that changes a spacecraft’s orientation during launch. Both students will share information about their work for CSTARS-2 during the 2021 Undergraduate Research Symposium.