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Louis Beato

Lecturer
Department of Computer Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

585-475-5292
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Louis Beato

Lecturer
Department of Computer Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Education

BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology

Bio

Louis J. Beato received both his B.S. Electrical Engineering and his M.S. Electrical Engineering previously from RIT.

Professor Louis J. Beato joined the Computer Engineering Department as a Lecturer in January 2016. Prior to pursuing a career in academia, he worked at Eastman Kodak and Kodak Alaris for over 30 years. About half that time was spent in the Kodak Research Labs and the other half in product development. At Eastman Kodak, his areas of expertise were in computer languages (C, C++, C#), digital image processing, object recognition, algorithm optimizations, mobile processing with OpenCV, and Intellectual Property. He was a Distinguished Inventor at Kodak Alaris with over 10 issued US patents and many international patents in the areas of Information and Image processing.

One of his responsibilities is to teach Senior Design I and Senior Design II. This is comprised of two-semester design course oriented to the solution of engineering problems. The mission is to enhance engineering education through a capstone design experience that integrates engineering theory, principles and processes within a collaborative environment

He previously taught Introduction to Computer Engineering Lab as an Adjunct Faculty.

SELECTED PATENTS

• “Classification of Scanned Hardcopy Media”, Beato - US Patent App. 13/908,034. 2016

• “Method for Locating a Document Boundary”, Beato, Alescio - US Patent 9,122,921. 2015

• ”Method for Producing a Stereoscopic Image”, Beato, Blose - US Patent 8,600,151. 2013

• ”Storing and Presenting Ancillary Information Obtained from Scanned Prints”, Beato, Manico, McIntyre - US Patent 8,306,368. 2012

• “Finding Orientation and Date in Hardcopy Media”, Gallagher, Beato, US Patent No. 8,036,417. Oct. 2011.

• “Automatic Determining Image and Non-Image Sides of Scanned Hardcopy Media”, Beato, Lloyd, McIntyre. US Patent No. 7,920,296. Apr. 2011.

• “Optical Character Recognition Neural Network System”, Beato, Gaborski, Barski, Tan, Assad, Dutton. US Patent No. 5,048,097. Sep. 1991.

• “Character Normalization for Optical Character Recognition”, Beato. US Patent No. 4,977,602. Dec. 1990.

SELECTED BOOK REVIEWS

• “Theoretical Foundations of Digital Imaging using MATLAB, Louis J. Beato – L. P. Yaroslavsky, 493 pp., ISBN 13: 978-1-4398-6140-0, CRC Press, 2013

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Currently Teaching

CMPE-498
3 Credits
This is the second half of a two-semester design course oriented to the solution of engineering problems. The mission is to enhance engineering education through a capstone design experience that integrates engineering theory, principles and processes within a collaborative environment. Working in multidisciplinary teams and following an engineering design process, students will assess customer needs and engineering specifications, evaluate concepts, resolve major technical hurdles, and employ rigorous engineering principles to design a prototype which is fully tested and documented.
CMPE-110
1 Credits
This course overviews the field of computer engineering and provides an appreciation of the computer engineering curriculum. Fundamental concepts of computers, computing and engineering design are introduced. Topics include basic circuits, number systems, digital logic, computer organization, programming in the Matlab environment, teamwork, communication skills, ethics and professionalism, historical background and global, societal and environmental issues related to computers. Lab exercises familiarize students with lab equipment, experiments and data analysis.
CMPE-160
3 Credits
The course covers the specification, analysis, and design of basic digital systems, including the design of combinational and sequential circuits using basic logic components: AND, OR, INV, NAND, NOR, and XOR. Standard modules, such as decoders, multiplexers, shifter registers, adders, and counters, will be analyzed. Lectures will discuss fundamental design methodologies using Karnaugh Maps as well as Mealy and Moore state machines. The laboratory provides hands-on experiences of the design, implementation, and testing of digital systems using SSI, MSI, and FPGA components as well as CAD tools.
CMPE-460
4 Credits
This course covers various sensors, motors, signal conditioning circuits including amplification, filtering, level shifting, ADC, and DAC. Modern tools, such as Keil ARM MDK and PSpice will be used to simulate and debug modern microcontrollers, such as NXP Kinetis, analog active filters, and operational amplifier application circuits. Each team of two students is required to design a complete data acquisition system from sensors, amplification, filtering, ADC, and DAC to analog outputs through either wired transmission or wireless transmission circuits
CMPE-497
3 Credits
This is the first half of a two-semester design course oriented to the solution of engineering problems. The mission is to enhance engineering education through a capstone design experience that integrates engineering theory, principles and processes within a collaborative environment. Working in multidisciplinary teams and following an engineering design process, students will assess customer needs and engineering specifications, evaluate concepts, resolve major technical hurdles, and employ rigorous engineering principles to design a prototype which is fully tested and documented. Students may propose their own projects, which may have a primarily computer engineering focus and team, and which may begin with an entrepreneurial experience to establish the scope of the project for potential market and realistic prototype.
CMPE-496
3 Credits
The conclusion of a two-course capstone undergraduate design projects course in computer engineering. Students will have prepared for the multidisciplinary team project during the previous course and will have done detailed project analysis over the intervening period. This course begins with project design reviews presented to the class and selected faculty members. Project performance analysis and reliability are major metrics.
CMPE-495
3 Credits
The first course of a two-semester capstone undergraduate design projects course in computer engineering. Covers engineering design process and formulating project proposals. Students propose a team multidisciplinary design project, individually undertake an independent analysis of one of its subsystems, and formulate a formal team proposal for the project to be completed in the following course.