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Marcus, Steve

Steve Marcus
2219 AV Williams

Research Interests 

  • Control and system theory
  • Discrete event systems
  • Filtering and stochastic systems
  • Intelligent control
  • Hybrid systems


Steven I. Marcus received his Ph.D. and S.M. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1975 and 1972, respectively. He received a B.A. from Rice University in 1971. From 1975 to 1991, he was with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, where he was the L.B. (Preach) Meaders Professor in Engineering. He was associate chairman of the Department from 1984-89.

In 1991, he joined the University of Maryland, where he was director of the Institute for Systems Research until 1996. He is currently a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the Institute for Systems Research and most recently served as the chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.

Honors and Awards 

    •    Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award, University of Maryland (2000-2001)
    •    Outstanding Systems Engineering Faculty Award, Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland (1999)
    •    IEEE Fellow (1986)
    •    NSF Research Initiation Award
    •    Editor-in-Chief, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization (2000-2005)
    •    Corresponding Editor, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization (1991-1999, 2006-present)
    •    Associate Editor, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization (1990-91)
    •    Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Acta Applicandae Mathematicae: An
    •    International Journal on Applying Mathematics and Mathematical Applications (1983-present)
    •    Associate Editor, Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems (1987-2002)
    •    Associate Editor, IEEE Trans. Information Theory (1990-1992)
    •    Associate Editor, Discrete Event Dynamic Systems: Theory and Applications (1990-2001)
    •    Associate Editor, IEEE Trans. Automatic Control (1980-81)

Related News 

Five recipients of ISR Graduate Student Travel Award announced
Eight graduate students have received funding through the award since 2017. August 24, 2018

MC2 Researchers Have Six Papers Accepted to USENIX Security Symposium
MC2 researchers are presenting on a wide array of security-related topics at the August 15-17, 2018 event August 14, 2018

Company Co-Founded by Rajiv Laroia Receives $121 Million Investment
SoftBank and Leica Camera AG are investing in Light's "software defined camera" technology. Light's Co-founder and CTO Laroia is a Distinguished Alumnus of the ECE Department. August 8, 2018

Student Teams Win $5,000 In Scholarship Funding
Radar systems featured in Northrop Grumman Sensing for Autonomous Vehicles Challenge. May 31, 2018

Maryland researchers awarded $1M DARPA Lagrange program cooperative agreement
Marcus, Fu, Simon and Babadi will build a scalable, risk-sensitive and real time optimization framework tailored to noninvasive neuroimaging data from the human brain. April 10, 2018

Schizophrenia drug monitoring device research featured on IEEE Sensors Letters cover
The paper culminates a four-year collaboration among Clark School, IBBR and University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers. April 4, 2018

QUEST Celebrates 25th Anniversary
The QUEST honors program celebrated 25 years of hands-on education in quality management, process improvement, and system design. October 23, 2017

ECE Students Dive Into Communications Design Course With a New Lab Sponsored by Hughes
The new lab allows students to gain experience using a variety of equipment common to the telecom industry, such as signal generators, spectrum analyzers, error rate test sets, channel simulators and digital signal processors. October 13, 2017

Espy-Wilson's technology included in new Alcatel MOVE TIME smart watch
OmniSpeech 'OmniClear' software reduces dynamic noise in communication devices. October 3, 2017

Three ISR graduate students win new travel award
Bhaskar Ramasubramian, Hossein Salami, and Sayyed Sina Miran will receive funding to help defray the cost of presenting their research at a professional conference. September 13, 2017