I am currently a Research Associate at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Purdue University. I am also the Chief Technology Officer of Spensa Technologies, a high tech start up company located at the Purdue Research Park. Before joining Purdue, I was an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Federal University of Technology of Parana, Brazil. I received my Ph.D. from Purdue University in 2010. My research interests include sensor networks, computer vision, robotics, and embedded systems.
My research focuses on sensory intelligence and smart devices. It encompasses the concept of ambient intelligence but goes beyond smart homes and buildings to aggregate areas such as agriculture and environmental sensing. It includes the fundamental methods and technologies needed for the design of effective ambient intelligence such as embedded systems, computer vision, wireless sensor/camera networks, and distributed collaborative processing. It is also highly interdisciplinary in the sense that involves not only different areas of electrical and computer engineering but also collaborations with researchers in fields such as agriculture, entomology, and horticulture.
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
465 Northwestern Ave.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1285
hmedeiro (at) purdue (dot) edu