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UMD ECE Distinguished Alumni Award

Professor Amit Roy-Chowdhury has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 ECE Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Maryland (UMD). This prestigious award is presented annually to alumni that have provided leadership and meritorious contributions in the broad field of engineering.

Prof. Chen receives NSF CAREER award

Professor Chen received the NSF CAREER award for her work on "Networked Multi-User Augmented Reality for Mobile Devices". In multi-user augmented reality (AR), multiple users are able to view and interact with a common set of virtual objects. However, users can experience poor performance (such as high latency or inconsistent views of the virtual objects)...

Prof. Mohsenian-Rad named IEEE Fellow

Professor Hamed Mohsenian-Rad is named as Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The honor is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. Each year, following a rigorous evaluation procedure, less than 0.1% of IEEE...

Oymak and collaborators received NSF grant on Cyber-Physical Systems

Prof. Samet Oymak and his collaborators Necmiye Ozay, Dimitra Panagou (University of Michigan) and Sze Zheng Yong (Arizona State University) are awarded $1.2M NSF grant to improve Cyber-Physical System safety. These systems are networks of interacting elements such as constellation of satellites and fleet of self-driving cars. This project will develop supervisors that leverage preview...


Prof. Fabio Pasqualetti has been awarded a 2020 Young Investigator Award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research! Read more here

A machine-learning approach for predicting defluorination of toxic contaminants in water

New paper from Prof. Bryan M. Wong's group on using machine learning to predict the defluorination of toxic contaminants in water. Read more here

A model for brain activity during brain stimulation therapy

Brain stimulation, where targeted electrical impulses are directly applied to a patient's brain, is already an effective therapy for depression, epilepsy, Parkinson's and other neurological disorders, but many more applications are on the horizon. Clinicians and researchers believe the technique could be used to restore or improve memory and motor function after an injury, for...

Collaborative Perception over Controllable Agent Networks

CRIS Professors receive $1.2M NSF grant. The goal of this project is to create the knowledge to facilitate effective and efficient collaborative perception on top of a set of independent and multi-modal data generating agents. The project will study how to jointly model social and sensor data and use this modeling to efficiently support spatio-temporal...

Tommaso Menara receives 2019 ACC Best Student Paper Award

CRIS student Tommaso Menara was awarded the Best Student Paper Award at the 2019 American Control Conference, which took place in Philadelphia in July. Tommaso is a student in Prof. Pasqualetti's lab and his research lies at the intersection between control theory and network neuroscience. Motivated by experimental recordings of synchronization phenomena in the human...

Resilient networks against localized and strategic adversaries

CRIS Professor receives a $1.5M grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) to characterize vulnerabilities of dynamic networks to attackers with different capabilities, knowledge, and objectives, and to design rigorous methods to protect dynamic networks and ensure resiliency to attacks. Dynamic networks are critical in multiple operating theaters of interest to the...

Two DURIP Awards for Research in Robotics and Machine Intelligence

CRIS Professors have been awarded with two equipment grants from ARO and ONR to acquire new robots and necessary computing units for learning-based robot navigation. See here

Probing Particle Impingement in Boilers and Steam Turbines

Profs. Bryan Wong and Juchen Guo receive DOE NETL grant for "Probing Particle Impingement in Boilers and Steam Turbines Using High-Performance Computing with Parallel Central Processing Units (CPUs) and Graphics Processing Units (GPUs)". Read more here and here

Integrating acquisition and analysis in AI systems

CRIS Professors receive $1.2M Navy grant to make artificial intelligent systems smarter. AI systems have largely focused on analyzing data that has already been collected. That may be changing soon thanks to a $1.2M grant from the Office of Naval Research’s Science of Artificial Intelligence Program awarded to four UCR engineering professors. Building upon existing...