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Robert Rinker, Ph.D.

Office: JEB 235
Phone: (208) 885-7378
Email: rinker@cs.uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: c/o Department of Computer Science
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 1010
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1010

College of Engineering
Computer Science Department
Associate Professor

Campus Locations: Moscow
With UI Since 1975

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Computer architecture
    • Reconfigurable computing
    • Embedded systems
  • Biography

    Bob earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Idaho in electrical engineering and his Ph.D. in computer science from Colorado State University. Bob is the last active faculty who was a founding member of the Computer Science Department, which was created in 1981. Bob served as director of the University of Idaho Engineering in Boise Program from 1989-1995.

    Bob's research interests include computer architecture, reconfigurable computing and embedded systems. He is currently involved with software development for the Field Programmable Processor Array (FPPA), a reconfigurable co-processor chip sponsored by NASA and developed at the University of Idaho. The FPPA has been designed and fabricated using a radiation tolerant, low power technology, making it well-suited for spacecraft applications.

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