Sin 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 is 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 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 engineering co-op at CerroWire & Cable Company where he was involved in installing, upgrading, and maintaining wire production equipment. In 1993, he worked as draftsperson for an architect in Singapore.
In 2003, he joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the Boise State University as assistant professor. He was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2008.
Sin Ming Loo’s teaching interests are in the areas of logic design, rapid prototyping of digital systems, computer architecture, reconfigurable computing, hardware description languages, hardware programming languages, parallel processing, hardware/software codesign, and computer security.
Sin Ming Loo is a member of IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, American Society of Engineering Education, International Society for Computers and Their Applications, and Tau Beta Pi.His amateur radio call sign is KI4AKS.