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Martins, Nuno

Martins, Nuno

Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Institute for Systems Research
2259 A.V. Williams Bldg.



Nuno C. Martins graduated with a M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from I.S.T., Portugal, in 1997, and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, in 2004. He has also concluded a Financial Technology Option program at Sloan School of Management (MIT) in 2004.

He is Professor of Electrical Engineering in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of Maryland at College Park, where he also holds a joint appointment with the Institute for Systems Research. He was Director of the Maryland Robotics Center from 2012 until 2014.

He served as Associate Editor for Systems and Control Letters (Elsevier), Automatica and the IEEE Control Systems Society Conference Editorial Board. He was also a program Vice-Chair for the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control in 2013 and 2014.




Prof. Martins received the 2006 American Automatic Control Council O. Hugo Schuck Award, a National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2007, the 2008 IEEE CSS Axelby Award for the best paper in the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, the 2010 Outstanding ISR Faculty Award, the 2010 George Corcoran Award from the ECE Department / UMD and he was an UMD/ADVANCE Leadership Fellow in 2013.



His research interests are in distributed control, team decision, optimization, networked control and communications.

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Research will develop a mathematical description to allay the "butterfly effect" in large-scale networks.

Shinkyu Park joins MIT Senseable City Lab as postdoc

Park (EE Ph.D. 2015) was advised by Nuno Martins.

Narayan, Martins participate in BIRS decentralized systems workshop

The invited workshop addressed decentralized decision-making.

Twelve-day test with deer shows viability of animal-borne wireless sensor network

Network that gathers GPS, audio and video data could someday help protect endangered species.

Alum Serban Sabau joins Stevens Institute as assistant professor

The 2011 EE Ph.D. recipient was advised by Nuno Martins.

ECE Undergrad Wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Eric Kim secures funding for graduate school through prestigious award from the National Science Foundation.

Robotics Team Mentored by UMD Students Advances to FIRST Championship Competition

Clark School of Engineering undergrads help middle and high school students prepare, compete.

Martins speaking as part of MIT's LIDS seminar series

His topic is "Convex Parameterizations for Norm-Optimal Linear Control."

Martins interviewed in story about robotics use in Maryland

ISR faculty member speaks on the emergence of the robotics industry in the state.