College of Science and Engineering
- Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Cyber Engineering
- Assistant Dean, Strategic Initiatives (Engineering)
- PhD, in Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio
- MS, in Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio
- BS, in Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio
Courses Taught at HCU
- Engineering Cyber Projects I (ENSC 1411)
- Engineering Cyber Projects II (ENSC 1412)
- Introduction to Microprocessors & Digital Design (ELEN 2341)
- Electrical Engineering and Circuits (ENSC 2361)
- Special Topics/Independent Study (ENSC 4381)
Courses Taught at UTSA
- Analysis and Design of Control Systems (EE 3413)
- Intelligent Control (EE 4733)
- Linear Systems and Control (EE 5143)
- Hands-on project-based learning in electrical and cyber engineering. Teaching specialty areas include control systems, artificial intelligence, and data science.
Research Interests and Publications
- Research interests include computational systems biology, artificial intelligence and deep learning, non-linear control systems and adaptive control systems.
- Ramirez, R., Herrera, A.M., Ramirez, J., Qian, C.,Melton, D.W., Shireman, P.K., and Jin, Y.F. (2019). Deriving a Boolean dynamics to reveal macrophage activation with in vitro temporal cytokine expression profiles. BMC Bioinformatics 20, 725.
- Jin Y, An Q, Qian C, Ramirez R, Nelson R, Improve Engineering Student Engagement through In-Class and Out-Class Interactions, ASEE GSW Annual meeting, Balor, March 2019.
- Ramirez, R.; Chiu, Y.C.; Hererra, A.; Mostavi, M.; Ramirez, J.; Chen, Y.; Huang, Y.; Jin, Y.F. Classification of Cancer Types Using Graph Convolutional Neural Networks. Front. Phys. 2020, 8, 203.
- Ramirez R, Chiu YC, Zhang S, Ramirez J, Chen Y, Huang Y, et al. Prediction and interpretation of cancer survival using graph convolution neural networks.Methods. 2021;doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ymeth.2021.01.004.
Committee Service/Offices Held
- College of Science and Engineering Undergraduate Research Committee (Fall 2020- Current)
- College of Science and Engineering Active Learning Committee (Fall 2020- Current)
- Member of the UTSA Graduate Council (2017-2019)
Awards and Honors
- Outstanding Graduate Research Award (UTSA)
- Advised senior design group to best project in the college of engineering (Spring 2019) and first in regional entrepreneurship in design.
Previous Academic/Professional Positions
- Graduate Teaching Fellow, The university of Texas at San Antonio (2016-2020)
- Graduate Engineer, Southwest Research Institute (2016-2020)
- Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- Member of American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)