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Lin, Ming

Dr. Barry Mersky and Capital One Endowed Professor
Distinguished University Professor
Computer Science
Maryland Robotics Center
Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Institute for Systems Research
5162 Brendan Iribe Center


University of Maryland Has Strong Presence at ICRA 2024

Researchers detail advancements in navigation, trajectory planning.

Dinesh Manocha Inducted into IEEE VGTC Virtual Reality Academy

Manocha has been recognized for his significant contributions to the field of virtual reality.

Balachandran, Cameron, Yu Receive 2024 MURI Award

A multidisciplinary team of researchers will study complexity science.

New Research Suggests Gossip “Not Always a Bad Thing”

A study by UMD and Stanford researchers suggests the behavior may have an adaptive function.

Ingestible Capsule Technology Research on Front Cover of Journal

University of Maryland researchers published in Advanced Healthcare Materials

Governor’s Cabinet Meeting Features Peek into Southern Maryland Research and Collaboration

Governor Wes Moore and Lt. Governor Aruna Miller tour SMART Building and MATRIX Lab; learn about partnerships

Celebrating the Impact of Black Maryland Engineers and Leaders

The Clark School pays tribute to the many contributions and legacies of Black Americans in the United States by learning more about some of our most pioneering and influential community members, past and present.

Six Clark School Faculty Receive 2024 DURIP Awards

DURIP awards support university research in technical areas of interest to the Department of Defense.

Manocha Named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Recognized for pioneering work in computer graphics, robotics and more

‘Priming’ helps the brain understand language even with poor-quality speech signals

New research published in PNAS shows word representations may provide some objective measures of speech comprehension.

Barg is PI for new quantum LDPC codes NSF grant

The project studies a class of quantum codes known as low-density parity-check codes, promising contenders for facilitating fault-tolerant computations.

Andrew Newman’s risk-taking work leads to Data Fusion Award

At Maryland, Newman was advised by Professor P. S. Krishnaprasad.

UMD Team Wins IEEE IROS Best Paper Award in Agri-Robotics

Award recognizes Gao's contribution to advancing robotic systems in agriculture.

Diving Deeper into Competition, and Recruitment

UMD’s RoboSub team sets sights on blasting the 2024 competition out of the water.

Celebrating Native and Indigenous Voices in Engineering

The Clark School joins UMD's celebration of Native and Indigenous Heritage Month 2023.

Advancing Ground Autonomy: UMD-ARL Collaboration Strides in ArtIMAS Research

ArtIAMAS (AI and Autonomy for Multi-Agent Systems) - Advancing into Its Third Year of Collaboration

Understanding the emotion theories that play into social media sharing

ARLIS, ISR and College of Information Studies researchers developed a research method to understand emotions in social media posts.

Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month: Resources and Events

Resources and events for the Clark School's LGBTQ+ students and allies.

Maryland Engineering Ranks Among the Nation’s Top 20 Undergraduate Engineering Programs

The A. James Clark School of Engineering ranks 19 overall among more than 200 undergraduate engineering programs—up three positions from its previous undergraduate ranking.

Upcoming NanoCenter Facility Rates Change

The updated NanoCenter facility rates will become effective Jan 1, 2024.

Oct. 13-14: Workshop on New Frontiers in Networked Dynamical Systems: Assured Learning, Communication & Control

Free workshop explores new frontiers in modeling, learning and control of interconnected dynamical systems comprising humans, machines, and physical infrastructures.

Neural and computational mechanisms underlying musical enculturation

Shihab Shamma will combine computational and brain research techniques to elucidate the mechanisms behind enculturation.

An Internship with Impact

Student projects run the gamut from counterUAS to medical support in high-casualty scenarios.

Short Course Offers Opportunity to Build and Fly Drones

How to Build, Fly, and Verify Autonomous Aerial Systems held in Southern Maryland

Transformative Battery Structure Surpasses US’ Fast Charge Goals 

Innovative materials and 3D design published in Nature Materials

UMD papers by Zhang, Manocha groups at ICML 2023

The conference on machine learning was held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

STEM Summer Camp Covers 3D Printing, Drones, and More

University of Maryland camp offered at University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland campus

MRC Faculty, Researchers, and Students Present 24 Papers at ICRA 2023

MRC researchers have a strong showing at ICRA 2023.

New graduate program in Embedded Systems

The 30-credit Master of Engineering and 12-credit Graduate Certificate in Engineering will begin in Fall 2023.

Benjamin Knott named ARLIS director of research

Knott, an AFOSR official, has 27 years of experience working at the intersection of cognitive science, human-machine teaming, and the social sciences.

Mark Austin is PI for new DoD Minerva Research Initiative project

He is using a 'System-of-Systems" approach to understand, model, synthesize and optimize the operations of large-scale, distributed institutions and organizations.

RoboNation ‘SeaPerch’ Robotics Competition and UMD Robotics Open House

The University of Maryland hosted a large international K-12 underwater robotics competition on May 13.

Addressing liver transplant geographic inequities

ISR's S. Raghu Raghavan and colleagues suggest policymakers move away from the ‘one- size-fits-all’ approach of current policy and focus on a customized approach.

Ghodssi invited speaker at NIMH workshop on sensor technologies to capture the complexity of behavior

Ghodssi talked about MSAL's work in developing systems to sense and monitor the neurotransmitter serotonin.

Maryland Engineering Graduate Programs: Top 10 Among Public Universities, Five Years in a Row

For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering ranks among the country's top 10 public universities in graduate engineering programs, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2023–24 rankings.

Work on RIS-aided mmWave beamforming named a ‘best paper’

PhD student Nariman Torkzaban first author on research to improve wireless communication published in a special issue of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Journal on Future and Evolving Technologies

The Falcon and the Flock

Complex aerial displays of starling flocks mitigate the risk of predation. New paper suggests cognitive cost is a way to explore the phenomenon of the confusion effect.

MSAL’s work on serotonin characterization and detection results in two journal covers

Research is leading to better detection models and portable sensing devices.

UMD’s SeaDroneSim can generate simulated images and videos to help UAV systems recognize ‘objects of interest’ in the water

The suite’s simulated objects could fill a large dataset gap for the UAV-based computer vision systems used in searching for maritime objects.

Alumnus Udit Halder’s work published as cover article in Proceedings of The Royal Society A

Now a postdoctoral researcher, Halder and his UIUC colleagues developed mathematical models and control based on flexible octopus arms.

New algorithms for multi-robot systems in low communication situations

Work by Clark School faculty, alumni and students is published on IEEE Access.

Abshire part of CogniSense, a DARPA JUMP 2.0 center

This center will pursue intelligent sensing to action: Sensing capabilities and embedded intelligence to enable fast and efficient generation of actions.

Better 'lifetime predictions' for NAND flash memory

New ADLPT techniques developed by Gang Qu and colleagues can mimimize redundant prediction operations.

Manocha, Bedi receive Amazon Research Award for 'federated learning'

Their project is titled, "Ensuring Fairness via Federated Learning Beyond Consensus."

Alum Sidiropoulos receives three IEEE Signal Processing Society awards

The former student of John Baras won the SPS Claude Shannon-Harry Nyquist Technical Achievement Award, the Best Paper Award, and the Donald G. Fink Overview Paper Award.

Autonomous drones based on bees use AI to work together

The minute robots could one day provide backup to pollinators.

Tracing the Roots of a Supercomputer

Q & A deep dive with 2022 Innovation Hall of Fame inductee, David Bader (electrical engineering, Ph.D. ’96)

UMD Welcomes A. James Clark Scholars Class of '26

The A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland welcomes 11 exceptional young engineers from across the state of Maryland as its newest class of A. James Clark Scholars.

Alumnus David A. Bader to be Inducted into Clark School Innovation Hall of Fame

Induction celebrates Bader’s work to democratize supercomputing through the creation of the first Linux supercomputer.

ECE Recognizes 2022 Distinguished Alumni Awardees

Award recognizes alumni who have made significant and meritorious contributions to their fields.

Training Can Improve Older Adults’ Ability to Discriminate Rapid Changes in Sound

Findings support subsequent studies on hearing loss-reversing interventions

'OysterNet' + underwater robots will aid in accurate oyster count

The ability to mathematically model and simulate oysters will help scientists more quickly and accurately detect the density of the bivalves in the Chesapeake Bay.

MRC Faculty and Researchers to Present 15 Papers at International Robotics Conference - IROS 2022

15 MRC faculty and researchers to present 15 papers at IROS 2022

The Modern Battle for Maryland’s Oysters

UMD researchers use AI and robotics to help revive a struggling industry.

Thoughts from Rance Cleaveland on his time at the National Science Foundation

Cleaveland spent three years directing NSF's Division of Computing and Communications Foundations.

New ECE/ISR assistant professor wins award for dissertation

Kaiqing Zhang won the UIUC Coordinated Science Laboratory's award for his 2021 thesis on reinforcement learning.

Kaiqing Zhang joins ECE and ISR as a joint appointment faculty member

The new assistant professor has research interests in control and machine learning, especially for multi-agent systems.

Maryland Engineering ranks #11 among public colleges in the U.S.

The University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering ranks #11 among the country’s public universities in U.S. News & World Report 2022-23 Best Colleges rankings, rising one spot from #12 in 2022.

New robust and scalable computational methodology developed by UMD researchers helps identify directed connectivity within the brain

‘NLGC’ can be used with magnetoencephalography to better understand the neural mechanisms behind sensory processing.

NEXTOR III research helping general aviation airports track usage

Autonomous ADS-B data collection units and new models could help small airports estimate capacity needs.

It's Getting Hot in Here

New Maryland Engineering video series asks engineering experts to explore science fact versus fiction in TV and film.

Abshire is part of new DARPA/SRC JUMP 2.0 Center

“CogniSense: The Center on Cognitive Multispectral Sensors” is funded for five years.

Bioengineering Ph.D. Student Named to Aviation Week’s 20 Twenties

Caitlyn Singam among 20 STEM graduate students worldwide honored for contributions to the aerospace industry.

Oh, the logistics!

The University of Maryland rises to the occasion of hosting three intense, complex RoboNation competitions in three months.

New Microsoft/Maryland Robotics Center partnership to enhance diversity and innovation

Microsoft Robotics and Diversity Initiative will support Ph.D. fellowships, seminars, student diversity groups and more.

First Webb Space Telescope images are here

Clark School alums helped 'unfold the universe' through their work on Webb

Building Stronger Networks to Help Grad Students Excel

From student communities to supercomputers, alumnus David Bader (Ph.D. ‘96) has been driving change since his student days.

Uncovering the mysteries of networking in the brain

UMD researchers are sorting out how our brains’ neurons organize as we take in, decide and act on information.

Espy-Wilson is PI for NSF project to improve 'speech inversion' tool

Machine learning will improve a tool that uses speech recordings to identify speech-related medical issues.

Past and Present: Jacob Moschler

As a Test Site engineer, Moschler gained early experience with UAS Traffic Management.

Department Names 2022 Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship Awardees

Awards recognize outstanding students in the final stages of their dissertation work.

Extreme Drone Ops: Measuring Ice Packs

UAS Test Site teams up with NOAA to test use of drones in validating satellite imagery.

Dean's Circle Spotlight: A Pursuit that "Matters"

The Donald Day and Karen Gruner Scholarship in Engineering supports Montgomery College students transferring into Maryland's engineering school.

Maryland Engineering Graduate Programs: Top 10 Public, Four Years in a Row

Maryland Engineering earns a top spot in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings among over 200 colleges.

Op/ed: Democratizing Engineering for Every High School Student

Classes lead to careers, support nation's need for more STEM grads, says UMD President Pines.

New research uses reverberations for better automatic speech recognition

Reverberant acoustics can aid in speaker separation discernment.

Putting Transfer Students in the Spotlight

Buenaflor, Carrera receive NISTS research grant to study transfer efficacy and goal orientation among potential transfer students

Physical adversarial examples could deceive an autonomous vehicle's traffic sign recognition system

Work by Gang Qu and colleagues shows deception could place vehicle occupants in life-threatening situations.

Ph.D. student Trisha Mittal named 2022 Adobe Research Fellow

The funding will support her work to improve deep learning algorithms that can interpret human emotions.

Entity resolution tool useful to uncover new information in 'big data' sets

In new paper, Richard Marciano and colleagues use technique to unlock links in newly released WWII Japanese American incarceration camp records.

Acoustic waveguide developed using cascaded acoustic Luneburg lenses

The invention could be used as an on-chip waveguide as part of an acoustic circuit for acoustic communications.

AR framework can model rare dynamic phenomena and extreme events

Augmented reality method used to model 2020's drastic drop in air pollution during COVID-19 lockdown.

UMD engineering alumni contributions aboard James Webb Space Telescope

After its successful launch Dec. 25, Webb is well on its way to full deployment and the start of its mission.

Congratulations to the Class of 2021

Messages to our Winter 2021 Clark School graduates from Dean Samuel Graham, Jr. and Jaser Attallah '21, electrical engineering graduate.

Alumni Profile: Yijie Han

Han received her Ph.D. in 2006 under the guidance of Prof. Richard La with a focus on wireless communication in ad-hoc networks.

ECE Names 2021 Distinguished Alumni

Alumni named for their leadership and meritorious contributions to the field of engineering, their humanitarian efforts, and the application of their engineering education to other disciplines.

MC2 Researchers Present Six Papers at ACM Conference on Information Security

The papers cover hot topics like key management for cryptocurrencies, fuzzy message detection and more.

How does the brain turn heard sounds into comprehensible language?

$2.88M in NIH funding could lead to brain-aware, tunable hearing devices.

Internal predictive model characterizes brain's neural activity during listening and imagining music

Two "Music of Silence" papers by Shamma, Di Liberto and Marion have implications for computational models of sensory perception.

Min Wu Elected President of IEEE Signal Processing Society

Wu will begin serving as IEEE SPS President on January 1, 2024.

Wu, Ranadive developing accurate, convenient home heart monitoring system

A new $1.2M NSF grant funds their AI research into the relationship between ECG and PPG monitoring technologies.

Hybrid inverse optimization can help in modeling natural disaster responses

The researchers use a road network’s traffic equilibrium problem after a disaster as a test of their model.

ISR gives awards to Professor Richard La, four graduate students

ISR's annual awards ceremony was held on the Iribe Building's cantilever plaza.

UMD Engineers Help Pioneer New Treatment for Respiratory Failure

NSF awards $3.6 million to support “third lung” research.

Alumnus David Bader Receives 2021 Sidney Fernbach Award

Bader received the award for development of Linux-based massively parallel production computers and for pioneering contributions to scalable discrete parallel algorithms for real-world applications.

Fermüller, ARC Lab create app to improve violin instruction

School of Music's Irina Muresanu collaborates on 'Arts for All' project

Fischell Fellowship advances visiting assistant professor’s work

Santiago Botasini is investigating microbiome-to-neuron communication.

Gabriel spending academic year in two visiting professorships

He is currently at Aalto University in Finland, and will move to Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, in February.

Making AI safe with independent audits

New work by Distinguished University Professor Emeritus Ben Shneiderman bases the audits on financial and accounting models.

Using underwater robots to detect and count oysters

This UMD project is one part of a larger USDA NIFA grant to modernize shellfish aquaculture

Alum George Kantor working on AI for agricultural robotics

Kantor is leading Carnegie Mellon University’s work in a new AI Institute for Resilient Agriculture, a joint initiative of the USDA and NSF.

How tech can fill gaps in mental health care

$1.2M in NSF funding supports researchers’ work to connect patients, clinicians more effectively.

Seven Students Win 2021 Dean's Research Awards

From fabricated human tissue to Wifi beamed from space, awards recognize cutting-edge research

Perception and Robotics Group creates hive of ideas for drones

Palm-sized autonomous robots could help bees pollinate flowers, search out survivors and watch patients for problems

New website showcases work of Clark School’s microelectronics researchers

The site offers a first-hand look into Maryland’s capabilities, research and education opportunities in this important field.

Alum develops bioelectric effect toothbrush

Young Wook Kim's TROMATZ toothbrush improves mouth and gum health.

A new way to monitor mental health conditions

With machine learning, Carol Espy-Wilson is developing a phone app that can measure depression symptoms using speech and video cues.

Georgia Tech Professor, Researcher Named Dean of Clark School

Mechanical engineering leader Samuel Graham, Jr. to take helm October 1.

Barg receives NSF grant to investigate coding-theoretic methods

The project aims at new characterizations and applications of uniformly distributed sets of binary sequences.

Three ECE Professors Ranked Top Scientists in the World by Guide2Research

They join seven other UMD faculty members breaking into the top 1000 scientist rankings based on their prolific research output.

UMD, UMBC, ARL Announce Cooperative Agreement to Accelerate AI, Autonomy in Complex Environments

The agreement leverages Maryland's national leadership in engineering, robotics, computer science, operations research, modeling and simulation, and cybersecurity.

ISR faculty leading, playing key roles in ARL cooperative agreement

The $68M 'ARTIAMAS' research agreement features faculty from UMD and UMBC.

UMD Researchers to Have a Strong Showing at ICRA 2021

University of Maryland researchers will present 15 papers at the IEEE International Conference on Robotis and Automation (ICRA 2021) to held on May 30 to June 5, 2021.

New reinforcement learning framework for biophamaceutical manufacturing

The model-based framework greatly improves the ability to control bioprocesses in low-data environments.

AID India humanitarian group living up to its name in COVID crisis

Founded by University of Maryland students, the non-profit was recently recommended for donations in the New York Times.

Spring 2021 System Solutions now available

ISR's comprehensive newsletter turns 35 this year.

Carol Espy-Wilson Receives Campus Woman of Influence Award

Espy-Wilson has served as a pioneer, role model and mentor, especially for African-American women in the sciences.

Gabriel, Brubaker developing game theory water market models for river users

NSF-funded research will help improve water use in the watersheds of the Anacostia River in Maryland and D.C., and the Duck River in Tennessee.

UMD GAMMA Group Awarded Best Paper and an Honorable Mention at IEEE VR 2021

The awarded work focuses on improving the efficiency of virtual agents used in areas like virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR), online learning, and virtual social interactions.

From Innovation to Inauguration

Pines Announces New Quantum Business Incubator, Presents Invention and Entrepreneurship Awards

Uttaran Bhattacharya receives Adobe Research Fellowship

The student of Dinesh Manocha is developing systems and devices that can recognize, interpret, process and simulate human actions and emotions.

Biofilm-fighting system for urinary catheters proves effective in simulated environment

The integrated system uses electricity impedance to monitor biofilm and treats it through the bioelectric effect.

In memoriam: Dr. Radhakisan Baheti, NSF ECCS Program Director

Dr. Baheti passed away in March and will be greatly missed by ISR, ECE and the Clark School.

Clark School Mourns the Passing of Professor Linda Schmidt

Schmidt was a leader in innovative engineering design research activities and teaching techniques.

The Lasting Legacy of George Dieter, 1928-2020

The Clark School community mourns the loss of George E. Dieter, who served as dean of engineering at the University of Maryland from 1977-94.

New undergraduate minor in robotics and autonomous systems

The Maryland Robotics Center will administer the program, which begins in Fall 2021.

Bridging Cultures and Supporting Collaborations

Q&A with Brain and Behavior Institute Founding Director Betsy Quinlan

Gang Qu and alumni contribute two chapters to authenticating embedded devices book

The book covers state-of-the-art integrated circuit authentication techniques, including technologies, protocols and emerging applications.

Fueling the Next Generation of Big Thinkers

Through the Engineering Diversity Initiative, Northrop Grumman supports the Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering's mission to tip the scales for underrepresented students.

ISR, HyNet and ARLIS team for 5G initiatives

The work, which began in 2016, has resulted in new testbeds, published research and collaborations with the federal government, industry and international partners.

Unlocking the Mysteries of Fire ... in Space

A University of Maryland engineer's work aboard the International Space Station could lead to cleaner engines and power plants, and safer living conditions in space.

A. James Clark Scholars Program: Building Relationships that Lead to Success

Meet Kristen Yee, Steven Hu, and Meron Yonas as they offer a glimpse into what it means to be an A. James Clark Scholar at the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering.

'MorphEyes' stereo camera system improves quadrotor UAV navigation

The Perception and Robotics Group is the first to use morphable design to achieve a variable baseline stereo vision system on a quadrotor UAV.

‘Tight’ cultures had fewer cases, deaths from COVID-19, new Gelfand research shows

ISR/CS game theorist Dana Nau part of study published in The Lancet Planetary Health.

Jeffrey Herrmann's predictive modeling work

Learn about Herrmann's current work helping higher education institutions make COVID-19 decisions, and about the free clinic planning software he has available.

The Mystery of Our Early Missing Memories

Childhood brain function and memory skills shape each other, UMD research finds.

Honoring a Legend: Remember Former Dean George Dieter

It's with a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of George Dieter, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering, Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering, and dean of the A. James Clark School of Engineering from 1977–94.

Emerging from the fog: Little understood post-stroke cognitive issues verified

For the first time, researchers measure the physical evidence of diminished neural processing within the brain after a stroke.

‘Smellicopter’ drone uses live moth antenna to seek smells, avoid obstacles

Timothy Horiuchi is a co-author on the research published in IOP Bioinspiration & Biomimetics.

$4.96M for Maryland researchers in DARPA AISS semiconductor security project

ISR, ECE, Fraunhofer USA CESE and ARLIS researchers will assess strength of AISS security protections.

Remembering NSF ERC architect and leader Lynn Preston

Preston was a guide and friend to the Institute for Systems Research throughout its history.

Work by Srivastava, Liu wins Best Paper Award at the 2020 ACM Cloud Computing Security Workshop

The paper proposes GANRED, an attack approach based on the generative adversarial nets framework which utilizes cache timing side-channel information to accurately recover the structure of DNNs without memory sharing or code access.

Gang Qu and colleagues develop method to detect recycled integrated circuits masquerading as new chips

Recycling isn't always good in the electronics world where passing off old integrated circuits as 'new' is increasingly common.

MRC Faculty and Researchers to Present 16 Papers at International Robotics Conference - IROS 2020

International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems - From 25 October 2020 until 29 November 2020

ARL to Fund $30M in Equipment Innovations for Service Members

UMD announces with the U.S. Army Research Lab agreements in additive manufacturing and battery research.

Symptoms all in your head—or in your gut? Maybe a little of both.

UMD researchers are building an ingestible capsule that can monitor and model gut microbiome serotonin activity and help demystify the “gut-brain axis.”

Qu, Singh, Chakraborty, D'Antonio win 2020 ISR awards

The 2020 ISR Welcome Back Reception and Awards Ceremony was held online due to the pandemic situation.

Optimization model for outpatient cardiology scheduling published in Operations Research for Health Care

Work by Baras, Wood, Golden and Apergi could make getting access easier for heart patients.

Gabriel and colleagues contribute chapter to new Springer book on liberalized power markets

“A Parametric Programming Approach to Bilevel Merchant Electricity Transmission Investment Problems” formulates a stochastic transmission expansion problem with bilevel programming.

Cornelia Fermüller is PI for 'NeuroPacNet,' a $1.75M NSF funding award

The resulting "network of networks" will further the scientific grand challenge of developing neuromorphic artificial intelligence.

Maryland engineers receive $10M to transform shellfish farming

The team will help farmers tap the economic potential and environmental benefits of shellfish aquaculture.

Porter part of ARO project to study team cognition and AI solutions for intelligence analysts

Researchers will look at team cognition and AI solutions to aid intelligence analysts in deriving actionable and accurate intelligence information.

MC2 Researchers Have 13 Papers Accepted to Upcoming Cybersecurity Events

The papers highlight the center’s cutting-edge research in programming languages, encrypted databases, and more.

New model can help decisionmakers planning to retrofit buildings for energy efficiency

Alumnus Champion, Professor Gabriel and Ahti Salo of Aalto University have published their work in Energy Systems.

David L. Elliott: An Appreciation

Dr. Elliott, a longtime ISR senior visiting faculty member, passed away on July 2, 2020

2020 Dean's Doctoral Student Research Awards

The competition recognizes distinguished graduate student researchers in order to help propel their careers and demonstrate the value of high-quality engineering research.

Dinesh Manocha Named Distinguished University Professor

Manocha has received the highest honor bestowed on tenured faculty members at the University of Maryland.

Engineering Robotic Starfish

Echinoderm-inspired robots could perform many difficult, dangerous tasks.

MRC Researchers to Present 16 Papers at ICRA 2020

International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2020 will be held online from May 31st to August 31st. MRC researchers will be presenting 16 papers at this conference.  

Computational framework automatically optimizes the shape of tissue engineered vascular grafts

Research could lead to better outcomes for infants with congenital heart disease.

New model for U.S. liver transplant allocation could reduce disparities, save lives

Raghavan, Akshat and Gentry have developed a nonlinear integer programming model that could save 340 lives on average over a period of 4 years.

Alumnus Rajiv Laroia honored with IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal

Laroia founded Flarion Technologies in 2000 and developed Flash-OFDM broadband wireless technology there.

Nonlinear control design for a school of robotic fish

New paper presents control laws that stabilize planar formations of mobile agents.

Babadi, Chellappa contribute to Springer reference work on computer vision

The comprehensive work has been revised and expanded this year for online reference.

BBI Launches QED ("Quarantine EDucation") Virtual Seminar Series

The series's inaugural presentation offers concrete strategies for parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Clark School faculty 'AIM-HI' to address major health challenges

The new UMB-UMCP program has announced its first grants for projects combining AI and medicine.

Spurring research group creativity in the time of COVID-19

Student-faculty teams that write review articles for journals reap multiple benefits.

High-performance electrolyte solves battery puzzle

UMD poses answer to making a nanostructured battery: a better electrolyte

How to steer a fish-inspired robot

Paley and students develop a state-feedback control law to allow the autonomous robot to demonstrate 'pure pursuit.'

Spread Hope: The "Smart Bra"

The "smart bra" is a low-cost wearable device that could conceivably detect breast cancer early enough for treatment.

New simulator models 3D DRAM thermal characteristics and timings

DRAMsim3 is a fast, cycle-accurate, validated, thermal-capable DRAM simulator that can simulate and model almost all modern DRAM protocols along with many of their unique features.

RoadTrack algorithm could help autonomous vehicles navigate dense traffic scenarios

The algorithm uses tracking-by-detection approach to detect vehicles and pedestrians, then predict where they are going.

Nau and colleagues develop APE, an integrated acting-and-planning system

The decisionmaking system maintains consistency between descriptive and operational models, a longstanding problem in AI.

Optimal selective encoding for timely updates

Work by Sennur Ulukus and her students relates to the age of information metric in networks.

Hu, Bernat Featured in Society for Women Engineers magazine

Their BBI Seed Grant-funded project examines the mental health implications of architectural design elements.

UMD Presents New Research at TRB Annual Meeting

Papers and poster sessions addressed topics ranging from crash data analysis to tracking the outcomes of major highway projects.

Ephremides and colleagues consider Age of Information scheduling problem for interconnected sensors

The authors show the Whittle’s index policy is age-optimal for the general asymmetrical case in the burgeoning many-users regime of Internet of Things interconnected devices.

Clark School researchers test decentralized task allocation algorithms for UAV teams

Paper published in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters evaluates UAV team communication performance in imperfect communication conditions.

Hybrid compositional planning for UAV rescue missions

John Baras and Usman Fiaz present an optimization-based method implementable in real-time.

Who's walking deceptively? Manocha's team thinks they know.

The researchers developed a data-driven deep neural algorithm for detecting deceptive walking behavior using nonverbal cues like gaits and gestures.

Ryzhov, Chen develop theoretical framework for approximate Bayesian learning

Their new consistency theory interprets approximate Bayesian inference as a form of stochastic approximation (SA) with an additional “bias” term.

AlphaGo family of AI programs grew from AMS simulation-based algorithms developed at UMD

New review article by original author Michael Fu traces game-playing AI programs to seminal 2005 paper in Operations Research.

UMD STEM Students Take the Stage in The Nutcracker

More than a dozen Ballet Company M dancers hail from science and engineering backgrounds

Institute Hosts AMBIC December Conference, Unveils New Research

AMBIC Industry Board members and other researchers convened to discuss new and ongoing projects.

Brain and Behavior Initiative Hosts 3rd Annual Seed Grant Symposium

Researchers from across UMD convene to discuss the latest projects funded by BBI

New Report Recommends a Path for the Future of Maryland’s Clean Energy Economy

Comprehensive report on the future of clean energy innovation in Maryland delivered today to Governor Hogan

Marciano, students use computational thinking to reframe digital curation practices

Digital curation is increasingly extending archiving and preservation by adding value to digital objects.

Student autonomous drone racing team takes 2nd place at IROS

'TurboTerps' flew their drone autonomously through a set of gates, completing 14 runs in 4:42.

Goldsman and colleagues awarded US Patent for SiC-integrated circuit active photodetector

The new device provides accurate, reliable measurement of ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

Ghodssi Receives Senior Faculty Outstanding Research Award

The award recognizes exceptionally influential research accomplishments by Clark School faculty.

ISR remembers Carlos Berenstein

Berenstein, a founding faculty member of ISR, passed away Aug. 24, 2019.

Ankur Srivastava named seventh director of ISR

His appointment will begin July 1, 2019.

Do Good Robotics Start-Up Competition coming this fall

Deadline for submitting an application is July 30.

Jiang, Marakby, Vaswani, and Wu named 2019 ECE Distinguished Alumni

The four alumni were nominated for their leadership and meritorious contributions to the field of engineering, their humanitarian efforts, and the application of their engineering education to other disciplines.

2019 Dean's Doctoral and Master's Student Research Awards

Created by Clark School Dean Darryll Pines, the competition recognize distinguished graduate student researchers in order to help propel their careers and demonstrate the value of high-quality engineering research.

BBI Announces FY19 Seed Grant Awards

Awarded proposals feature researchers from seven colleges and schools as well as three centers and institutes

Maryland Robotics Center Demonstrates Robots at Maryland Day 2019

Maryland Robotics Center Demos on Maryland Day 2019

Pioneering Breakthrough: Unmanned Aircraft Delivers Organ for Successful Kidney Transplant in Maryland

The groundbreaking effort by Maryland faculty and researchers could help expand donor access to transplantation.

Timothy J. Regan to deliver Kirlin/Whiting-Turner Lecture on April 18

Timothy J. Regan, president and CEO of Whiting-Turner, will share insights gained during his career.

Regli is co-PI for ARM functional interoperable compiler project

The research, led by Siemens Corporate Technology, will create a high-level, standardized declarative language for robot programming.

UMD researchers awarded $5.3M NIH BRAIN Initiative grant

BBI-affiliated faculty instrumental to "Readout and control of spatiotemporal neuronal codes for behavior"

UMD auditory cortex research featured in Nature Neuroscience

Study reveals how the brain nimbly and rapidly change responses to incoming sensory stimuli depending upon the cognitive context of the moment.

Student autonomous robotics competition slated for June 2019

Deadline to submit team entry form is Feb. 18. The Maryland Robotics Center is organizing the competition.

Stop—hey, what’s that sound?

New Maryland study explores how the sounds going into our ears become the words going through our brains.

Brain and Behavior Initiative (BBI) hosts Second Annual Seed Grant Symposium

The University’s Brain and Behavior Initiative (BBI) hosted its Second Annual Seed Grant Symposium on November 14, 2018 at Adele’s in the Stamp Student Union.

It takes a swarm: These robots talk to each other, make decisions as a group

"Power in numbers" is how Michael Otte, an engineer at the University of Maryland, approaches robot decision making.

Hopping Over Traffic

Joint project aims to design an air taxi that could “hop” from Baltimore to D.C. in 15 minutes.

The App that Fights Congestion, Emissions

UMD transportation engineers develop incenTrip to nudge users toward greener, more efficient travel decisions.

Maryland students place third in autonomous drone race

The team competed at the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems in Madrid.

With Engineering Projects, UMD Students Seek to Boost Education Access, Public Health, and Sustainability

EWB and MDSE partner with communities to improve quality of life locally and abroad.

Mo Research Group's Solid-State Battery Review Published in Joule

Review discusses the advantages of all-solid-state battery chemistry.

What Does a Pair of Dice Have to Do With Disaster Recovery?

Resilience experts use gaming techniques and more to understand utility operator behaviors.

New pyroelectric system transmits power wirelessly, harvesting and storing energy from heat source

This is the first time high-frequency-cycled pyroelectric energy conversion has been successfully combined with the ability to recharge batteries.

Maryland Robotics Center launches a new postdoctoral fellowship program

The program will foster multidisciplinary collaborations among Maryland Robotics Center faculty.

Oct. 4 event features Michele Gelfand, research colleague of Dana Nau

Gelfand will talk with Thomas Friedman about her book on tight and loose cultures.

Fermuller, Shamma, Etienne-Cummings receive NSF grant for 'Research Coordination Network'

The network will advance understanding of how biological systems learn complex symbolic signals, and create artificial systems with similar capabilities.

Regli is speaker, 'Risers' workshop chair at DARPA 60th anniversary symposium

D60 will be held Sept. 5–7 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Md.

Bioinspired robotics REU students present final projects

The REU was led by Hugh Bruck and Sarah Bergbreiter, along with Clark School faculty and graduate student mentors.

Shneiderman to speak at Arena Civil Dialogue, Aug. 12

The topic for this civil discourse event at Arena Stage in D.C. is "The Robots Are Coming."

‘Smart Marbles’ hold promise for better outcomes from bioreactors

The marbles, or 'bPods,' will contain microsystems that can “eavesdrop on biology” during fermentation, cell or culture-growing processes.

Dinesh Manocha, developer of geometric and scientific algorithms, is new ISR affiliate

Manocha's research has applications in computer graphics, virtual reality, simulation and robotics.

Advance could yield safer, longer-range electric car batteries

Chemical engineers pack more energy in same space for reliable battery.

Digital preservation and big data researcher Richard Marciano becomes ISR affiliate

Marciano is part of the NSF Brown Dog national research cyberinfrastructure project.

Alumna Mingyan Liu named ECE chair at University of Michigan

Liu earned MSSE and PhD degrees at Maryland, advised by John Baras.

Director’s Message: Robust Counter UAS is Integral to Successful Airspace Integration

For the UAS Test Site this means supporting and catalyzing progress in three key areas.

Study validates face recognition experts, but shows humans perform best with an AI partner

New research combines computer vision research, forensic science, and psychology.

John Baras named Distinguished University Professor

Baras receives the highest academic honor conferred by the University of Maryland.

Stephen Trimberger in residence as ISR visiting research engineer

A member of NAE, Trimberger has made major contributions to architectures and programming tools for field-programmable gate arrays.

Brin Family Prize Celebrates Student Innovation

Three teams win prize money for drone projects.

Oyster Beacon Targets Sustainability

The Oyster Boys Team built a dredge detection device that uses sensors to detect illegal dredging.

Why a robot can't yet outjump a flea

New research could help explain why nature still beats robots, and describes how machines might take the lead.

UMD Celebrates Invention of Year Winners, Ventures, and Partnerships at 'Innovate Maryland'

An electric vehicle charger innovation takes home top honors for Invention of Year.

Brin Family Prize to Support Excellence in Drone-Related Activity

Contest aims to inspire students, faculty and staff engaged in research, competitions and activities involving drones at the University of Maryland.

Maryland researchers awarded DARPA cooperative agreement to develop robotic swarm strategies

Maryland's is among the first “core swarm sprints” projects awarded in DARPA’s OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) program.

Alumnus Philip Twu's exciting career in space robotics

Twu has worked on both the Parker Solar Probe and the 2020 Mars Rover.

Vishnubhotla, Espy-Wilson granted patent for improving speech extraction

The patent could improve automatic speech recognition systems, hearing aids and cochlear implants.

Work by Khaligh, Ghodssi nominated for UM 'Invention of the Year' awards

The annual awards honor exceptional inventions with the potential to influence science, society, and the free market.

2017 Year in Review

See where 2017 took the experts of the UAS Test Site.

MSE Ph.D. Candidate Michael Van Order Discusses Study Abroad Experience

Van Order conducted a semester abroad/internship at TU Dresden last summer, and shares his experience here.

Baras, Kenyon, Hughes Network Systems win MIPS Global Impact Award

The award celebrates their partnership in developing broadband Internet access via satellite.

New microsystems detect, treat bacterial biofilms that cause post-operative infections

'Flexible impedance sensor' can fit inside urinary catheters, monitor and treat biofilms.

Vishkin, Barua and Ghanim Introduce ICE to Eliminate Programmer’s Multi-Threading – A Productivity-Buster in Parallel Computing

Intermediate Concurrent Execution (ICE) enables tightly-synchronous threading-free programming for multi-threaded execution.

Five ISR faculty part of $8 million NIH grant to combat hearing loss in older people

Multidisciplinary research will examine strategies to improve communication challenges.

University of Maryland School of Engineering Announces Unprecedented Investment from A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation

Building Together: An Investment for Maryland Will Transform UMD Through $219,486,000 Gift

Espy-Wilson's technology included in new Alcatel MOVE TIME smart watch

OmniSpeech 'OmniClear' software reduces dynamic noise in communication devices.

Empowering Voices in Engineering

Moving towards a more diverse and inclusive campus.

Research Review: Combating biofilms with microsystem devices

New microsystems detect, treat bacterial biofilms—the source of many post-operative infections; latest device can sense and treat biofilm inside urinary catheters.

Salamanca-Riba Appointed 2017/2018 UMD ADVANCE Professor 

Dr. Salamanca-Riba will help facilitate opportunities for advancement among University faculty members, especially under-represented groups.

Relive Totality With Clark School Images, Videos

View landscapes and research operations at three locations.

Khaligh-led student team wins award at IEEE IFEC competition

In first-ever entry, the Clark School team wins Best Presentation Award.

Former postdoc Eirini Tsiropoulou named to IEEE ComSoc "rising stars" list

The N2Women: Rising Stars in Networking and Communications list honors women at the beginning of their careers.

ISR faculty leading bio-inspired robotics and transportation electrification REUs

NSF's REU program provides undergraduate students with hands-on exposure to scientific research.

William Regli named sixth director of ISR

Regli, an ISR alumnus, will begin his appointment in January 2018.

Coelho, Austin and Blackburn win best paper award at ICONS 2017

The paper describes a new approach to behavior modeling of large-scale urban systems.

Miao Yu named Maryland Robotics Center director

Yu develops sensors useful in a variety of robotics applications.

ISR postdoc helps develop 'nanosponge' that erases and repairs incredibly small errors

The editing tool could someday make a big impact in semiconductor, electronics and even biotechnology manufacturing—industries that use lithographic printing techniques in manufacturing.

Ghodssi, Bentley receive NSF EAGER grant to develop ingestible capsules for medical diagnosis

"Gut-Nav" capsules will be designed to detect problems in the gastro-intestinal tract, including pancreatic cancer and inflammatory bowel disease screening.

Four Honored at 6th Annual ECE Distinguished Alumni Awards

The ECE Department honored four alumni for their leadership and meritorious contributions to the field of engineering.

New Class Inducted into Order of the Engineer

Clark School students make a commitment to integrity and responsibility in the engineering profession.

Brain and Behavior Initiative partners with Arena Stage

Free night out for students to see the play Smart People, courtesy of BBI and the UMD Division of Research.

A nerve modeled on a battery

NEES PI helps make new organic artificial synapse.

UMD Pushes Beyond Line of Sight to Map Impacts of Traditional Farming in Belize

The project marks the first time a UAS Test Site operator has flown using only instrumentation and cameras.

Kanold study shows autism may begin early in brain development

Brains of mice with autism-like symptoms develop neural defects when first circuits take shape.

President Obama names Michael Rotkowitz a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

The PECASE is the highest federal government honor for science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their careers.

University of Maryland to Establish Research Center of Excellence with UTC Climate, Controls & Security and Otis

The University of Maryland announces plans to establish new research center of excellence with United Technologies Corporation’s commercial businesses.

UMD Researchers Find Ultra-thin Solution to Primary Obstacle in Solid-State Battery Development

Clark School researchers are developing game-changing solid-state battery technology

UMD Receives $1M in Federal Funding to Help Increase Number of Minority Students Graduating with STEM Degrees

Increasing the quantity and quality of underrepresented minority students in STEM.

Synchronized swimming: How startled fish shoals effectively evade danger

Understanding response dynamics of startled fish reveals how orientation within the group effects escape chances, may offer insights into emergency response planning.

Work by Raghavan, Chen, Ljubic wins Best Paper Award

"The Generalized Regenerator Location Problem" deals with a problem in optical networks.

It’s not your ears, it’s your brain

UMD neuroscience research shows older adults’ brain processing contributes to diminished speech comprehension, even with normal hearing.

John S. Baras inducted into Clark School Innovation Hall of Fame

Baras created algorithms and protocols by which Internet services can be delivered over satellite.

Gary Rubloff named Distinguished University Professor

Rubloff receives highest academic honor conferred by the University of Maryland.

Alexander Barg receives NSF grant to study theoretic aspects of local data recovery

The project addresses fundamental problems in data coding that can improve distributed storage systems.

Safer, Better Li-Ion Batteries

UMD researchers are developing safer, high performing Li-Ion batteries

More than 175 attend national Denice Denton Emerging Leaders Workshop

Faculty development workshop helped mid-career STEM academics develop knowledge, skills, strategies and critical networks.

Strategies, encouragement for tenure-track STEM faculty of diverse backgrounds

Leadership workshop for science and engineering mid-career faculty honors work of Denice Denton.

A View Through Wood Shows Futuristic Applications

Transparent wood made at UMD could create new windows, cars and solar panels

Ph.D. student Rui Zhang is second place winner in WINFORMS competition

He presented his paper, “Mathematical Programming Approaches to Influence Maximization on Social Networks,” on April 19.

UMD to Host 2016 FIRST Robotics District Championship

Student Teams Build, Battle Robots to Secure Spot in International Championship

Piya Pal guest editor for special issue of Digital Signal Processing

The issue will cover the most recent results in signal processing using co-prime sampling and arrays.

Moving matters: Ethnocentric behavior decreases when societal mobility rises

New study suggests that a society’s level of mobility influences whether its members treat outsiders as individuals

Visionary choreographer Huang Yi performs at Maryland, visits Robot Realization Lab

Yi programs a KUKA industrial robot to dance with humans in his work.

Shamma, Horiuchi co-PIs on NSF cortical architectures grant

Research will design systems that perceive and act in cluttered and noisy scenes.

Ulukus to investigate rechargable networks with energy cooperation

New NSF grant will develop wireless nodes that can harvest ambient energy and share it within a network.

New Battery Demonstrates “Sweet Spot” of Electrolyte Thickness and Composition

Atom-scale synthesis makes highly conductive LiPON for solid-state battery

UMD Team Wins 2015 Robo-Ops and Sets New Course Record

Maryland students and their rover 'Frigg' win first place at the 2015 Robo-Ops Competition.

ECE Announces Computer Engineering Minor

Curriculum fills a void regarding hardware and software knowledge that crossed the Clark School’s engineering curriculum.

Members of NEES Gather for 2015 Spring Accomplishment Meeting

Poster session, in-depth discussions, presentations.... and hiking

Rubloff One of 9 Finalists for UMD Invention of the Year

Office of Technology Commercialization to announce winners at the Celebration of Innovation and Partnerships, April 29.

UMD To Celebrate Innovations and Partnerships April 29

Nine nominees for Invention of the Year to be recognized at annual event

UMD Robot Visits White House

Grad student Bryan Hays and NAO robot volunteer to teach programming to K-12 students.

Michael Fu wins NSF grant for simulation-based optimal decision making

Research will develop new algorithms to improve the efficiency of finding optimal decisions for many problems in the manufacturing and service industries.

Shapiro to deliver semi-plenary address at American Control Conference

He will speak on 'Magnetic Control of Therapy to Hard-to-Reach Disease Targets.'

Alumnus Matteo Mischiati is lead author of sensorimotor control study in Nature

Research shows dragonflies use predictive control strategies, not just simple reactions, to capture prey.

Ph.D. Student Guannan Liu Develops Novel Micro-Heater

ECE researchers earn cover page spot in Microelectronic Engineering, a Elsevier journal.

Shneiderman art exhibition at National Academies opens Oct. 16

The Treemaps Art Project exhibition runs through April 15, 2015 and is free and open to the public.

Alum Dimitris Tsakiris improves propulsion of robotic octopus

Paper is finalist for two awards at IROS 2014.

Virtual Demonstrations and Crowdsourcing Could Lead Advancements in Autonomous Robots

UMD researchers discuss new approaches to imitation learning for robots in ASME's Mechanical Engineering's September issue.

UMD Clark School to Host Mpact Week: Disaster Resilience

Research showcase to highlight role of engineers in developing innovative solutions to help prevent, mitigate, and respond to disasters.

Beyond “Six Nines”: Ultra-enriched Silicon for Quantum Computing

MSE student part of NIST team pursuing near-perfect crystals.

Students present final projects for 2014 NSF Microrobotics REU

Research ranged from robotic skin to leg designs, inertial tail actuators, and more.

Lithium-ion battery research profiled in DOE newsletter

NEES EFRC researchers develop method to detect mechanical changes in electrodes.

Bergbreiter to attend NAE U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Microrobotics researcher one of 83 "outstanding young engineers" invited to prestigious event.

Department of Energy renews NEES EFRC for four years

The center develops highly ordered nanostructures that offer a unique way of looking at the science of energy storage.

UMD Receives $4.5M for Science of Security "Lablet"

The funding is for new scientific methodologies and tools related to cybersecurity.

University of Maryland Baltimore & College Park Campuses To Offer Joint M.D./Ph.D. in Medicine and Bioengineering

Program will promote human health through engineering principles and medical science.

Srivastava, Dey, Mirsky, King win 2014 ISR Awards

Awards honor outstanding faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and staff.

Students win ECE Dissertation Fellowships

This year all five Ph.D. students are related to ISR.

Alum Amnon Lotem wins EATCS/ACM SIGACT Gödel Prize

Prizewinning paper introduced the “threshold algorithm” used in applications and systems that gather multi-sourced information.

Bergbreiter and Paley Honored at White House Ceremony

UMD researchers were honored yesterday at the White House as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

Bergbreiter's Robotics Research Featured in NSF's Science Nation

'As fast as their tiny 'bot' legs will carry them! Micro-robots, smaller than a penny, could one day swarm to the rescue.'

The Science, Technology and Society Program Build More than Just Robots

The STS Robotics Service Learning Program Works with Five K-12 Schools

Marcus, Fu receive NSF grant for optimization research

The research will develop a new framework for incorporating risk into sequential decision making under uncertainty.

Raghavan finds mining social media can enhance product innovation

Marketers could get to know consumers' range of preferences and incorporate them in the design process for larger market share.

UMD Holds Risk and Reliability Engineering 25th Anniversary Symposium

Symposium will celebrate research and education excellence in reliability engineering and risk analysis.

Depireux, Elhilali co-edit auditory cortex techniques handbook

Book is the first to explain "broadband" techniques used in the study and modeling of the auditory pathway.

Kanold study in Neuron: A short stay in darkness may heal hearing woes

Simulated blindness gives adult mice sharper hearing, researchers find

UMD Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program Wins National Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education

EIP takes first place in the Outstanding Specialty Entrepreneurship Program category.

Alum Mingyan Liu named IEEE Fellow

Liu was honored for her contributions to modeling of wireless ad-hoc and sensor networks.

NSF-Backed DC I-Corps Kicks Off First Cohort with 20 Federal Laboratory, University and Regional Inventors, Entrepreneur Teams

The Silicon Valley-tested, Lean Startup-based initiative is slated to train 300 top entrepreneurial research teams over three years.

Mpact Week to Showcase UMD Robotics, Bioengineering, Innovation, Oct. 23-26

Events will highlight the Clark School's research, education, innovation, and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Treemap Art Project showcases Shneiderman's work in a new light

The exhibit shows every algorithm has art in it.

Shapiro, Martin awarded MPowering seed grant for novel study of cancer cells' 'microtentacles'

The researchers will use flow control to understand how microtentacles help cancer cells spread throughout the body.

Kanold, Krueger awarded MPower seed grant to study early pregnancy brain development and autism

They will test the hypothesis that valproic acid-induced errors during fetal development cause autistic behavior.

Desai, Fermuller, Westlake awarded MPower seed grant for 'GraspVis'

The robotic grasping and vision system will one day help stroke victims.

Galloway, Justh, Krishnaprasad publish chasing and flocking research in Proceedings of the Royal Society A

New models and equations aid in understanding of natural phenomena, has implications for engineered networks of robots.

UMD Takes Second at 2013 RASC-AL Competition

Undergraduate aerospace design team places second at NASA RASC-AL competition.

ISR announces "The Charter 10" associate partners

Partners receive priority for research and recruiting opportunities.

Micro-turbo-generator research featured in Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems

Researchers from MSAL produce the first demonstration of an integrated permanent-magnet micro-turbo-generator supported on micro-ball bearings.

Robotics Team Mentored by UMD Students Advances to FIRST Championship Competition

Clark School of Engineering undergrads help middle and high school students prepare, compete.

Khaligh receives NSF TUES grant for electric vehicles laboratory

The educational lab will train students in rapidly developing electric vehicle technology.

‘Cocktail party effect’ helps us focus in noisy environments

New research published in Neuron shows cooperation among brain's neural responses.

Davis Awarded $4M Multidisciplinary Research Initiatives Contract

The Joint Technology Office will fund Professor Davis's research on laser beam propagation through the turbulent atmosphere over five years.

Rubloff Co-Authors Major DoE Report on Emerging Energy Technologies

Publication focuses on opportunities in mesoscale science.

Engineers Without Borders Chapter Receives Grants

Bechtel funds marketplace stormwater management project in Ethiopia; Boeing funds trip to Burkina Faso.

Abshire elected to IEEE Circuits and Systems Society board

Faculty member is active in many facets of the professional organization.

Ph.D. candidate Brendan Hanrahan wins silver medal in ARL competition

Student presented his dissertation work on friction, wear, and lubrication of micro-scale ball bearing systems.

MERIT-BIEN and TREND Fair Showcases Undergraduate Research

More than 20 undergraduate students participate in research projects sponsored by ECE and IREAP.

Alumna Mingyan Liu promoted to full professor; wins best paper award

Former John Baras student a member of EECS Department faculty at the University of Michigan.

Clark School Earns Impact Award for Work with Minorities

$10,000 award recognizes efforts to retain underrepresented minority students in engineering programs.

University of Maryland and The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Partner on $1.6 M NIH Grant

Dr. Jaydev P. Desai  (UMD) and Dr. David J. Foran (CINJ) Principal Investigators on study to improve understanding and management of breast cancer

Benjamin Kedem is co-investigator on $5.4M USDA food-safety grant

Research will create a scientific basis for safe, hygenic practices in farming, packing, transporting and storing fresh produce.

NSF Grant to Help Monitor and Protect Endangered Species

Clark School, National Geographic, Princeton to build wireless network of animal-borne embedded devices to track wildlife.

Baras is PI for $1M NIST cooperative agreement

Austin, Yang are co-PIs; research focuses on standards, test methods and measurement tools for cyber-physical systems.

Baras gives invited tutorial at WPMC'11

Professor speaks on wireless information infrastructures and the future internet.

Hundreds Flock to 2011 Maryland Robotics Day

Professionals and budding engineers take in speakers, demonstrations, labs.

Averting Bridge Disasters: New Technology Could Save Hundreds of Lives

Kalantari’s sensors offer instant, affordable warnings regarding bridge health.

Desai to Attend Frontiers in Engineering Symposium

Mechanical engineering professor selected by National Academy of Engineering as "emerging leader."

Baras Gives Invited Plenary Talk at IEEE-CYBER 2011

Prof. John Baras spoke on the subject of “Component-based Architectures for the Synthesis of Intelligent Networked Systems.”

FAA approves NEXTOR II aviation operations research contract

ISR's Michael Ball and David Lovell lead the University of Maryland NEXTOR II team.

Avis Cohen is co-PI on NSF neuromechanics and dynamics of locomotion grant

Research will coordinate neural and mechanical studies on lamprey locomotion.

John Baras, Vladimir Ivanov interviewed for TV segment on RFID theft

Two-part segment focuses on stolen identity and technology to prevent it.

Second Edition Released of The Control Handbook

New edition of three-volume reference set by William Levine published by CRC Press.

ISR postdoc Chen Chiu wins outstanding paper prize

Journal of Experimental Biology names article on bat flight behavior best of 2010.

Bad Virus Put to Good Use

In breakthrough batteries, virally structured nano-electrodes boost energy capacity 10-fold.

Baras is co-PI on NSF cyber-physical systems award

Research is contributing to cost effective development and deployment of many safety and security-critical cyber-physical systems.

PNAS publishes work by Avis Cohen, Eric Tytell and colleagues

Research has implications for advances in prosthetics and robotics.

In Memoriam: Susan Frazier

ISR Director of Human Resources and Education passed away Oct. 23 after routine surgery.

Cohen's computer modeling of swimming fish could lead to new robots and prosthetics

Article to be published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

UMD Announces New Cybersecurity Center

Stresses 'more-than-tech' solutions for government and private sectors.

ISR featured in current issue of Research@Maryland

Institute's 25th anniversary, upcoming NSF visit are highlighted.

Ephremides Engages in Distinguished Lecture Tour in Sweden

Ephremides gives lectures at four universities in Sweden, attends Green Communications workshop in Turkey.

University of Maryland, U.S. Army RDECOM sign CRADA Agreement

Agreement expands research, development and engineering efforts between the two entities.

2010 Maryland Robotics Day draws large crowd

Government officials, industry representatives, prospective students attend Maryland Robotics Day.

New Battery Research Highlighted by Discovery News, Nanowerk

Viruses used as structural template for lithium ion battery components.

Jacob Part of Research Team Awarded DARPA UHPC Grant

Researchers to develop supercomputer prototype systems for High Performance Computing program.

Raghavan and Gamvros win EURO strategic innovation prize

Prize awarded for solution to strategic multi-period demand routing problem in satellite networks.

Article by auditory researchers appears in Nature Neuroscience

This is the second article by the group to appear in the journal in 2010.

Faculty Start-Up Wins Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Award

Created by Martin Peckerar & Neil Goldsman, FlexEl is developing flexible, thin-film, rechargeable batteries.

Mtech, Alumna-Run Companies Vie for State Awards

Five Clark School-affiliated companies named finalists for Incubator Company of the Year.

Synchronized Swimming for Submarines

Paley studies schooling fish to improve motion coordination in unmanned vehicle teams.

Six Clark School faculty become affiliates of ISR

ISR welcomes Desai, Humbert, Jacob, Paley, Qu and Smela.

Moss's findings published in Science reveal bats' fundamental 'targeting' tradeoff

ISR professor and colleagues show Egyptian fruit bats do not aim sonar at targets.

Baras addresses National Science Foundation's annual ERC meeting

ISR founding director talks about the institute's past, present and future.

Alum Xiaobo Tan receives new autonomous robotic fish grant

The highly maneuverable, energy-efficient gliding fish will monitor aquatic environments.

AndréTits, Dianne O'Leary receive new DoE optimization grant

The pair will continue their work in interior-point algorithms for optimization problems with many constraints.

Alumnus Fumin Zhang wins NSF CAREER Award

Research aims to better control tasks supported by embedded computing devices and batteries.

Alexander Barg receives NSF grant for improving error-correcting coding

Research could lead to faster methods of information transmission over the Internet and in flash memory and other storage systems.

Baras, Martins part of $9 million funding for microelectronics and systems research

SRC/DARPA grant establishes the Multi-Scale Systems Design Center.

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Barua, Cleaveland, Sussman win DARPA funding for AESOP project

UMD will collaborate with Princeton, BAE Systems to compile serial programs into parallel programs.

Honda's Tetsuaki Nakano, Kensuke Iwanaga give final presentations

ISR visiting research scientists spoke on bipedal locomotion; bipolar junction transistors.

Alumna Mounya Elhilali wins NSF CAREER award

Research will develop algorithms for challenging complex sound and speech processing problems.

Ephremides provides expertise in cell phone signal jamming story

The Washington Post quotes the professor about the feasibility of blocking signals inside prisons.

Texas public health officials find eMedCheck cuts screening time in half

Software tool developed by Jeffrey Hermann's research team used in mass vaccination clinic.

ISR awards ceremony honors faculty, graduate student, staff member

Five individuals honored for outstanding contributions in 2008–2009.

Resensys LLC joins TERP Startup Lab

ISR alumnus Mehdi Kalantari invented sensors to monitor buildings, pipelines and other structures.

Student research: Israel Perez

Student of Gary Rubloff is discovering how nanoporous anodic aluminum oxide can be used as a platform for energy storage.

Eyad Abed to Join United Arab Emirates University

ISR director, ECE professor will become dean of UAEU's College of Information Technology.

Herrmann's Clinic Planning Model Generator software mentioned in swine flu article

MIT's Technology Review web site talks about how technology could aid in treating the disease.

Enlu Zhou To Join Faculty at Univ. of Illinois

ECE Ph.D. candidate will serve as Assistant Professor in Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering.

NanoCenter Improves Energy Storage Options

Maryland NanoCenter researchers create new device to store electrical energy.

Student research: Anna Pantelidou

Student of Tony Ephremides works on research promising higher data rates in wireless networks.

Six ISR students chosen for Clark School's Future Faculty Program

The program aims to increase the number of Ph.D. graduates who obtain academic positions in prestigious engineering schools.

Six ISR students selected for Future Faculty Program

Clark School program helps students prepare for academic positions.

Alumnus interview: Herbert Struemper

The 1997 ECE Ph.D. develops mechanistic disease models for drug discovery.

Start-ups with ISR connections awarded SAIC grants

Resensys LLC and FlexEl LLC benefit from funding for alternative energy and threat detection.

Nidak Sumrean appointed to Senior Executive Service

ISR systems engineering lecturer will be director of cost engineering and industrial analysis for NAVSEA.

Alumnus Nikos Sidiropoulos elected IEEE Fellow

Former student of John Baras also is an IEEE Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer.

S.K. Gupta’s group pioneers new development in drive mechanisms for ornithopters

Next-generation micro air vehicles feature folding-wing technology.

Herrmann Receives 'Innovator of the Year' Award

His Clinic Planning Model Generator is used by public health departments across the country.

S.K. Gupta and teammates win 2007 'Invention of the Year' physical science award

Gupta also finalist in information science category; Gary Rubloff finalist in physical science.

Subrahmanian wins first ISR Faculty Venture Fair

Online opinion technology impresses venture capitalists at ISR Systems Symposium.

Nuno Martins to be guest editor for control journal

Special issue focuses on information processing and decision making in distributed control systems.

New Advance in Biochip Research

Microfactories for drug research are one step closer to reality.

Alum Andrew Newman wins Hart Prize for Development

Award is for automated collaborative dynamic retasking project.

Makowski receives NSF grant for modeling wireless networks

Research will contribute to the study of random graphs through probabilistic techniques.

Martins to investigate optimal reference tracking

NSF grant funds the next step in designing controllers for Markovian jump linear systems.

Ulukus is PI on new NSF wireless networks grant

Research to take an information theoretic approach in providing guarantees for wireless network security and reliability.

ISR postdoc and alumna Mounya Elhilali to join Johns Hopkins University

Elhilali will become assistant professor in January 2008.

ECE Professor Introduces New "Desktop Supercomputing"

Uzi Vishkin's group develops first easy-to-program parallel processing supercomputer prototype.

Antman receives NSF grant to study nonlinear problems of solid mechanics

Research team hopes to develop powerful new mathematical methods for analyzing the large and rapid deformations of solid bodies.

RFSQP™ Version 1.0 (ISR IP)

This IP is available to license.

Nima Ghalichechian receives ISR Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Ph.D. student's research focuses on micro ball-bearing technology for miniature battery applications.

Krishnaprasad, Baras, Moss participating in new MURI awards

ISR faculty on teams researching MANETs, sensor networks and micro air vehicles for Department of Defense.

Marcus, Fu, Chang and Hu co-author Simulation-based Algorithms for Markov Decision Processes

Book explains recent sampling and population-based numerical algorithms that overcome the difficulties of computing an optimal solution in terms of a policy and/or value function.

Krishnaprasad delivers Munich Mathematical Colloquium lecture

Control expert speaks on "Geometric Control, Cohesion and Pursuit."

Gupta, Etienne-Cummings designated as 'Trailblazers'

Pair are among 70 so honored by Science Spectrum magazine.

Raghavan receives Glover-Klingman prize; Olian Award

ISR faculty member recognized for best paper published in Networks in 2005

Shamma, Simon, Fritz receive five-year, $1.57 million NIH grant

Research to focus on neural correlates of streaming of complex sounds

Twelve REU students welcomed

Summer experience gives undergrads the opportunity to work with ISR researchers

Mingyan Liu promoted at University of Michigan

ECE/ISR alumna is named associate professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.

Simon research featured on Cerebral Cortex cover

MEG-psychophysical study impresses respected, selective journal

Cukier study: female user names receive overwhelming amount of unwanted messages

A study by Michel Cukier reveals 25 times more threatening and/or sexually explicit private messages are received over male or ambiguous usernames.

Ephremides To Deliver Keynote at IEEE Communication Theory Workshop

Ephremides is one of three featured plenary speakers at 35th annual workshop.

Martins Wins AACC Award for Theory

Dr. Nuno Martins won the AACC O. Hugo Schuck Award for Theory.

Two ISR teams awarded NSF DDDAS grants

Ball, Fu, Abed and Subrahmanian are principal investigators

Moss, Ghose research published, featured in media outlets

Bat echolocation findings covered by print, TV and online reporters

Cohen is PI for five-year NSF/NIH grant on lamprey locomotion

Research will determine requirements for steady swimming

Two patents for Ephremides and Ayyagari

Inventions target power control in computer networks

Ghodssi speaks at National Cancer Institute

ISR faculty member is among nationally-known nanotechnology experts speaking at symposium.

Milner advises Gemstone 'Innovations' team

May 2004—Team designed a small, lightweight clothes dryer and a handheld computer interface.

Douglas Smith is Fall 2003 Distinguished Lecturer

Smith spoke on high-performance planners and schedulers.

Mingyan Liu wins CAREER Award

Project develops design methodology for large-scale wireless sensor networks

Leonard conducts underwater robotics research

Team launched fleets of underwater vehicles into the Pacific Ocean

Liu, Milner, Baras participating in MIPS awards

Research aids small Maryland companies.

Davis receives NSF grant for nanofabricated, all-optical devices

Davis is the principal investigator for the $1.2 million award.

Zhang participating in NIH machinable ceramics grant

Research will optimize performance and properties.

Four ISR faculty to research electronic markets for time-sensitive goods

$2 million NSF award will analyze a variety of e-markets.

Adomaitis and Rubloff win NSF ITR grant

Research to develop a new paradigm for semiconductor manufacturing equipment.

Milner, Davis, Liu and Shayman win scalable multilayer control MURI

Research will enable control of joint battlespace networks

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)