BILLO, Dr. Richard
622 Nedderman Hall
Arlington, TX 76019
Phone: 817-272-2708
Richard E. Billo is Associate Dean for Engineering Research at the University of Texas at Arlington. For almost 20 years, Dr. Billo has conducted research in many facets of AIDC including wireless technologies, bar code technologies, two-dimensional symbologies, contact memory technology, and direct part marking. He has published over 60 refereed papers, and been awarded over $50 million in funded research grants and gifts. Through newly developed courses in AIDC at both Oregon State University and the University of Pittsburgh, over 1,000 engineering students received hands-on education in the design, implementation and usage of AIDC systems. Most of the equipment for this education of students was generously supplied by AIM and the AIDC equipment community. For the AIDC industry, Dr. Billo specialized in product development and product performance testing for the various standards bodies, federal agencies and AIDC manufacturers and user companies. Of particular note, in collaboration with his colleague Dr. Marlin Mickle, they performed the first comprehensive testing that was done to aid ANSI in the selection decision of the American national standard for passive RFID tag systems. Another key project of note was prototype development of the biometric identification system currently in use by the U.S. Visits program, a project Dr. Billo conducted in collaboration with his colleagues Dr. Andrew Longacre and Dr. David Porter. Dr. Billo has conducted research for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Defense Logistics Agency, the National Science Foundation, and such companies as Intel, Hewlett Packard, Fed Ex Ground, UPS, and a number of AIDC manufacturers such as PSC, Handheld Products, SAVI Technologies, and Fox IV Technologies. He currently serves on the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Radio Frequency Identification Technology and Applications. In addition to his recent selection into membership of the AIDC 100, Dr. Billo has been recognized by his peers through past awards for the Intel Faculty Fellowship, the University of Pittsburgh Board of Visitors Outstanding Faculty Award, and the Whiteford Faculty Fellowship