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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 

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

More than 175 attend national Denice Denton Emerging Leaders Workshop
Faculty development workshop helped mid-career STEM academics develop knowledge, skills, strategies and critical networks. June 3, 2016

UMD Prof T.M. Antonsen Jr. Recognized by IEEE for Contributions to Vacuum Electronics
The IEEE EDS recognizes Antonsen for his "contributions to the theory of charged particle beam generation and the development of computational design tools for fast and slow wave devices.” April 29, 2016

Ulukus Named 2016-2017 Distinguished Scholar-Teacher by University of Maryland
The Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Program honors members of UMD faculty who have demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievements along with equally outstanding accomplishments as teachers. April 19, 2016

Maryland research contributes to Google’s AlphaGo AI system
Chang, Fu, Hu and Marcus developed ideas at the core of the system that defeated Go master Lee Se-Dol in early March. March 18, 2016

Khaligh receives NSF Partnership for Innovation grant on electric vehicle technology
Researchers will develop an onboard inegrated charger/converter. March 16, 2016

Alumna Enlu Zhou earns tenure at Georgia Tech
The 2009 EE Ph.D. recipient was advised by Steve Marcus and Michael Fu. March 7, 2016

UMD Researchers Creating First Onboard Fast-Charging System for Electric Vehicles
NSF funds innovative interdisciplinary research for Khaligh and McCluskey September 11, 2015

Gabriel's sabbatical year included residencies, keynote addresses
Professor focused work on energy market equilibirum modeling and energy security. July 24, 2015

Science, Technology and Society Program Students “Save” an Armory
STS Students Learned How to Assess the Viability of Infrastructure

February 9, 2015