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Timothy Tuinstra

Tim Tuinstra, PhD

Professor of Electrical Engineering, Head of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering


Dr. Tuinstra came to Cedarville in 2002, bringing a wealth of engineering experience with Department of Defense-related programs. Prior to coming to Cedarville, he was a senior engineer with General Dynamics where he worked on imaging radar and satellite communication systems. Dr. Tuinstra has also engaged in a variety of medical imaging research, including work involving the automatic measuring of pulmonary nodule size from computed tomography images. Currently, in addition to teaching, he is working as a researcher on a pulse doppler radar design with Duotech, an aerospace company in North Carolina. His current engineering interests include signal and image processing and radar systems. Dr. Tuinstra is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Engineering, University of Dayton
  • M.S.E.E., University of Dayton
  • B.S.E.E., Cedarville University

Scholarly Works

  • Automatic Segmentation of Small Pulmonary Nodules in Computed Tomography Data Using a Radial Basis Function Neural Network with Application to Volume Estimation (Timothy R. Tuinstra) Faculty Dissertations (2008)
  • High Resolution Image Reconstruction from Digital Video by Exploitation of Non-global Motion (Timothy R Tuinstra) Engineering and Computer Science Faculty Publications (1998)
  • Segmentation of Pulmonary Nodules in Computed Tomography Using a Regression Neural Network Approach and Its Application to the Lung Image Database Consortium and Image Database Resource Initiative Dataset (Temesguen Messay, Russell C. Hardie and Timothy R. Tuinstra) Medical Image Analysis (2015)
  • Range and Velocity Disambiguation in Medium PRF Radar with the DBSCAN Clustering Algorithm (Timothy R. Tuinstra) National Aerospace Electronics Conference (2016)
  • CedarScope (Timothy R Tuinstra) Engineering and Computer Science Faculty Publications (2011)

View a listing of scholarly works in the Cedarville University Digital Commons ยป


  • Hobbies: Reading and running marathons
  • Spending time with my wife and three sons
  • Ministering in the local church
  • Why Cedarville: Being at CU is an opportunity to invest in the lives of students and to help prepare them to make a difference for Christ in this world. I am passionate that my students learn to see their engineering work as a way that they can glorify God and love their neighbors.