Ruolin Zhou

faculty

Ruolin Zhou, PhD

Associate Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Science & Engineering 209A

Education

2012Wright State UniversityPhD in Engineering
2007Wright State UniversityMS in Engineering
2003Dalian Jiaotong UniversityBS in Electrical Engineering

Teaching

  • Digital Logic and Computer Design
  • VHDL: Simulation and Synthesis
  • Data Structures for Embedded Firmware Design
  • Software Defined Radio

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Synthesis of state machines including design, applications and implementation. Register transfer languages and ASM chart design methodologies. PLA, ROM-centered, and FPGA implementations. Specific applications to controllers and interface devices will be discussed. An FPGA based laboratory experience is included.

Synthesis of state machines including design, applications and implementation. Register transfer languages and ASM chart design methodologies. PLA, ROM-centered, and FPGA implementations. Specific applications to controllers and interface devices will be discussed. An FPGA based laboratory experience is included.

Allows study into areas not included in the formal course listings.

Allows study into areas not included in the formal course listings.

Allows study into areas not included in the formal course listings.

Investigations of a fundamental and/or applied nature, intended to develop design techniques,research techniques, initiative, and independent inquiry. A written thesis must be completed in accordance with the rules of the Graduate School and the College of Engineering. Completion of the course requires a successful oral defense open to the public and a written thesis approved by the student's thesis committee unanimously and the ECE Graduate Program Director. Admission to the course is based on a formal thesis proposal endorsed by the student's graduate committee and submitted to the ECE Graduate Program Director.

Investigations of a fundamental and/or applied nature, intended to develop design techniques,research techniques, initiative, and independent inquiry. A written thesis must be completed in accordance with the rules of the Graduate School and the College of Engineering. Completion of the course requires a successful oral defense open to the public and a written thesis approved by the student's thesis committee unanimously and the ECE Graduate Program Director. Admission to the course is based on a formal thesis proposal endorsed by the student's graduate committee and submitted to the ECE Graduate Program Director.

Satisfies the Research Skills component of the ELE PhD qualifier. Student is evaluated by at least 3 faculty based on an oral presentation and defense of a small research project. Course is graded pass/fail.

For PhD students who plan to take the PhD Comprehensive exam within the next 3 months. Up to 6 credits may be applied to either doctoral dissertation or MS thesis (should student not pass Comprehensive exam). Graded P/F.

Research

Research awards

  • $ 99,866 awarded by Naval Surface Warfare Center for An Adaptive Deep Learning Architecture with FPGA Acceleration for Continuously Monitoring and Characterizing Operations and Promptly Reconfiguring SDR in Spectrum Contested Environments
  • $ 199,902 awarded by The National Science Foundation for ERI: An Adaptive Incremental Deep Learning Architecture for Real-Time Inference
  • $ 476,926 awarded by Office of Naval Research for UMassD MUST I: Deep Learning-Enabled Detection and Classification of Acoustic Signals in Underwater Channels

Research

Research interests

  • Software Defined Radio based Cognitive Radio/Radar
  • Security of Intelligent Embedded Systems
  • Wireless Embedded System on SoC-FPGA
  • Dynamic Spectrum Access
  • Data Analytics

Ruolin Zhou received her B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Dalian Jiaotong University, China in 2003; M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Wright State University in Dayton, OH in 2007 and 2012, respectively. She joined University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in September 2018. From August 2012 to August 2018, she was with Western New England University in Springfield, MA, where she was promoted to an Associate Professor with tenure granted in early of 2018. Her research interests and expertise include: FPGA based and Software Defined Radio (SDR) based intelligent RF systems, AI in dynamic spectrum access and management, hardware security, wireless communications, and data analytics. She has served as a Principle Investigator (PI) or Co-PI on several projects sponsored by DoD, Lockheed Martin, Xilinx, and Intel FPGA. She was the recipient of the 2010 Best Demo Award from IEEE Globecom, the flagship conference of IEEE Communication Society. Dr. Zhou served on the technical committees for several conferences such as SPIE – Defense and Commercial Sensing, Radar Sensor Technology in 2018 and 2019, IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems in 2017, and Workshop on Security, Reliability, and Resilience in Wireless Sensor Networks and Smart Grid in 2017, etc. She is an organizing committee member of IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems and EAI international Conference on Mobile Multimedia Communications in 2020.