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Horiuchi, Timothy

Horiuchi, Timothy

Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Institute for Systems Research
2231 A.V. Williams Bldg.


Dr. Horiuchi earned both his B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1989 and his Ph.D. with Prof. Christof Koch in Computation and Neural Systems in 1997 at the California Institute of Technology.  His Ph.D. work focused on the design of analog VLSI circuits that mimic the neural circuits underlying saccadic eye movements in the primate.   This work included the design of visual processing chips, auditory localization chips, non-volatile floating-gate learning, motor control, and attentional processing.  He went on to do his postdoctoral work with Prof. Ernst Niebur in the Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute at the Johns Hopkins University.  In September 1999, Dr. Horiuchi joined the faculty of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept and the Institute for Systems Research at the University of Maryland.   He continues to pursue the development of VLSI models of neural systems at the spiking neuron level and their demonstration on robotic platforms.  His current focus is the understanding of the bat echolocation system.


    •    ISR Outstanding Systems Engineering Faculty Award, University of Maryland (2004)
    •    NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award (2004)

  • Bat Echolocation
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Learning Systems
  • Neuromorphic VLSI Design
  • Constrained Optimization Circuits
  • Mobile Robotics
  • Neural Recording
  • Spike-Sorting Techniques and Tools

Professor Horiuchi named an Elevate Fellow

As a Fellow, he will participate in a year-long program to redesign ENEE 303 (Analog and Digital Electronics).

Wen, Horiuchi are runners up for BioCAS 2018 Best Paper Award

Power-law compression can expand the dynamic range of a neuromorphic echolocation system.

Five recipients of ISR Graduate Student Travel Award announced

Eight graduate students have received funding through the award since 2017.

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.

ECE Professors Abshire, Goldsman, and Newcomb Participate in ISCAS 2017

This year's event focused on the connection from Dreams to Innovation, with the aim of cultivating creative research-driven Ideas in Circuits and Systems as they transition to Innovations and fuel economic development.

ECE Names 2014-2015 Distinguished Dissertation Fellows

Five Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. students were selected as ECE Distinguished Dissertation Fellows for 2014-15.

Moss, Horiuchi receive $1.5 million NSF grant for complex settings research

Research will explore processes that support spatial perception and navigation in the echolocating bat.

ECE Faculty Participate in DoD MURI Research Projects

Defense funding supports research on visual reasoning, animal-inspired flight, network security.

MERIT and TREND Fair Showcases Undergrads' Summer Research

Students present their summer research accomplishments to judges at annual fair.

Horiuchi, Humbert Developing Bio-Inspired Navigation for Micro Air Vehicles

PANOPTIS system uses both echolocation and optic flow sensors.