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Makowski, Armand

Makowski, Armand

Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Institute for Systems Research
2357 A.V. Williams Bldg.

Armand M. Makowski received the Licence en Sciences Mathematiques from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles in 1975, the M.S. degree in Engineering-Systems Science from U.C.L.A. in 1976 and the Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Kentucky in 1981. In August 1981, he joined the faculty of the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Maryland at College Park, where he is presently Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  From 2019 to 2022 he served as a Program Officer in the Communications and Information Foundations (CIF) Program at the National Science Foundation in Alexandrai (VA).

He held a joint appointment with the Institute for Systems Research, one of the original NSF Engineering Research Centers, since its establishment in 1985 until 2019, and was its Associate Director for Research during 1995-1996. He was also a co-founder of and active participant in the Center for Satellite and Hybrid Communication Networks, a NASA center for the development and commercialization of space.

He has held visiting positions at the Israel Institute of Technology Technion (Israel), INRIA (Sophia-Antipolis, France), IBM T.J. Watson Research Center (Hawthorne, NY), AT&T Bell Laboratories (Murray Hill, NJ), AT&T Research Labs (Florham Park, NJ), the Insitut Mittag-Leffler (Stockholm, Sweden), the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (B.C.A.M, Bilbao, Spain), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel) and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden).

Armand Makowski was a C.R.B. Graduate Fellow of the Belgian-American Educational Foundation (BAEF) for the academic year 1975-76; he is also a 1984 recipient of the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award and a Lady Trust Fellow (Fall 2014).

Honors and awards

IEEE Fellow, 2006

NSF Presidential Young Investigator, 1984

Lady Trust Fellowship, Fall 2014


Traffic characterization and modeling in communication networks (e.g., TCP modeling and web caching); resource allocation issues in wireless networks; queueing systems and asymptotic methods for performance evaluation in communication networks; stochastic systems and adpative algorithms (e.g., swarm intelligence); random graph modelling with applications to wireless networks, random key predistribution and social networks

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ISR confers awards of excellence in its annual ceremony.

Makowski, La win NSF grant for modeling mobile wireless networks

Research will explore how different network connectivity concepts shape resource allocation when nodes are mobile.

Krishnaprasad Gives Inaugural Cymer Distinguished Lecture

Professor speaks at UC-San Diego's New Cymer Center for Control Systems and Dynamics.

Makowski Receives NSF Grant for Modeling Wireless Networks

Research will contribute to the study of random graphs through probabilistic techniques.

Armand Makowski Named IEEE Fellow

ECE professor elected Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

  • Fellow, 2006