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Dale R. Thompson, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor
Computer Science and Computer Engineering Department
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
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Dale R. Thompson received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, USA in 1990 and 1992, respectively.  He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA in 2000.   

He currently is an Associate Professor with the Computer Science and Computer Engineering (CSCE) Department at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA and teaches Computer Networks, Network Security, RFID INFOSEC, Network Performance Evaluation, and Computer Systems Analysis.  His research interests are computer and network systems, security and privacy, and radio frequency identification (RFID).     

His present research is in RFID security.  His group in the Security, Network, Analysis, and Privacy (SNAP) Lab has developed a technique to fingerprint a passive RFID tag based on one or more unique physical attributes rather than information stored on the tag to prevent the production of counterfeit tags and thus greatly enhance security.  This technique can distinguish same-model tags that have the same identifier.   He is now developing privacy-preserving protocols to perform transfer-of-ownership of RFID tags based on the fingerprint.  In 2008-2009, his group created learning materials for teaching RFID Information System Security (RFID INFOSEC).  He is the Technical Program Chair for the IEEE International Conference on RFID 2011.  He is a member of the IEEE Technical Committee on RFID and was a member of the IEEE RFID Task Force.  In 2006-2007, he was a member of GS1 EPCglobal Hardware Action Group Product Data Protection ad hoc Committee.  He was a member of the steering committee for the Delta Center of Excellence in Identity Solutions in 2006.   

Before coming to the University of Arkansas in 2000, he worked as an Electronics Engineer in the communications group at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg, MS, USA from 1992 to 2000.

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