Luis Felipe Zapata Rivera

Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering
Electrical, Computer & Software Engr Department
College of Engineering

Areas of Expertise

  • Embedded Systems
  • Online Laboratories
  • IoT Systems
  • Information Retrieval
Luis Felipe Zapata Rivera

Dr. Zapata-Rivera earned his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering at Florida Atlantic University in 2019, a Masters in Engineering at EAFIT University in 2013, and  a B.S in Systems Engineering at EAFIT University in 2011. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor Computer, Electrical, and Software Engineering (CESE) Department at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott campus, Chair of the IEEE Education Society - Standards Committee, Vice-Chair of the IEEE Standard 1876-2019 Networked Smart Learning Objects for Online Laboratories, and member of the P2834 - Standard for Secure and Trusted Learning Systems working group.

In the past, Dr. Zapata-Rivera worked as Research Assistant at Florida Atlantic University, LACCEI and EAFIT University. His research areas include Online Laboratories, Online Assessment Systems, Microcontrollers, and IoT Systems. Dr. Zapata-Rivera has developed software systems for automatic assessment (computer-based testing), platforms for the management of online laboratories and virtual immersive platforms for hosting virtual events. He has published several conference and journal papers on online laboratories, assessment tools for education and software architecture design and implementation.

  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Engineering, Florida Atlantic University
  • M. - Master in Engineering, Universidad EAFIT
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering and Operations Res, Universidad EAFIT

  • CEC 470: Computer Architecture
  • CS 125: Computer Science I
  • CS 125L: Computer Science I Lab
  • CEC 326: Fund of App Micro Lab
  • CEC 320: Microprocessor Systems
  • CEC 322: Microprocessor Systems Lab

EGR115 – Intro to Programming for Engineers

  • ​IEEE Senior Member, since 2021
  • IEEE Standards Association Member, since 2019
  • IEEE Education Society Member, since 2015
  • Chair of the IEEE Education Society Standards Committee, since 2021
  • Vice-Chair of the IEEE Std. 1876 - 2019 Standards on Networked Smart Learning Objects for Online Laboratories, since 2017
  • Member of the IEEE SA P2834 Standards on Secure and Trusted Learning Systems Working Group, since 2020
  • Associate Editor of IEEE Journal of Latin-American Learning Technologies (IEEE-RITA), since 2019
  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) Honor Society, since 2018.
  • Tau Beta Pi (TBP) Engineering Honor Society member, since 2017
  • Tau Beta Pi (TBP) Engineering Honor Society Faculty Co-Advisor of Arizona Delta Chapter, since 2021
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) member, since 2016
  • Co-Editor LACCEI International Multi-Conference Proceedings, since 2016