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
March 30, 2022
RIT researchers contribute integrated photonics technology to develop new point-of-care system for diagnosing coronavirus
RIT’s team will develop the technology needed for a point-of-care diagnostics system built on integrated photonics. Capable of accurate detection of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, the new system could reduce the need for expensive equipment and specialized expertise to better inform care decisions in underserved, resource-limited communities.
November 15, 2021
Engineering faculty awarded NSF funding to improve computing system memory
Dorin Patru and Linlin Chen, faculty-researchers at RIT, received a grant from the National Science Foundation to upgrade functions of programmable memory. They, along with colleagues from University of Rochester, will develop new algorithms to improve the internal computing memory system to enable scalable and more robust performance.
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.