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Rod Foist, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Office Phone: (951) 343-4973
E-mail: rfoist@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Adams Building 100C
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Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Electrical & Computer Engineering University of British Columbia 2011
M.S. Electrical Engineering University of Washington 1989
B.S. Electrical Engineering University of Washington 1982

Courses Taught

EGR 400--Advanced Digital System Design Using FPGAs
EGR 182--Introductory Mathematics for Engineering Applications
EGR 101--Engineering From A Christian Worldview

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Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

System-on-Chip Design
Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Applications
Signal Processing

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Teaching Experience

Singapore Polytechnic--1996-2003

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Research, Presentations, & Publications

[1] R. B. Foist; H. G. Schulze; A. Ivanov; R. F. B. Turner, "Noise Reduction Methods Applied to
Two-Dimensional Correlation Spectroscopy Reveal Complementary Benefits of Pre- and Post-treatment",
Accepted paper (Sept. 27, 2010), Applied Spectroscopy.

[2] R. B. Foist; H. G. Schulze; A. I. Jirasek; A. Ivanov; R. F. B. Turner, "A Matrix-Based Two-Dimensional
Regularization Algorithm for Signal-to-Noise Ratio Enhancement of Multidimensional Spectral Data",
Applied Spectroscopy, 64, No. 11, Nov. 2010, pp. 1209-1219

[3] R. B. Foist; C. Grecu; A. Ivanov; R. F. B. Turner, "An FPGA Design Project: Creating a PowerPC
Subsystem Plus User Logic", IEEE. Trans. on Education, 51, Issue 3, Aug. 2008, pp. 312-318.

[4] H. G. Schulze; R. B. Foist; K. Okuda; A. Ivanov; R. F. B. Turner, "A model-free, fully-automated
baseline removal method for Raman spectra", Accepted paper (Sept. 28, 2010), Applied Spectroscopy.

[5] H. G. Schulze; R. B. Foist; A. Ivanov; R. F. B. Turner, "Fully Automated High-Performance
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Enhancement Based on an Iterative Three-Point Zero-Order Savitzky-Golay Filter",
Applied Spectroscopy, 62, No. 10, July 2008, pp. 1160-1166.

[6] H. G. Schulze; R. B. Foist; A. Ivanov; R. F. B. Turner, "Chi-Squared-Based Filters for High-Fidelity
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Enhancement of Spectra", Applied Spectroscopy, 62, No. 8, June 2008, pp. 847-853.

[7] R. B. Foist; A. Ivanov; R. F. B. Turner, "An FPGA Design Project: Creating a PowerPC Subsystem Plus User Logic", Proc. Microelectronic Systems Education, 2007 (MSE '07), June 2007, pp. 127-128.

[8] H. G. Schulze; R. B. Foist; A. I. Jirasek; A. Ivanov; R. F. B. Turner, "Two-Point Maximum Entropy Noise Discrimination in Spectra Over a Range of Baseline Offsets and Signal-to-Noise Ratios", Applied
Spectroscopy, 61, No. 2, February 2007, pp. 157-164.

[9] R. B. Foist, P. H. Goh, "How to Insure R&D Success at Singapore Polytechnic" Journal of Teaching
Practice, Singapore Polytechnic, May, 2001.

[10] R. B. Foist, ''Using 'Stories' To Help Make Learning Interesting", Journal of Teaching Practice,
Singapore Polytechnic, May, 2000.

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Interests & Hobbies

Hiking with my wife, Jean Marie
Classical guitar
Song writing and guitar compositions
Learning the Chinese and German languages
Studying the creation-evolution debate

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Personal Philosophy

"For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake". 2 Cor. 4:5

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