Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Ronald F. DeMara
 
Ronald F. DeMara

ronald.demara@ucf.edu
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Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Central Florida

Director of Computer Architecture Laboratory

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Concise Bio

Ronald F. DeMara received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1992. Since 1993, he has been a full-time faculty member at the University of Central Florida where he is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and joint faculty of Computer Science, and has served as Associate Chair, ECE Graduate Coordinator, and Computer Engineering Program Coordinator. His research interests are in computer architecture with emphasis on reconfigurable logic devices, evolvable hardware, and emerging devices, on which he has published approximately 200 articles and holds one patent. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and has served on the Editorial Boards of IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems, Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Computers, the journal Microprocessors and Microsystems, and as Associate Guest Editor of ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems. He has been the Keynote Speaker of IEEE-sponsored conferences including the International Conference on Reconfigurable Computing and FPGAs (ReConFig) and the Reconfigurable Architectures Workshop (RAW), and an invited panelist at several conferences. He is the lead Guest Editor of IEEE Transactions on Computers joint with IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing 2017 Special Section on “Innovation in Reconfigurable Computing Fabrics: from Devices to Architectures.” He is currently an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Computers, and serves on various IEEE conference program committees, including ISVLSI and SSCI. He received IEEE’s Joseph M. Bidenbach Outstanding Engineering Educator Award in 2008.
ORCID ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6864-7255

Extended Bio

Ronald F. DeMara received the Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with High Honors from Lehigh University in 1987, the Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1989, and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1992. Since 1993, he has been a full-time faculty member at the University of Central Florida. He is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and also serves as Computer Engineering Coordinator. He was previously an Associate Engineer at IBM Federal and Complex Systems Division and has been a Visiting Research Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center.

   He teaches courses on Computer Organization, Computer Architecture, and Evolvable Hardware and Current Topics in Parallel Processing, and advises graduate students in these areas. He has completed 37 students as advisor with M.S. thesis or Ph.D. dissertation. He has also served as ECE Department Associate Chair, ECE Graduate Program Coordinator, ECE Assessment Coordinator, and on the UCF Faculty Senate and UCF Graduate Council.

   Dr. DeMara's research interests are in Adaptive Computer Architectures, Evolvable Hardware, and Distributed Architectures for Intelligent Systems. He has published over 170 articles in journals and conferences on these topics, and holds one patent. His research has been sponsored by the National Science Foundation; NASA; the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, DARPA, and Department of Defense; National Security Agency; Harris Computer Systems; Lockheed Martin Information Systems, Theseus Logic Incorporated, and others. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, a Member of ACM and ASEE, and Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Computers. He has also served as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems, the Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Computers, and the journal Microprocessors and Microsystems, and as Associate Guest Editor of ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems. He served on conference Program Committees including the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (ICES), International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL), Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO), NASA/DoD Conference on Evolvable Hardware (EH), International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA), and on the Executive Committee of the International Conference on Engineering of Reconfigurable Systems and Algorithms (ERSA) including chairing focus sessions and technical panels. He has also held officer positions in the Southeast Section of ASEE and was keynote speaker at the International Conference on Reconfigurable Computing and FPGAs (ReConFig).

   He was awarded Distinguished Research Lecturer and selected as Faculty Advisor of the Year in the College of Engineering. He received the UCF Teaching Initiative Program (TIP) Award three times, Research Incentive Award (RIA) twice, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) award. He also received the Joseph M. Biedenbach Outstanding Engineering Educator Award from IEEE in Region 3, which is the highest educator award bestowed to 30,000+ IEEE members in the Southeastern United States.

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