Horiuchi, Timothy

Horiuchi, Timothy
Associate Professor
Institute for Systems Research
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
2215 A.V. Williams Bldg., University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742
301-405-7412
301-314-9920
Research Interests 
Bat echolocation; computational neuroscience; learning systems; neuromorphic VLSI design; constrained optimization circuits; mobile robotics; neural recording and spike-sorting techniques and tools
Background Info 

Timothy Horiuchi received both his Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering (1989) and his Ph.D. in Computation and Neural Systems (1997) from the California Institute of Technology. Following this, he did postdoctoral research at the Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Horiuchi joined the University of Maryland faculty as an Assistant Professor in 1999 as a part of the microelectronics group in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. He is a co-director of the Computational Sensorimotor Systems Laboratory and is a member of the Neurosciences and Cognitive Sciences Program at the University of Maryland. Dr. Horiuchi is one of the directors of the annual Telluride Neuromorphic Engineering Workshop and is involved in the growth of this international research community. He is also a member of the IEEE.

Dr. Horiuchi has had diverse experience in industrial research, having served with many companies (Hughes Aircraft, Boeing, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Tanner Research) during his educational period.

Dr. Horiuchi's general research interests are in computational neuroscience and the implementation of neural circuit architectures in VLSI-based processors. The applications of interest center around the coordination of complex sensory processing and control of motor systems. He has been involved in the development of analog VLSI chips that perform auditory and visual localization, implement non-volatile, on-chip analog memories, and control small mobile robotics. He is also involved in efforts to improve the tools and techniques used in neurophysiology. His current focus is the understanding of the bat echolocation system.

Related News 

New AFOSR NIFTI Center features eight Clark School faculty
Center will create bio-inspired solutions for small, remotely operated aircraft.April 14, 2015

MERIT-BIEN and TREND Fair Showcases Undergraduate Research
More than 20 undergraduate students participate in research projects sponsored by ECE and IREAP.August 7, 2012

Telluride newspaper writes about Neuromorphic Cognition Engineering Workshop
ISR faculty, staff, students key to the workshop's planning and organization.July 18, 2011

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

Horiuchi, Humbert Developing Bio-Inspired Navigation for Micro Air Vehicles
PANOPTIS system uses both echolocation and optic flow sensors.October 29, 2008

P.S. Krishnaprasad gives Bode Lecture
Winner of 2007 Bode Prize spoke at 46th IEEE CDC Conference.December 10, 2007

Wired magazine discovers Horiuchi research
Micro-air vehicle projects profiled in "Danger Room" national security blog.May 17, 2007

Stealth strategy paper by Justh, Krishnaprasad published
Researchers develop simple model that represents the engagement of pursuing bats and their insect preyJuly 5, 2006

Horiuchi, Shamma labs cited by IEEE Spectrum magazine
The flagship publication for electrical engineers names them on "leading labs" listMay 12, 2006

Horiuchi featured in Scientific American
Article highlights his research into sonar chips modeled on bat echolocationMay 15, 2005

Horiuchi, Krishnaprasad receive $286,000 AFOSR grant
Research to focus on "Neuromorphic VSLI-Based Bat Echolocation for Micro-Aerial Vehicle Guidance"March 5, 2004

Moss and Horiuchi receive five-year, $1.6 million grant
NIH's grant was awarded for their work in "Dynamic Sensorimotor Control for Spatial Orientation"February 4, 2004

Moss, Horiuchi win $1.6 million NIH grant
Research to study the integration of auditory information with motor programs for spatially-guided behavior in mammals.February 3, 2004

Cheely, Horiuchi’s honored for Best Paper
Paper titled, “A VLSI Model of Range-Tuned Neurons in the Bat Echolocation System”May 5, 2003

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