Scott Hinton

Electrical and Computer Engineering


Scott  Hinton

Contact Information

Phone: 435-713-3084
Email: h.scott.hinton@usu.edu
Website:  http://hscotthinton.usu.edu/
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Biography

H. Scott Hinton was born in Salt Lake City in 1951. He received a B.S.E.E. in 1981 at Brigham Young University and an M.S.E.E. at Purdue University in 1982.

In 1981, he joined AT&T Bell Laboratories in Naperville, IL as a Member of the Technical Staff. He was promoted to supervisor of the Photonic Switching Technologies group in 1985 and then Head of the Photonic Switching Department in 1989.

From 1992 to 1994, he was the BNR-NT/NSERC Chair in Photonic Systems at McGill University and from 1994 to 1999 he was the Hudson Moore Jr. Professor of Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder, from 1999 to 2002 he was the Dean E. Ackers Distinguished Professor and the Chairman of the University of Kansas Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, and finally from 2002 to 2013 he was the Dean of the College of Engineering at Utah State University. In August 2013, he accepted the position as the President of the Utah State University Research Foundation.

He has been very active in the scientific community where he has published over 35 journal articles and 95 conference papers. He has also been active in service to the professional community by serving in leadership positions for numerous technical conferences and workshops.

Professor Hinton has also been awarded 12 patents. His current research is focused on synthetic biophotonic systems, metabolic modeling for synthetic biomanufacturing systems, and in developing and understanding technology-enhanced learning environments. He was the 2004-2005 President of the IEEE Laser and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS), an IEEE-LEOS Distinguished Lecturer for 1993-94 and is a fellow of both the IEEE and OSA

Utah State University

  • BE 5500/6500 - Systems Biology: Constraint-based Metabolic Reconstructions and Analysis (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • BIE 5840/6840 - Synthetic Biophotonics (Fall 2010)
  • BIE 5840/6840 & ECE 5930/6930 - Synthetic Biophotonics (Fall 2008)
  • BIE/ECE 5930 - Biophotonics (Fall 2006)
  • BIE/ECE 5930 - Biophotonics (Spring 2006)
  • BIE/ECE 5930 - Biophotonics (Fall 2005)
  • ECE 5930 - Semiconductor Devices (Fall 2003)

The University of Kansas

  • EECS 802 - Graduate Seminar (Spring 2002)
  • EECS 470 - Semiconductor Devices (Fall 2001)
  • EECS 802 - Graduate Seminar (Fall 2001)
  • EECS 470 - Semiconductor Devices (Fall 2000)
  • EECS 211 - Circuits 1 (Spring 2000)
  • EECS 802 - Graduate Seminar (Spring 2000)
  • EECS 803 - Introduction to Research (Fall 2000)

The University of Colorado at Boulder

  • ECEN 3250 - Circuits/Electronics 3 (Spring 1999)
  • ECEN 3250 - Circuits/Electronics 3 (Spring 1998)
  • ECEN 4013 - Multimedia Tools and Techniques for Interactive Presentations and Learning Modules
  • TLEN 5834 - Optical Fiber Communications

e-Learning Research

E-Learning Environment

Workshops

e-Learning Workshop - KU School of Engineering Workshop on e-Learning - January 11 2002

Presentations

  • College of Engineering "Engineering Education Initiative"  - February   28, 2003"Technology-enhanced
  • "Learning Environments," University of Kansas Distinguished Lecturer Series - November 28, 2000  
  • "Technology-enhanced Learning Environments," EECS Graduate Colloquium (PDF) - February 7, 2000 

Technology-enhanced Courses

  • ECE 5930 - Semiconductor Devices (Fall 2003) - Utah State University
  • EECS 470 - Electronic Materials & Devices (Fall 2001)  - University of Kansas
  • EECS 470 - Electronic Materials & Devices (Fall 2000)  - University of Kansas
  • EECS 211 - Circuits 1 (Spring 2000) - University of Kansas
  • TLEN 5834 - Optical Fiber Communications (Summer 1998) - University of Colorado (See also OFC2000)
  • ECEN 3250 - Active Circuits (Fall 1998) - University of Colorado

Key Publications

  1. H. Scott Hinton, “Research Entrepreneur Model for Monitoring the Progress of Faculty Research Programs,” ASEE Annual Conference, Austin, TX, June 14 - 17, 2009.
  2. NSF Engineering Education Symposium, “Creating Engineering Education Opportunities Why and How?” – March 5, 2009
  3. Hess Hodge, H. Scott Hinton, and Michael Lightner, “Virtual Circuit Laboratory,” ASEE Journal of Engineering Education, October, 2001, pp. 507-511.
  4. H. Scott Hinton, Roberto Gonzalez, Laura L. Tedder, Sandeep Karandikar, Harpreet Behl, Paul C. Smith, John Wilbanks, James Humphrey, Murray Gordon, and Michael Lightner, “A Technology-Enhanced Learning Environment For A Graduate/Undergraduate Course On Optical Fiber

Intelligent Free-space Optical Backplanes

Free-space Optical Backplane

One of the practical limiting factors in the development and acceptance of teraflop multiprocessor computing systems (as well as large ATM switching systems) is packaging. Currently large systems, 64 processing nodes and above, can require multiple cabinets to house all their electronic equipment. This "low density packaging" not only leads to expensive systems but also suffers from increased latency, skew, and other physical problems that limit overall performance. As thermal management schemes have progressed there is a growing trend to package more electronics into smaller physical volumes. The result is the integration of more processing nodes (PN) per integrated circuit, more PNs per printed circuit board (PCB), and more PCBs per shelf. This necessary hardware compression leads to an interconnect bottleneck at the backplane. One approach to overcome these interconnection limitations of electrical backplanes is to exploit the temporal and spatial bandwidth available with free-space optical technology. As shown in Figure 1, a free-space optical backplane is composed of a large number of optical communication channels (OCC) created by optically interconnecting smart pixel arrays (SPAs). These SPAs are optoelectronic devices, consisting of optical inputs and/or outputs and electronic processing circuitry. Signals to be transferred between PCBs are injected into the OCCs via the SPAs and then transferred to the destination PCBs where the SPAs extract the optical signals and convert them back into electrical form. The potential connectivity of these optical backplanes includes the ability to provide over 10,000 high performance connections per PCB while supporting bisection bandwidths in excess of 1 Tb/s. Perhaps more important than this raw connectivity is the ability for intelligence to be added to each of the OCCs through the electronic circuitry in the SPAs. It is this intelligence, and its effective use, that is motivation behind the research into "intelligent optical backplanes."

Relevant Publications

  1. T. H. Szymanski and H. S. Hinton, Architecture of a Terabit Free-space Intelligent Optical Backplane, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Academic Press, Vol. 55, pp. 1-31, 1998

  2. Y. Liu, B. Robertson, D.V. Plant, H. S. Hinton, and. M. Robertson, Design and characterization of a microchannel optical      interconnect for backplanes, by Y. Liu, B. Robertson, D.V. Plant, H. S. Hinton, and.M. Robertson, Applied Optics, vol 36, no. 14, pp. 3127- 3141, (1997).

  3.  D. J. Goodwill, K. D. Devenport, and H. S. Hinton, "An ATM-Based Intelligent Optical Backplane Using CMOS-SEED Smart Pixel Arrays and Free-Space Optical Interconnect Modules," IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics. Vol. 2, No.1, April 1996, pp. 85-96.

  4. D.R. Rolston, D.V. Plant, T.H. Szymanski, H.S. Hinton,  W.S. Hsiao, M.H. Ayliffe, D. Kabal, M.B. Venditti, A.V. Krishnamoorthy,      K.W. Goossen, J.A. Walker, B. Tseng, S.P. Hui, J.C. Cunningham, and W.Y.  Jan, "A Hybrid-SEED Smart Pixel Array for a Four-Stage Intelligent Optical Backplane Demonstrator," IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics. Vol. 2, No.1, April 1996, pp. 97-105.

  5. D.V. Plant, B. Robertson, H.S. Hinton, M.H. Ayliffe,  G.C. Boisset, W. Hsiao, D. Kabal, N.K. Kim, Y.S. Liu, M.R. Otazo, D. Pavlasek, A.Z. Shang, J. Simmons, K. Song, D.A. Thompson, and W.M. Robertson. "4x4 Vertical-Cavity-Surface-Emitting Laser (VCSEL) and Metal-Semiconductor- Metal (MSM) Optical Backplane Demonstrator System," Applied Optics,  Vol. 35, pp. 6365-6368 (1996).

  6. D.V. Plant, A.Z. Shang, M.R. Otazo, D.R. Rolston, B. Robertson, and H.S. Hinton, "Design, Modeling, and Characterization  of FET-SEED Smart Pixel Transceiver Arrays for Optical Backplanes," IEEE  J. Quantum. Electronics, Vol. 32, No. 8, August 1996, pp. 1391-1398.

  7. T. H. Szymanski, and H. S. Hinton, "Reconfigurable Intelligent Optical BackPlane for Parallel Computing and Communications", Applied Optics, Vol. 35, No. 8, March 10, 1996, pp. 1253-1268.

Smart Pixel  Arrays

HyperPlance CMOS-SEED Smart Pixel ArrayTo take advantage of the high space-bandwidth product of optics, the free-space digital optical technology has emerged as an interconnection platform consisting of optically interconnected two-dimensional arrays of smart pixels. A smart pixel is an optoelectronic device that combines optical inputs and/or outputs with electronic processing circuitry, and is capable of being integrated into two-dimensional arrays. In the optical backplane, the SPA is an optoelectronic chip packaged and mounted on a PCB. The SPA communicates with other chips on the PCB through electrical channels, just as in current VLSI systems. The SPA communicates with SPAs located on other PCBs by using a 2-D array of parallel free-space optical channels. Considering each of the SPA's optical I/O as a pin-out, this technology allows dense system designs with massive numbers of pin-outs.

Relevant Publications

  1. S. S. Sherif, S. K. Griebel, A. Au, D. Hui, T. H.  Szymanski, and H. S. Hinton, "Field-programmable smart pixel arrays: design, VLSI implementation, and application," Applied Optics, vol. 38, no. 5, 10 February, 1999, pp. 838-846.
  2. H. S. Hinton, Editor: Special Issue on Smart Pixels, International  Journal of Optoelectronics, Vol. 11, No. 3, May-June 1997.
  3. H. S. Hinton, "Guest Editorial: Smart  Pixels," International Journal of Optoelectronics, Vol. 11, No. 3, May-June 1997, pp. 153-154.
  4. H. S. Hinton, "Progress in the Smart Pixel Technologies," IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum  Electronics. Vol. 2, No.1, April 1996, pp. 14-23.
  5. D.V. Plant, A.Z. Shang, M.R. Otazo, D.R. Rolston, B. Robertson, and H.S. Hinton, "Design, Modeling, and Characterization  of FET-SEED Smart Pixel Transceiver Arrays for Optical Backplanes," IEEE  J. Quantum. Electronics, Vol. 32, No. 8, August 1996, pp. 1391-1398.
  6. S. R. Forrest and H. S. Hinton, Editors, Special Issue on Smart Pixels, IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, Vol. 29, No. 2, February 1993.
  7. H. S. Hinton, "Multiple quantum-well technology takes SEED (Invited)," Circuits and Devices, Vol. 9, No. 2,  March, 1993, pp. 12-18.
  8. A. L. Lentine, H. S. Hinton, D. A. B. Miller, J. E. Henry, J. E. Cunningham, and L.M. F. Chirovsky, "Symmetric  Self-Electro-Optic Effect Device: Optical Set-Reset Latch, Differential Logic Gate, and Differential Modulator/Detector," IEEE Journal of  Quantum Electronics, Vol. 25, No. 8, August, 1989, pp. 1928-1936.
  9.  A. L. Lentine, H. S. Hinton, D. A. B. Miller, J. E. Henry, J. E. Cunningham, and L.M. F. Chirovsky, "Symmetric Self-Electro-Optic Effect Device:  Optical Set-Reset Latch," Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 52, No. 17, April 25, 1988, pp. 1419-1421.

Free-Space Optical Interconnects 

Free-space optical backplanes using smart pixel arrays are of interest for use in both multiprocessor and ATM switching fabrics since they potentially offer more intelligence and greater connectivity per unit volume than do electronic backplanes.  

Free-space Optical Backplane Relevant Publications

  1. Y. Liu, B. Robertson, D.V. Plant, H. S. Hinton, and. M. Robertson, Design and characterization of a microchannel optical interconnect   for backplanes, by Y. Liu, B. Robertson, D.V. Plant, H. S. Hinton, and.M.   Robertson, Applied Optics, vol   36, no. 14, pp. 3127 - 3141, (1997)
  2. D.R. Rolston, B. Robertson, H.S. Hinton, and D.V. Plant, "Analysis of a Microchannel Interconnect Based on the Clustering of   Smart-Pixel-Device Windows," Applied Optics Vol. 35, No. 8, March 10, 1996, pp. 1220-1233.
  3. D.V. Plant, A.Z. Shang, M.R. Otazo, D.R. Rolston, B. Robertson, and H.S. Hinton, "Design, Modeling, and Characterization of FET-SEED Smart Pixel Transceiver Arrays for Optical Backplanes," IEEE J. Quantum. Electronics, Vol.   32, No. 8, August 1996, pp. 1391-1398.
  4. G. C. Boisset, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, "Design and Construction of an Active Alignment Demonstrator for a Free-space   Interconnect," Photonics Technology Letters, Vol. 7, No. 6, June 1995, pp. 676-679.
  5. F. B. McCormick, F. A. P. Tooley, T. J. Cloonan, J. M. Sasian, and H. S. Hinton, "Optical Interconnections Using Microlens Arrays," Optical and Quantum Electronics, Vol. 24, No. 4, April, 1992, pp. S443-S464.

HyperPlane Architecture

Knockout HyperPlane

This architectural research was tightly coupled with Professor Ted Szymanski at McGill University in pursuing the development of HyperPlane architecture for both telecom and computing applications. This architecture is very flexible, in that it can embed or map most of the classic interconnection networks, including linear arrays, meshes, and hypercubes, onto the free-space optical backplane. Optimal embeddings for linear arrays, two-dimensional meshes, binary hypercubes, crossbars, and hypermeshes into the HyperPlane have been identified. The performance for each of these embeddings has also been simulated including such details as the data-path width, the pixel density on the array, the pixel pitch, the clock rate, and message-size and other related parameters.                        

Relevant Publications

  1. T. H. Szymanski and H. S. Hinton, Architecture of a Terabit Free-space Intelligent Optical Backplane, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Academic Press, Vol. 55, pp. 1-31, 1998
  2. T. H. Szymanski, and H. S. Hinton, "Reconfigurable Intelligent Optical Backplane for Parallel Computing and Communications", Applied Optics, Vol. 35, No. 8, March 10, 1996, pp. 1253-1268.

Photonic Switching Systems

AT&T Photonic System Demonstrators

This research was focused on exploring both the architectures and technologies necessary to create large photonic switching systems. The bulk of this work focused on photonic switching systems based on free-space digital optics.                       

Relevant Publications

  1. H. S. Hinton, T. J. Cloonan, F. B. McCormick, A. L. Lentine, and F. A. P. Tooley, "Free-space Digital Optical Systems, Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 82, no. 11, pp. 1632-1649, November 1994.
  2.  T. J. Cloonan, G. W. Richards, A. L. Lentine, F. B. McCormick, H. S. Hinton, and S. J. Hinterlong, "A complexity analysis of smart pixel switching nodes for photonic extended generalized shuffle switching networks," Journal of Quantum Electronics, Vol. 29, No. 2, February 1993, pp. 619-634.
  3. H. S. Hinton, "Photonics in Switching (Invited),"IEEE Lightwave Telecommunications Systems, August 1992, pp. 26-35.
  4. H. S. Hinton and D. A. B. Miller, "Free-Space Photonics In Switching," AT&T Technical Journal,Vol. 71, No. 1, January, 1992, pp. 84-92.
  5. H. S. Hinton and D. A. B. Miller, "Photonic switching based on free-space digital optics," AT&T Trends in Telecommunications, Vol. 8, No. 1, March 1992, pp. 43-52.
  6. H. S. Hinton, "Switching to Photonics," IEEE Spectrum, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 42-45, February 1992.
  7. H. S. Hinton, "Photonic Switching Fabrics," IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 71- 89, April 1990.
  8. H. S. Hinton, "Photonic Time-Division Switching Systems," IEEE Circuits and Devices Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 4, July 1989, pp. 39-43.
  9. H. S. Hinton, "Architectural Considerations for Photonic Switching Networks (Invited)," IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 6, pp. 1209-1226, August, 1988.
  10.  H. S. Hinton, "Photonic Switching Technology Applications," AT&T Technical Journal, Vol. 66, Issue 3, May/June 1987, pp. 41-53.
  11. H. S. Hinton, "Photonic Switching Connects to the Future," Telecommunications, May 1987, pp. 79-85.
  12. H. S. Hinton, "Photonic Switching Using Directional Couplers," IEEE Communications Magazine, May 1987, Vol. 25, No. 5, pp. 16-26.
  13. W. A. Payne and H. S. Hinton, "Design of Lithium Niobate Photonic Switching Systems," IEEE Communications Magazine, May 1987, Vol. 25, No. 5, pp. 37-41.

Photonic System Demonstrators

 LiNbO3 Architecture  LiNbO3 Demonstrator

4x4 LiNbO3 Guided-wave System (ATT - Bell Laboratories)

 2x1 Switch

System1

System 1 (ATT - Bell  Laboratories) [5]

 demo #2

System2S-SEED

System 2 (ATT - Bell Laboratories) [5]

 demo3

System3

System 3 (ATT - Bell Laboratories) [5]

 demo4

 System4

System 4 (ATT - Bell Laboratories) [5]

 demo5

 System5FET-SEED

System 5 (AT&T - Bell Laboratories) [5]

Free-space Backplane

Backplane Chip

An ATM-Based Intelligent Optical Backplane (University of Colorado at Boulder) [1]

 Relevant Publications

  1. D. J. Goodwill, K. D. Devenport, and H. S. Hinton, "An ATM-Based Intelligent Optical Backplane Using CMOS-SEED Smart Pixel Arrays and Free-Space Optical Interconnect Modules," IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics. Vol. 2, No.1, April 1996, pp. 85-96.
  2. D.R. Rolston, D.V. Plant, T.H. Szymanski, H.S. Hinton, W.S. Hsiao, M.H. Ayliffe, D. Kabal, M.B. Venditti, A.V. Krishnamoorthy, K.W. Goossen, J.A. Walker, B. Tseng, S.P. Hui, J.C. Cunningham, and W.Y. Jan, "A Hybrid-SEED Smart Pixel Array for a Four-Stage Intelligent Optical Backplane Demonstrator," IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics. Vol. 2, No.1, April 1996, pp. 97-105.
  3. D.V. Plant, B. Robertson, H.S. Hinton, M.H. Ayliffe, G.C. Boisset, W. Hsiao, D. Kabal, N.K. Kim, Y.S. Liu, M.R. Otazo, D. Pavlasek, A.Z. Shang, J. Simmons, K. Song, D.A. Thompson, and W.M. Robertson. "4x4 Vertical-Cavity-Surface-Emitting Laser (VCSEL) and Metal-Semiconductor- Metal (MSM) Optical Backplane Demonstrator System," Applied Optics, Vol. 35, pp. 6365-6368 (1996).
  4.  D.V. Plant, B. Robertson, H.S. Hinton, W. M. Robertson, G. C. Boisset, N. H. Kim, Y. S. Liu, M. R. Otazo, D. R. Rolston, and A. Z. Shang, "An Optical Backplane Demonstrator System Based on FET-SEED Smart Pixel Arrays and Diffractive Lenslet Arrays, Photonics Technology Letters, Vol. 7, No. 9, September 1995, pp. 1057-1060.
  5. H. S. Hinton, T. J. Cloonan, F. B. McCormick, A. L. Lentine, and F. A. P. Tooley, "Free-space Digital Optical Systems, Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 82, no. 11, pp. 1632-1649, November 1994.

Synthetic Biomanufacturing

This research focuses on developing technologies that can result from the combination of synthetic biology and biophotonics. In particular, the work focuses on creating the infrastructure necessary to design and synthesize biophotonic structures within living organisms.

 Current Projects

 International Genetically Engineering Machine Competition 

Visiting Scholars

Dr. Wenfeng Guo (2012-2014)Topic:  Metabolic modeling of CHO Cells         - 2014 SBI Annual Meeting Poster 

Graduated Students

  • Sarah Allred - MS, 2014 Topic: Metabolic modeling of spider silk production in E. coli         - 2014 SBI Annual Meeting Poster
  • Yoshitaro Heshiki - MS, 2013 Topic: Optimization of PHB production through metabolic modeling
  • Junling Huo - PhD, 2011 (Dissertation) Topic - Synthetic biomanufacturing environments using Rhodobacter sphaeroides
Abstract: The concept of introducing engineering principles of abstraction and standardization into synthetic biology has received increasing attention in the past several years and continues to be in the forefront of synthetic biology. One direction being pursued by synthetic biologists is creation of modular biological parts (BioBrickTM) that can be readily synthesized and mixed together in different combinations. However, most standard BioBrickTM parts in the Registry were designed for E. coli, although synthesis of specific BioBrickTM parts for other bacteria, such as for yeast and cyanobacteria, have begun. Besides, at the present time, there are only three chassis, which include E. coli, Bacillus subtilis, and a cell-free chassis, available in the Registry. Thus, the choices of BioBrickTM chassis are very limited. In addition, most BioBrickTM parts in the Registry have not been characterized.In the present study, the BioBrickTM concept was extended to the photosynthetic bacteria, Rhodobacter sphaeroides. In order to do that, a BioBrickTM compatible gene expression system was designed to convert R. sphaeroides to potential solar powered bio-factories or bio-refineries. This gene expression system was composed of BioBrickTM promoters, Ribosome Binding Sites (RBSs), and terminators in a BioBrickTM compatible cloning vector and its function has been validated through the expression of fluorescent proteins.In addition, a bioluminescence-based BioBrickTM characterization method was developed in this study. This method was based on a cloning vector that includes two adjacent operons, with each expressing a different luciferase reporter gene. The measured optical signals from the two expressed bioluminescent reporters were then used to predict the performance of promoters, RBSs, and terminators.Based on this bioluminescence-based BioBrickTM characterization method, two BioBrickTM characterizations kits, one for E. coli and one for R. sphaeroides, were developed. BioBrickTM parts that include seven promoters, six RBSs, and six terminators were characterized using the E. coli characterization kit. R. sphaeroides BioBrickTM parts were characterized when R. sphaeroides containing the BioBrickTM measurement constructs were cultured by both anaerobic photosynthesis and by aerobic respiration respectively. The experimental results showed that the activities of these R. sphaeroides BioBrickTM parts were very similar for the cells growing under two different conditions.
  • Angela Dixon - MS, 2012 (Thesis) Topic - Designing Predictive Mathematical Models for the Metabolic Pathways Associated with Polyhydroxybutyrate Synthesis in Escherichia coli Abstract: Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) is a polyhydroxyalkanoate that has been extensively studied as a potential biodegradable replacement for petrochemically derived plastics. The synthesis pathway of PHB is native to Ralstonia eutropha, but the genes for the PHB pathway have successfully been introduced into Escherichia coli through plasmids such as the pBHR68 plasmid. However, the production of PHB needs to be more cost-effective before it can be commercially produced. A mathematical model for PHB synthesis was developed to identify target genes that could be genetically engineered to increase PHB production. The major metabolic pathways included in the model were glycolysis, acetyl coenzyme A (acetyl-CoA) synthesis, tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle, glyoxylate bypass, and PHB synthesis. Each reaction in the selected metabolic pathways was modeled using the kinetic mechanism identified for the associated enzyme. The promoters and transcription factors for each enzyme were incorporated into the model. The model was validated through comparison with other published models and experimental PHB production data. The predictive model identified 16 enzymes as having no effect on PHB production, 5 enzymes with a slight effect on PHB production, and 9 enzymes with large effects on PHB production. Decreasing the substrate affinity of the enzyme citrate synthase resulted in the largest increase in PHB synthesis. The second largest increase was observed from lowering the substrate affinity of glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase. The predictive model also indicated that increasing the activity of the lac promoter in the pBHR68 plasmid resulted in the largest increase in the rate of PHB production. The predictive model successfully identified two genes and one promoter as targets for genetic engineering to create an optimized strain of E. coli for PHB production. The substrate-binding sites for the genes gltA (citrate synthase) and gapA (glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase) should be genetically engineered to be less effective at binding the substrates. The lac promoter in the pBHR68 plasmid should be genetically engineered to more closely match the consensus sequence for binding to RNA polymerase. The model predicts that an optimized strain of E. coli for PHB production could be achieved by genetically altering gltA, gapA, and the lac promoter.

 Relevant Publications

  1. Elisabeth Linton, Trent Mortensen, Ronald C. Sims, H. Scott Hinton, and Charles D. Miller, "Efficient Systems for Monitoring and Recovering Polyhydroxyalkanoates," Institute of Biological Engineering 2009 Annual Conference, Santa Clara, CA, March 19-21, 2009 (Poster)

  2. J. Huo, R. C. Sims, and H. S. Hinton, "Design of a gene expressions system for Rhodobacter sphaeroides," Institute of Biological Engineering 2010 Annual Conference, Cambridge, MA, March 4-6, 2010.  

  3. Charles D. Miller, Cody Tramp, Alex Hatch,Cole Peterson, Brad Henrie, Shujie Shen, Abiezer Tejeda, Eduardo Monzon, H. Scott Hinton, and Ronald Sims, “CyanoBricks: Genomic Engineering Tools for the Photosynthetic Cyanobacterium Synechocystis,” Institute of Biological Engineering 2011 Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 3-5, 2011.

  4. Angela Dixon, Ronald C. Sims, Charles D. Miller, and H. Scott Hinton, “Designing predictive mathematical models for the metabolic pathways associated with polyhydroxybutyrate synthesis in Escherichia coli,” Institute of Biological Engineering 17th Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, March 1-3, 2012.

  5. Nicholas S. Flann, Jonathan Valiente, Misty Wallace, Richard Brown, Scott Hinton, “Pathway Pioneer: A Web-based Network Visualization and Flux Analysis Tool,” 2013 IBE Annual Meeting, March 7-9, 2013, Raleigh, NC.

  6. Harsh Dosi, Sumit Kumar Singh, Nicholas S. Flann, H. Scott. Hinton, "Pathway Pioneer: A web-based metabolic network layout tool for comprehensive visualization of complex networks," 2014 IBE Annual Meeting, March 6-8, 2014, Lexington, Kentucky.

  7. Sumit Kumar Singh, Harsh Dosi, Vipul Oswal, Nicholas S. Flann; H. Scott. Hinton, "Pathway Pioneer: a tool for metabolic network visualization and flux analysis,"   2014 IBE Annual Meeting, March 6-8, 2014, Lexington, Kentucky. (Poster)

Professional Service

  • USU USTAR Executive Committee (2010-2015)
  • USU USTAR Facilities Management Subcommittee (2010-2012)
  • USU Budget Reduction Committee (2009-2011)
  • IEEE-LEOS Awards Chair (2008-2011)
  • Board of Directors - Agile All-Photonic Networks (AAPNs) – McGill University (2007- 2008)
  • OSA Nick Holonyak Jr. Award Committee (2006-2008)
  • IEEE-LEOS Past President (2006-2007)
  • OSA Goodman Book Writing Award Committee (2005-2008)
  • Chairman of the search committee for the Provost and Executive Vice President of USU (2005)
  • IEEE-LEOS President (2004-2005)
  • IEEE-LEOS President-elect (2003)
  • IEEE Information Technology Ad Hoc Committee (2003)
  • IEEE Information Technology Strategy Ad Hoc Committee (2003)
  • Board of Directors - University of Kansas e-Learning Design Lab (2002-2012 )
  • USU Research Foundation Board of Trustees (2002 -)
  • IEEE Education Activities Board (2002-2003 )
  • Co-director: University of Kansas e-Learning Design Lab (2001-2002)
  • IEEE-LEOS Annual Meeting Program Committee (2000-2003)
  • IEEE-LEOS Vice President of Conferences (1999 - 2002 )
  • IEEE-LEOS Editor for Electronic Services (2000 - 2007)
  • Chairman of the LEOS Meetings Strategic Planning Committee (1998-2001)
  • Member of the IEEE-LEOS Fellows Committee (1999).
  • LEOS Annual Meeting Program Committee (1999)
  • Chairman of the IEEE-LEOS Electronic Services Subcommittee (1998-99).
  • Chairman of the IEEE-LEOS Meetings Subcommittee (1998-2000).
  • Elected IEEE-LEOS Board of Governors (1998-2001)
  • North American Editor - International Journal of Optoelectronics (1995-1998)
  • 1997 Chairman of the Optical Computing Technical Subcommittee for the Optical Society of America.
  • Program Chairman for the 1997 IEEE International Conference on Massively Parallel Processing using Optical Interconnections (Montreal, Canada)
  • Chairman for the 1996 Topical Meeting on Smart Pixels
  • Chairman for the 1995 Topical Meeting on Optical Computing
  • Committee Member of the 1994 Topical Meeting on Optical Computing (Edinburgh, UK)
  • Program Chairman for the 1994 IEEE LEOS Topical Meeting on Smart Pixels.
  • Chairman of the Optical Switching, Logic, and Storage Subcommittee for CLEO’94
  • Advisory Editor for the Information Processing Division of Applied Optics. (1993)
  • Chairman of IEEE LEOS Optical Switching and Processing Subcommittee (1993-96 )
  • Committee Member of DARPA Consortium for Optical and Optoelectronic Technologies in Computing Smart Pixels Working Group (1992)
  • Committee Member of the 1992 IEEE LEOS Topical Meeting on Smart Pixels.
  • Committee Member of ICO Optical Computing Steering Committee (1992)
  • Program Committee for CLEO’93
  • Committee Member of IEEE LEOS Optical Switching and Processing Subcommittee (1991-93)
  • Program Committee for 1993 OSA Annual Meeting (Organized Symposium on Smart Pixels)
  • Committee Member IEEE COMSOC Gigabit Networking Technical Committee (1992 - 93)
  • Program Chairman for the 1993 Topical Meeting on Optical Computing
  • Program Co-Chairman for the 1992 Topical Meeting on Photonic Switching (Minsk, Byerussia)
  • Program Committee for 1992 OSA Annual Meeting (Organized Symposium on Smart Pixels)
  • Program Committee for 1992 Topical Meeting on Smart Pixels
  • Program Committee for 1992 Symposium on Optoelectronic Packaging Science.
  • Program Committee for CLEO’92
  • Program Committee for 1991 OSA Annual Meeting (Organized Symposium on Smart Pixels)
  • Candidate for the IEEE LEOS Board of Governors (1991)
  • Program Committee for ECOC'91
  • Advisory Board of National Center for Integrated Photonic Technology (1990)
  • Chairman of the Chicago Chapter of the IEEE LEOS (1989-90)
  • Chairman for the 1991 Topical Meeting on Photonic Switching
  • Program Committee for the 1991 Topical Meeting on Optical Computing
  • Program Co-Chairman for the 1990 Topical Meeting on Photonic Switching (Japan)
  • Program Co-Chairman for the 1989 Topical Meeting on Photonic Switching
  • Technical Advisory Committee for the University of Illinois Engineering Research Center (1988-1992)
  • Vice-Chairman of the Chicago Chapter of the IEEE LEOS (1988-89)
  • Program Committee for the 1987 Topical Meeting on Photonic Switching
  • Program Co-Chairman of the Workshop on Issues in Free-Space Optical Processing, March 4, 1989.
  • IEEE Communications Society Switching Committee (1987)
  • Chairman of the Joint Subcommittee on Photonic Switching for Optical Communications Committee and the Switching Committee of the IEEE Communications Society (1987-89)
  • Program Chairman for the Workshop on the Applications of Optical Components in Switching, January 18, 1987, Reno, Nevada
  • Program Chairman for AT&T Photonic Switching Symposiums (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989)

Work Experience

Utah State University

  • President, USU Research Foundation, 2013 –
  • Dean, College of Engineering, 2002 – 2013
  • Director, USTAR Synthetic Biomanufacturing Institute, 2013 – 2015
  • Interim Director, USTAR Synthetic Biomanufacturing Institute, 2012 – 2013
  • Adjunct Professor, BE Department, 2008 -
  • Professor, ECE Department, 2002 -

University of Kansas

  • Chair, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Dept. and Deane E. Ackers Distinguished Professor, 1999 – 2002.

University of Colorado at Boulder

  • Hudson Moore Jr. Professor, 1994-1999

McGill University

  • Professor: BNR-NT/NSERC Professor of Photonic Systems, 1992-94

AT&T Bell Laboratories

  • Director of Technology Planning (Part-time), 1992
  • Department Head - Photonic Switching Department, 1989-1992
  • Supervisor - Photonic Switching Technologies Group, 1985-1989
  • Member of the Technical Staff, 1981-1985

Illinois Institute of Technology

  • Instructor (Part-time), 1983-1989

Brigham Young University

  • Instructor, 1979-1981
  • Teaching Assistant, 1978-1979
  • Electronic Technician, 1977-1978

Lockheed, Missiles and Space Division

  • Associate Engineer, 1979 (Summer)

Motorola, Government Electronics Division

  • Technician, 1973-1975

Sperry Univac

  • Technician, 1972-1973

Publications

Journals

  1. Heirendt, L., et al. (2019). "Creation and analysis of biochemical constraint-based models using the COBRA Toolbox v.3.0." Nature Protocols.
  2. E. L. Meyen, R. Aust, J. M. Gauch, H. S. Hinton, R. E. Issacson, S. J. Smith, and M. Y. Tee, “e-Learning: A Programmatic Research Construct for the Future, Journal of Special Education Technology,  Vol. 17, Number 3, Summer 2002, pp. 37-46.
  3. Hess Hodge, H. Scott Hinton, and Michael Lightner, “Virtual Circuit Laboratory,” ASEE Journal of Engineering Education, October, 2001, pp. 507-511.
  4. H. Scott Hinton, Roberto Gonzalez, Laura L. Tedder, Sandeep Karandikar, Harpreet Behl, Paul C. Smith, John Wilbanks, James Humphrey, Murray Gordon, and Michael Lightner, “A Technology-Enhanced Learning Environment For A Graduate/Undergraduate Course On Optical Fiber Communications,” ASEE Journal of Engineering Education, October, 2001, pp. 513-518.
  5. S. S. Sherif, S. K. Griebel, A. Au, D. Hui, T. H. Szymanski, and H. S. Hinton, "Field-programmable smart pixel arrays: design, VLSI implementation, and application," Applied Optics, vol. 38, no. 5, 10 February, 1999, pp. 838-846.
  6. T. H. Szymanski and H. S. Hinton, Architecture of a Terabit Free-space Intelligent Optical Backplane, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Academic Press, Vol. 55, pp. 1-31, 1998
  7. Y. Liu, B. Robertson, D.V. Plant, H. S. Hinton, and. M. Robertson, Design and characterization of a microchannel optical interconnect for backplanes, by Y. Liu, B. Robertson, D.V. Plant, H. S. Hinton, and.M. Robertson, Applied Optics, vol 36, no. 14, pp. 3127 - 3141, (1997).
  8. H. S. Hinton, "Guest Editorial: Smart Pixels," International Journal of Optoelectronics, Vol. 11, No. 3, May-June 1997, pp. 153-154.
  9. H. S. Hinton, "Progress in the Smart Pixel Technologies," IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics. Vol. 2, No.1, April 1996, pp. 14-23.
  10. D. J. Goodwill, K. D. Devenport, and H. S. Hinton, "An ATM-Based Intelligent Optical Backplane Using CMOS-SEED Smart Pixel Arrays and Free-Space Optical Interconnect Modules," IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics. Vol. 2, No.1, April 1996, pp. 85-96.
  11. D.R. Rolston, D.V. Plant, T.H. Szymanski, H.S. Hinton, W.S. Hsiao, M.H. Ayliffe, D. Kabal, M.B. Venditti, A.V. Krishnamoorthy, K.W. Goossen, J.A. Walker, B. Tseng, S.P. Hui, J.C. Cunningham, and W.Y. Jan, "A Hybrid-SEED Smart Pixel Array for a Four-Stage Intelligent Optical Backplane Demonstrator," IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics. Vol. 2, No.1, April 1996, pp. 97-105.
  12. D.V. Plant, B. Robertson, H.S. Hinton, M.H. Ayliffe, G.C. Boisset, W. Hsiao, D. Kabal, N.K. Kim, Y.S. Liu, M.R. Otazo, D. Pavlasek, A.Z. Shang, J. Simmons, K. Song, D.A. Thompson, and W.M. Robertson. "4x4 Vertical-Cavity-Surface-Emitting Laser (VCSEL) and Metal-Semiconductor- Metal (MSM) Optical Backplane Demonstrator System," Applied Optics, Vol. 35, pp. 6365-6368 (1996).
  13. D.R. Rolston, B. Robertson, H.S. Hinton, and D.V. Plant, "Analysis of a Microchannel Interconnect Based on the Clustering of Smart-Pixel-Device Windows," Applied Optics Vol. 35, No. 8, March 10, 1996, pp. 1220-1233.
  14. D.V. Plant, A.Z. Shang, M.R. Otazo, D.R. Rolston, B. Robertson, and H.S. Hinton, "Design, Modeling, and Characterization of FET-SEED Smart Pixel Transceiver Arrays for Optical Backplanes," IEEE J. Quantum. Electronics, Vol. 32, No. 8, August 1996, pp. 1391-1398.
  15. T. H. Szymanski, and H. S. Hinton, "Reconfigurable Intelligent Optical BackPlane for Parallel Computing and Communications", Applied Optics, Vol. 35, No. 8, March 10, 1996, pp. 1253-1268.
  16. D.V. Plant, B. Robertson, H.S. Hinton, W. M. Robertson, G. C. Boisset, N. H. Kim, Y. S. Liu, M. R. Otazo, D. R. Rolston, and A. Z. Shang, "An Optical Backplane Demonstrator System Based on FET-SEED Smart Pixel Arrays and Diffractive Lenslet Arrays, Photonics Technology Letters, Vol. 7, No. 9, September 1995, pp. 1057-1060.
  17. G. C. Boisset, B. Robertson, H. S. Hinton, "Design and Construction of an Active Alignment Demonstrator for a Free-space Interconnect," Photonics Technology Letters, Vol. 7, No. 6, June 1995, pp. 676-679.
  18. H. S. Hinton, T. J. Cloonan, F. B. McCormick, A. L. Lentine, and F. A. P. Tooley, "Free-space Digital Optical Systems, Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 82, no. 11, pp. 1632-1649, November 1994.
  19. H. S. Hinton, F. A. P. Tooley, B. Soffer, and K. Yukimatsu, Editors, Special Issue on Optical Computing, Applied Optics, 1994.
  20. S. R. Forrest and H. S. Hinton, Editors, Special Issue on Smart Pixels, IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, Vol. 29, No. 2, February 1993.
  21. T. J. Cloonan, G. W. Richards, A. L. Lentine, F. B. McCormick, H. S. Hinton, and S. J. Hinterlong, "A complexity analysis of smart pixel switching nodes for photonic extended generalized shuffle switching networks," Journal of Quantum Electronics, Vol. 29, No. 2, February 1993, pp. 619-634.
  22. H. S. Hinton, "Multiple quantum-well technology takes SEED (Invited)," Circuits and Devices, Vol. 9, No. 2, March, 1993, pp. 12-18.
  23. H. S. Hinton, "Photonics in Switching (Invited),"IEEE Lightwave Telecommunications Systems, August 1992, pp. 26-35.
  24. H. S. Hinton and J. E. Midwinter, Editors, Special Issue on Optical Interconnects, Optical and Quantum Electronics, Vol. 24, No. 4, April 1992.
  25. F. B. McCormick, F. A. P. Tooley, T. J. Cloonan, J. M. Sasian, and H. S. Hinton, "Optical Interconnections Using Microlens Arrays," Optical and Quantum Electronics, Vol. 24, No. 4, April, 1992, pp. S443-S464.
  26. H. S. Hinton and D. A. B. Miller, "Free-Space Photonics In Switching," AT&T Technical Journal,Vol. 71, No. 1, January, 1992, pp. 84-92.
  27. H. S. Hinton and D. A. B. Miller, "Photonic switching based on free-space digital optics," AT&T Trends in Telecommunications, Vol. 8, No. 1, March 1992, pp. 43-52.
  28. H. S. Hinton, "Switching to Photonics," IEEE Spectrum, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 42-45, February 1992.
  29. H. S. Hinton, "Photonic Switching Fabrics," IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 71- 89, April 1990.
  30. A. L. Lentine, H. S. Hinton, D. A. B. Miller, J. E. Henry, J. E. Cunningham, and L.M. F. Chirovsky, "Symmetric Self-Electro-Optic Effect Device: Optical Set-Reset Latch, Differential Logic Gate, and Differential Modulator/Detector," IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, Vol. 25, No. 8, August, 1989, pp. 1928-1936.
  31. H. S. Hinton, "Photonic Time-Division Switching Systems," IEEE Circuits and Devices Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 4, July 1989, pp. 39-43.
  32. H. S. Hinton, "Architectural Considerations for Photonic Switching Networks (Invited)," IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 6, pp. 1209-1226, August, 1988.
  33. A. L. Lentine, H. S. Hinton, D. A. B. Miller, J. E. Henry, J. E. Cunningham, and L.M. F. Chirovsky, "Symmetric Self-Electro-Optic Effect Device: Optical Set-Reset Latch," Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 52, No. 17, April 25, 1988, pp. 1419-1421.
  34. H. S. Hinton, "Photonic Switching Technology Applications," ATT Technical Journal, Vol. 66, Issue 3, May/June 1987, pp. 41-53.
  35. H. S. Hinton, "Photonic Switching Connects to the Future," Telecommunications, May 1987, pp. 79-85.
  36. H. S. Hinton, "Photonic Switching Using Directional Couplers," IEEE Communications Magazine, May 1987, Vol. 25, No. 5, pp. 16-26.
  37. W. A. Payne and H. S. Hinton, "Design of Lithium Niobate Photonic Switching Systems," IEEE Communications Magazine, May 1987, Vol. 25, No. 5, pp. 37-41.

Books

  1. Ray T. Chen and H. Scott Hinton, Editors, Optoelectronic Interconnects III, SPIE Volume 2400, 1995.
  2. H. S. Hinton, J. R. Erickson, T. J. Cloonan, F. A. P. Tooley, F. B. McCormick, and A. L. Lentine, An Introduction to Photonic Switching Fabrics, Plenum Publishing, 1993.
  3. A. Marrakchi, Photonic Switching and Interconnects, Marcel Dekker, Inc., 1993.
  4. H. S. Hinton, Optical Logic Elements, Section in The Electrical Engineering, edited by R. C. Dorf, CRC Press, Inc, 1993.
  5. H. S. Hinton, J. R. Erickson, T. J. Cloonan, and G. W. Richards, "Space-Division Switching," Photonics in Switching, J. E. Midwinter ed., Academic Press, 1993.
  6. OSA Proceedings on Photonic Switching, H. Scott Hinton and J. W. Goodman, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D. C.), 1991.
  7. F. B. McCormick, F. A. P. Tooley, T. J. Cloonan, J. M. Sasian, and H. S. Hinton, "Microbeam Optical Interconnections Using Microlens Arrays, OSA Proceedings on Photonic Switching, H. Scott Hinton and J. W. Goodman, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D. C.), 1991.
  8. H. S. Hinton, "Systems Based on S-SEEDs and Free-Space Digital Optics (Invited)," OSA Proceedings on Nonlinear Dynamics in Optical Systems, N. B. Abraham, ed. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D. C.), 1991.
  9.  Photonic Switching II, K. Tada and H. S. Hinton eds., Springer-Verlag, 1990.
  10. H. S. Hinton et al, "Photonic Switching Fabrics Based on S-SEED Arrays," Photonic Switching II, K. Tada and H. S. Hinton eds., Springer-Verlag, 1990, pp. 30-39.
  11. IEEE Reprints on Photonic Switching, H. S. Hinton and John E. Midwinter eds., 1990.
  12. H. S. Hinton, "Photonic Switching and Optical Computing Based on Free-Space Digital Optics," Digital Optical Computing II, Ed. R. Arrathoon, SPIE, Vol. 1215, pp. 132-142. 1990.
  13. OSA Proceedings on Photonic Switching, John E. Midwinter and H. Scott Hinton, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D. C.), Vol. 3, 1989.
  14. H. S. Hinton, "Optical Time-Switching Systems," Optical Technology and Wideband Local Networks, J. E. Midwinter, W. A. Gambling, C. J. Todd, and W. J. Stewart, eds., The Royal Society, 1989, pp. 93-104.
  15. H. S. Hinton, "Relationship Between the Hardware Required for Photonic Switching and Optical Computing Based on Free-Space Digital Optics," OSA Proceedings on Photonic Switching, John E.Midwinter and H. Scott Hinton, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D. C., 1989), Vol. 3, pp. 184-191.
  16. H. S. Hinton, "Photonic Switching in Communication Systems," Optical Bistability IV, W. Firth, N. Peyghambarian, and A. Tallet, eds., Journal De Physique, 1988, pp. C2-5 to C2-10.
  17. W. A. Payne and H. S. Hinton, "System Considerations for the Lithium Niobate Photonic Switching Technology," Photonic Switching, T. K. Gustafson and P. W. Smith, eds., Springer-Verlag,1988, pp. 196-199.

Conferences

  1. Harsh Dosi, Sumit Kumar Singh, Nicholas S. Flann, H. Scott. Hinton, "Pathway Pioneer: A web-based metabolic network layout tool for comprehensive visualization of complex networks," 2014 IBE Annual Meeting, March 6-8, 2014, Lexington, Kentucky.
  2. Sumit Kumar Singh, Harsh Dosi, Vipul Oswal, Nicholas S. Flann; H. Scott. Hinton, "Pathway Pioneer: a tool for metabolic network visualization and flux analysis (poster)," 2014 IBE Annual Meeting, March 6-8, 2014, Lexington, Kentucky.
  3. Nicholas S. Flann, Jonathan Valiente, Misty Wallace, Richard Brown, Scott Hinton, “Pathway Pioneer: A Web-based Network Visualization and Flux Analysis Tool,” 2013 IBE Annual Meeting, March 7-9, 2013, Raleigh, NC.
  4. Angela Dixon, Ronald C. Sims, Charles D. Miller, and H. Scott Hinton, “Designing predictive mathematical models for the metabolic pathways associated with polyhydroxybutyrate synthesis in Escherichia coli,” Institute of Biological Engineering 17th Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, March 1-3, 2012.
  5. Charles D. Miller, Cody Tramp, Alex Hatch,Cole Peterson, Brad Henrie, Shujie Shen, Abiezer Tejeda, Eduardo Monzon, H. Scott Hinton, and Ronald Sims, “CyanoBricks: Genomic Engineering Tools for the Photosynthetic Cyanobacterium Synechocystis,” Institute of Biological Engineering 2011 Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 3-5, 2011.
  6. J. Huo, R. C. Sims, and H. S. Hinton, “Design of a gene expressions system for Rhodobacter sphaeroides,” Institute of Biological Engineering 2010 Annual Conference, Cambridge, MA, March 4-6, 2010.
  7.  H. Scott Hinton, “Research Entrepreneur Model for Monitoring the Progress of Faculty Research Programs,” AC 2009-619, ASEE Annual Conference, Austin, TX, June 14 - 17, 2009.
  8. Elisabeth Linton, Trent Mortensen, Ronald C. Sims, H. Scott Hinton, and Charles D. Miller, “Efficient Systems for Monitoring and Recovering Polyhydroxyalkanoates” Institute of Biological Engineering 2009 Annual Conference, Santa Clara, CA, March 19-21, 2009 (Poster).
  9. Nancy Kinnersley, Scott Mayhew, and H. Scott Hinton, “The Design Of A Web-Based Computer Proficiency Examination,” 31st ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference,Reno, NV, October 10 – 13, 2001, pp. F2C1-F2C2.
  10. Hess Hodge, H. Scott Hinton, and Michael Lightner, “Virtual Circuit Laboratory” 30th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference,Kansas City, MO, October 18 – 21, 2000.
  11. H. Scott Hinton, Roberto Gonzalez, Laura L. Tedder, Sandeep Karandikar, Harpreet Behl, Paul C. Smith, John Wilbanks, James Humphrey, Murray Gordon, and Michael Lightner, “A Technology-Enhanced Learning Environment For A Graduate/Undergraduate Course On Optical Fiber Communications” 30th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, Kansas City, MO, October 18 – 21, 2000.
  12. H. S. Hinton, "Smart Pixel Circuits and Architectures for Switching and Processing", OSA1998 Spring Topical Meeting on Optics in Computing,July 23, 1998, Monterey, CA.
  13. B. E. Angliss and H. S. Hinton, "A Dynamically Reconfigurable Token-based Optical Backplane", OSA 1998 Spring Topical Meeting on Optics in Computing, July 23, 1998, Monterey, CA.
  14.  H. S. Hinton, "System Trends for Optical Interconnects (Invited)," Experts Workshop on Optical Interconnects, OIDA sponsored workshop, October 17, 1997.
  15. S. K. Griebel, M. Richardson, K. E. Devenport, H. S. Hinton, "Experimental Performance of an ATM-based Buffered HyperPlane CMOS-SEED Smart Pixel Array," SPIE Photonics West 1997 Optoelectronic Interconnects and Packaging, February 11-14, 1997, San Jose, CA.
  16. B. E. Angliss and H. S. Hinton, "A Token Based Dynamically Reconfigurable Optical Backplane", OSA 1997 Spring Topical Meeting on Optics in Computing, March 18-21, 1997, Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
  17. Brian E. Angliss and H. Scott Hinton, "Intelligent Optical Backplanes", Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications, December 7-10, 1996, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  18. D.R. Rolston, D.V. Plant, H.S. Hinton, W.S. Hsiao, M.H. Ayliffe, D.N. Kabal, T.H. Szymanski, A.V. Krishnamoorthy, K.W. Goossen, J.A. Walker, B. Tseng, S.P. Hui, J.C. Cunningham, and W.Y. Jan, “Design and Testing of a Smart Pixel Array for a Four-Stage Optical Backplane Demonstrator”, IEEE LEOS Topical Meeting on Smart Pixels, August 5-9, 1996, Keystone CO, pp. 30-31.
  19. K. E. Devenport, H. S. Hinton, and D. J. Goodwill, "A HyperPlane Smart Pixel Array for Packet-based Switching," IEEE LEOS Topical Meeting on Smart Pixels, August 5-9, 1996, Keystone CO, pp. 32-33.
  20. S. S. Sherif, T. H. Szymanski, and H. S. Hinton, "A HyperPlane Smart Pixel Array for Packet-based Switching," IEEE LEOS Topical Meeting on Smart Pixels, August 5-9, 1996, Keystone CO, pp. 78-79.
  21. D. J. Goodwill and H. S. Hinton, "Optical Interconnect Module Extensible to 10,000 Parallel Channels for a Smart-pixel Optical Backplane," IEEE LEOS Topical Meeting on Smart Pixels, August 5-9, 1996, Keystone CO, pp. 61-62.
  22. K. E. Devenport and H. S. Hinton, "A Buffered ATM HyperPlane Smart Pixel Array," IEEE LEOS Topical Meeting on Smart Pixels, August 5-9, 1996, KeystoneCO, pp. 99-100.
  23. D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, H.S. Hinton, M.H. Ayliffe, G.C. Boisset, D.J. Goodwill, D.N. Kabal, R. Iyer, Y.S. Liu, D.R. Rolston, W.M. Robertson, and M.R. Taghizadeh, "A Multistage CMOS-SEED Optical Backplane Demonstration System", Optical Computing 96, pp. 14-15, Sendai, Japan, April 21-25, 1996.
  24. H. S. Hinton, "Progress in the Smart Pixel Technologies (Invited)", Optical Computing’96, pp. 74-75, Sendai, Japan, April 21-25, 1996.
  25. H. S. Hinton, K. E. Devenport, D. V. Plant, and T. H. Szymanski, "Intelligent Optical Backplanes", Proceedings of the IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), 1996.
  26. T. H. Szymanski and H. S. Hinton, "Design of a Terabit Free-Space Photonic Backplane for Parallel Computing", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Massively Parallel Processing using Optical Interconnects, San Antonio, Texas, October 20, 1995.
  27. H. S. Hinton and T. H. Szymanski., "Intelligent Optical Backplanes", (Invited Paper), Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Massively Parallel Processing using Optical Interconnects, San Antonio, Texas, October 20, 1995.
  28. D.V. Plant and H.S. Hinton, "Optical Backplane Demonstrators Using Micro-Optics and FET-SEED Smart Pixel Transceiver Arrays," Proceedings of the IEEE International Phoenix Conference on Computers and Communications, pp. 179-183 (1995).
  29. G.C. Boisset, B.R. Robertson, W. Hsiao, D.V. Plant, and H.S. Hinton, "Detection of X-Y Misalignment Error Using Optical Cross Talk in a Lenslet Array Based Free-Space Optical Link," Technical Digest of the OSA Topical Meeting on Optical Computing, pp. 62-64 (1995).
  30. D.R. Rolston, B.R. Robertson, D.V. Plant, and H.S. Hinton, "Design Space Analysis of a Lenslet Based Optical Relay System Interconnecting Smart Pixel Arrays," Technical Digest of the OSA Topical Meeting on Optical Computing, pp. 102-104 (1995).
  31. D. V. Plant, B. Robertson, G.C. Boisset, N.K. Kim, Y.S. Liu, R.M. Otazo, D.R. Rolston, A.Z. Shang, H. S. Hinton, W.M. Robertson, "16-Channel FET-SEED Based Optical Backplane Interconnection," Technical Digest of the OSA Topical Meeting on Optical Computing, pp. 272-275 (1995).
  32. D.V. Plant and H.S. Hinton, "Free-Space Optical Backplanes", Proceedings of the IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting, p. 59 (1995).
  33. D.V. Plant, B.Robertson, H.S. Hinton, M.H. Ayliffe, G.C. Boisset, W. Hsiao, D. Kabal, N.K. Kim, Y.S. Liu, R.M. Otazo, A.Z Shang, J. Simmons, and W.M. Robertson, "A 4x4 VCSEL/MSM Optical Backplane Demonstrator," LEOS Annual Meeting, Post Deadline Paper PD5, 1995.
  34. T. H. Szymanski and H. S. Hinton, "Architecture of Field Programmable Smart Pixel Arrays", Proceedings of the IEEE/LEOS/OSA International Conference on Optical Computing, Edinburgh, Scotland, August 22-25, 1994. Institute of Physics Publishing, 141-144 (1995).
  35. T. H. Szymanski and H. S. Hinton, "Architecture of a Terabit Free-Space Photonic Backplane", Proceedings of the IEEE/LEOS/OSA International Conference on Optical Computing, Edinburgh, Scotland, August 22-25, 1994. Institute of Physics Publishing, 141-144 (1995).
  36. T. H. Szymanski and H. S. Hinton, "Architecture of Field Programmable Smart Pixel Arrays", Post-Deadline Paper, Technical Digest, IEEE/LEOS/OSA International Conference on Optical Computing, Edinburgh, Scotland, August 22-25, 1994.
  37. T. H. Szymanski and H. S. Hinton, "Smart Pixel Arrays for a Terabit Free-Space Photonic BackPlane", IEEE/LEOS Summer Topical Meeting on Smart Pixels, pp. 85-86, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, July 11-13, 1994.
  38. T. H. Szymanski and H. S. Hinton, "Graph Embeddings in a Terabit Free-Space Photonic BackPlane", Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Applications of Photonic Technology, Toronto, Canada, June 21-23, 1994.
  39. T. J. Cloonan, F. B. McCormick, A. L. Lentine, J. M. Sasian, R. L. Morrison, M. G. Beckman, S. L. Walker, M. J. Wojcik, S. J. Hinterlong, R. J. Crisci, R. A. Novotny, and H. S. Hinton, "System5: A smart pixel based switching fabric," LEOS’93, San Jose, CA, November 15-18, 1993, pp. 670-671.
  40. H. S. Hinton, "Optical Switching Systems (Invited)," Frontier Research in Telecommunications, Toyko, Japan, October 19-22, 1993.
  41. H. S. Hinton, "Optical Switching Technology (Short Course)," CLEO’93, May 3-7, 1993.
  42. H. S. Hinton, "Free-Space Digital Optics (Invited)," Topical Meeting on Optical Design for Photonics, Palm Springs, CA, March 22-24, 1993.
  43. F. B. McCormick, T. J. Cloonan, A. L. Lentine, J. M. Sasian, R. L. Morrison, M. G. Beckman, S. L. Walker, S. J. Hinterlong, R. J. Crisci, R. A. Novotny, and H. S. Hinton, "A 5-stage embedded-control EGS network using FET-SEED smart pixel arrays," Topical Meeting on Photonics in Switching, Postdeadline paper PD5, Palm Springs, CA, March 15-17, 1993.
  44. T. J. Cloonan, G. W. Richards, R. L. Morrison, F. B. McCormick, J. M. Sasian, A. L. Lentine, S. J. Hinterlong, and H. S. Hinton, "A complexity analysis of optically implemented shuffle equivalent interconnection topologies based on computer generated binary phase gratings," Topical Meeting on Photonics in Switching, Palm Springs, CA, March 15-17, 1993, pp. 84-87.
  45. H. S. Hinton, "Free-Space Digital Optical Switching Systems,"3rd CNR Seminar on Braodband Communication Networks and Services, Roma, Italy, March 3-4, 1993, pp. 47-49.
  46. H. S. Hinton, "Progress in Systems-Based on Free-Space Interconnection (Invited)," OE/LASE93 Optoelectronic Interconnects, Los Angeles, CA, January 16-23, 1993.
  47. H. S. Hinton, "Progress in Packaging Systems Based on Free-Space Digital Optics (Invited)," Symposium on Optoelectronic Packaging Science, Estes Park, CO, August 19-20, 1992.
  48. A. L. Lentine, T. J. Cloonan, H. S. Hinton, L. M. F. Chirovsky, L. A. D’Asaro, E. J. Laskowski, S. S. Pei, M. W. Focht, J. M Freund, G. D. Guth, R. E. Leibenguth, L. E. Smith, G. D. Boyd, and T. K. Woodward, "4x4 Arrays of FET-SEED Embedded Control 2x1 Switching Nodes," Topical Meeting on Smart Pixels, August 10-12, 1992, Postdeadline Paper.
  49. H. S. Hinton, "Progress in Free-Space Switching Systems (Invited)," Comforum’92, Chicago, IL, June 1-3, 1992.
  50. H. S. Hinton, "Free-Space Photonic Switching Systems (Invited)," Worldwide Advances in Communications Networks, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, May 14-15, 1992.
  51. H. S. Hinton, "Progress in Systems Based on Free-Space Digital Optics (Invited)," Topical Meeting on Photonic Switching, Minsk, Byerussia, July 1-3, 1992.
  52. H. S. Hinton, "Digital Optical Computing and Interconnections (Invited), Integrated Photonics Research Topical Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 13-15, 1992.
  53. R. L. Morrison, S. L. Walker, T. J. Cloonan, F. A. P. Tooley, F. B. McCormick, J. M. Sasian, A. L. Lentine, J. L. Brubaker, R. J. Crisci, S. J. Hinterlong, and H. S. Hinton, "Diffractive Optics in a Free-Space Digital Optic System," Diffractive Optics: Design, Fabrication, and Applications, New Orleans, LA, April 13-15, 1992.
  54. H. S. Hinton, "Optical Switching Technology (Short Course)," OFC'92, 1992.
  55. H. S. Hinton, "Photonic Switching and Processing with Quantum Well Device Arrays," 22nd Winter Colloquium on Quantum Electronics, Snowbird, UT, January 5-8, 1992.
  56. H. S. Hinton, " Applications of Smart Pixels to Photonic Switching," OSA Annual Meeting, San   Jose, CA, November 3-8,1991.
  57. H. S. Hinton and D. A. B. Miller, "Photonic Switching Based on Free-Space Digital Optics," Telecom’91, Geneva, Switzerland, October 7-15, 1991.
  58. H. S. Hinton, "Packaging Free-Space Digital Optics (Invited)," 1991 International Electronics Packaging Conference, September 15-19, 1991
  59. A. Harton, R. L. Morrison, H. S. Hinton, and W. S. Rockward, "External Cavity Laser with Intracavity Grating for Spot Array Generation", CLEO’91.
  60. H. S. Hinton, "Photonic Switching Using Free-Space Optics (Invited)," 1991 Sarnoff Symposium, Princeton, NJ, March 22, 1991,
  61. F. B. McCormick, F. A. P. Tooley, T. J. Cloonan, J. M. Sasian, and H. S. Hinton, "Microbeam Optical Interconnections Using Microlens Arrays, 1991 Topical Meeting on Photonic Switching, Salt Lake City, Utah, pp. 48-51, March 6-8, 1991.
  62. H. S. Hinton, "Free-Space Photonic Switching Systems (Invited)," COMPCON’91, San Francisco, CA, February 27-28, March 1, 1990.
  63. H. S. Hinton, "Optical Switching Technology (Short Course)," OFC'91, San Diego, CA, February 18, 1991.
  64. H. S. Hinton, "Free-Space Photonic Switching Systems (Invited)," IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November 4-9, 1990.
  65. H. S. Hinton, "Photonic Switching Based on Free-Space Digital Optics," 1990 International Telecommunication Symposium, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China, September 18-20, 1990.
  66. H. S. Hinton, "Systems Based on S-SEEDs and Free-Space Digital Optics (Invited)," Nonlinear Dynamics in Optical Systems, Afton, OK, June 4-8, 1990.
  67. H. S. Hinton, A. Huang, and D. A. B. Miller, "Exploratory Work in Photonic Switching Based on Free-Space Digital Optics," ISS90, May 27-June 1, 1990
  68. H. S. Hinton, "Free-Space Systems and Devices," ICC90, April 15-19, 1990.
  69. H. S. Hinton, "Overview of Free-Space Photonic Switching (Invited)," 1990 Topical Meeting on Photonic Switching, Kobe, Japan, April 12-14, 1990.
  70. H. S. Hinton, "Photonic Switching and Optical Computing Based on Free-Space Digital Optics," OE/LASE'90, January 15-19, 1990.
  71. H. S. Hinton, "Applications for Photonic Switching," Tirrenia International Workshop on Digital Communications, Tirrenia, Pisa, Italy, September 19-23, 1989.
  72. H. S. Hinton, "Photonic Switching," ISDN'89-Symposium on Integrated Services Digital Networks for Telecommunications, Hawaii, September 10-14, 1989.
  73. H. S. Hinton, "Photonic Switching," ECF89, Washington, D. C., May 8-10, 1989.
  74. H. S. Hinton, "Optical vs. Electronic Switching (Short Course)," OFC'89, Houston, TX, February 6-9, 1989.
  75. H. S. Hinton, "The Relationship Between Photonic Switching and Optical Computing (Invited)," 1989 Topical Meeting on Optical Computing, Salt Lake City, UT, February 27-March 1, 1989.
  76. H. S. Hinton, "Optical Time Switching Systems (Invited)," Royal Society Discussion Meeting on Optical Technology and Wideband Local Networks, London, U.K., June 29-30, 1988.
  77. H. S. Hinton, "Photonic Switching Systems (Invited)," 1988 European Conference on Optical Communication, Brighton, U.K., September 11-15, 1988.
  78. H. S. Hinton, "Photonic Switching Systems Considerations (Invited)," OSA Annual Meeting, Santa   Clara, CA, October 31-November 4, 1988.
  79. H. S. Hinton, "Photonic Switching Research (Invited)," Broadband: Services, Technology and the Future (ComForum), Orlando, FL, December 14-15, 1989
  80. Tutorial on Photonic Switching Systems for IEEE sponsored satellite short course, September 22, 1988.
  81. H. S. Hinton, "Photonic Switching in Telecommunications (Invited)," Fiber Optics To The Year 2000, Monterey,CA, May 10-11, 1988.
  82. H. S. Hinton, "Photonic Switching in Communications Systems (Invited)," Topical Meeting on Optical Bistability IV, Aussois, France, March 22-26, 1988.
  83. H. S. Hinton, "Photonic Switching Systems Requirements (Invited)," OFC’88, 1988 Technical Digest Series, Vol. 1 (Optical Society of America, Washington, DC, 1988), pp. 164-165.
  84. A. L. Lentine, H. S. Hinton et al, "Symmetric Self-Electrooptic Effect Device," OSA Annual Meeting, October 19-21, 1987, Rochester, NY, p. 58.
  85. H. S. Hinton, "Photonic Switching in Telecommunications Applications (Invited),"1987 National Communications Forum, September 28-30, 1987, Chicago, IL, pp. 1281-1282.
  86. H. S. Hinton, "Applications of Photonic Switching Devices (Invited)," SPIE's O-E/Fibers 87, August 16-21, 1987, San Diego, CA.
  87. H. S. Hinton, "Applications of the Photonic Switching Technology for Telecommunications Switching (Invited)," IEEE International Conference on Communications, June 7-10, 1987, Seattle, WA, pp. 1559-1564.
  88. H. S. Hinton, "Photonic Switching Tutorial (Invited)" IEEE Workshop on Second Generation Optical Fiber Communication Systems - Impact on Open Network Architecture, June 11, 1987, Seattle, WA.
  89. H. S. Hinton, "Applications of Photonic Switching (Invited)" Workshop on High-Speed Processes and Opto-Electronic Devices Based on Compound Semiconductors, May 27-29, 1987, Ann Arbor, MI.
  90. H. S. Hinton, "Telecommunications Applications of Photonic Switching (Invited)," IEEE Conference on Lasers and Electrooptics, April 27 - May 1, 1987, Baltimore, MD, pp. 318-319.
  91. A. L. Lentine, H. S. Hinton, D. A. B. Miller, "Symmetric SEED," IEEE Conference on Lasers and Electrooptics, April 27 - May 1, 1987, Postdeadline Paper, Baltimore MD.
  92. W. A. Payne and H. S. Hinton, "System Considerations for the Lithium Niobate Photonic Switching Technologies," Topical Meeting on Photonic Switching, March 18-20, 1987, Incline Village, NV, pp. 74-76.
  93. H. S. Hinton, "Overview of Current Photonic Switching Experiments," Workshop on the Applications of Optical Components in Switching, January 18, 1987, Reno, NV.
  94. J. R. Erickson and H. S. Hinton, "Implementing a Titanium Diffused Lithium Niobate 4x4 Nonblocking Interconnecting Network," SPIE Conference on Integrated Optical Circuit Engineering II, Vol. 578, September 17-19, 1985, Cambridge, MA, pp. 201-206.
  95. H. S. Hinton, "A Nonblocking Optical Interconnection Network Using Directional Couplers," IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, November 26-29, 1984, Atlanta, GA, pp. 885-890.
  96. H. S. Hinton, "Speaker Independent Isolated Word Automatic Speech Recognition Using Computer Generated Phonemes," IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, April 14-16, 1983, Boston, MA, pp. 727-730.

Presentations

2015

  • USU-SDL Seminar (PDF) - January 28, 2015

2014

  • ECE Graduate Seminar, "FInding your future," (PDF) - October 21, 2014
  • USTAR Synthetic Biomanufacturing Annual Meeting (PDF) - February 12, 2014

2013

  • USTAR Synthetic Biomanufacturing Annual Meeting (PDF) - January 29, 2013

2012

  • College of Engineering Fall Industrial Advisory Board Meeting - November 9, 2012
  • USTAR Overview for IGEM Council - October 29, 2012
  • College of Engineering "Faculty Retreat" - August 19, 2010
  • USTAR Metabolic Modeling Summit (PDF) - August 9, 2012
  • College of Engineering Spring Industrial Advisory Board Meeting - April 20, 2012

2011

  • College of Engineering Fall Industrial Advisory Board Meeting - November 11, 2011
  • USTAR Annual Meeting - September 23, 2011
  • Washington State University Seminar  - August 14, 2011
  • College of Engineering "Faculty Retreat" - August 17, 2011
  • College of Engineering Spring Industrial Advisory Board Meeting - May 13, 2011

2010

  • Impulse/Momentum Physics Demostration with Dr. Shane Larson - October 14, 2010
  • College of Engineering "Faculty Retreat"  - August 19, 2010
  • USTAR Energy Initiative Presentation  – July 29, 2010
  • Biological Engineering Seminar, “Synthetic Bio-manufacturing,” – February 26, 2010
  • USTAR Synthetic Biomanufacturing Center Overview – January 2010

2009

  • College of Engineering "Faculty Retreat" - August 19, 2009
  • Biology Department Retreat, “Building research bridges between engineering and biology” – August 13, 2009
  • “Research Entrepreneur Model for Monitoring the Progress of Faculty Research Programs,” ASEE Annual Conference, Austin, TX, June 14 - 17, 2009.
  • NSF Engineering Education Symposium, “Creating Engineering Education Opportunities Why and How?” – March 5, 2009

2008

  • College of Engineering "Faculty Retreat" - August 13, 2008
  • David G. Sant Building Dedication - June 13, 2008
  • Synthetic Biomanufacturing Center - USTAR Authority Board - May 27, 2008
  • Walking on Water (Corn Starch)  - KSL News - February 19, 2008
  • USU ECE Colloquium, “Synthetic biological systems: building genetic circuits with life’s machinery,” January 27, 2008

2007

  • College of Engineering Fall "Industrial Advisory Board" - November 9, 2007
  • Micron Research Center Kick-off  - November 1, 2007
  • Utah Energy Forum - September 6, 2007
  • College of Engineering "Faculty Retreat"  - August 15, 2007
  • College of Engineering Spring "Industrial Advisory Board" - April 20, 2007
  • Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new David G. Sant Engineering Innovation Building - March 2, 2007

2006

  • College of Engineering Fall "Industrial Advisory Board" - October 27, 2006 
  • USU College of Engineering Faculty Models - October 27, 2006
  • College of Engineering "Faculty Retreat" - August 24, 2006
  • College of Engineering Spring "Industrial Advisory Board" - April 28, 2006

2005

  • College of Engineering Fall "Industrial Advisory Board" - October 8, 2005
  • College of Engineering "Faculty Retreat" - August 26, 2004
  • Intelligent Systems (Utah Economic Development Initiative) - Martin Frey - April 21, 2005
  • Intelligent Systems (Utah Economic Development Initiative) - Jack Brittain - April 8, 2005
  • College of Engineering Overview - February 10, 2005
  • College of Engineering Spring "Industrial Advisory Board" - April 29, 2005

2004

  • College of Engineering Fall "Industrial Advisory Board" - October 8, 2004
  • Teaching for Understanding - August 26, 2004
  • College of Engineering "Faculty Retreat" - August 26, 2004
  • College of Engineering Spring "Industrial Advisory Board" - February 27, 2004

2003

  • Discussion Forum with Untenured Faculty: Provost Albrecht & Chris Fawson - November 11, 2003
  • New Engineering Building Dedication - October 17, 2003
  • College of Engineering Fall "Industrial Advisory Board" - October 10, 2003
  • College of Engineering "Faculty Retreat" - August 20, 2003
  • College of Engineering "Untenured Faculty Workshop" - May 22, 2003
  • College of Engineering Spring "Industrial Advisory Board" - April 25, 2003
  • College of Engineering "Engineering Education Initiative" - February 28, 2003

2002

  • USU College of Engineering Promo Video - October 2002
  • USU College of Engineering Industrial Advisory Board - October 18, 2002
  • Utah State University College of Engineering Retreat - August 21, 2002
  • EECS Industrial Advisory Board - May 15, 2002
  • ITTC Industrial Advisory Board - May 15, 2002
  • KU School of Engineering Industrial Advisory Board - May 10, 2002
  • Utah State University Seminar - College of Engineering) - April 15, 2002
  • EECS 802 Graduate Colloquium - January 28, 2002
  • KU School of Engineering Workshop on e-Learning - January 11, 2002

2001

  • Meeting with Sprint - Sandy Price - November 30, 2001
  • e-Learning Design Lab National Board Meeting - October 19, 2001
  • UAN Symposium - May 22, 2001
  • ITTC Advisory Board Meeting - May 3, 2001
  • EECS Advisory Board Meeting - April 27, 2001
  • CPE Graduate Colloquia - April 25, 2001
  • e-Learning Design Lab Advisory Board Meeting - April 17, 2001
  • e-Learning Design Lab overview  - April 17, 2001    
  • KTEC/ITTC Site Visit  - April 12, 2001
  • Senator Roberts Task Force on Information Technology - January 23, 2001

2000

  • "Technology-enhanced Learning Environments," University of Kansas Distinguished Lecturer Series (11-28-2000) 
  • Frontiers in Education 2000 - "Technology-enhanced Learning Environments," EECS Graduate Colloquium (2/7/2000)
  • A Technology-Enhanced Learning Environment For A Graduate/Undergraduate Course On Optical Fiber CommunicationsVirtual Circuit Laboratory

Patents

  1. Patent Number: 6,016,211, "Optoelectronic Smart Pixel Array for a Reconfigurable Intelligent Optical Interconnect," January 18, 2000,(Co-inventor).
  2. Patent Number: 5,195,103, "Externally Modulated Laser Source for Array Illumination," March 16, 1993 (Co-inventor).
  3. Patent Number: 5,077,483, "Network Topology For Reduced Blocking and Photonic System Implementation Thereof," December 31, 1991 (Co-inventor).
  4. Patent Number: 4,952,791, "Monolithic Apparatus Comprising Optically Interconnected Quantum Well Devices," August 28, 1990 (Co-inventor).
  5. Patent Number: 4,830,444, "Optical Switch," May 16, 1989 (Co-inventor).
  6. Patent Number: 4,790,017, "Speech Processing Feature Generation Arrangement," December 6, 1988
  7. Patent Number: 4,764,890, "Optical Logic Arrangement," August 16, 1988
  8. Patent Number: 4,764,889, "Optical Logic Arrangement with Self Electro-Optic Effect Devices, August 16, 1988 (Co-inventor)
  9. Patent Number: 4,751,378, "Optical Device with Quantum Well Absorption," June 14, 1989 (Co-inventor).
  10. Patent Number: 4,754,132, "Symmetric Optical Device with Quantum Well Absorption," June 28, 1988 (Co-inventor).
  11. Patent Number: 4,705,344, "Optical Interconnection Arrangement," November 10, 1987 (Co-inventor).
  12. Patent Number: 4,703,993, "Method and Apparatus for Making a Device for Optically Interconnecting Optical Devices," November 3, 1987 (Co-inventor).

Honors

  • Distinguished Service Award, IEEE Photonics Society (2012)
  • John and Olga Gardner Prize awarded by the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters (2011)
  • USU Diversity Award (2010/2011)
  • USU Vice Provost of Regional Campuses and Distance Education  Award (2009)
  • Fellow - IEEE (1998)
  • Fellow - Optical Society of America (1997)
  • IEEE LEOS Distinguished Lecturer (1993-94)
  • AT&T Exceptional Contribution Award for Extraordinary Contribution to the Protection of Intellectual Property (1986)
  • Honorable Mention, Eta Kappa Nu Young Outstanding Engineer Award (1986)
  • Together for Greatness Scholarship, Brigham Young University (1980-1981)
  • Outstanding Student in Electronics at Utah Technical College at Provo (1973)