Yasser Samayoa studied Electronic Engineering and obtained his licentiate degree from the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Guatemala. He received a M.Sc. in "Communication & Information Technology" at the University of Bremen, Germany. Since October 2013, he has been working towards his Dr.-Ing. (Ph.D.) degree at the Institut für Informationsverarbeitung (TNT) of the Leibniz Universität Hannover.
His research interests are in the fields of digital signal processing (DSP) and information theory, more specifically, topics related to video compression and communications systems, e.g.: