David M. Zar

Instructor in Computer Science and Engineering
Research Associate in Computer Science and Engineering

Office: 307C Bryan Hall
Tel. (314) 935-4876
FAX (314) 935-7302
old web: http://germanium.cs.wustl.edu/dzar/

Washington University in St. Louis
B.S., M.S. 1992, 1993

Research & Teaching
CSE200: Engineering and Scientific Computing
CSE260: Digital Computers I
CSE460: Switching Theory
CSE463: Digital Integrated Circuit Design and Architecture
CSE464: Digital Systems Engineering


Honors and Awards
Eta Kappa Nu
Tau Beta Pi
Popular Science: Best of What's New 2006
IAS: Top 10 Finalist

Interesting Hacks
Olive Musica Hacks

Information related to using cell phones for ultrasound and the open source ultrasound SDK, please see the ultrasound research page.

In 2007, Mr. Zar helped found Blendics, a St. Louis-based startup working on asynchronous design methodologies and metastability.

Since 1993 Mr. Zar has been involved in telecommunications and medical ultrasound research. He teaches Computer Engineering classes in his spare time.

Mr. Zar was also the Technical Support Contact for the Mentor Graphics Higher Education Program. In this position, he has developed standard cell libraries for multiple technologies for use within the university community for teaching and research.

Current Projects

Metastability and Asynchronous Circuit Systems with BLENDICS, INC

Selected Publications

W.D. Richard, D.M. Zar, E.L. LaPresto, and C.P. Steiner, "A Low-Cost PCI-Bus-Based Ultrasound System for Use in Image-Guided Neurosurgery," Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, vol. 23, no. 5, Sept.-Oct. 1999.

W.D. Richard, D.E. Taylor, and D.M. Zar, "A Capstone Computer Engineering Design Course," IEEE Transactions on Education, vol. 42, pp. 288-294, Nov. 1999.



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