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Dale R. Thompson, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor
Computer Science and Computer Engineering Department
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
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Dale R. Thompson’s research interests are computer and network systems, security, privacy, and radio frequency identification (RFID).  Recently, his research has focused on RFID security including RFID fingerprinting that verifies the identity of a tag based upon its radio frequency (RF) fingerprint to detect counterfeit tags.  He currently is an Associate Professor with the Computer Science and Computer Engineering (CSCE) Department at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA and teaches Computer Networks, Network Security, Radio Frequency Identification Information Systems Security (RFID INFOSEC), Network Performance Evaluation, and Computer Systems Modeling.

Dr. Thompson received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, USA in 1990 and 1992, respectively.  He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA in 2000.  Before coming to the University of Arkansas in 2000, he worked as an Electronics Engineer in the communications group at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg, MS, USA from 1992 to 2000.