Intelligent systems for dynamic, distributed environments
Research in the ebiquity lab explores the interactions between mobile and pervasive computing, the Semantic Web, multi-agent systems, artificial intelligence, and information assurance.
Advanced photonics research and development in optical communications, optical sensing & devices, nanophotonics, biophotonics, & quantum optics to benefit government, industry and scientific progress.
CHMPR and affiliated industry and government partners address the productivity, performance & scalability of applications by the continuous evolution of multicore architectures & open source tools.
Exploring AI solutions to real-world problems
Our research reaches outside of multiagent systems, planning, and machine learning to include cognitive science, computational sociology, bioinformatics, and human-computer interaction.
Understanding how artificial systems can acquire grounded knowledge from sensori-motor interaction with the environment that enables cognitive activities like natural language communication & planning
Developing novel theory and tools for processing signals
Combining statistical signal processing, adaptive signal processing and machine learning to support applications that challenge traditional approaches.
Cybersecurity and information assurance research & education
UMBC is recognized by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security as one of the nation's Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research
Systems that sense, move, think and act in the real world
Professor Nilanjan Banerjee's Mobile Pervasive and Sensor Systems Laboratory focuses on projects related to renewable energy driven devices, mobile-phone applications and healthcare applications.
Topics include iterative decoded codes for wireless/optical communications, joint-domain techniques for signal representation/analysis, & estimating probabilies of rare events in communication systems

Our department has a strong and diverse research program that involves faculty, research staff, graduate students and undergraduates. The topics reflect our department's broad discipline base range and include photonics, VLSI design, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, mobile computing and many others. This diversity gives us, as a department, the ability to form teams to focus on new opportunities and problems facing our society and nation.

Our research sponsors include federal and state government agencies, large and small companies and private foundations. Much of our research is done as part of a team with partners from industry and academia.

To find out more about our current research projects and expertise, we invite you to browse the links in the sidebar.