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Dr. Rigoberto Chinchilla, Professor and M.S. in Cybersecurity Coordinator

Office: 3151 - Klehm Hall
Phone: 217-581-8534

Frequently Taught Courses

Courses taught between the 2004-2019 academic years at the College of Business and Applied Sciences,
School of Technology.

  • Biometric Security
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity Seminar
  • Advanced Data Telecommunication
  • Routing and Switching Fundamentals
  • Advanced Routing and Switching
  • Management of Computer Technology
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Java Applications in Technology
  • C# Applications in Technology
  • Statistical Quality Assurance
  • Design for Quality
  • System Simulation
  • Digital Electronics
  • Senior Seminar: Technology and Society


Integrated Engineering (PhD): Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA 2003
Dual degree in Industrial Engineering and Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering (MSc): Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA 1993
Industrial Control/Computer Manufacturing

Electrical Engineering (BSc): UACA, San José, Costa Rica 1986
Electronics/Automatic Control


Research interests include:

- Cyber Security
- Biometrics
- Data Telecommunications
- Applied Statistics
- System Simulation
- Quality Design

Selected Publications

- Implementing Telecommunications Switching and Routing Laboratory Practices: Migration to a Distance-Learning-Based Instruction. 121th ASEE Annual conference and exposition, Indianapolis, IN 2014


o “Methodology for Evaluating Statistical Equivalence in Face Recognition

Using Live Subjects with Dissimilar Skin Tones” 120th ASEE Annual conference and exposition, Atlanta GA 2013


o “Collaboration between Private Sector and Academia: Are We Compromising Our Engineering Programs?” 120th ASEE Annual conference and exposition, Atlanta GA 2013


o “Ethical and Social Consequences of Biometric Technologies: Implementation in Engineering Curriculum” 119th ASEE Annual conference and exposition, San Antonio, TX 2012


o “Ethical and Social Consequences of Biometric Technologies”. Implementation in Engineering Curriculum” 119th ASEE Annual conference and exposition, San Antonio, TX 2012


o Chinchilla, Rigoberto, S. Guccione, J. Tillman, “Wind Power Technologies in the United States: A Technical Comparison between Vertical and Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines” Proceedings of the 2009 Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering Conference, November 12-14, 2009 Louisville, Kentucky, USA


o “Development of a Network Security Laboratory” 2007


o “Technology in Central America and the Impact on CAFTA” Proceedings of the Midwest Association of Latin American Studies (MALAS). St. Louis, MO, November 3-5, 2005”


o “Interleaver Design for The Circular Simplex Turbo Block Coded Modulator (CS-TBCM), “ PhD Dissertation, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, November 2003


o “Characterization of Internet Traffic and User Classification: Foundations for the Next Generation of Network Emulators”. Conference on Telecommunication Sys



                                         TECHNICAL TRAINING (ALL 40-60 LONG TRAINING) 

  • “COMPTIA SECURITY + Certification (2017:LEARNING TREE)
  • “Certified Technical Hacker” (2013: LEARNING TREE)
  • “Securing Networks with PIX and ASA” (2007: NEW HORIZONS)
  • “Deploying Internet and Intranet Firewalls (2006: LEARNING TREE)
  • “Mastering Internet and LAN Security,” (2004: COMPUMASTER)
  • “Automatic Identification: AIDCTI “ (2004: OHIO UNIVERSITY)
  • “ATM 36170 core functions switching,” (2000: NEWBRIDGE)
  • “Broadband CATV Training,“ (1999: PHILLIPS BROADBAND)
  • “High Speed Switching and Gigabit Networks,” (1999: ALCATEL)
  • “Internetworking Design,” (1999: Cisco Certified Course)
  • “Introduction to CISCO Router Configuration,”(1997: Cisco Certified Course)
  • “Advanced CISCO Router Configuration,” (1997: Cisco Certified Course)


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Dr. Steven Daniels
Physics Department Chair
Electrical Engineering Coordinator

Physical Sciences Building
Room 2131
Eastern Illinois University 600 Lincoln Ave
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-3220

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