Clark School Home UMD
Return to Faculty Directory

Blankenship, Gilmer L.

Gilmer L. Blankenship
Professor and Associate Chair for External Affairs
A.V. Williams 1427

Research Interests 

  • Stochastic and nonlinear control
  • Adaptive control
  • AI in engineering design


Dr. Blankenship is also Professor and Associate Chairman of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has conducted research in control system science for more than 25 years. His research interests include applications of signal processing, scheduling theory and applications, nonlinear and adaptive control theory, and the design and application of software systems. He has published more than 120 papers and reports in these areas. His MS and Ph.D. students work at universities, research laboratories, and high technology companies around the world. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Honors and Awards 

    •    IEEE Fellow

Related News 

Alumnus Profile: Pratik Gupta
Pratik Gupta graduated from UMD's ENTS Program in 2006. Ten years later he founded Strom Motors, an electric car start-up based in Mumbai, India. July 9, 2018

ECE Inducts Three New Distinguished Alumni
Ghanadan, Tan, and Viniotis inducted for leadership and meritorious contributions to engineering, humanitarian efforts, and the application of their engineering education to other disciplines. June 14, 2018

Alumnus Profile: Christopher Chornay
As Device Engineer at Maryland Development Center, Chris prototypes medical tools and robots as proofs of concept in early-stage development November 1, 2017

ECE Names 2016-2017 Distinguished Dissertation Fellows
Five Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. students were selected as ECE Distinguished Dissertation Fellows for 2016-17. May 4, 2017

TRX Systems to Exhibit at NSF's The Arc of Science in Washington, DC
The Arc of Science: Research to Results will feature NSF-funded researchers who have made real-world impacts with their discoveries, demonstrating their science with hands-on activities. February 13, 2017

Faculty Founded Techno-Sciences, Inc. Acquired by McMurdo Group
ECE-born company specializes in satellite ground stations, emergency response center systems, coastal surveillance tools May 21, 2014

TRX Systems Receives Tibbets Award for Excellence

Operated by women who are ECE alumni, TRX systems gains recognition for excellence in government research and development.   May 1, 2012

Maryland Robotics Center featured on live TV broadcast
Robots from five research groups help promote Maryland Day activities. April 30, 2012

Robotics featured in Sept. 30 issue of The Diamondback
Maryland Robotics Center faculty are interviewed. September 30, 2011

ECE Helps Maryland Day Go Green, Welcomes Crowd of Over 97,000 Visitors
ECE Director of Technical Operations Bryan Quinn and the MESA project powered exhibits with solar energy. May 2, 2011