Faculty Directory

Lin, Ming

Lin, Ming

Professor
Dr. Barry Mersky and Capital One Endowed Professor
Distinguished University Professor
Computer Science
Maryland Robotics Center
Electrical and Computer Engineering
5162 Brendan Iribe Center
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SoCal Edison Taps UAS Service Provider for Inspections

Baltimore-based MissionGO wins one of the largest UAS service contracts in the world and traces roots to UMD. 

UMD Researchers to Have a Strong Showing at the 2022 European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)

The 2022 International Conference on computer vision will be held in person and online from October 23 to October 27, in Tel Aviv, Israel.

'OysterNet' + underwater robots will aid in accurate oyster count

The ability to mathematically model and simulate oysters will help scientists more quickly and accurately detect the density of the bivalves in the Chesapeake Bay.

MRC Faculty and Researchers to Present 15 Papers at International Robotics Conference - IROS 2022

15 MRC faculty and researchers to present 15 papers at IROS 2022

Test Site Becomes UMD UAS Research and Operations Center

Change reflects expanded scope of history-making facility.
 

The Modern Battle for Maryland’s Oysters

UMD researchers use AI and robotics to help revive a struggling industry.

Interview: John Slaughter

UROC's new director discusses its role in UMD research and the planned Chesapeake UAS Route Network.

Oh, the logistics!

The University of Maryland rises to the occasion of hosting three intense, complex RoboNation competitions in three months.

New Microsoft/Maryland Robotics Center partnership to enhance diversity and innovation

Microsoft Robotics and Diversity Initiative will support Ph.D. fellowships, seminars, student diversity groups and more.

Past and Present: Jacob Moschler

As a Test Site engineer, Moschler gained early experience with UAS Traffic Management.

Faculty Spotlight: Steve Mitchell

An expert on lidar and laser systems, Mitchell draws from his industry experience to challenge and inspire students.

Extreme Drone Ops: Measuring Ice Packs

UAS Test Site teams up with NOAA to test use of drones in validating satellite imagery.

Maryland Engineering Graduate Programs: Top 10 Public, Four Years in a Row

Maryland Engineering earns a top spot in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings among over 200 colleges.

Now Accepting 2022 Young Investigator Fellowship Proposals

Deadline for Fischell Institute faculty affiliates to submit young investigator proposals is April 15, 2022.

2022 BBI Seed Grant Awards to Fuel Innovation in Aging and Development Research

The five interdisciplinary projects funded by the BBI offer cutting-edge approaches to translational neuroscience.

Ming Lin, Vincent Njar elected Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

The pair join nine other NAI Fellows with ties to the Clark School and the University of Maryland.

You Can Make It at Maryland

Eight campus makerspaces where Terps turn out the next big thing

Welcome, Samuel Graham, Jr., Dean of Maryland Engineering

When an innovator wanted to engineer a more advanced and equitable society, he chose a research and education powerhouse with global impact, and came to Maryland.

Three Engineers Among 2021-2022 Distinguished Scholar-Teachers

Abshire, Fisher and Hu honored for outstanding success in scholarly accomplishment and excellence in teaching.

Alum George Kantor working on AI for agricultural robotics

Kantor is leading Carnegie Mellon University’s work in a new AI Institute for Resilient Agriculture, a joint initiative of the USDA and NSF.

Perception and Robotics Group creates hive of ideas for drones

Palm-sized autonomous robots could help bees pollinate flowers, search out survivors and watch patients for problems

University of Maryland Engineers Have 3D Printed a Soft Robotic Hand That Can Play Nintendo

Achievement opens the door for new advances in soft robotics.

Three ECE Professors Ranked Top Scientists in the World by Guide2Research

They join seven other UMD faculty members breaking into the top 1000 scientist rankings based on their prolific research output.

UMD, UMBC, ARL Announce Cooperative Agreement to Accelerate AI, Autonomy in Complex Environments

The agreement leverages Maryland's national leadership in engineering, robotics, computer science, operations research, modeling and simulation, and cybersecurity.

UMD Researchers to Have a Strong Showing at ICRA 2021

University of Maryland researchers will present 15 papers at the IEEE International Conference on Robotis and Automation (ICRA 2021) to held on May 30 to June 5, 2021.

Student Researchers Recognized with Wylie Dissertation Fellowships

Fourteen Clark School students pursuing their Ph.D.s in engineering have been awarded Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowships by the University of Maryland Graduate School.

UMD GAMMA Group Awarded Best Paper and an Honorable Mention at IEEE VR 2021

The awarded work focuses on improving the efficiency of virtual agents used in areas like virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR), online learning, and virtual social interactions.

Maryland Graduate Engineering Ranked #10 Public in the Nation

From extreme batteries to windows made from wood, Clark School’s trendsetting work ranks it among the country’s Top 10 public engineering schools for the 3rd consecutive year.

Standing with our Asian-American Community

The Clark School community stands united with our Asian, Asian-American and Pacific Islanders colleagues.

New undergraduate minor in robotics and autonomous systems

The Maryland Robotics Center will administer the program, which begins in Fall 2021.

'MorphEyes' stereo camera system improves quadrotor UAV navigation

The Perception and Robotics Group is the first to use morphable design to achieve a variable baseline stereo vision system on a quadrotor UAV.

UMD UAS Test Site Team Assists EPA and NSWC Indian Head Division

Drones were used to help measure emissions at an explosives decontamination site.

‘Smellicopter’ drone uses live moth antenna to seek smells, avoid obstacles

Timothy Horiuchi is a co-author on the research published in IOP Bioinspiration & Biomimetics.

With More Drones in the Sky, Safety Awareness is Critical

UMD UAS Test Site Marks National Drone Safety Awareness Week, now in its second year.

MRC Faculty and Researchers to Present 16 Papers at International Robotics Conference - IROS 2020

International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems - From 25 October 2020 until 29 November 2020

Cornelia Fermüller is PI for 'NeuroPacNet,' a $1.75M NSF funding award

The resulting "network of networks" will further the scientific grand challenge of developing neuromorphic artificial intelligence.

Maryland engineers receive $10M to transform shellfish farming

The team will help farmers tap the economic potential and environmental benefits of shellfish aquaculture.

Sci-Fi Social Distancing?

Researchers tackle complexities of autonomous robots as a coronavirus solution.

Navigating the "New Normal": A Role for UAS

COVID-19 has demonstrated possible future uses in public health emergencies, writes UMD's Matt Scassero.

Legacy through Impact: Dr. Darryll J. Pines

UMD President-Designate Darryll Pines inspires a culture of excellence at the Clark School, where everyone plays a part.

Dinesh Manocha Named Distinguished University Professor

Manocha has received the highest honor bestowed on tenured faculty members at the University of Maryland.

Ming Lin Named to 2020 ACM SIGGRAPH Academy

Ming Lin Named to 2020 ACM SIGGRAPH Academy

Engineering Robotic Starfish

Echinoderm-inspired robots could perform many difficult, dangerous tasks.

MRC Researchers to Present 16 Papers at ICRA 2020

International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2020 will be held online from May 31st to August 31st. MRC researchers will be presenting 16 papers at this conference.  

Aerosol Containment Chamber to Make COVID-19 Intubations Safer

Researchers aim to prevent disease spread during endotracheal intubation procedures for COVID-19 patients.

Researchers Design Mobile COVID-19 Testing Booths

Fischell Institute, Mechanical Engineering researchers designed a rapid deployment COVID-19 testing booth.

COVID-19 Engineering Solutions: In the News

Clark School researchers are working to create solutions and pool resources in efforts to minimize the spread of the disease, provide critical aid to health care workers and their patients, and monitor the impact of social distancing and travel restrictions.

Slam Dunk at Alumni Cup

The annual Alumni Cup competition is hosted by the Clark School's Engineering Alumni Network.

How to steer a fish-inspired robot

Paley and students develop a state-feedback control law to allow the autonomous robot to demonstrate 'pure pursuit.'

Spread Hope: The "Smart Bra"

The "smart bra" is a low-cost wearable device that could conceivably detect breast cancer early enough for treatment.

Tokekar Receives NSF CAREER Award to Make Multi-Robot Systems More Reliable

Pratap Tokekar is an MRC faculty member and assistant professor of CS

Clark School researchers test decentralized task allocation algorithms for UAV teams

Paper published in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters evaluates UAV team communication performance in imperfect communication conditions.

Student autonomous drone racing team takes 2nd place at IROS

'TurboTerps' flew their drone autonomously through a set of gates, completing 14 runs in 4:42.

Ankur Srivastava named seventh director of ISR

His appointment will begin July 1, 2019.

Do Good Robotics Start-Up Competition coming this fall

Deadline for submitting an application is July 30.

Maryland Robotics Center Demonstrates Robots at Maryland Day 2019

Maryland Robotics Center Demos on Maryland Day 2019

Pioneering Breakthrough: Unmanned Aircraft Delivers Organ for Successful Kidney Transplant in Maryland

The groundbreaking effort by Maryland faculty and researchers could help expand donor access to transplantation.

Regli is co-PI for ARM functional interoperable compiler project

The research, led by Siemens Corporate Technology, will create a high-level, standardized declarative language for robot programming.

Student autonomous robotics competition slated for June 2019

Deadline to submit team entry form is Feb. 18. The Maryland Robotics Center is organizing the competition.

It takes a swarm: These robots talk to each other, make decisions as a group

"Power in numbers" is how Michael Otte, an engineer at the University of Maryland, approaches robot decision making.

Hopping Over Traffic

Joint project aims to design an air taxi that could “hop” from Baltimore to D.C. in 15 minutes.

Maryland students place third in autonomous drone race

The team competed at the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems in Madrid.

Maryland Robotics Center launches a new postdoctoral fellowship program

The program will foster multidisciplinary collaborations among Maryland Robotics Center faculty.

Bioinspired robotics REU students present final projects

The REU was led by Hugh Bruck and Sarah Bergbreiter, along with Clark School faculty and graduate student mentors.

Shneiderman to speak at Arena Civil Dialogue, Aug. 12

The topic for this civil discourse event at Arena Stage in D.C. is "The Robots Are Coming."

Director’s Message: Robust Counter UAS is Integral to Successful Airspace Integration

For the UAS Test Site this means supporting and catalyzing progress in three key areas.

Study validates face recognition experts, but shows humans perform best with an AI partner

New research combines computer vision research, forensic science, and psychology.

Brin Family Prize Celebrates Student Innovation

Three teams win prize money for drone projects.

Why a robot can't yet outjump a flea

New research could help explain why nature still beats robots, and describes how machines might take the lead.

Maryland researchers awarded DARPA cooperative agreement to develop robotic swarm strategies

Maryland's is among the first “core swarm sprints” projects awarded in DARPA’s OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) program.

Alumnus Philip Twu's exciting career in space robotics

Twu has worked on both the Parker Solar Probe and the 2020 Mars Rover.

2017 Year in Review

See where 2017 took the experts of the UAS Test Site.

Empowering Voices in Engineering

Moving towards a more diverse and inclusive campus.

Relive Totality With Clark School Images, Videos

View landscapes and research operations at three locations.

William Regli named sixth director of ISR

Regli, an ISR alumnus, will begin his appointment in January 2018.

Miao Yu named Maryland Robotics Center director

Yu develops sensors useful in a variety of robotics applications.

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.

UMD Receives $1M in Federal Funding to Help Increase Number of Minority Students Graduating with STEM Degrees

Increasing the quantity and quality of underrepresented minority students in STEM.

Synchronized swimming: How startled fish shoals effectively evade danger

Understanding response dynamics of startled fish reveals how orientation within the group effects escape chances, may offer insights into emergency response planning.

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.

UMD to Host 2016 FIRST Robotics District Championship

Student Teams Build, Battle Robots to Secure Spot in International Championship

Visionary choreographer Huang Yi performs at Maryland, visits Robot Realization Lab

Yi programs a KUKA industrial robot to dance with humans in his work.

UMD Team Wins 2015 Robo-Ops and Sets New Course Record

Maryland students and their rover 'Frigg' win first place at the 2015 Robo-Ops Competition.

BGE's Calvin Butler to Deliver Spring Commencement Remarks

CEO of Baltimore Gas and Electric Company to speak on May 22.

UMD Robot Visits White House

Grad student Bryan Hays and NAO robot volunteer to teach programming to K-12 students.

Alumnus Matteo Mischiati is lead author of sensorimotor control study in Nature

Research shows dragonflies use predictive control strategies, not just simple reactions, to capture prey.

Alum Dimitris Tsakiris improves propulsion of robotic octopus

Paper is finalist for two awards at IROS 2014.

Virtual Demonstrations and Crowdsourcing Could Lead Advancements in Autonomous Robots

UMD researchers discuss new approaches to imitation learning for robots in ASME's Mechanical Engineering's September issue.

UMD Clark School to Host Mpact Week: Disaster Resilience

Research showcase to highlight role of engineers in developing innovative solutions to help prevent, mitigate, and respond to disasters.

Students present final projects for 2014 NSF Microrobotics REU

Research ranged from robotic skin to leg designs, inertial tail actuators, and more.

Bergbreiter to attend NAE U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Microrobotics researcher one of 83 "outstanding young engineers" invited to prestigious event.

Bergbreiter's Robotics Research Featured in NSF's Science Nation

'As fast as their tiny 'bot' legs will carry them! Micro-robots, smaller than a penny, could one day swarm to the rescue.'

The Science, Technology and Society Program Build More than Just Robots

The STS Robotics Service Learning Program Works with Five K-12 Schools

Losert lab designs 'RoboClam' that bests digging machines

Undersea robot more efficient than commercial digging devices

UMD Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program Wins National Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education

EIP takes first place in the Outstanding Specialty Entrepreneurship Program category.

Humbert Weighs in on Amazon's Drone Delivery Program in Washington Business Journal

Director of UMD's Autonomous Vehicle Laboratory speaks about challenges facing Amazon's drone delivery program.

NSF-Backed DC I-Corps Kicks Off First Cohort with 20 Federal Laboratory, University and Regional Inventors, Entrepreneur Teams

The Silicon Valley-tested, Lean Startup-based initiative is slated to train 300 top entrepreneurial research teams over three years.

Mpact Week to Showcase UMD Robotics, Bioengineering, Innovation, Oct. 23-26

Events will highlight the Clark School's research, education, innovation, and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Galloway, Justh, Krishnaprasad publish chasing and flocking research in Proceedings of the Royal Society A

New models and equations aid in understanding of natural phenomena, has implications for engineered networks of robots.

UMD Takes Second at 2013 RASC-AL Competition

Undergraduate aerospace design team places second at NASA RASC-AL competition.

Robotics Team Mentored by UMD Students Advances to FIRST Championship Competition

Clark School of Engineering undergrads help middle and high school students prepare, compete.

MERIT-BIEN and TREND Fair Showcases Undergraduate Research

More than 20 undergraduate students participate in research projects sponsored by ECE and IREAP.

University of Maryland and The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Partner on $1.6 M NIH Grant

Dr. Jaydev P. Desai  (UMD) and Dr. David J. Foran (CINJ) Principal Investigators on study to improve understanding and management of breast cancer

Hundreds Flock to 2011 Maryland Robotics Day

Professionals and budding engineers take in speakers, demonstrations, labs.

Desai to Attend Frontiers in Engineering Symposium

Mechanical engineering professor selected by National Academy of Engineering as "emerging leader."

MINIR surgical robot may revolutionize brain tumor removal

MINIR functions in an intraoperative MRI environment.

Avis Cohen is co-PI on NSF neuromechanics and dynamics of locomotion grant

Research will coordinate neural and mechanical studies on lamprey locomotion.

Cohen's computer modeling of swimming fish could lead to new robots and prosthetics

Article to be published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

2010 Maryland Robotics Day draws large crowd

Government officials, industry representatives, prospective students attend Maryland Robotics Day.

Synchronized Swimming for Submarines

Paley studies schooling fish to improve motion coordination in unmanned vehicle teams.

S.K. Gupta’s group pioneers new development in drive mechanisms for ornithopters

Next-generation micro air vehicles feature folding-wing technology.

Robotics Course Drives Students to Succeed

Class captures real-world challenges with open-ended problems, team-based collaboration.

S.K. Gupta and teammates win 2007 'Invention of the Year' physical science award

Gupta also finalist in information science category; Gary Rubloff finalist in physical science.

Leonard conducts underwater robotics research

Team launched fleets of underwater vehicles into the Pacific Ocean