Ph.D. Purdue University
Robotic Assistive Technology,
Robotic Vision, Human Robot Interaction,
Visual Sensor Networks, 3D Modelling and Object Recognition
Chair and co-founding member of the
IEEE-CIS Mizzou Chapter
ViGIR Lab has just won the
"Best Lab Exhibit of the EWeek"
Opportunities for Students
If you are a prospective grad student interested in joining
the lab, you MUST first get accepted by the University of Missouri and by one of the departments with which I
am associated (i.e. ECE or CS).
For information on how to apply to our MSc. or PhD programs, please, check the
University GradSchool and its
If you are already a
grad student in our department and need
information on what classes to take, here is a suggestion for a
plan of study
in Robotic Vision. If you are interested in Robotic Control,
this plan of study on Visual Servoing may be more adequate. Other information about our
graduate program and the requirements for a MSc. or PhD can be found
If you are an undergrad looking for tracks, check
ECE2210 - Introduction to Digital Systems (S08)
ECE3210 - Microprocessor Engineering (S11)
ECE3410 - Electronics and Signals (S06, F06, S07, and F07)
ECE4220/7220 - Real Time Embedded Computing (S&F09, S&F10, F11, S&F12, S&F13, S14)
ECE4270/7270 - Microcomputer Architecture and Interfacing (F08, S09, and S11)
ECE4330/7330 - Introduction to Mechatronics and Robotic Vision (Falls: 06-14)
ECE & CS 7720 - Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition (S10-S14)
ECE & CS 8690 - Computer Vision (S11, S13)
Honors, Recognition, and Outstanding Achievements
2011 Excellence in Teaching Award - Missouri Honor Award.Personal
2004 Outstanding Advisor of the Year Nominee from the Office of the Dean of Students at Purdue University.
1998 Maria Canto Neuberger Memorial Research Award from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Purdue University.
1997 Honeywell Teaching Award from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Purdue University.
1996 NSF Grant to participate in the US/Japan Student Forum in Robotics.
1996-1999 PhD. Fellowship, Brazilian Research Council, CNPq.
1993 Scholarship, Brazilian Research Council, CNPq.
Family & Friends