Dr. Rivera's research explores manufacturing and rapid prototyping technologies like 3D printing. His work is focused on inventing and investigating novel fabrication techniques, algorithms for computational design, and sustainable materials for applications in interactive systems (sensors, actuators, and displays), smart textiles, and biodegradable electronics. His work aims to advance science and engineering while positively impacting people, society and the environment.
Human-Computer Interaction, Computational Fabrication, Digital Fabrication, Small-Scale Manufacturing, Rapid Prototyping, Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing, Smart Materials, Bio-based Materials, Environmental Sustainability
ATLS 3300 - Object: Introduction to Physical Computing
Introduces the fundamentals of physical computing. This class is an exploration of computing that starts from the perspective that humans are fundamentally physical beings. Students will design projects that interact with humans and the physical world and will learn to integrate sensors, motors, and simple electronics into creative projects. Projects will include interactive installations, art projects, games, and audio controllers.
ATLS 7500 - ATLAS Graduate Research Methods
The objective of this course is to provide a primer for key methodological approaches used in the field. Students will investigate a broad set of techniques for conducting theoretical, design, and experimental research. They will explore how to formulate and investigate research questions using these methods. Topics covered will include basic research ethics, research project design, approaches to constructing theory, research through design techniques, and methods for experimental study. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
CSCI 4830 - Special Topics in Computer Science
Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
Covers topics of interest in computer science at the senior undergraduate level. Content varies from semester to semester. Only 9 credit hours from CSCI 4830 and/or CSCI 4831 can count toward Computer Science BS or BA.