Research in this area includes creating new computer architectures to provide increased performance for the application at hand. Dr. Brock LaMeres work focuses on exploiting the flexibility of modern programmable logic devices (i.e., FPGAs) to provide real-time hardware optimization for the task at hand. Dr. LaMeres is currently working with NASA on a computer system that uses abundant processor cores on an FPGA to provide spare circuitry in the event of a fault due to radiation. Spares can be brought online to replace damaged circuitry and then repaired in the background. Dr. LaMeres also serves as the advisor to the MSU Lunabotics team which competes annually in the NASA Lunabotics Mining competition at the Kennedy Space Center. Dr. LaMeres is also the advisor for a summer design program for female undergraduate students who design, build and fly a science payload on a high altitude balloon platform. Dr. Ross Snider is looking at how FPGAs can be applied to speeding up the identification of proteins from mass spectrometry data, which is a cross-disciplinary application area targeting proteomics.


Dr. Brock J. LaMeres, Assistant Professor, Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado-Boulder
Areas of expertise: High Speed Digital Design, Programmable Logic, Interconnect Systems, Microprocessor & Microcontroller Based Systems
533 Cobleigh Hall, +1 406-994-5987

Dr. Ross Snider, Associate Professor, Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Vanderbilt University
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
Areas of expertise: Signal Processing, Speech Recognition, Real-Time Systems, Auditory and Visual Neuroscience
538 Cobleigh Hall, +1 406-994-1645