Former Director, Institute for Systems Research
Former Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Institute for Systems Research
Steve 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 chair 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. He also served as the chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.
Poole & Kent Teaching Award, 2013
Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award, University of Maryland, 2000-2001
Outstanding Systems Engineering Faculty Award, Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland, 1998
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, 2006-2008
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, 1983-2007
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 systems engineering, analysis and control of stochastic systems, Markov decision processes, stochastic and adaptive control, learning, fault detection, and discrete event systems, with applications in manufacturing and communication networks
Four ECE Faculty RetireThe department honors these individuals and thanks them for their years of teaching and service.
Pamela Abshire is named UMD Distinguished Scholar-TeacherShe is one of six Clark School faculty honored at the university's annual convocation.
Alumnus Stefano Coraluppi elected IEEE FellowCoraluppi elevated "for contributions to multi-sensor, multi-target tracking."
Fu, Marcus team for new AFOSR project on simulation optimizationSimulation optimization aims to guide planning and decision making under uncertainty in complex dynamic settings.
New algorithms for estimating the latent dynamics underlying biological processesWork by Miran, Presacco, Babadi, Simon, Fu and Marcus published in PLOS Computational Biology.
Murphy Named 2020-2021 Distinguished Scholar-Teacher by the University of MarylandThe Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Program honors members of UMD faculty who have demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievements along with equally outstanding accomplishments as teachers.
Alumnus Kevin Galloway earns tenure at the U.S. Naval AcademyGalloway is a 2001 EE Ph.D., advised by Professor P.S. Krishnaprasad (ECE/ISR).
ECE Names 2019-2020 Distinguished Dissertation FellowsDas, Demertziz, Nguyen, and Zou have been selected as ECE Distinguished Dissertation Fellows for 2019-20.
AlphaGo family of AI programs grew from AMS simulation-based algorithms developed at UMDNew review article by original author Michael Fu traces game-playing AI programs to seminal 2005 paper in Operations Research.
Five recipients of ISR Graduate Student Travel Award announcedEight graduate students have received funding through the award since 2017.
Other professional society fellows
- Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Fellow, 2009
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- Fellow, 1986