- Ph.D. in Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering. Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayagüez (2007)
- M.Sc. (Hons.) in Electrical Engineering. University of Winsconsin (1993)
- B.Sc. (Hons.) in Computer Engineering. Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayagüez (1992)

## Research Areas

Mapping of algorithms to dedicated hardware architectures, high-level synthesis in electronic design automation, analysis/design of algorithms for bioinformatics, hardware/software codesign for custom computing machines.

## Publications

**Articles**

**Published**
- Rafael A. Arce Nazario, Francis Castro, Oscar González, Luis Medina, Ivelisse Rubio Canabal (2017). New families of balanced symmetric functions and a generalization of Cusick, Li and Stanica's conjecture. To be published in
* Designs, Codes and Cryptography*

- Jose R Ortiz Ubarri, Rafael A. Arce Nazario, Ivelisse Rubio Canabal, Cynthia Lucena (2016). EIP: Engaging Laboratory Experiences for the Introduction to Programming Course. To be published in
* Envisioning the future of undergraduate STEM education: Research and practice*

- R. Arce-Nazario, F. Castro, J. Cordova, K. Hicks, G. Mullen, I. Rubio (2014). Some Computational Results Concerning the Spectrum of Sets of Latin Squares.
*Quasigroups and related systems*, 22, 159-164

- Rafael A. Arce Nazario, Jose R Ortiz Ubarri (2011). Enumeration of Costas Arrays in FPGAs and GPUs.
*2011 International Conference on ReConFigurable Computing and FPGAs*

http://www.reconfig.org/
- Edusmildo Orozco Salcedo, Rafael A. Arce Nazario, Peter M. Musial, Cynthia Lucena (2011). Asserting Parallel Computational Thinking into an undergraduate computer science curriculum.
*Computer Science Education: Innovation and Technology CSEIT 2011*, 0

http://cseducation.org/
- Rafael A. Arce Nazario, Edusmildo Orozco Salcedo, Dorothy Bollman (2010). Reconfigurable hardware implementation of a multivariate polynomial interpolation algorithm.
*International Journal of Reconfigurable Computing*, 2010, 0, --

http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1972685
- R. Arce-Nazario,E. Orozco, D. Bollman, (2009). A systolic array based architecture for implementing multivariate polynomial interpolation tasks.
*2009 International Conference on ReConFigurable Computing and FPGAs*

- R. Arce and M. Jiménez (2008). Architectural Model and Resource Estimation for Distributed Hardware Implementation of Discrete Signal Transforms.
*2008 International Conference on ReConFigurable Computing and FPGAs*

- R. Arce, M. Jimenez, D. Rodriguez (2008). Mapping of discrete cosine transforms onto distributed hardware architectures.
*Journal of Signal Processing Systems*

ISSN:1939-8018
- R. Arce, M. Jimenez, D. Rodriguez (2007). Partitioning Exploration for Automated Mapping of Discrete Cosine Transforms onto Distributed Hardware Architectures.
*50th IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems*

- R. Arce, M. Jimenez, D. Rodriguez (2007). Algorithmic-level Exploration of Discrete Signal Transforms for Partitioning to Distributed Hardware Architectures.
*IET Computers & Digital Techniques*, 557 - 564

- R. Arce, M. Jimenez, D. Rodriguez (2006). Algorithmic-level Exploration of Discrete Signal Transforms for Partitioning to Distributed Hardware Architectures.
*IET Computers & Digital Techniques*

- R. Arce, M. Jimenez, D. Rodriguez (2006). High-level Partitioning of Discrete Signal Transforms for Partitioning to Distributed Hardware Architectures.
*16th IEEE International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications*

- R. Arce, M. Jimenez, D. Rodriguez (2006). Functionally-aware Partitioning of Discrete Signal Transforms for Distributed Hardware Architectures.
*49th IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems*

- R. Arce, M. Jimenez, D. Rodriguez (2006). Effects of High-Level Discrete Signal Transforms Formulations on Partitioning for Distributed Hardware Architectures.
*IEEE on Symposium Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines*

- R. Arce, M. Jimenez, D. Rodriguez (2005). An Assessment of High-Level Partitioning Techniques for Implementing Discrete Signal Transforms on Distributed Hardware Architectures.
*48th IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems*

- B. Lembach, R. Arce, D. Eisenmenger, C. Wood (2005). A diagnostic method for detecting and assessing th eimpact of physical design optimizations on routing.
*ACM International Symposium on Physical Design*

- R. Arce, M. Jimenez (2003). Integer Pair Representation for Multiple Output Logic.
*47th IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems*

- R. Arce, M. Jimenez (2003). Integer Pair Representation for Multiple Output Logic.
*Proceedings of the Computing Research Conference*

- R. Arce (1994). Multisensory Interface to Allow Blind User Access to Graphics.
*Proceedings of RESNA 1994 Anunual Conference*

**Submitted**
- Francis Castro, Domingo Gómez, Oscar Moreno, Jose R Ortiz Ubarri, Ivelisse Rubio Canabal, Andrew Tirkel, Rafael A. Arce Nazario. Linear Complexity Analysis of Multidimensional Periodic Arrays
- R. Arce, F. N. Castro, R. Figueroa. On the Number of Solutions of $\displaystyle{\sum_{i=1}^k \frac{1}{x_i}=1} $ in Distinct Odd Natural Numbers

## Professional Activities

**Talks**

- On the Number of Solutions of $\Sigma_{i=1}^{k} ]frac{1}{x_i} = 1$ in Distinct Odd Natural Numbers, SIDIM (2010)
- The Reconfigurable Computing Laboratory at the UPR–RP, SIDIM (2010)
- A systolic array based architecture for implementing multivariate polynomial interpolation tasks, SIDIM (2010)
- Partitioning of Discrete Signal Transforms onto Distributed Hardware Architectures , Universidad Politécnica de Puerto Rico (2009)
- New computational Solutions for Latin Square n=6 Orthogonality, UPR-RP (2009)
- High-Level Partitioning of DSP Algorithms for Multi-FPGA Systems - A First Approach, Proceedings of the Computing Research Conference (2004)

## Grants

**Submitted**

**Collaborative Project: A High-level Modeling Framework for Partitioning Signal Processing Systems onto Multicore Architectures , MCDA - NSF**

Role: *PI (Principal Investigator)*

Funds: $900,000

**Current**

**Scholarship fund for excellence in Computer Science and Mathematics, NSF **

Role: *PI (Principal Investigator)*

Start date: September 1, 2014 | End date: August 1, 2017

Funds: $630,217
**Development of engaging and readily transferable laboratory experiences for the introductory programming course, NSF **

Role: *Co-PI (Co-Principal Investigator)*

Start date: September 15, 2013 | End date: September 14, 2013

Funds: $193,997
**CC-NIE Networking Infrastructure: Perimeter Network to Expedite the Transmission of Science Project (PR NETS), NSF **

Role: *Co-PI (Co-Principal Investigator)*

Start date: October 1, 2013 | End date: September 30, 2015

Funds: $499,667

**Completed**

**Asserting Parallel Computational Thinking into Undergraduate 4-year Computer Science Curriculum, CPATH-NSF **

Role: *PI (Principal Investigator)*

Start date: October 1, 2009 | End date: September 30, 2012

Funds: $300,000
**Acquisition of Equipment for the Establishment of a Reconfigurable Computing Center at the University of Puerto Rico, NSF-MRI **

Role: *PI (Principal Investigator)*

Start date: September 30, 2009 | End date: September 30, 2012

Funds: $186,000