Gary A. Ybarra

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Professor of the Practice

Dr. Gary Ybarra received his B.S.E.E in 1982, M.S.E.E in 1986 and Ph.D. in 1992 all from North Carolina State University. He joined the ECE Department at Duke in 1993.

Appointments and Affiliations
  • Professor of the Practice
Contact Information:
  • Office Location: 3579 Ciemas, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 660-5220
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    Education, Engineering
    K-12 Education in Science & Mathematics
    Medical Imaging

    Awards, Honors, and Distinctions:

    • Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award, Duke University, School of Engineering, 2002
    • Educator of the Year, IEEE, Southeastern NC Section, 2002
    • K-2 Division Chair's Award, American Society for Engineering Education, 2005

    Courses Taught:
    • ECE 110L9: Fundamentals of Electrical and Computer Engineering - Lab
    • ECE 110L: Fundamentals of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • ECE 486: Wireless Communication Systems
    • ECE 494: Undergraduate Research in Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Representative Publications: (More Publications)
      • Klenk, PA; Ybarra, GA; Jr, RDD, Challenges of introducing engineering in after-school settings, ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings (2012) [abs].
      • Klenk, P; Ybarra, G; D'Agostino, A; Maxa, E; Guerdat, K, Impacts of engineering in 4-H after-school programs, ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings (2010) [abs].
      • Ybarra, GA; Collins, LM; Huettel, LG; Coonley, KD; Massoud, HZ; Board, JA; Cummer, SA; Choudhury, RR; Gustafson, MR; Jokerst, NM; Brooke, MA; Willett, RM; Kim, J; Absher, MS, Integrated sensing and information processing theme-based redesign of the undergraduate electrical and computer engineering curriculum at Duke University, Advances in Engineering Education, vol 2 no. 4 (2010) [abs].
      • Yu, C; Yuan, M; Zhang, Y; Stang, J; George, RT; Ybarra, GA; Joines, WT; Liu, QH, Microwave imaging in layered media: 3-D image reconstruction from experimental data, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol 58 no. 2 (2010), pp. 440-448 [10.1109/TAP.2009.2037770] [abs].
      • Ybarra, GA; Klenk, PA; Simmons, R; Maxa, E; Guerdat, K; D'Agostino, A; Morgan, T; Shaw, N, Work in progress - TechXcite: Discover engineering, Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE (2009) [10.1109/FIE.2009.5350771] [abs].