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Sin Ming Loo

Image of Sin Ming LooSin Ming Loo received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering and M.S. degree in computer engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and his Ph.D. in computer engineering from University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Sin Ming Loo’s research interests are in the areas of scheduling, parallel processing, computational science, embedded system, hardware/software codesign, sensor systems, and reconfigurable computing. He was the institution PI of FAA Center of Excellence for Airliner Cabin Environment Research at Boise State University. He also contributes to the EPA IMS sensor project..

From 1998 to 2003, he was involved in research projects which included the development of space plasma simulation model utilizing parallel processing on 256-processor HP Exemplar X2000 and 128-processor SGI Origin, built and maintained 80-node Beowulf cluster, and development of digital system rapid prototyping course materials. He was also involved in reconfigurable computing, scheduling, and hardware/software codesign research.

During his undergraduate program, he took part in a summer internship program with the Varsity Company in Nashville, Tennessee, as a door-to-door salesman. He won the top 30 rookie award for selling products.  He also worked as an engineering co-op at CerroWire & Cable Company where he was involved in installing, upgrading, and maintaining wire production equipment. In 1993, he worked as a draftsperson for an architect in Singapore.

In 2003, he joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (ECE) at the Boise State University as an assistant professor. He was promoted to associate professor with tenure and full processor in 2008 and 2012, respectively. He was the ECE department chair from 2012 to 2014. In 2018, he was appointed the Director of Cyber-Physical Systems Security effort at Boise State University. As part of this effort, he oversees the Cyber Lab for Industrial Control Systems.

Sin Ming Loo’s research interests are in embedded systems, sensor systems, and wireless sensor network. Sin Ming Loo’s teaching interests are in the areas of logic design, cyber-physical systems security, rapid prototyping of digital systems, computer architecture, reconfigurable computing, hardware description languages, hardware programming languages, parallel processing, hardware/software co-design, and computer security.

Sin Ming Loo is a member of IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, Information Systems Security Association International (ISSA), and Tau Beta Pi. His amateur radio call sign is KI4AKS.