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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)

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February 9, 2015

Alumna Enlu Zhou wins NSF CAREER Award for optimization and sampling in stochastic simulation
Zhou was co-advised by Steve Marcus and Michael Fu. January 14, 2015

Cleaveland, Marcus win NSF grant to develop models for cyber-physical systems
New mathematical techniques will develop more realistic models of these systems and better predict their behavior. August 29, 2014

Srivastava, Dey, Mirsky, King win 2014 ISR Awards
Awards honor outstanding faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and staff. May 7, 2014

Ghodssi Named UMD Distinguished Scholar-Teacher
Professor Ghodssi is the 12th ECE Professor to be honored as a Distinguished Scholar-Teacher. March 19, 2014

Marcus, Fu receive NSF grant for optimization research
The research will develop a new framework for incorporating risk into sequential decision making under uncertainty. March 14, 2014

Six ECE Graduate Students Selected as Future Faculty Fellows
Students striving toward a career in academia take part in a selective fellowship to prepare for the future. January 30, 2014

Clark School Welcomes New Faculty
Ten new faculty members join the Clark School for the 2013-2014 school year. September 10, 2013