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Martins, Nuno

Martins, Nuno

Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Institute for Systems Research
Maryland Robotics Center
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, 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.

Honors and awards

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 control theory, distributed control, team decision, optimization, networked control and communications, estimation and information theory.

Martins, Arcak and Park organize 'population games' workshop at the 62nd IEEE CDC

The workshop covers population games basics, recent advances in dissipativity-based techniques for mechanism design and dynamic model analysis, and applications to epidemiology and autonomous systems research.

Graduate students win ISR and ECE awards

Awards given for outstanding performance, teaching, and dissertation work.

A new epidemiology model based on game theory

A population's collective decision making follows an evolutionary dynamics model that captures individual agents’ preferences and assumes the agents can repeatedly revise their strategies.

Martins, Kara publish population games research on excess payoff evolutionary dynamics

The new paper will appear in IEEE Control Systems Letters.

Alum Marcos Vasconcelos to join FSU faculty this fall

The former student of Nuno Martins will be an ECE assistant professor.

Alum Shinkyu Park wins 2022 O. Hugo Schuck Award

The award recognizes the best papers presented at the American Control Conference.

ASTrA project to provide new tools for power generation, robotics, smart manufacturing

Nuno Martins will address the challenges of modeling and designing large-scale, mixed-autonomy, multi-agent cyber-physical systems.

New research will help citizens and authorities make better decisions in extreme traffic scenarios

Nuno Martins is developing systems and procedures for managing strategic options and actions related to traffic in natural disasters and other extreme events.

In memoriam: Dr. Radhakisan Baheti, NSF ECCS Program Director

Dr. Baheti passed away in March and will be greatly missed by ISR, ECE and the Clark School.

‘Smellicopter’ drone uses live moth antenna to seek smells, avoid obstacles

Timothy Horiuchi is a co-author on the research published in IOP Bioinspiration & Biomimetics.