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Martins, Nuno

2259 AV Williams Bldg
(301) 405-9198

Research Interests 

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


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.

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.

Related News 

Lu, Gollob, Picard win ISR annual awards
ISR's outstanding graduate student, undergraduate student, and staff member awards were given at the Institute's  welcome back reception. August 30, 2018

Four ECE Professors Promoted to Full Professor with Tenure
Six ECE professors in total have received promotions: four to Full Professor and two to Associate Professor.  April 6, 2017

Alumnus Serban Sabau wins NSF CAREER Award for network research
Research will develop a mathematical description to allay the "butterfly effect" in large-scale networks. February 10, 2017

Shinkyu Park joins MIT Senseable City Lab as postdoc
Park (EE Ph.D. 2015) was advised by Nuno Martins. June 17, 2016

Narayan, Martins participate in BIRS decentralized systems workshop
The invited workshop addressed decentralized decision-making. October 27, 2014

New NSF grant funds research to build network of tiny robots for bridge inspection
Nuno Martins, Sarah Bergbreiter, Richard La to collaborate with Resensys on development of semi-autonomous system. August 29, 2014

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. December 20, 2013

ECE Students Take Top Prize at Michigan Hackathon for Intelligent Trashcan
Three ECE students win MHacks, a hackathon with more than 1200 students competing. October 3, 2013

REU in Miniature Robotics holds final project symposium
Nine projects range from wings for MAVs to vision sensors for small robots to small grasping hands. August 14, 2013

Alum Serban Sabau joins Stevens Institute as assistant professor
The 2011 EE Ph.D. recipient was advised by Nuno Martins. July 16, 2013