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Thomas Becker, MSEE

Adjunct Faculty Member

Email: tfbecker@callutheran.edu
Phone: (805)-405-1728
Office: D Building


Mr. Becker is adjunct professor teaching IT and CS courses at CLU. He is a  Vietnam-era veteran who served in the US Navy for 6 years where he was involved in communications and crytography equiment at several naval installations and ships. After graduating from the University of Dayton with a BSEE degree, he was employed at Hughes Researh Labs where he designed electron beam lithography machines. At Hughes he was awarded a Hughes fellowhip and graduated from USC with a degree in Computer Architecture. He was employed at Texas Instruments for 22 years where he was involved in disk drive architectures, integrated circuit design, and a wide variety of customer applications using Digital Signal processors. He was Applications Manager at Vitesse Semiconductor where he wrote papers on GaAS semiconductors and delivered on them at WESCON in 1986.

Since 1982 he has taught courses in Computer Architecture, BASIC, PASCAL, and C++ at Cal

Lutheran and Moorpark College, and he taught DSP customer courses at Texas Instruments. Currently he teaches at CLU and at Westlake High School where he is a boys soccer coach.



  • BS Electrical Engineering, University of Dayton
  • Hughes Research Labs Masters Fellowhip
  • MS Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California


  • CISC Computer Architecture
  • RISC MIPS and ARM Architecutres
  • TMS320 Digital Signal Processing Architectures
  • Algorithm Analysis
  • Embedded processors - Arduino systems
  • Public speaking
  • Technical Interviewing techniques


  • 1986 WESCON paper "Designing with GaAs Processors and Memories”
  • 1987 EDN Magazine article "GaAs Bit Slice Devices"