News Story

Clark School Leads Major Defense Research

Clark School Leads Major Defense Research

Clark School faculty are leading two 2008 Department of Defense (DoD) Multidisciplinary University Research Initiatives (MURIs) and are participating in a third.

The professors and their projects are:

  • Rama Chellappa (electrical and computer engineering), for remote multi-modal biometrics for maritime domain
  • John G. Leishman (aerospace engineering), for Rotorcraft Brownout
  • John Baras and Anthony Ephremides (both of electrical and computer engineering and the Institute for Systems Research) are involved with another MURI on stochastic control of multi-scale networks.

MURI is a multi-agency program overseen by the DoD and comprising three awarding offices: the Army Research Office, the Office of Naval Research and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. This program supports multi-disciplinary basic research in areas that have potential both for defense and commercial applications. Each MURI grant is awarded for a research proposal led by one institution. However, a MURI award typically involves multiple institutions with researchers drawn from a variety of science and engineering disciplines.

The MURI program supports multidisciplinary research in areas that intersect more than one traditional science and engineering field. The highly competitive awards are for up to five years -- a three-year base period with a two-year option. Proposals were solicited in 18 topics important to the Department of Defense, with a total of 104 proposals received. The winning proposals were selected for funding based on merit review by panels of experts in the pertinent science and engineering fields.

March 27, 2008

Prev   Next

Current Headlines

Iribe Center Tour Brings Classroom Concepts to Life

CEE Transportation Experts Receive ITS World Congress Award

CEE Faculty, Alumna Receive Emerald Research Methodology Award

UMD Engineers Answer Questions about Record-Breaking Harvey, Flooding

Staff Spotlight: Alan Santos

Wind Engineers Complete Proof of Concept for New Structural Design Method

Yao, Yang Receive Education Award from the American Chemical Society Division of Agrochemicals

QUEST Students Tackle Brisbane Ferry Challenge

News Resources

Return to Newsroom

Search News

Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar

Additional Resources

UM Newsdesk

Faculty Experts