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NC State University
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Dr. Edgar Lobaton

| Biography

Dr. Lobaton received the B.S. degree in mathematics and the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Seattle University in 2004. He completed his Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer sciences from the University of California, Berkeley in 2009.

He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University. His areas of research include robotics, sensor networks and computer vision. He works on applications ranging from surveillance using smart camera systems to motion planning for medical robotic applications. Prior to joining NCSU, he was awarded the 2009 Computer Innovation Fellows post-doctoral fellowship award and conducted research in the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was also engaged in research at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs in 2005 and 2009.

| Education

  1. 2009 - Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, CA
  2. 2004 - B.S. in Mathematics, Seattle University, WA
  3. 2004 - B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Seattle University, WA

| Primary Research Interests

  1. Communications and Signal Processing (Including Image Analysis and Computer Vision*)
  2. Control, Robotics and Mechatronics (Including Computational Intelligence*, Control, Robotics*)

| Selected Publications

  1. R. Vasudevan, G. Kurillo, E. Lobaton, T. Bernardin, O. Kreylos, R. Bajcsy, K. Nahrstedt, “High Quality Visualization for Geographically Distributed 3D Teleimmersive Applications,” IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, 13(3), 2011, 573-584
  2. E. Lobaton, R. Vasudevan, R. Bajcsy, R. Alterovitz, “Local Occlusion Detection Under Deformations Using Topological Invariants,” European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), Greece, 2010
  3. E. Lobaton, R. Vasudevan, R. Bajcsy, and S.S. Sastry, “A Distributed Topological Camera Network Representation for Tracking Applications,” IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 19(10), 2010, 2516-2529
  4. E. Lobaton, P. Ahammad, and S.S. Sastry, “Building an Algebraic Topological Model of Wireless Camera Networks.” Multi-Camera Networks. Ed. H. Aghajan and A. Cavallaro. Elsevier, 2009, 95-115
  5. E. Lobaton and A. Bayen, "Modeling and Optimization Analysis of a Single-Flagellum Micro-Structure through the Method of Regularized Stokeslets," IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 17(4), 2009, 907-916

| Awards and Honors

  • 2009-2011 - Computer Innovation Fellows Postdoctoral Award
  • 2004-2008 - Bell Labs Graduate Research Fellowship