Assistant Professor

Luis A. Duffaut Espinosa is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Vermont. His research interests lie in the intersection of estimation theory, signal processing, control theory and learning technologies with emphasis in approaches that are non-parametric and model-free for applications in power systems, monitoring of environmental systems, quantum control and general modelling of nonlinear systems. Prior to joining the University of Vermont as an assistant professor, he was research assistant professor at the university of Vermont (2016-2019) and was faculty in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of George Mason University (2014-2016). He also held a postdoctoral position at Johns Hopkins University (2010-2011) and a research associate position at the University of New South Wales in Canberra, Australia (2011-2013). He received his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Old Dominion University in 2009, the M.S. degree in mathematics from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú in 2005 and the B.S. degree in physics from the Universidad Nacional de Ingenería in Perú in 2003.


L. A. Duffaut Espinosa and M. Almassalkhi, "A Packetized Energy Management Macromodel with Quality of Service Guarantees for Demand-Side Resources," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 35, no. 5, 2020, 3660-3670.

L. A. Duffaut Espinosa, F. Rosales and A. Posadas, "Embedding Spatial Variability in Rainfall Field Reconstruction," International Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 39, no. 9, 2018, pp. 2884-2905.

W. S. Gray, L. A. Duffaut Espinosa and K. Ebrahimi-Fard, "Discrete-Time Approximations of Fliess Operators: The rational case," Numerische Mathematik, vol. 137, no. 1, 2017, pp. 35-62.

L. A. Duffaut Espinosa et al., "Physical Realizability and Preservation of Commutation and Anticommutation Relations for N-Level Quantum Systems," SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, vol. 54, no. 2, 2016, pp. 632-661.

L. A. Duffaut Espinosa et al., "On the convergence of Fliess operators driven by L2-Ito processes," Stochastics: An International Journal of Probability and Stochastic Processes, vol. 84, no. 4, 2012, pp. 507-532.

Luis Duffaut Espinosa, Ph.D.

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Estimation, signal processing, control systems, stochastic processes, algebraic combinatorics


  • PhD (2009), Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.


  • 802-656-3128
Office Location:

Votey Hall 301-E

  1. Luis' Website

Courses Taught

EE 110 - Control Systems - Spring 2020
EE 171 - Signals & Systems - Fall 2020
EE 371 - Estimation Theory - Spring 2020
EE 275 - Digital Signal Processing - Fall 2019