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Edgar Lobaton


Engineering Building II (EB2) 2062


Edgar J. Lobaton is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He joined the department in 2011. Lobaton earned his B.S. in Mathematics and 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. Lobaton was engaged in research at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs in 2005 and 2009.

He was awarded the NSF CAREER Award in 2016. He was also awarded the 2009 Computer Innovation Fellows post-doctoral fellowship and conducted research in the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill from 2009 until 2011. In 2023, he received the William F. Lane Outstanding Teaching and the Winser Alexander Diversity Faculty Awards from the ECE Department. In 2024, he received the University Faculty Scholars and the Outstanding Teacher Awards from NC State.

Area(s) of Expertise

Lobaton's research focuses on the integration of AI, and physical and probabilistic modeling applied to cyber-physical systems in areas such as wearable health monitoring, rehabilitation robotics, agriculture and biological imaging.