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Gina Smith

   Member of VSB
Sr Systems & Electrical Engineer
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Primary Discipline: Science and Technology / Engineering / Electrical Engineering
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Member Type: Consultant
Last Login: Oct 19, 2013
Member Since: Dec 04, 2011

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Morgan State University (Education, 4 Year/4 Year + Grad, MD, United States) - Primary Affiliation
Systems Engineering Global Inc. (Corporation, Other, MD, United States)

Contact Information

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Address: , MD 21220 United States
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Skills and Interests

Experienced FPGA designer and developer including troubleshooting FPGA and CPLD designs. Wrote book on FPGAs.
Sr Systems Engineer with Masters from Johns Hopkins University. I provide systems engineering services for companies that develop radar, avionics, chem-bio, crypto, communications and medical systems.

Education History

AAS Electronics Engineering Technology (08/1991)
Wake Technical Community College
BS Electrical Engineering (Magna Cum Laude) (05/1995)
NC A&T State University
MS Systems Engineering (4.0 GPA) (05/2005)
Johns Hopkins University


Sr Electrical/Systems Engineer Consultant (06/2005 - Current) Systems Engineering Global Inc
Sr Electrical Engineer (06/1998 - 06/2005) Raytheon
Electrial Engineer (06/1995 - 06/1998) Northrop Grumman


Smith, Gina, R. (2010). FPGAs 101. Elsevier.
Smith, Gina, R. (2008). The art of FPGA construction. in Embedded Systems Design


Internal Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
Member 06/2002 - Current
Women in Defense (WID)
Member 07/2010 - Current
Johns Hopkins Alumni Association
Member 01/2005 - Current

Honors and Awards

Eta Kappa Nu (12/1993)
Electrical Engineering honor society.
Graduation Marshal (08/1993)
Performed while at Wake Technical Community College.
Who's Who (12/1992)
Tau Beta Pi (01/1992)
Engineering honor society.
Alpha Lambda Delta (01/1992)
Honor society
Dean's List (12/1991)
Every semester while at NC A&T.
Academic Achievement Award (12/1991)
Electrical Engineering department award, received each semester while at NC A&T.
National Dean's List (12/1991)
Received all 4 years while at NC A&T.
Dean's List (06/1989)

Teaching Experience

Microprocessors Applications (Winter 2011)
Morgan State University - Electrical Engineering
This course provides an overview of microprocessors, microcontrollers and FPGAs. Students learn to design and troubleshoot utilizing those devices.


Save Money by Paying Attention to Details, 12/04/2011
Presents several ways small businesses could save money by paying attention to details. I shared ways I save clients money & time by paying attention to details.