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Blankenship, Gilmer L.

Blankenship, Gilmer L.

Professor and Associate Chair for External Affairs
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Maryland Robotics Center
A.V. Williams 1427


Dr. Blankenship is also Professor and Associate Chairman of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has conducted research in control system science for more than 25 years. His research interests include applications of signal processing, scheduling theory and applications, nonlinear and adaptive control theory, and the design and application of software systems. He has published more than 120 papers and reports in these areas. His MS and Ph.D. students work at universities, research laboratories, and high technology companies around the world. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.


    •    IEEE Fellow

  • Stochastic and nonlinear control
  • Adaptive control
  • AI in engineering design

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Five Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. students were selected as ECE Distinguished Dissertation Fellows for 2016-17.

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ECE-born company specializes in satellite ground stations, emergency response center systems, coastal surveillance tools

TRX Systems Receives Tibbets Award for Excellence

Operated by women who are ECE alumni, TRX systems gains recognition for excellence in government research and development.  

ECE Celebrates 12th Annual Maryland Day

More than 55,000 visitors attended Maryland Day despite the threat of rain.

ECE-Mentored High School Student Creates Innovative Prosthetic Device

Katherine Bomkamp worked in Dr. Blankenship's lab to develop the device.

ECE Celebrates 11th Annual Maryland Day

Over 75,000 attended University's largest event of the year.

TRX Systems Finalist in Security Challenge

Company founded by Prof. Gilmer Blankenship is one of two American finalists.

Robotics Course Drives Students to Succeed

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

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)