Degrees:BSEE Degree, West Virginia University,1966
Mr. Royer is a native of Morgantown, WV. He received the ASEET Degree from William and Mary College in 1962, the BSEE Degree from West Virginia University in 1966 and the MSEE at the University of Michigan in 1967.
He joined Bell Laboratories in 1966 where he became involved in the development of software for the AT&T Electronic Switching Systems and Switching Systems for long-distance traffic. He was granted two patents for this work. In 1971 he was assigned supervisor of development of Fault Recovery Software, and in 1997 became manager of the AT&T operation for development of software for AT&T's domestic and international customers. In 1983, Robert was assigned responsibility for the work of several hundred employees doing software development for Mobile Telephone Systems for the Bell Operating Companies and international customers of AT&T.
In 1990, he was named Vice President of Development for the North American Mobile Telephone Systems, with responsibility for hardware and software development, an operation of about 1100 employees. Six years later he was assigned to the Lucent's GSM Development organization from which he retired.
In addition to his management assignment, Robert has presented many papers at technical conferences and was a technical recruiter at several large universities for Bell Labs. He has served as an active member of the Department's Advisory Committee prior to and after returning from the UK assignment.