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Baras, John S.

Distinguished University Professor
Lockheed Martin Chair in Systems Engineering
Director, Maryland Hybrid Networks Center
Founding Director, Institute for Systems Research
2247 A.V. Williams Bldg.

Research Interests 

Scaleable multicast security; integrated management of hybrid communication networks; modeling and performance evaluation of large broadband hybrid networks; fast internet over heterogeneous (wireless-wireline) networks; manufacturing process selection for electromechanical products; intelligent control; wavelets; robust speaker identification; low complexity, high fidelity, low rate speech coding; image processing and understanding; learning clustering algorithms and classification; distributed control (or decision) systems; stochastic dynamic model building; stochastic control and scheduling; real-time sequential detection and estimation; computer-aided control systems design; queuing systems; quantum communications; nonlinear systems; radar systems modeling and performance evaluation and distributed parameter systems



John S. Baras received the B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in 1970, and the M.S. and Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University in 1971 and 1973.

Professor Baras was the Founding Director of the Institute for Systems Research (one of the first six NSF Engineering Research Centers) from 1985 to 1991.  Since August 1973 he has been with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (ECE), and the Applied Mathematics Faculty, at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he is currently a Distinguished University Professor holding a permanent joint appointment with ECE and ISR. In February 1990 he was appointed to the Lockheed Martin Chair in Systems Engineering.  Since 1992  Dr. Baras has been the Founding Director of the Maryland Hybrid Networks Center (HyNet) ) (an industry-university-government consortium, with substantial support from DoD, NASA and industry focusing on hybrid wireless networks). He was named a Distinguished University Professor by the University of Maryland in 2018. It is the highest honor bestowed by the university on its faculty.

Among his awards are: a 1978 Naval Research Laboratory Research Publication Award; the 1980 Outstanding Paper Award of the IEEE Control Systems Society; 1983 and 1993 Alan Berman Research Publication Awards from NRL; 1991 Outstanding Invention of the Year Award from the University of Maryland for the invention of a “Low Complexity CELP Speech Coder”; 1994 Outstanding Invention of the Year Award from the University of Maryland for the invention of "A System Design for a Hybrid Network Data Communications Terminal Using Asymmetric TCP/IP to Support Internet Applications"; November 1995, Outstanding Contributions to Seniors Award, from the Vice President for Student Affairs and the Senior Council; January 1996, Outstanding Paper Award, "ATM in Hybrid Networks", presented at Design SuperCon 1996 Conference, Santa Clara, CA;  April 1996, MIPS Research Award of Excellence for Outstanding Contributions in Advancing Maryland Industry for work done with Hughes Network Systems; December 1998, the Mancur Olson Research Achievement Award, from the Univ. of Maryland College Park (award recognizes faculty whose research achievements have been extraordinary); December 2002, Best paper Award at the 23rd Army Science Conference, Orlando, Florida; September 2004, Best paper Award 2004 Wireless Security conference.

Dr. Baras is a Fellow of IEEE, SIAM, AAAS, the National Academy of Inventors, IFAC and AMS. He was elected Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, March 2006.

He has consulted extensively with industry and government on various automation, systems and telecommunication problems. He has served in the following: Board of Governors of the IEEE Control Systems Society; IEEE Engineering R&D Committee; Aerospace Industries Association advisory committee on advanced sensors; IEEE Fellow evaluation committee. He is currently serving on the editorial board of Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems, the editorial board of Systems and Control: Foundations and Applications, the editorial board of IMA J. of Mathematical Control and Information, the editorial board of Systems Automation-Research and Applications. Dr. Baras is a world renowned researcher in communication and automation systems, has received many awards for his papers and research, has more than 450 technical papers published and was the editor of the book “Recent Advances in Stochastic Calculus”, Springer, 1990. He holds three patents (all in signal processing) and has four pending. He has graduated 42 PhD students and 70 MS students. He has sponsored and supervised 32 postdoctoral scholars. Dr. Baras is internationally known for his leadership of industry-university-government consortia and has collaborated effectively with both industry and government scientists and engineers.

Professor Baras' research interests include: wireless networks, sensor networks, distributed networked control systems, satellite and hybrid communication networks, integrated network management systems, fast Internet services via hybrid, satellite and wireless networks, network security and intrusion detection, stochastic systems, robust control of nonlinear systems, real-time parallel architectures for nonlinear signal processing, intelligent control systems, expert and symbolic systems for control and communication systems synthesis, distributed parameter systems, planning and optimization, real-time architectures for intelligent control, speech and image compression and understanding, biomimetic algorithms and systems for signal processing and sensor networks, model-based systems engineering, model-based software engineering, integration of logic programming and nonlinear programming for trade-off analysis, object oriented modeling of complex engineering systems, validation and verification of systems models and designs, intelligent manufacturing of smart materials, integrated product-process design. He is widely credited for inventing and establishing Internet over satellite and hybrid networks and for initiating the new “component based” approach to wireless network modeling and design. He has more than 30 years experience and contributions to defense related problems.

Professor Baras was the initial principal architect of the ISR M.S. program in Systems Engineering. He arranged for industry participation in advisory and teaching capacity. More recently Dr. Baras has been heavily involved in the development of new core courses for systems engineering. These include courses on systems modeling, systems engineering fundamentals, system requirements analysis, system trade-off analysis and tools, system validation-verification and testing and systems integration. In his efforts to teach systems thinking at the undergraduate level to all Engineering majors he is developing three courses, with the objective to introduce in the foundational core for engineering education the key concepts of system models, controls and signals in a way that integrates computer related ideas and constructs into these foundations from the start. His efforts address the often emphasized need for a new integrative approach to engineering (holistic rather than in parts) which in turn addresses the needs for modular design, systems thinking and team work.

Honors and Awards 

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1984
Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Science, 2006
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 2014
American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2015
National Academy of Inventors, 2015
International Federation for Automatic Control, 2016
American Mathematical Society, 2019

University of Maryland
Mancur Olson Research Achievement Award, 1998
Invention of the Year (Information Science): Key Exchange System to Secure Internet Transactions, 2009
Inducted into the A. James Clark School's Innovation Hall of Fame, 2016 | remarks |
Distinguished University Professor, 2018

Research Posters 

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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. June 6, 2019

UMD workshop examines risks related to new transportation technology
Key concerns include vehice safety, software reliabillity, and cybersecurity. April 25, 2019

Alumnus Xiaobo Tan elevated to ASME Fellow
Tan was recognized for his work in robotics. March 7, 2019

Alum Nikolaos Sidiropoulos named Louis T. Rader Professor at UVA
Sidiropoulos joined Virginia in August 2017 as the chair of its Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. November 5, 2018

Baras named Fellow of the American Mathematical Society
Baras is also a Fellow of IEEE, the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Science, SIAM, AAAS, NAI, and IFAC. November 1, 2018

Maryland Robotics Center launches a new postdoctoral fellowship program
The program will foster multidisciplinary collaborations among Maryland Robotics Center faculty. September 14, 2018

John Baras to receive 2018 AIAA Aerospace Communications Award
Baras honored for his technical contributions and commercialization leadership of Internet over satellite, hybrid satellites, and terrestrial networks. August 5, 2018

Alumna Mingyan Liu named ECE chair at University of Michigan
Liu earned MSSE and PhD degrees at Maryland, advised by John Baras. June 22, 2018

ECE Inducts Three New Distinguished Alumni
Ghanadan, Tan, and Viniotis inducted for leadership and meritorious contributions to engineering, humanitarian efforts, and the application of their engineering education to other disciplines. June 14, 2018

John Baras named Distinguished University Professor
Baras receives the highest academic honor conferred by the University of Maryland. June 5, 2018

ENES 489P holds undergraduate systems design competition

Nine teams presented their model-based systems engineering design projects.
June 4, 2018

Alum Mingyan Liu is PI for Multiscale Network Games of Collusion and Competition MURI
Liu is an ECE professor at the University of Michigan. May 8, 2018

Aneesh Raghavan wins Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship
Raghavan's research interests are in control and networked cyber-physical systems. May 3, 2018

Aneesh Raghavan and Usman Fiaz named outstanding graduate assistants
Only 80 graduate assistants university-wide will receive the Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award on May 8. April 25, 2018

Alumnus Xiaobo Tan named Withrow Distinguished Scholar at Michigan State
The award recognizes the scholarship of senior faculty members in the MSU College of Engineering. March 22, 2018

Profile and interview with John Baras in IEEE Control Systems Magazine
Dr. Baras talks about his education, career and research interests, as well as where he sees the field of control heading in the future. February 12, 2018

Baras, Kenyon, Hughes Network Systems win MIPS Global Impact Award
The award celebrates their partnership in developing broadband Internet access via satellite. November 20, 2017

Alumni Naomi Leonard and Xiaobo Tan part of public lecture on underwater robotics
The lecture was part of the Halcyon Dialogues on Robotics held at AAAS headquarters in Washington, D.C. October 20, 2017

John Baras named AIAA Associate Fellow
AIAA Associate Fellows are individuals of distinction who have made notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences, or technology of aeronautics or astronautics. October 3, 2017

Alum Nikos Sidiropoulos named ECE chair at University of Virginia
Sidiropoulos is a former student of Professor John Baras. August 30, 2017

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. July 31, 2017

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. June 2, 2017

John Baras receives 2017 IEEE Simon Ramo Medal
The medal is given "for exceptional achievement in systems engineering and systems science." May 25, 2017

John Baras receives AACC Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award
The award is the highest recognition of professional achievement for US control systems engineers and scientists. May 25, 2017

ENES 489P holds end-of-semester design contest
Projects were judged by representatives from Textron, TASC, Wheels Global Foundation and Grier Forensics. May 23, 2017

Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou receives first Susan Frazier Postdoctoral Researcher Travel Award
The annual award will help ISR postdocs defray travel expenses of presenting research at academic workshops and conferences. May 8, 2017

Dipankar Maity to receive Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award from UMD Graduate School
Winners of the award are among the top 2 percent of GAs on campus in a given year. May 8, 2017

Tsiropoulou to join University of New Mexico faculty
Postdoctoral Researcher Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou will be a tenure-track assistant professor. April 21, 2017

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. February 14, 2017

Congratulations ISR graduates!
These new alumni graduated from the University of Maryland in December 2016. December 20, 2016

Alumnus Xiaobo Tan elevated to IEEE Fellow
His citation reads, “for contributions to modeling and control of smart materials and underwater robots.” November 28, 2016

John Baras wins 2017 IEEE Simon Ramo Medal
The medal is given for exceptional achievement in systems engineering and systems science. November 22, 2016

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. October 11, 2016

Narayan, Zhou, Schlotfeldt, Strahan win ISR outstanding awards
ISR confers awards of excellence in its annual ceremony. September 13, 2016

Eirini Tsiropoulou is new postdoc
She is working with John Baras on various networking research problems. August 10, 2016

John Baras named IFAC Fellow
Baras honored "for contributions to the theory and applications of stochastic systems and control and communication networks and for leadership in cross-disciplinary research and education." July 13, 2016

FICO purchases alums' cyber risk startup
Mingyan Liu and Manish Karir lead QuadMetrics, which calculates a 'security risk' score for businesses. June 24, 2016

ENES 489P holds end-of-semester design competition
Undergraduate capstone course teaches hands-on systems engineering principles May 6, 2016

Adomaitis, Baras, MacCarthy speakers at UMD climate forum
Trio spoke at "Systems Engineering for the Integration of Renewable Energy Resources." May 5, 2016

Alumnus Radha Poovendran is PI for cybersecurity MURI grant
The research will aim to protect against a new type of continuous computer hacking attack, known as advanced persistent threats. April 12, 2016

NAI Fellows' names read into the Congressional Record
Rep. David Jolly honored the Fellows, who include John Baras, Ben Shneiderman, Robert Fischell and E. Albert Reece of the University System of Maryland. March 1, 2016

Alum Xiaobo Tan named 'Foundation Professor' at Michigan State
Tan develops bio-inspired underwater robots, electroactive polymer sensors and actuators. January 27, 2016

Baras, Shneiderman named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors
ISR faculty part of University of Maryland’s first cohort of NAI Fellows. December 15, 2015

Baras, Yu, Sadler issued patent for wireless communication authentication
The invention is an authentication scheme encompassing a large family of authentication systems which may be built over existing transmission systems. October 16, 2015

New research will help cyber-physical systems understand human activities
NSF grant funds Fermüller, Baras and Aloimonos to develop a three-layer architecture. September 16, 2015

UMD Invention Could Make Your Mobile Device Almost Impossible to Break Into
Team develops authentication system for both fingerprint and sensor on mobile device. August 26, 2015

Alumnus Xiaobo Tan promoted to full professor at Michigan State
Tan earned a 2002 Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland. July 13, 2015

Maryland Robotics Center presents demonstrations at Maryland Day
Visitors meet bio-inspired, miniature, networked, underwater robots, and more. April 29, 2015

ARC Lab holds inaugural open house
Lab conducts research in aunonomy, robotics and cognition. February 9, 2015

Robots learn kitchen skills by watching YouTube videos
Autonomous robots can learn and perform complex actions via observation January 20, 2015

Alum Radha Poovendran named IEEE Fellow; department chair
University of Washington professor recognized “for contributions to security in cyber-physical systems.” January 15, 2015

John Baras elected AAAS Fellow
Baras recognized for accomplishments in multiple fields that mark his career. December 1, 2014

Alum Xiaobo Tan developing robotic fish to 'stalk' real fish in the Great Lakes
The MSU professor's fish will track the movements of lake trout, walleye and lake sturgeon. September 29, 2014

ECE Ph.D. Candidate Menon Wins Kulkarni Fellowship
Research grant will help Menon develop algorithms to maximize total power production on wind farms. May 27, 2014

ENES 489P holds undergraduate systems design competition
Distinguished panel of industry and government experts judges students. May 9, 2014

Students win ECE Dissertation Fellowships
This year all five Ph.D. students are related to ISR. May 5, 2014

Cell Phone Snoopers Beware of These Invention of the Year Finalists!
Privacy Protection for Cellular Phones April 9, 2014

John Baras named Fellow of Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Baras was recognized for his “contributions to systems theory, stochastic control and communication networks.” March 28, 2014

Alum Jason Li promoted to VP of Research and Development at Intelligent Automation, Inc.
Li is a former student of John Baras. March 28, 2014

Ph.D. student Anup Menon is finalist for IEEE CDC best paper award
Research developed an algorithm for desirable outcomes in multi-agent systems. January 8, 2014

Alum Mingyan Liu named IEEE Fellow
Liu was honored for her contributions to modeling of wireless ad-hoc and sensor networks. December 5, 2013

Mehdi Dadfarnia wins ISR undergraduate award
Undergraduate research at NIST supported the National Ambulance Specification project. May 9, 2013

Audio of John Baras' October 2012 INCOSE MBSE lecture available
Hear a lecture about model-based systems engineering given by Professor John Baras. Slides available for downloading, too. May 6, 2013

ISR Alumni Symposium is rousing success
Full house for presentations, discussions of entrepreneurship. April 24, 2013

Alumnus Ayan Roy-Chowdhury and Professor John Baras issued U.S. Patent 8,397,062
Patent is for a method and system for source authentication in group communications. March 13, 2013

MSSE student Mehdi Dadfarnia to speak at NIST seminar
First-year grad student will talk about requirements analysis for safer ambulance patient compartments. March 13, 2013

Alumnus Alvaro Cárdenas joins University of Texas at Dallas faculty
Former student of John Baras specializes in network security. March 13, 2013

Alum Xiaobo Tan improves robotic fish
Fish now can glide for long distances. January 17, 2013

Baras, Somasundaram, Jain, and Tabatabaee issued U.S. Patent 8,325,746
This invention will optimize the link-state information that is to be broadcast in a routing domain of a communication network. December 11, 2012

Baras Recognized with Two Greatest Economic Impact Awards
Maryland Industrial Partnerships recognized Dr. Baras and HughesNet® at their 25th Anniversary Gala. December 8, 2012

Alumna Carole Teolis profiled in story
Highlighted is NEON, an indoor navigation technology Teolis developed. November 19, 2012

John Baras gives invited lecture at workshop on control of CPS systems
He presented a three-layer framework for modeling networked CPS. October 15, 2012

Raghavan, Spyropoulos, Daily, Copeland win ISR awards
Outstanding awards presented at special reception in September. September 14, 2012

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. June 5, 2012

Alum Xiaobo Tan's research featured in NSF Highlight
Story features Tan's artificial muscle-enabled robotic fish. April 1, 2012

Baras delivers distinguished lecture at the University of Michigan
Professor spoke on cooperative multi-agent systems and ‘magical’ graphs. March 30, 2012

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. October 11, 2011

Baras gives invited tutorial at WPMC'11
Professor speaks on wireless information infrastructures and the future internet. October 3, 2011

Baras delivers keynote lecture at GE Global Research Controls Symposium
Professor speaks on emerging framework for model-based systems engineering. September 24, 2011

Baras gives invited plenary lecture at MED2011
Lecture topic was “Cooperative Networked Systems: Multiple Graphs, Coalitional Games, New Probabilistic Models.” June 22, 2011

GameSec 2011 Call for Papers Extended
Submission deadline is now July 5. June 16, 2011

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.” June 14, 2011

Baras delivers keynote address at Labex Comin Labs opening
Speaks on the future of broadband networks at INRIA, Rennes Bretagne Atlantique. June 9, 2011

2011 ISR Awards Ceremony winners announced
Awards given to faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students. June 2, 2011

Roger Brockett honored for devotion to graduate student advising
ISR-affiliated faculty member receives Harvard's Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising. May 3, 2011

Baras keynote speaker at ARO Special Workshop on Hardware Assurance
Lecture addressed physical layer security and trust mechanisms. April 14, 2011

Baras Co-Editor of New Book, "Decision and Game Theory for Security"
Book addresses security investments, privacy, network security, authentication, and algorithms for security. March 31, 2011

John Baras gives distinguished lectures in China
Professor speaks at Tsinghua University and Institute of Systems Science of the Chinese Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science. March 25, 2011

Alumnus Ion Matei receives NIST postdoctoral fellowship
Work will focus on applying model-based systems engineering techniques in manufacturing. February 28, 2011

Shamma, Baras receive MIPS grant funding
Research will improve speech separation software, develop broadband Internet-via satellite system. February 20, 2011

John Baras, Vladimir Ivanov interviewed for TV segment on RFID theft
Two-part segment focuses on stolen identity and technology to prevent it. February 17, 2011

Intelligent Automation, Inc. to sponsor colloquia series
IAI president and ISR alumnus Vikram Manikonda announces generous support. January 11, 2011

Baras and Zhou issued U.S. Patent 7,827,459 for communications protocol
The invention is an improved telecommunications protocol. January 4, 2011

ISR's busy November: NSF site visit, 25th anniversary dinner, SAC meeting
The Institute for Systems Research held three major events from Nov. 17–19. December 14, 2010

Baras is Maryland lead for Systems Engineering Research Center
SERC is a consortium of 20 universities leveraging expertise in systems engineering. November 8, 2010

Grad Students Win European Trusted Infrastructure Summer School Scholarships
Students advised by John Baras attend European Trusted Infrastructure School. November 8, 2010

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. November 5, 2010

Baras, Tabatabaee awarded new NSF NeTS grant
Three-year grant will explore "Component Based Routing and Clique Based Scheduling for Modular Cross-layer Design of Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks." October 4, 2010

University of Maryland, U.S. Army RDECOM sign CRADA Agreement
Agreement expands research, development and engineering efforts between the two entities. September 28, 2010

Poovendran Promoted to Full Professor at Univ. of Washington
Radha Poovendran, Ph.D. ‘99, conducts research in communications, network security, and cryptography. September 9, 2010

Baras, Theodorakopoulos Publish New Book on Path Problems in Networks
Book offers modern view on algebraic path problems, including theory, algorithms, and applications. September 8, 2010

Baras Gives Lecture on Model Based Systems Engineering at NIST
Professor spoke on the subject of “A Compositional Approach to Complex Systems Synthesis (COMPASS).” September 7, 2010

Baras wins MIPS award to develop satellite communication algorithms
Professor will partner with Cerona Networks Corp. of Frederick, Md. August 16, 2010

ENES 489P: New Systems Engineering Course for Fall 2010
ENES 489P offers hands-on experiences in systems engineering projects. August 4, 2010

Marvin Sambur to speak at Air Force Systems Engineering Conference
ISR Professor of the Practice will brief study on SEP Effectiveness. August 3, 2010

Horiuchi, Baras, Humbert participating in Department of Defense MURI projects
Projects focus on autonomous unmanned aircraft vehicle systems. July 20, 2010

Alumnus Xiaobo Tan Earns Tenure at MSU
Tan, a 2002 ECE alumnus, has been promoted to Associate Professor of ECE at Michigan State University. July 15, 2010

Baras gives semi-plenary lecture at NTNS2010
Professor speaks on “Dynamic 'Magic' Graphs in Cooperative Networked Systems.” July 10, 2010

Baras gives plenary lecture at DYCOPS 2010
Professor speaks on "Architectures, Modularity and Robustness in Networked Control System." July 10, 2010

Baras gives invited lecture to NITRD large scale networking group
Professor spoke on important research problems and challenges in complex dynamic networks. June 11, 2010

Baras delivers distinguished lecture at UAEU
Speaks on security and trust in communication, information and social networks. June 4, 2010

Martins, Somasundaram, Frazier win awards at ISR's annual ceremony
Congratulations to our outstanding faculty, graduate student and staff member! May 7, 2010

Alumnus Xiaobo Tan receives MSU Teacher-Scholar Award
Assistant professor one of six to win the early career award. February 15, 2010

Baras Participates in International Panel on Control Systems Design
Baras a panelist at "Designing Better Control Systems with Computational Models" in Shanghai, China. December 21, 2009

Baras presents distinguished lecture at UC Irvine
ECE/ISR professor speaks on trust and reputation in networked systems. December 18, 2009

Baras addresses National Science Foundation's annual ERC meeting
ISR founding director talks about the institute's past, present and future. December 15, 2009

Former Director Eyad Abed honored at ISR reception
Abed is now a dean at United Arab Emirates University. December 7, 2009

Alum Xiaobo Tan receives new autonomous robotic fish grant
The highly maneuverable, energy-efficient gliding fish will monitor aquatic environments. November 4, 2009

Baras wins 'Innovator of the Year' Award
Key management system allows for high security with only modest communication, computation and memory requirements. October 29, 2009

Chrisopher Davis wins ECE Faculty Venture Fair for cell phone radiation measurement
Carol Espy-Wilson takes second place for 'Tidy Talk.' October 13, 2009

Baras, Yu win ECE Department's first Jimmy Lin Award
Award given for the invention, "Wireless Communication Method and System for Transmission Authentication at the Physical Layer." September 24, 2009

Baras, Martins part of $9 million funding for microelectronics and systems research
SRC/DARPA grant establishes the Multi-Scale Systems Design Center. August 24, 2009

Baras appointed to IEEE Systems Council
The Systems Council advances and coordinates IEEE work carried out in system design, development and management. August 13, 2009

Alumnus Matthew James wins Best SICON Paper Prize
Former student of John Baras co-authored "An Introduction to Quantum Filtering." August 10, 2009

Alumnus Xiaobo Tan to Lead New NSF Program for Secondary School Teachers
"Research Experiences for Teachers" will focus on biology-inspired technology and systems. August 9, 2009

Baras, Gu and Jiang Receive NASA Patent Application Award
Professor and alumni develop new method for conditional access in broadcast/multicast systems. July 31, 2009

Baras Participates in Panel on Mobile Wireless Networks Technology
Professor one of four experts to engage in discussion on "The Future of Multi-hopping" at MobiHoc 2009. May 28, 2009

NSA designates University of Maryland as 'National Center of Academic Excellence'
OIT IT director and ECE/ME/ISR faculty honored for work in information assurance research. May 27, 2009

Fourteen ISR-affiliated students receive Ph.D.s
Congratulations to our ISR-affiliated doctoral graduates! May 22, 2009

Carlos Berenstein to retire in July
The Math/ISR professor gave a special lecture on May 21. May 18, 2009

Eyad Abed to Join United Arab Emirates University
ISR director, ECE professor will become dean of UAEU's College of Information Technology. May 14, 2009

ISR faculty participating in two Department of Defense MURI projects
Baras, Abed, Martins and Shamma to conduct research in multi-university research initiatives. May 11, 2009

Baras, Goldsman win Invention of the Year Awards
Key exchange system and thin-film battery are top inventions. April 8, 2009

Best paper award to Baras, Yu, Sadler
Trio win at Army Science Conference for paper on power allocation tradeoffs. December 18, 2008

Best paper award at 2008 IEEE GLOBECOM
John Baras and three former/current advisees win in wireless networks category. December 11, 2008

Baras Delivers Keynote Address at MobiCom 2008
Professor speaks at premier international forum addressing mobile computers and wireless networks. November 21, 2008

TRX Systems wins Global Security Challenge competition
ISR alum Carole Teolis is the CEO of this company with University of Maryland ties. November 18, 2008

Alumnus Nikos Sidiropoulos elected IEEE Fellow
Former student of John Baras also is an IEEE Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer. November 12, 2008

Vahid Tabatabaee joins ISR as Assistant Research Scientist
ISR alumnus will concentrate on wireless network research. July 24, 2008

Alumnus Tan Presents Research at Capitol Hill Science Funding Event
Xiaobo Tan, assistant professor at Michigan State, showcased his research at a June event in DC. July 9, 2008

ISR announces Systems Symposium poster contest winners
Five posters selected for $500 research support prize. May 19, 2008

ECE Faculty Honored at Inaugural Scholarship & Research Celebration
Twenty-seven ECE faculty members honored, representing 1/8 of researchers recognized university-wide. May 2, 2008

Alumnus Xiaobo Tan receives ONR grant for biomimetic robotic fish
Robots are based on biological principles and incorporate biomimetic electroactive polymers. April 8, 2008

Researchers Win MURI Award for Multi-Scale Networks
Team that includes Profs. Baras and Ephremides wins multi-million dollar grant to develop communication networks. March 23, 2008

Spring 2008 Systems Solutions available
Two symposiums, research and industry news, faculty and alumni updates, and more in ISR's newsletter. February 20, 2008

Baras Delivers ECC '07 Plenary, Publishes Paper on Wireless Security
Based on ECC plenary lecture, paper was published in special issue of European Journal of Control. January 7, 2008

Baras Gives Plenary Lectures on Wireless Security
Professor speaks at Med-Hoc-Net 2007 Conference in Corfu, Greece. October 8, 2007

Baras gives plenary address at CAMS'07
Topic is collaborative control of underwater vehicles under severely limited communications. September 20, 2007

ISR postdoc Vijay Gupta to join Notre Dame faculty
Research will focus on networked systems and multi-agent systems. July 2, 2007

Methods for Estimating the Intrinsic Pattern of Fingerprint Scanners and Using it in Biometric Authentication and for Cryptographic Key Generation (ISR IP)
This IP is available to license. June 24, 2007

Congestion Control in Satellite Networks (ISR IP)
This IP is available to license. June 24, 2007

Method for Efficient Source Authentication for Multicast Communications in Hybrid Satellite/Wireless Networks (ISR IP)
This IP is available to license. June 24, 2007

Method for Performance-Aware Security of Unicast Communications in Hybrid Satellite Networks (ISR IP)
This IP is available to license. June 24, 2007

Method and Implementation for Key Generation and Replacement Using Markov Models (ISR IP)
This IP is available to license. June 24, 2007

Method and Implementation for Wireless Message Authentication (ISR IP)
This IP is available to license. June 23, 2007

3D Wavelet-Based Video Codec with Human Perceptual Model: Method and Apparatus for Perceptually Based Compression and Transmission of Video Streams (ISR IP)
This IP is available to license. June 18, 2007

3D Wavelet-Based Video Codec with Human Perceptual Model: A Method and Apparatus for Conditional Access in Broadcast/Multicast Systems (ISR IP)
This IP is available to license. June 18, 2007

John Baras invited speaker at MIT Enterprise Forum
ECE/ISR professor spoke on his patented "new method and apparatus for conditional access in broadcast/multicast systems." June 13, 2007

Baras, Theodorakopoulos selected for IEEE Abraham Prize
Pair wrote best paper in communications systems published in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications in 2006. May 17, 2007

Baras Delivers Keynote Address at Control Over Communication Workshop
Professor speaks at international workshop on feedback control over noisy communication channels. May 9, 2007

Krishnaprasad, Baras, Moss participating in new MURI awards
ISR faculty on teams researching MANETs, sensor networks and micro air vehicles for Department of Defense. March 8, 2007

UMD President Mote includes ISR highlights in remarks to legislators
Awards and research of ISR faculty, ISR industry partnerships cited in speech to Maryland General Assembly March 1, 2007

ISR alum Ajay Gupta chairs task force for incoming Maryland governor
Gupta's firm guides O'Malley's cyber security and data privacy transition. February 26, 2007

Richard La promoted to associate professor
ECE and ISR faculty member is specialist in network modeling and resource allocation. February 22, 2007

Baras, Liu, Davis receive MIPS grants
Grants will support development of emergency responder communication software, a wireless Internet software library, and a database of harmful chemicals. February 15, 2007

Baras honored for IVA membership at special reception
ISR founding director elected to Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Science. December 8, 2006

ISR alumni Sarkar, Poovendran earn tenure
Both have been promoted to associate professor at their universities November 9, 2006

Berenstein, Baras, Gavilánez author network tomography article
American Mathematical Society publishes work in new book August 2, 2006

Hendler part of DoD/MoD International Technology Alliance contract
ISR-affiliated professor part of team awarded contract for security, planning and decision making May 31, 2006

Mingyan Liu promoted at University of Michigan
ECE/ISR alumna is named associate professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. May 23, 2006

Baras elected to Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Science
Professor John S. Baras (ECE/ISR) has been elected as a Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Science. May 18, 2006

Miao Yu wins Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award
ISR-affiliated Assistant Professor Miao Yu (ME) will receive funds to assist with research. May 5, 2006

ISR's 20th Anniversary Celebration Symposium
Special day features friends from throughout ISR's history April 6, 2006

Baras, Gu, Jiang awarded patent for video codec
Professor John S. Baras (ECE/ISR) and ISR alumni Junfeng Gu and Yimin Jiang were issued U.S. Patent 7,006568 on Feb. 28, 2006 for a 3D wavelet-based video encoding/decoding system. March 7, 2006

ISR alum Xiaobo Tan wins NSF CAREER Award
ISR alum and current Michigan State University ECE Assistant Professor Xiaobo Tan has won a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for his research, "Dexterous Biomimetic Micromanipulation Using Artificial Muscles: Modeling, Sensing and Control." February 24, 2006

Abed, Baras, Krishnaprasad, Justh speak at swarming workshop
Speakers apply natural behaviors to networked groups of autonomous vehicles August 16, 2005

Three new MIPS contacts for ISR faculty
Research includes wireless communication, preventing denial of service attacks and fire safe locator systems August 3, 2005

ISR alum Aaron Falk named chair of IRTF
USC scientist to head Internet Research Task Force May 14, 2005

Theodorakopoulos and Baras win best paper award
Grad student and advisor won for “Trust Evaluation in Ad-Hoc Networks.” October 3, 2004

ISR's Xiaobo Tan joins Michigan State University
July 2004—Former ISR research associate to become Assistant Professor in ECE department. July 2, 2004

Carlos Berenstein honored with celebration of his career
June 2004—ISR professors among speakers at the event, hosted by George Mason University. June 6, 2004

Undergrad Jennifer Roberts wins two prestigious awards
April 2004—Graduating senior wins both NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Award and Hertz Foundation award for upcoming graduate study. April 6, 2004

CSHCN Industrial Advisory Board meeting held on April 20
ISR-affiliated center directed by Professor Baras April 3, 2004

ISR faculty showcase research to Honeywell Labs delegation
Research of Baras, Abshire, Ghodssi, Krishnaprasad and Justh featured. December 6, 2003

Mingyan Liu wins CAREER Award
Project develops design methodology for large-scale wireless sensor networks October 13, 2003

Abed co-PI of a new NSF SGER grant
Research will focus on optimal stochastic unit responses subject to ramp and network constraints September 6, 2003

Liu, Milner, Baras participating in MIPS awards
Research aids small Maryland companies. August 6, 2003

Baras receives ARL Certificate of Appreciation
Professor recognized for support of CTA conference. August 5, 2003

Baras delivers speech on 'Engineering and Information Technology' at Charles and Helen White Symposium
ISR/ECE professor speaks on 'Engineering and Information Technology.' May 15, 2003

Ephremides, Baras, La, Ulukus awarded wireless networks grant
Research to exploit inter-layer dependencies in network protocols for improved performance. September 3, 2002

Baras, Berenstein, Ephremides, Liu and Papadopoulos win DoD URI
Research to focus on distributed immune systems for wireless networks information assurance March 29, 2001

Faculty participating in three different MURI awards
Research includes networked control systems, hybrid smart materials and radiofrequency pulses March 7, 2001

ISR awarded grant for combined research and curriculum development in systems engineering
Faculty team to develop, widely disseminate, and evaluate an information-centric systems engineering curriculum November 8, 2000

Shamma, Horiuchi, Baras, Krishnaprasad, Moss awarded acoustic sensors contract
Team will develop intelligent and noise-robust interfaces for MEMS acoustic sensors for DARPA April 10, 2000

Baras, Poovendran win integrated security services contract
DARPA awards funding for dynamic coalition management April 6, 2000