Gabriel Rios-Rojas

Assistant Professor, Global Engineering


Gabriel  is an electrical engineer who got his bachelor’s degree at the “Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana” in his native country, Colombia. He also holds a Master’s degree in Telecommunications from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He had the opportunity to work in technology in public and private companies for 25+ years. He occupied many positions, ranging from internship student, network’s engineer, and planning engineer, to planning director, and technology relationship manager. During that time and before he joined Purdue, he also worked for 10+ years as a part-time professor in a graduate engineering school. Gabriel started teaching classes at the School of Languages and Cultures at Purdue in Fall 2018 and since Fall 2021 he has dedicated 50% of his time with the Office of Professional Practice, teaching intercultural courses and advising students. In his free time, he enjoys mountain biking, traveling with his wife Lucy, and talking about sciences, cars, airplanes, and new developments with his sons Andres and Federico.