Computer Science Professor Robert Hiromoto Receives Fulbright to Ukraine

Wednesday, May 8 2013


Robert Hiromoto, a computer science professor at the University of Idaho’s Idaho Falls campus, has received a Fulbright award to teach and conduct research in Ukraine beginning late this summer. 

Hiromoto will spend nine months with the American-Ukrainian School of Computer Science at Ternopil National Economic University in Ternopil, Ukraine. There, he plans to teach courses in wireless communication and high-performance computing. His research focus will be developing wireless communication protocols, which are used to coordinate robotic clusters – an area he also specializes in at U-Idaho.

Hiromoto has been a faculty member at U-Idaho since 2002, starting at the Moscow campus and moving to Idaho Falls in 2009. He is affiliated with the Center for Advanced Energy Research (CAES), where he collaborates with faculty in nuclear engineering.

“Hiromoto exemplifies the cutting-edge research and teaching of the University of Idaho’s CAES faculty and the international impact their work is having,” said Robert Smith, U-Idaho Idaho Falls vice president and an associate director at CAES. “This is a notable achievement and an honor for him, the University of Idaho and CAES.”