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Faculty Experts

ISR faculty members can provide expertise for stories in:

Communication systems and networks

Information, coding, and communication theory; communication and network security; wireless, sensor and other communication networks; energy-efficient communication; application-driven networks; communication in networked control systems; cross-layer network design and performance analysis; web science and social networks.

Control systems and methodologies

Robotics and robotic network control, control theory, optimization theory, biologically inspired control.

Neuroscience and biology-based technology

Auditory system neural signal processing; brain development and plasticity; sensorimotor integration; neuromechanical systems; locomotion control and spinal regeneration; speech recognition, production and enhancement; neuromorphic-based robotics control and VLSI design; computational neuroscience; biological cell-based sensor systems; signal processing in biological systems.

Micro and nano devices and systems

MEMS sensors and actuators; nanofabrication materials, processes and devices; labs-on-a-chip; small-scale energy generation, storage and harvesting; medical devices and treatments.


Medical robotics; miniature robotics; collaborative, cooperative, networked robotics; robotics for extreme environments; unmanned vehicles.

Design, operations and supply chain management

Operations research; product realization; supply chain and revenue management; product design.

Systems engineering methodologies

Systems engineering and integration; analysis and control of stochastic systems; Markov decision processes; discrete event and hybrid systems; network optimization and management.

Computing, speech, artificial intelligence

Automated planning; game theory; speech recognition; human-computer interaction; data visualization; rule-based expert systems and logic programs.

How to reach us

To speak with an ISR faculty member in any of these areas, contact Rebecca Copeland, ISR's director of public relations and information management at 301.405.6602 or email

University of Maryland experts database

In addition, many ISR faculty members are registered with the University of Maryland's experts database. The links below take you to selected portions of the database where ISR faculty members reside.

Engineering and technology experts

Business experts

Biology, neuroscience, physics experts

Psychology experts

Search the UM Experts database for an ISR or other University of Maryland faculty member in the field of your choice.