Guilherme (Gui) N. DeSouza - Mizzou Engineering

Guilherme DeSouza

Guilherme (Gui) N. DeSouza

Associate Professor

325 Naka Hall

Phone: 573-882-5579


Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


Gui N. DeSouza is an associate professor in electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Missouri. Winner of Purdue University’s Honeywell Teaching Award, the Maria Canto Neuberger Research Award and the MU Excellence in Teaching Award, DeSouza came to MU after working as a principal research scientist at Purdue and as a Faculty 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 the same power systems using machine learning, pattern recognition and computational intelligence in general. At MU, DeSouza established the Vision-Guided and Intelligent Robotics Lab. His research has been funded by various grants that amount to close to $30Million in the past 15+ years, from institutions such as NSF, NIH (R15 and R01), USDA, Leonard Wood Institute, VistaCon/Naval Research Lab, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, etc.


PhD from Purdue University
MS from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – COPPE
BS from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro


Vision-Guided and Intelligent Robotics Laboratory

Technical Focus

Robotics and robotic vision
Machine learning and pattern recognition
Robotics in agriculture and animal systems
Human-computer interaction
Robotic assistive technology