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Newcomb, Robert

Robert Newcomb
A.V. Williams 1347

Research Interests 

  • Analog VLSI
  • Biomedical engineering especially ear type systems and heart models)
  • Circuit and systems theory (especially semistate theory and multiport synthesis)
  • Microsystems
  • Neural networks (hardware & biologically motivated)
  • Robotics

Honors and Awards 

    •    IEEE Life Fellow
    •    IEEE CAS Society Golden Jubilee Medal Award
    •    IEEE CAS Society Education Award
    •    Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)
    •    The laboratory "Laboratorio de Comunicacion Oral Robert Wayne Newcomb" at the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid was named after Professor Newcomb (2005)
    •    Fellowship for undergraduates was named after Professor Newcomb at Pohung University of Science and Technology, POSTECH, South Korea
    •    Cited among "1000 International Living Legends" by Cambridge Biographical (2004)
    •    Awarded Fulbright-Hayes Scholarship to Malaysia (1983)
    •    Undergraduate Best Teaching Award, "Order of the Ohm," awarded by the Eta Kappa Nu undergraduates (1979)
    •    Awarded Fulbright Scholarship to Australia (1963)
    •    Editor of "Neurocomputing Letters" (2001-2006)
    •    Associate Editor of four different versions of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems
    •    Editor of the Prentice-Hall Series on Networks
    •    Honorary Member (as founder) of the governing board of the international conference "Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems" (MTNS)
    •    IEEE Circuits and Systems Distinguished Lecturer on Semistate Theory, Ear-Type Systems, and The Scientific Basis of the Gita (2001)
    •    IEEE Midwest Circuits and Systems Conference was designated, and held a special lunch, in Prof. Newcomb's honor (2000)
    •    Technical Program Vice Chair for the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing, Dec. 2006, Pasadena, California
    •    "Systems Workshop on Adaptive Systems" (SWAN'06) being held in Prof. Newcomb's and his doctoral student's honor at the University of Texas, December 2006

Related News 

Prof. Robert Newcomb to Lead FIRE Research Stream on Neural Systems and Neurotechnologies
The FIRE stream will introduce UMD first-year students to a brave new era in medical research to minimize the risks of, complement, and eventually replace clinical trials and animal testing. June 21, 2017

ECE Professors Abshire, Goldsman, and Newcomb Participate in ISCAS 2017
This year's event focused on the connection from Dreams to Innovation, with the aim of cultivating creative research-driven Ideas in Circuits and Systems as they transition to Innovations and fuel economic development. June 7, 2017

Four Honored at Fourth ECE Distinguished Alumni Awards
ECE honors a professor, neurosurgeon, philanthropist, and research industry leader. December 9, 2015

Memorial Services Held for India Tiller
India, a staff member in the ECE undergraduate office, passed away unexpectedly last Tuesday. February 27, 2009

Undergrad Wins Best Paper for Cochlear Model
ECE freshman is the second consecutive Clark School winner of this prize. February 14, 2006