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 a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University. Dr. Lobaton joined the department in 2011.

His research focuses on the development of pattern recognition, estimation theory, and statistical and topological-data-analysis tools applied to wearable health monitoring, robotics and computer vision. He was awarded the NSF CAREER Award in 2016. Prior to joining NC State, 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.


  • Ph.D. 2009
    Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
    University of California, Berkeley
  • Bachelor's 2004
    Seattle University
  • Bachelor's 2004
    Electrical Engineering
    Seattle University


  • IEEE
    Senior Member
    Life Member

Awards & Honors

  • 2006 - NSF CAREER Award
  • 2009-2011 - Computer Innovation Fellows Postdoctoral Award
  • 2004-2008 - Bell Labs Graduate Research Fellowship

Recent News

VOC Sensor on Plant
ASSIST and IConS Researchers Part of NSF Convergence Accelerator Grant

Posted on February 20, 2024 | Filed Under: Faculty and News and Research

It seems almost impossible to imagine replicating the impressive olfactory sensing abilities of animals. Indeed, jewel beetles can detect a burning tree 50 miles away, and dogs can sniff out substances at concentrations of one part per tril …

Aysu and Lobaton Named University Faculty Scholars

Posted on February 20, 2024 | Filed Under: Faculty

NC State’s 2023-24 class of University Faculty Scholars was announced today. These 22 early- and mid-career faculty receive this designation in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements and contributions to NC State through the …

Dr. Edgar Lobaton Receives the 2023 William F. Lane Outstanding Teaching Award

Posted on June 6, 2023 | Filed Under: News

Edgar Lobaton, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received the 2023 William F. Lane Outstanding Teaching Award

Media Mentions

Train Activity Recognition Models Using Spectrograms and Computer Vision

September 5, 2022

Students created a set of activities to walk high school students through the entire computer vision pipeline by Jeremy Park and Sanjana Banerjee, who are Graduate Research Assistants and Ph.D. candidates at North Carolina State University, specializing in AI/Machine Learning.

What’s Creepy, Crawly And A Champion Of Neuroscience?

October 22, 2013

NC State professor is in the simulation phase of using swarms of up to 1,000 cockroaches to assist in search-and-rescue operations. Edgar Lobaton, electrical and computer engineering, featured.


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