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The Institute for Systems Research and the Maryland Robotics Center welcome the interest of reporters, editors, and producers.

Our primary media contact is:

Rebecca Copeland
Director, Public Relations and Information Management
(301) 405-6602

Our faculty experts can speak on a wide range of subjects, including:

Automated planning; game theory; speech recognition; data visualization; rule-based expert systems; logic programs; artificial intelligence.

Control theory, control systems, control methodology, optimization theory, biologically inspired control. Robotics and robotic network control, communication in networked control systems.

Batteries, power electronics, renewable energy systems, energy harvesting, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, more electric aircraft, more data-centers, pyroelectric systems, solar PV converters and other smart grid technologies

Information, coding, theory, security, and energy harvesting.

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

Energy-efficient networks, wireless networks, sensor networks, communication networks, application-driven networks, cross-layer network design and performance analysis, web science and social networks.

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

General and aviation operations research; product realization; supply chain and revenue management; product design.

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

Model-based systems engineering methodologies; systems engineering and integration; cyber-physical systems; analysis and control of stochastic systems; Markov decision processes; discrete event and hybrid systems; network optimization and management.

Clark School of Engineering resources

Melissa L. Andreychek
Acting Assistant Dean for Communications
Assistant Director of Communications
(301) 405–0292

News Center
Facts and Figures
Clark School Faculty Directory (with searchable areas of expertise)

University of Maryland resources

Lee Tune
Associate Director, Communications
Office of Strategic Communications
Engineering and science beat
(301) 405-4679

Additional UMD resources

UMD Right Now website
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