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    Ronald F. DeMara received the Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with High Honors from Lehigh University in 1987, the Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1989, and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1992. Since 1993, he has been a full-time faculty member at the University of Central Florida. He is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and also Coordinator of Graduate Programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He was previously an Associate Engineer at IBM Federal and Complex Systems Division and has been a Visiting Research Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center. Dr. DeMara's research interests are in Computer Architecture with emphasis on Evolvable Hardware and Distributed Architectures for Intelligent Systems. He has published approximately 120 articles on these topics and holds one patent. His research has been sponsored by the National Science Foundation; NASA; 7 different branches of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, DARPA, and Department of Defense; National Security Agency; Harris Computer Systems; Lockheed Martin Information Systems; Theseus Logic Incorporated, and others. Research funding of $5M as PI or co-PI has led to the completion as advisor of 30 students with thesis or dissertation. At UCF, he has taught 13 different courses including 6 new courses he introduced into the curriculum. He has also served as ECE Department Associate Chair, Computer Engineering Program Coordinator, and Assessment Coordinator. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Member of ACM, and ASEE. He has been active in conference program committees, chaired focus sessions and technical panels, held officer positions in the Southeast Section of ASEE, and served on the UCF Faculty Senate and Graduate Council. He has been a technical referee for over 25 different journal and conference venues, and numerous proposals. He has served on the Editorial Boards of IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems, ACM Transactions on Embedded Systems, Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Computers, and the journal Microprocessors and Microsystems. In 2008, he received the Outstanding Engineering Educator Award in the Southeastern United States from IEEE.