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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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