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Guilherme DeSouza Associate Professor


Guilherme DeSouza is an associate professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. Winner of Purdue University’s Honeywell Teaching Award, the Maria Canto Neuberger Research Award and the Excellence in Teaching Award, DeSouza came to MU after working as a principal research scientist at Purdue and as a senior lecturer at the University of Western Australia. He also worked for more than 10 years at the Brazilian Power Systems Research Center on distributed and real-time systems for supervisory control and data acquisition and on diagnostic of power systems using machine learning, pattern recognition and computational intelligence. DeSouza has established the Vision-Guided and Intelligent Robotics Lab with funds from the Leonard Wood Institute, VistaCon/Naval Research Lab, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the MU Research Board.

Technical Focus

  • Robotics and robotic vision
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Robotic assistive technology


  • PhD from Purdue University
  • MS and BS from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro