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Robotics faculty directory

This is a browsable listing of robotics faculty. Click on a name at right or use the "more information" link to go directly to a page with more information about them.

S.K. Gupta, Director
Professor, Mechanical Engineering and ISR
Automation problems arising in computer aided design, manufacturing automation, and robotics. Current focus is on automated planning for human-robot collaborations in assembly tasks, autonomous unmanned vehicles, bio-inspired robots, and automated optical micro-manipulation.
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Pamela Abshire
Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering and ISR
Biotechnology; channel capacity and efficiency of blowfly photoreceptors; channel capacity and efficiency of silicon photoreceptors; fundamental limits on switching energy of the CMOS inverter, silicon-on-sapphire (SOS) photodetectors
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David L. Akin
Associate Professor
Aerospace Engineering
Space systems and operations; space human factors; telerobotics; space simulation; space applications of artificial intelligence
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Yiannis Aloimonos
Professor
Computer Science and Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS)
Active vision: the study of the mechanisms responsible for recovering three-dimensional information from image sequences obtained by an active observer. Application of descriptions of visual space and space-time to analyzing and synthesizing visual data: eye and camera design, video editing and manipulation, graphics and virtualized reality, visualization, sensor networks, robots/navigation and the study of biological vision.
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Bilal Ayyub
Professor; Director, Center for Technology and Systems Management
Civil and Environmental Engineering
uncertainty modeling and analysis, systems modeling, decision analysis, homeland security, various defense and infrastructure systems, safety systems, and mathematical modeling using statistics, probability theory, fuzzy sets, and the theory of evidence
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John S. Baras
Lockheed Martin Chair in Systems Engineering (Professor); Director, Maryland Hybrid Networks Center;
Founding Director, ISR
Electrical and Computer Engineering and ISR
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
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k Sarah Bergbreiter
Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering and ISR
Microrobotics, networked multi-robot systems and sensor networks
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k Gilmer Blankenship
Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Stochastic and nonlinear control, Adaptive control, AI in engineering design
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bruck Hugh Bruck
Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Designing and fabricating functionally graded materials (FGMs) for energetic materials, porous materials, smart structures and MEMS devices
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carignan Craig Carignan
Associate Research Scientist
Aerospace Engineering
Robot dynamics and control, motion-based simulation, haptic interfaces, man-machine systems
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Nikhil Chopra
Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering and ISR
Fundamental understanding of synchronization and control of networked dynamical systems interacting over unreliable communication networks, such as sensor networks, unmanned air vehicles and robot networks.
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Avis H. Cohen
Professor
Biology and ISR
Understanding neural and genomic systems through using computational and integrational methods. Neurology of the lamprey; immune proteins of the sea urchin.
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Jaydev Desai
Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Medical robotics, haptic interfaces for robot-assisted surgery, surgical simulation, model-based teleoperation, and cellular surgery
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Don DeVoe
Professor
Mechanical Engineering
MEMS and microfluidic systems
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Ramani Duraiswami
Associate Professor
Computer Science and Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS)
Audio & Computational Acoustics; scientific computing; computer vision
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Cornelia Fermüller
Associate Research Scientist
Computer Vision Laboratory
Center for Automation Research
Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS)
Perception for robotics
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Rodolphe Gentili
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology
Neuromorphic Engineering and Sensory-Motor Integration, Network Models and Pattern Recognition
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Timothy Horiuchi
Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering and ISR
Bat echolocation; computational neuroscience; learning systems; neuromorphic VLSI design; constrained optimization circuits; mobile robotics; neural recording and spike-sorting techniques and tools
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James E. Hubbard, Jr.
Samuel P. Langley Distinguished Professor
Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace applications of smart materials and adaptive structures; aero-acoustics for noise control; spatially distributed transducers and the extension of modern time domain control methodologies into the spatial domain for the real-time control of distributed systems
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Sean Humbert
Associate Professor
Aerospace Engineering
The intersection of dynamics and control theory with the rapidly emerging area of bio-inspired sensing and locomotion
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Anya Jones
Assistant Professor
Aerospace Engineering
Experimental fluid dynamics, including unsteady low Reynolds number aerodynamics, vortex dynamics, and flow control with applications to MAVs, flapping wings, and wind/water turbines
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Krishnanand Kaipa
Research Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Assistive robotics, developmental robotics, swarm intelligence, bio-inspired robotics, learning by imitation, human-robot interaction, advanced manufacturing
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P.S. Krishnaprasad
Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering and ISR
Modeling, design, motion planning and control arising in mobile robotics; geometric methods in nonlinear dynamics; time-frequency analysis of acoustic signals and systems; intelligent control architectures, in part inspired by biological paradigms; technology and theory of smart materials for use in actuation and sensing; problems of high resolution optical wave front control; problems of integration of actuators and sensors in control networks; new types of particle filters for approximate solutions to nonlinear filtering problems; sensing and control in nature; control of collectives (communicating, networked, control systems)
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raj Raj Madhavan
Associate Research Scientist
Institute for Systems Research
Performance evaluation issues and standards-defining activities in mobile robotics navigation and mapping
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Nuno Martins
Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering and ISR
Former director, Maryland Robotics Center
Control theory, estimation, information theory
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Dana S. Nau
Professor
Computer Science and ISR
Artificial intelligence; computer integrated design and manufacturing; planning; search
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Derek Paley
Associate Professor
Aerospace Engineering
Research in nonlinear dynamics and controls, cooperative control of autonomous vehicles, autonomous underwater vehicles, and modeling of animal aggregrations
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James Reggia
Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering and ISR
Neural computation, multi-agent artificial life systems, evolutionary computation, cellular automata models of self-replication, knowledge acquisition, abductive reasoning, Bayesian classification and networks, parsimonious covering theory.
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Anindo Roy
Assistant Professor, Neurology
University of Maryland Baltimore School of Medicine
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Fischell Department of Bioengineering, University of Maryland

Better understanding of the neuro-mechanics of pathological human gait and developing and implementing novel lower extremity (LE) robotic technology for rehabilitation of gait and mobility function in neurologically disabled populations
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ms Ben Shapiro
Associate Professor
Fischell Department of Bioengineering and ISR
Mechatronic, biological and clinical micro system control; micro flow feedback control manipulation; control of electrowetting flows; directing therapeutics with precise magnetic field control; 2DPCR for spatially mapping genetic in tissue samples
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ms Miroslaw J. Skibniewski
A.J. Clark Chair Professor of Construction Engineering & Project Management
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Affiliate Professor of Decision, Operations and Information Technologies

E-commerce technology applications in construction, Web-based project management systems, Construction automation and robotics, Construction equipment management, Decision support tools for project management and construction, Advanced technology transfer optimization, International construction management, Environmental management in construction, Legal aspects in engineering and project management
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Elisabeth Smela
Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), particularly polymer MEMS and bioMEMS. The use of organic materials (from polymers to cells) in microsystems to realize microactuators, cell-based sensors, and CMOS/MEMS integrated systems.
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Norman Wereley
Professor, Techno-Sciences Inc. Faculty Fellow
Director, Composites Research Laboratory (CORE)
Aerospace Engineering
Active, semi-active and passive vibration control, as well as adaptive crashworthiness systems, for helicopters and automobiles. Magnetorheological energy absorbers and fluids. Smart pneumatic systems.
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Miao Yu
Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Optical sensors; sensor mechanics and material behavior at multiple spatial scales; micro- and nano-scale sensor systems; sensors for civil, mechanical, electrical, biochemical, biomechanics, biology, medical, and environmental applications, and sensor networks; adaptive optics, wavefront sensing and control, imaging through turbulence; smart materials and structures; and theoretical and experimental mechanics
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Faculty listing

| Pamela Abshire
| David Akin
| Yiannis Aloimonos
| Bilal Ayyub
| John Baras
| Sarah Bergbreiter
| Gilmer Blankenship
| Hugh Bruck
| Craig Carignan
| Nikhil Chopra
| Avis Cohen
| Jaydev Desai
| Don DeVoe
| Ramani Duraiswami
| Cornelia Fermüller
| Rodolphe Gentili
| S.K. Gupta
| Timothy Horiuchi
| James E. Hubbard, Jr.
| Sean Humbert
| Anya Jones
| Krishnanand Kaipa
| P.S. Krishnaprasad
| Nuno Martins
| Raj Madhavan
| Dana Nau
| Derek Paley
| James Reggia
| Anindo Roy
| Ben Shapiro
| Miroslaw Skibniewski
| Elisabeth Smela
| Norman Wereley
| Miao Yu

 

 
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