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Luis Rivera

Luis Rivera, Assistant Teaching Professor

Electrical Engineering & Computer Science


Luis Rivera obtained a B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering from Del Valle University, Guatemala, in 2006. He worked for the Mathematics and Physics departments at Del Valle from 2007 to 2009. He was granted a Fulbright scholarship, and received the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri in 2011. He continued his graduate studies at the University of Missouri, working at the Vision-Guided and Intelligent Robotics Lab, and he received the Ph.D degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2016.

His research interests are in the areas of machine learning and pattern recognition applied to Robotic Assistive Technology. He worked on systems and interfaces for controlling assistive technology devices such as power wheelchairs, using surface EMG signals, head motion, speech, etc. He also worked on methods for detecting patterns in mixed signals, with applications in terahertz and assistive technology.

He currently teaches courses on Circuit Theory, Software Design and Embedded Systems at the University of Missouri.


  • BS Electronics Engineering from Del Valle University, Guatemala
  • MS Electrical Engineering from University of Missouri PhD
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Missouri

Technical Focus

Machine Learning
Pattern Recognition
Robotic Assistive Technology

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