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Marcus, Steve

Marcus, Steve

Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Institute for Systems Research
2219 AV Williams


Steven I. Marcus received his Ph.D. and S.M. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1975 and 1972, respectively. He received a B.A. from Rice University in 1971. From 1975 to 1991, he was with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, where he was the L.B. (Preach) Meaders Professor in Engineering. He was associate chairman of the Department from 1984-89.

In 1991, he joined the University of Maryland, where he was director of the Institute for Systems Research until 1996. He is currently a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the Institute for Systems Research and most recently served as the chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.


    •    Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award, University of Maryland (2000-2001)
    •    Outstanding Systems Engineering Faculty Award, Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland (1999)
    •    IEEE Fellow (1986)
    •    NSF Research Initiation Award
    •    Editor-in-Chief, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization (2000-2005)
    •    Corresponding Editor, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization (1991-1999, 2006-present)
    •    Associate Editor, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization (1990-91)
    •    Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Acta Applicandae Mathematicae: An
    •    International Journal on Applying Mathematics and Mathematical Applications (1983-present)
    •    Associate Editor, Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems (1987-2002)
    •    Associate Editor, IEEE Trans. Information Theory (1990-1992)
    •    Associate Editor, Discrete Event Dynamic Systems: Theory and Applications (1990-2001)
    •    Associate Editor, IEEE Trans. Automatic Control (1980-81)

Control and system theory Discrete event systems Filtering and stochastic systems Intelligent control Hybrid systems

Five recipients of ISR Graduate Student Travel Award announced

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

Maryland researchers awarded $1M DARPA Lagrange program cooperative agreement

Marcus, Fu, Simon and Babadi will build a scalable, risk-sensitive and real time optimization framework tailored to noninvasive neuroimaging data from the human brain.

Three ISR graduate students win new travel award

Bhaskar Ramasubramian, Hossein Salami, and Sayyed Sina Miran will receive funding to help defray the cost of presenting their research at a professional conference.

More than 175 attend national Denice Denton Emerging Leaders Workshop

Faculty development workshop helped mid-career STEM academics develop knowledge, skills, strategies and critical networks.

Alumna Enlu Zhou earns tenure at Georgia Tech

The 2009 EE Ph.D. recipient was advised by Steve Marcus and Michael Fu.

Cleaveland, Marcus win NSF grant to develop models for cyber-physical systems

New mathematical techniques will develop more realistic models of these systems and better predict their behavior.

Srivastava, Dey, Mirsky, King win 2014 ISR Awards

Awards honor outstanding faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and staff.

Marcus, Fu receive NSF grant for optimization research

The research will develop a new framework for incorporating risk into sequential decision making under uncertainty.

Six ECE Graduate Students Selected as Future Faculty Fellows

Students striving toward a career in academia take part in a selective fellowship to prepare for the future.