Washington University, St. LouisEngineering

Robert Morley

Associate Professor

Professor Morley joined the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis in 1981 after founding Micro-Term, Inc. and serving as the company’s Vice-President of Engineering for five years. While at Micro-Term, Inc., he designed the first microprocessor-based computer terminal and communication devices for the hearing impaired.

Professionally, Professor Morley is a member of Eta Kappa Nu and a Senior Member of IEEE. In 1981, he received the IEEE Young Professional Award for contributions to the St. Louis Electronics Industry.

Professor Morley's research interests include computer engineering, low power VLSI design, computer architecture, and microprocessor systems design. He has conducted research to develop and commercialize a magnetic fingerprinting technique, useful for authenticating all types of magnetic media. Use of this technique is expected to dramatically reduce credit card fraud world-wide.
Selected Publications
Elvir Causevic, Robert Morley, M. Victor Wickerhauser, and Arnaud E. Jacquin, “Fast Wavelet Estimation of Weak Biosignals.” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 52, No. 6, June 2005, pp. 1021-1032.
K. S. Maluf, R. E. Morley, E. J. Richter, J. W. Klaesner, and M. J. Mueller, “Foot pressures during level walking are strongly associated with pressures during other ambulatory activities in subjects with diabetic neuropathy.” Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Volume 85, Issue 2, February 2004, pp. 253-260.

Roger Chamberlain, Eric Hemmeter, Robert Morley, and Jason White, "Modeling the Power Consumption of Audio Signal Processing Computations Using Customized Numerical Representations." Proceedings of 36th Annual Simulation Symposium, April 2003.
Deepak Srinivasagupta, Babu Joseph, and Robert Morley. “New in Situ Sensor Modeling Approach to Measurement Validation.” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2003, 42 (11), pp. 2324-2333.

Roger Chamberlain, Yen Hsiang Chew, Varuna DeAlwis, Eric Hemmeter, John Lockwood, Robert Morley, Ed Richter, Jason White, and Huakai Zhang, "Power Consumption of Customized Numerical Representations for Audio Signal Processing," in Proceedings of 6th High Performance Embedded Computing Workshop, September 2002.
Selected Research
“Method and apparatus for authenticating a magnetic fingerprint signal using a filter capable of isolating a remanent noise related signal component, ” with R. S. Deland, Jr., E. C. Limtao, E. J. Richter and S. R. Wood.  U.S. Patent No. 7,478,751, January 20, 2009.
“Card reader device for a cell phone and method of use.” U.S. Patent No. 7,810,729, October 12, 2010.
“Card reader device and method of use.” U.S. Patent No. 7,896,248, March 1, 2011.
“Card reader device for a cell phone and method of use.” U.S. Patent No. 7,918,394, April 5, 2011.
Contact Robert Morley
Address 1 Brookings Drive
Campus Box 1127
City/St/Zip St. Louis, MO 63130

Urbauer, Room 211D

Phone (314) 935-5067
Fax (314) 935-3248
Email rem@wustl.edu
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DSc, Electrical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, 1977
MS, Electrical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, 1975
BS, Electrical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, 1973

Washington University in St. Louis School of Engineering & Applied Science, Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering

Green Hall, CB 1042, 1 Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, MO, USA 63130
Phone: (314) 935-5565, Fax: (314) 935-7500

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