September 11, 2008

In April 2008, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) instructor Gabriel DeSouza attended a workshop on Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) in Albuquerque, New Mexico held by the FPGA Mission Assurance Center. In recognition of DeSouza’s participation, the FPGA Mission Assurance Center donated ten advanced Xilinx FPGA boards to ECE to assist in teaching LSU students the intricacies of FPGA design and implementation, including architecture, floor plan and global timing constraints. The generously-donated boards are valued at $1,500.

DeSouza is a LSU double alumnus and eight-year ECE faculty member who is currently pursuing his PhD while serving as instructor of Digital Circuits and Assembly Language in ECE. He also supervises the Digital and Microprocessor Interfacing I and II laboratories. His doctoral research focuses on prescriptive neural networks.


Article by Tammy V. Abshire, Associate Director of Development and Communications, LSU College of Engineering ECE Department, 225-578-5478,



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