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Dr R Stephen Gibbs

[Dr Ralph Stephen Gibbs]

Other Faculty, Electrical Engineering
Last Updated: April 14, 2021
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Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Focus on Embedded Microcontrollers and Communications

Biography

Biography

Over 45 years of progressive experience in Electrical Engineering, Cellular/PCS, Telephony, Electronics, and Radio Communications, including educational, management, technical, and consulting responsibilities.

Education

Education

    • 2003 PhD in Electrical Engineering
      Univ Texas Dallas
    • 1998 MS in Electrical Engineering
      Univ Texas Dallas
    • 1991 BS in Electrical Engineering
      Univ Texas Dallas

Licensure and Certifications

Licensure and Certifications

    • 1975 First Class RadioTelephone license, FCC
    • 2008 Extra Class Ham Radio certificate, FCC

Appointments

Appointments

    • Jan 1989 to Jan 2004 Program Manager
      Ericsson Inc. (Richardson, TX, United States)
      Program Manager, Benchmarking. Directed the on-site collection and analysis of wireless voice and data network metrics in markets throughout the United States then presented the analyses to the customer. Responsible for staffing, schedule, budget, processes andthe technical accuracy of the work performed.Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Dallas. Special assignment from Ericsson to develop and teach undergraduate telecommunications curriculum. See below.Manager, Competence Management. Participated on corporate task force to determine strategic skills needed to support core competencies. Defined competence profiles for several departments.Implemented competence managementfor the Product Management department. 1989 -2004 Manager, Technical Sales Support. Senior Manager, recruited to redefine and rebuild the Technical Sales Support function. Identified customer needs and determined the appropriate Ericsson solution to the customers’ needs. Provided customer feedback to the Research and Development function, involving the definition of new market niches. Worked closely with Engineering and Product specialists ensuring that Ericsson’s proposed solutions to RFPs and RFIs properly addressed the customer’s needs. Provided product training to sales and marketing staff. Analyzed inter-departmental processes, planning, documenting, and implementing changes to enable Ericsson to better meet customer expectations. Worked with Malcolm Baldrige criteria to improve internal operations. Serve as member of Ericsson-wide task force introducing Strategic Competence Management to the North American organization. Planned, chaired, and presented technical sessions for industry forums.Manager, Systems Instruction and Development. First manager of Technical Instruction group responsible for cellular systems related courses, including SS7, IS-41, Operation Support Systems, Cellular Digital Packet Data, Voice Messaging, TDMAand GSM Air Interfaces and Power. Prior to management, taught/developed Operation and Maintenance classes covering both Switch and Radio Base Station.Responsible for staffing, schedule, and budget
    • Jan 1993 to Jan 2003 Adjunct Assistant Professor
      Engineering and Computer Science, University of Texas at Dallas (Richardson, TX, United States)
      Adjunct Assistant Professor, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science. Defined, developed, and taught the Electrical Engineering program’s first classes in telecom: Wireless Telephony, Wireless System Design, Telecommunications Switching and Transmission, and Data Networks. Taught Electrical Engineering classes including Fundamentals of Electronics, Signals and Systems, Digital Communications, Probability and Statistics, and Advanced Engineering Mathematics. Presented seminars that covered Fiber Optics/SONET and Bluetooth. Directed students taking Senior Design Project in the design of wireless systems and hardware/software based projects. Led the team which redesigned the Communications Systems Labs and rewrote the Communications Systems Lab Manual. Participated in Entrepreneurial Engineering/Business class as the Engineering faculty member. Assisted in recruiting through High School visits, on-campus recruiting presentations, and UTD sponsored High School electronics competitions, including preparation and administration of the state-wide VICA SkillsUSA electronics exam. Tutored winners of the state-wide competition for the national competition, where all scored in the top 10. Received the EE Department Instructor of Excellence award for 1999 –2000.
    • Jan 1995 to Jan 1996 Instructor
      Collin County Community College (Plano, TX, United States)
      Instructor. Taught Continuing Education classes in Cellular Telephony and Signaling System 7.
    • Jan 1989 to 1989 Instructor
      Video Technical Institute (Dallas, TX, United States)
      Instructor. Taught theory and lab sections of core course in Telecommunications curriculum. Invited to serve on Telecommunications Advisory Board after leaving to work at Ericsson.
    • Jan 1984 to Jan 1989 Owner
      RSG Services (Carrollton, TX, United States)
      Owner. Designed, built, and installed control and interface circuits for telephone systems and signaling systems for doctors’ offices.
    • Jan 1982 to Jan 1989 Director of Electronic Services.
      Billing and alternative long distance services, Dallas Theological Seminary (Dallas, TX, United States)
      Director of Electronic Services. Managed campus phone system;implementedcomputerized departmental billing and alternative long distance services; and performedall PBX administration and maintenance. Supervised switchboard operators and electronic technicians. Maintained campus audio and video equipment.
    • Jan 1980 to Jan 1982 Aircraft Electronics Technician
      Aeroplace Avionics (Addison, TX, United States)
      Aircraft Electronics Technician. Repaired aircraft communications and navigation equipment. Certified by the FAA to operate an FAA authorized repair shop.
    • Jan 1977 to Jan 1979 Electronic Technician
      SIM International (Jos, Nigeria)
      Electronics Technician. Maintained avionics for organization’s fleet of aircraft. Maintained Single Side Band radio network, installing and repairing radio equipment and antenna systems throughout the Nigeria.
    • Jan 1969 to Jan 1977 Communications Technician and Avionics Technician in land-and carrier-based shops world-wide / Shift Supervisor for Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department repair shop.
      US Navy (United States)

Memberships

    • Jan 2004 to Present ASEE
      Member
    • Jan 1990 to Present IEEE
      Senior Member

Support & Funding

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • Nov 2007 to Aug 2008 Industrial Graduate Student research Agreement sponsored by  -  $17424
      R Gibbs (Funded)
    • Sept 2006 to Apr 2007 Extraction of Intelligent Information from Mechanical CAD Drawings (IRA for Vishal Dalmiya) sponsored by  -  $20196
      R Gibbs (Funded)

Courses

      • EE 3310-001 ADVANCED MICROCONTROLLERS
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • EE 3310-101 ADVANCED MICROCONTROLLERS
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • EE 3310-102 ADVANCED MICROCONTROLLERS
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • EE 3310-1
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Fall - 2020
      • EE 3310-001 ADVANCED MICROCONTROLLERS
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • EE 3310-1
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Spring - 2020
      • EE 3310-001 ADVANCED MICROCONTROLLERS
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • EE 5191-001 ADV STUDY ELECTRICAL ENGRG
        (Course Id: 102945)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • EE 3310-001 ADVANCED MICROCONTROLLERS
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • EE 5191-001 ADV STUDY ELECTRICAL ENGRG
        (Course Id: 102945)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2019
      • EE 5191-001 ADV STUDY ELECTRICAL ENGRG
        (Course Id: 102945)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • EE 3310-001 ADVANCED MICROCONTROLLERS
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • EE 3310-101 ADVANCED MICROCONTROLLERS
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • EE 3310-102 ADVANCED MICROCONTROLLERS
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • EE 5191-001 ADV STUDY ELECTRICAL ENGRG
        (Course Id: 102945)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • EE 3310-001 ADVANCED MICROCONTROLLERS
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • EE 3310-101 ADVANCED MICROCONTROLLERS
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • EE 3310-102 ADVANCED MICROCONTROLLERS
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • EE 5191-001 ADV STUDY ELECTRICAL ENGRG
        (Course Id: 102945)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018
      • EE 5191-001 ADV STUDY ELECTRICAL ENGRG
        (Course Id: 102945)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • EE 3310-001 ADVANCED MICROCONTROLLERS
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • EE 3310-101 ADVANCED MICROCONTROLLERS
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • EE 3310-102 ADVANCED MICROCONTROLLERS
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • EE 5191-001 ADV STUDY ELECTRICAL ENGRG
        (Course Id: 102945)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • EE 3310-001 ADVANCED MICROCONTROLLERS
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • EE 3310-101 ADVANCED MICROCONTROLLERS
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • EE 3310-102 ADVANCED MICROCONTROLLERS
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • EE 5191-001 ADV STUDY ELECTRICAL ENGRG
        (Course Id: 102945)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2017
      • EE 5191-001 ADV STUDY ELECTRICAL ENGRG
        (Course Id: 102945)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • EE 3310-001 DIGITAL LOGIC/MICROPROCESSOR 2
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • EE 3310-101 DIGITAL LOGIC/MICROPROCESSOR 2
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • EE 3310-102 DIGITAL LOGIC/MICROPROCESSOR 2
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • EE 3310-001 DIGITAL LOGIC/MICROPROCESSOR 2
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • EE 3310-101 DIGITAL LOGIC/MICROPROCESSOR 2
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • EE 3310-102 DIGITAL LOGIC/MICROPROCESSOR 2
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • EE 3310-001 DIGITAL LOGIC/MICROPROCESSOR 2
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • EE 3310-101 DIGITAL LOGIC/MICROPROCESSOR 2
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • EE 3310-102 DIGITAL LOGIC/MICROPROCESSOR 2
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • EE 3310-001 DIGITAL LOGIC/MICROPROCESSOR 2
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • EE 3310-101 DIGITAL LOGIC/MICROPROCESSOR 2
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • EE 3310-102 DIGITAL LOGIC/MICROPROCESSOR 2
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • EE 3310-001 DIGITAL LOGIC/MICROPROCESSOR 2
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • EE 3310-101 DIGITAL LOGIC/MICROPROCESSOR 2
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • EE 3310-102 DIGITAL LOGIC/MICROPROCESSOR 2
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • EE 3310-001 DIGITAL LOGIC/MICROPROCESSOR 2
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • EE 3310-101 DIGITAL LOGIC/MICROPROCESSOR 2
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • EE 3310-102 DIGITAL LOGIC/MICROPROCESSOR 2
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • EE 3310-001 DIGITAL LOGIC/MICROPROCESSOR 2
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • EE 3310-101 DIGITAL LOGIC/MICROPROCESSOR 2
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • EE 3310-102 DIGITAL LOGIC/MICROPROCESSOR 2
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • EE 3310-001 DIGITAL LOGIC/MICROPROCESSOR 2
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • EE 3310-101 DIGITAL LOGIC/MICROPROCESSOR 2
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • EE 3310-102 DIGITAL LOGIC/MICROPROCESSOR 2
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • EE 4391-012 ADV PROB ELECTRICAL ENGR
        (Course Id: 102934)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • EE 3310-001 DIGITAL LOGIC/MICROPROCESSOR 2
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • EE 3310-101 DIGITAL LOGIC/MICROPROCESSOR 2
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • EE 3310-102 DIGITAL LOGIC/MICROPROCESSOR 2
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • EE 3310-001 DIGITAL LOGIC/MICROPROCESSOR 2
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • EE 3310-101 DIGITAL LOGIC/MICROPROCESSOR 2
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • EE 3310-102 DIGITAL LOGIC/MICROPROCESSOR 2
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • EE 2341-001 DIGITAL CIRCUITS DESIGN
        (Course Id: 102870)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • EE 2341-101 DIGITAL CIRCUITS DESIGN
        (Course Id: 102870)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • EE 2341-102 DIGITAL CIRCUITS DESIGN
        (Course Id: 102870)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • EE 2341-103 DIGITAL CIRCUITS DESIGN
        (Course Id: 102870)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • EE 3310-001 DIGITAL LOGIC/MICROPROCESSOR 2
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • EE 3310-101 DIGITAL LOGIC/MICROPROCESSOR 2
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • EE 3310-102 DIGITAL LOGIC/MICROPROCESSOR 2
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • EE 2341-001 DIGITAL CIRCUITS DESIGN
        (Course Id: 102870)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • EE 2341-002 DIGITAL CIRCUITS DESIGN
        (Course Id: 102870)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • EE 2341-003 DIGITAL CIRCUITS DESIGN
        (Course Id: 102870)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • EE 2341-004 DIGITAL CIRCUITS DESIGN
        (Course Id: 102870)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • EE 3310-001 DIGITAL LOGIC/MICROPROCESSOR 2
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • EE 3310-002 DIGITAL LOGIC/MICROPROCESSOR 2
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • EE 3310-003 DIGITAL LOGIC/MICROPROCESSOR 2
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • EE 3310-001 MICROPROCESSORS
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2011
      • EE 3310-003 MICROPROCESSORS
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2011
      • EE 2341-001 DIGITAL CIRCUITS DESIGN
        (Course Id: 102870)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • EE 2341-002 DIGITAL CIRCUITS DESIGN
        (Course Id: 102870)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • EE 2341-003 DIGITAL CIRCUITS DESIGN
        (Course Id: 102870)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • EE 2341-004 DIGITAL CIRCUITS DESIGN
        (Course Id: 102870)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • EE 2341-006 DIGITAL CIRCUITS DESIGN
        (Course Id: 102870)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • EE 3310-001 MICROPROCESSORS
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • EE 3310-002 MICROPROCESSORS
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • EE 3310-003 MICROPROCESSORS
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • EE 3310-004 MICROPROCESSORS
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • EE 2341-001 DIGITAL CIRCUITS DESIGN
        (Course Id: 102870)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • EE 2341-002 DIGITAL CIRCUITS DESIGN
        (Course Id: 102870)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • EE 2341-003 DIGITAL CIRCUITS DESIGN
        (Course Id: 102870)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • EE 2341-004 DIGITAL CIRCUITS DESIGN
        (Course Id: 102870)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • EE 3310-004 MICROPROCESSORS
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • EE 3310-005 MICROPROCESSORS
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • EE 3310-006 MICROPROCESSORS
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • EE 5392-012 PROJECT IN ELEC ENGR
        (Course Id: 103039)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • EE 5698-012 THESIS
        (Course Id: 103044)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • EE 3341-001 DIGITAL CIRCUITS DESIGN
        (Course Id: 102870)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2010
      • EE 3341-002 DIGITAL CIRCUITS DESIGN
        (Course Id: 102870)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2010
      • EE 3341-003 DIGITAL CIRCUITS DESIGN
        (Course Id: 102870)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2010
      • EE 5392-012 PROJECT IN ELEC ENGR
        (Course Id: 103039)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2010
      • EE 3310-001 MICROPROCESSORS
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • EE 3310-002 MICROPROCESSORS
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • EE 3310-003 MICROPROCESSORS
        (Course Id: 102858)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • EE 5398-012 THESIS
        (Course Id: 103040)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • EE 5698-012 THESIS
        (Course Id: 103044)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • EE 4391-001 ADV PROB ELECTRICAL ENGR
        (Course Id: 102934)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • EE 5391-013 ADV STUDY IN ELEC ENGR
        (Course Id: 103038)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • EE 2315-002 CIRCUIT ANALYSIS I
        (Course Id: 102830)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • EE 4349-001 ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT
        (Course Id: 111018)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • EE 5398-013 THESIS
        (Course Id: 103040)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • EE 5698-013 THESIS
        (Course Id: 103044)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009

Service to the University

    • Apr 2018 to  Present Chairperson
      Canvas
    • Feb 2018 to  Present Faculty Advisor
      Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship
      Provide Faculty Interface as needed between the Chi Alpha organization and UTA. Register the organization each year.
    • Feb 2017 to  Present College of Engineering Representative to this Activity
      Veterans Programs
      Attend monthly meetings Participate in Veteran-focused activities Be available to discuss vet and academic issues with vets.
    • Dec 2016 to  Present Faculty Advisor
      Graduate Advising
      Academic Advisor to MS Electrical Engineering students
      Admissions Officer to prospective MSEE students
      Records Verification Contact for MSEE graduates
    • Jan 2015 to  Present Hearing Officer
      Office of Student Conduct
      Serve as Hearing Officer for cases involving students accused of unacceptable/forbidden conduct. Determine responsibility/non-responsibility. Recommend punishment/corrective action.
    • Jan 2012 to  Present Task Force Member
      Emergency Management
      Be prepared to provide communication services to local Fire, EMS, and Hospitals if a disaster were to shut down UTA's existing communication links.
    • May 2008 to  May 2010 Faculty Advisor
      Undergraduate Advising
      Advise Undergraduate students, assisting with course selection and generally encouraging them as they pursued their BSEE degrees.
    • Aug 2004 to  May 2007 Faculty Advisor
      Graduate Advising
      Evaluate MS Applications, Advise MS and PhD students.

Service to the Community

Service to the Community

    • Jan 2011 to  Present
      Chaplain (Carrollton, Texas, United States)
      Carrollton TX Police Department
    • Jan 2008 to  Present
      Board Member (Fort Worth, Texas, United States)
      Engineering Technology, Tarrant County College South Campus
    • Jan 1985 to  Present
      Parent
      Foster Parent
    • Jan 1998 to  Jan 2002
      Board Member (Carrollton, Texas, United States)
      Media Arts and Technology Academy, R.L. Turner High School
    • Jan 1997 to  Jan 1998
      Treasurer
      DeWitt Perry Middle School PTA
    • Jan 1994 to  Jan 1996
      President (Carrollton, Texas, United States)
      Carrollton Elementary PTA