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Robert Morley

Urbauer Hall, Room 211 D

DSc, Washington University in St. Louis, 1977
MS, Washington University in St. Louis, 1975
BS, Washington University in St. Louis, 1973

Robert Morley

Associate Professor


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.


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.

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