Greg Donohoe

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Gregory W. (Greg) Donohoe

Greg 2015.jpg
Professor [Computer Science Department]
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1010
Moscow, Idaho, USA
Mobile: 208.885.6899



Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Mexico, 1989
M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Mexico, 1982
B.S., Electronic Engineering Technology, Lake Superior State University, 1976
Registered Professional Engineer, State of Idaho, License #11357

My Schedule

Greg Donohoe Schedule Fall 2016

Office Hours: JEB 324

  • MWF 1:30 - 3:30
  • Or by appointment

Travel Plans

Upcoming business travel:

  • No trips scheduled at this time.

Recent travel:

  • May 23-26: NASA Tactical Fire Remote Sensing Advisory Committee meeting, NASA Ames, California.
  • April 14-16, 2016, ABET Symposium, Hollywood, FL.
  • August 11-18, National University of Costa Rica, Heredia, Costa Rica
  • August 20-22, Think Big event, Coeur d'Alene, ID
  • September 1-18, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia


Current Classes

Classes Taught Recently

I've taught 30+ different classes at the University of New Mexico, New Mexico Tech and the University of Idaho. Most in the areas of signals and systems or computer engineering.

Some Background

Work Experience

  • U.S. Navy, Radioman, 1968-71. U.S.S. White Plains, AFS-4. Vietnam & Western Pacific.

Current Professional Interests

  • Digital Image Processing
  • Image Analysis
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Real Time and Embedded Computing
  • Computer Science Education

Professional Areas I've Worked In

Digital signal and image processing. Machine Vision for security monitoring, robot control, scientific and medical image analysis. Real-time embedded systems for signal and image processing. Reconfigurable and low-power platforms. ASIC design, FGPA and microprocessor-based systems (VHDL, Verilog). Some reasonably large software projects in C++ and Java, using Object Oriented Programming methods.


Here's the whole gory story: Greg's Publications

Current Professional Activity

In the last few years I've shifted from hands-on research to university administration and project management. I like to work with others to make good things happen.Currently looking at Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones, for environmental applications such as wildland fire management, and precision agriculture. I'm particularly interested in how to exploit the data this is becoming available in huge quantities from these affordable and flexible remote sensing platforms.

Past Research Projects

Integrated Passive Components

Embedded and Reconfigurable Computing



Playing with Pork Pie Hat in Pullman, WA

"Music shakes the dust of everyday life off your shoes." - Sonny Rollins

Now into jazz, swing, and world/fusion.


Enjoy motorcycle riding, especially back roads and mild off road. I have a BMW F700GS, and a Zero FXS Supermoto electric motorcycle which is my daily commuter. It's tons of fun, and zero emissions.


My wife Mary teaches music at Moscow Charter School, and is active in Zimbabwe Marimba groups. She leads marimba club for children and adults, and teaches marimba workshops periodically in Beaverton, OR.

Moscow Charter School Marimba Club

Son James Donohoe is an emergency room nurse in Portland, OR.

James, Greg and Callie on the Lochsa River

Son Brian Donohoe is a jazz musician in New York City.

Quote of the Year

"Il semble que la perfection soit atteinte non quand il n'y a plus rien à ajouter, mais quand il n'y à plus rien à retrancher."

"It seems that perfection is reached, not when there is nothing else to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, "Terre des Hommes".