NMSU graduate recognized among the country’s top engineers and scientists in the Hispanic community

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico (KTSM) – An electrical engineering graduate from New Mexico State University has been named Great Minds in STEM’s Most Promising Engineer.

Recognized among the best American engineers and scientists of the Hispanic community by GMis, Gregorio H. Hinojos obtained two bachelor’s degrees in electrical and computer engineering in May 2011. He then obtained in May 2013 a master’s degree in electrical engineering from NMSU.

“The NMSU prepared me to be ready to excel in the industry, it provided me with the tools and skills to contribute and make a difference in my first role at Raytheon,” said Hinojos.

While working on his masters degree, Hinojos was offered a job with Raytheon Technologies and moved to Tuscon, Arizona after graduating.

Hinojos is now Section Head, Senior Software Engineer and Subject Matter Expert in Raytheon’s Strategic Missile Defense, Strategic and Naval Systems Software Product Engineering Center.

“Greg (Hinojos) was a great student to have in the classroom and to work with on research. He worked very hard and was very motivated to succeed. Greg, early on, connected well in signal processing with his math and programming skills and saw the wonderful applications, ”said Phillip DeLeon, associate vice president of research and scientific director of NMSU. As a professor of electrical engineering, DeLeon was Hinojos’ master’s thesis supervisor.

DeLeon and Hinojos wrote “Face Recognition using Distributed, Mobile Computing” in the proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing. ICASSP is the IEEE Signal Processing Society’s flagship conference on signal processing and its applications are among the top publications according to Google Scholar.

“Dr. DeLeon has been one of the main drivers of my success at NMSU and further in my career. He has always provided advice and inspired me to be better throughout my time at NMSU,” said declared Hinojos.

GMiS winners will receive their prizes at a gala at the GMiS annual conference in October.

Great Minds in STEM is the gateway for Hispanics to science, technology, engineering, and math. Founded in 1989, GMiS is a non-profit organization that focuses on STEM awareness programs for kindergarten through career students. GMiS provides resources for the recognition and recruitment of Hispanics into STEM nationally, connecting several fields of engineering and science arenas with the general population.

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