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Regli, William

Regli, William

Computer Science
The Institute for Systems Research
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Maryland Robotics Center
4153 Iribe Center

Dr. Regli is a computer scientist who has focused his career on interdisciplinary and use-inspired problems spanning engineering, artificial intelligence and computational modeling and graphics. His most recent activities have deployed cyber-infrastructure systems to capture and curate engineering and science data in order to ensure long-term sustainability. Dr. Regli’s current interests include computational tools to exploit the properties of advanced materials, additive manufacturing systems and enabling new paradigms for design and production. He has published more than 250 technical articles and his research has spawned two start-up technology companies (one focused on mobile communications for public safety, the other on information management in edge networks) and resulted in five foundational U.S. Patents in the area of 3D CAD search.

He was the sixth director of the Institute for Systems Research, from 2018-2019. From 2014 to 2017 Regli served on the leadership team of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), as Deputy Director (9/2014-12/2016) and then Acting Director (1/2017-7/2017) of the Defense Sciences Office (DSO). During his tenure, DSO initiated programs in areas as diverse as artificial intelligence, design and manufacturing, social science, applied mathematics, physical sciences and advanced sensing technologies. Regli’s other government service includes as a Scientific Adviser to the U.S. Department of Energy's (DoE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) in the areas of information technology and manufacturing (2010-2014) and as a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) (1995-1997). For his contributions, Regli received the DARPA Meritorious Public Service Medal (2018).

Dr. Regli holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland at College Park and Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Saint Joseph's University. He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); an elected senior member of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI); and a Fellow of the Computer Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his “contributions to 3D search, design repositories and intelligent manufacturing.”

Honors and Awards

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science “for his work at the interface between science and government primarily at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency,” 2020

Fellow of the Computer Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for "contributions to 3D search, design repositories and intelligent manufacturing," 2017

Artificial intelligence, solid modeling and graphics, CAD/CAM, integration science, mechanical design, and wireless networks

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.

ECE Recognizes 2022 Distinguished Alumni Awardees

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

UMD, Defense Department Celebrate Opening of Intelligence and Security Center

Applied research lab tackles complex national security problems.

Three Ph.D. students awarded Amazon Lab126 Fellowships

Sydrak Abdi, Sara Honarvar and Pedro Sandoval-Segura are the Fellowship recipients.

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.

$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.

William Regli named AAAS Fellow

Regli was elected “for his work at the interface between science and government primarily at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.”

Czech prime minister views AI, VR, AR and computer vision research

The visit was hosted by ISR Director William Regli and the university’s Office of International Affairs.

Regli named interim executive director of ARLIS

The Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security is a University-Affiliated Research Center with the Department of Defense.

Czech Republic–United States Workshop on Artificial Intelligence held at UMD

The international invited workshop explored topics in artificial intelligence for robotics, transportation, and cybersecurity.

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.

Maryland Robotics Center adds four faculty affiliates

Regli, Manocha, Shoukry and Sochol affiliate with the center.

William Regli named sixth director of ISR

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

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

  • Fellow, 2020