Microsystem Mechanics  
 
search

UMD   This Site





Derek Paley, left, receives his award from Vice President for Research Greg Ball. Photo courtesy Division of Research.

Derek Paley, left, receives his award from Vice President for Research Greg Ball. Photo courtesy Division of Research.

 

More than 200 University of Maryland faculty scholars and researchers were honored on March 28 at the 2023 Maryland Research Excellence Celebration. The event was co-hosted by Senior Vice President and Provost Jennifer King Rice and Vice President for Research Gregory F. Ball. Honorees were nominated by the deans of each school or college for demonstrably elevating the university’s research visibility and reputation.

One faculty member from each school or college was selected for special recognition as having best exemplified research excellence.

Professor Derek Paley (AE/ISR) was selected to represent the Clark School of Engineering. Paley is the director of the Maryland Robotics Center (MRC) and also directs the Collective Dynamics and Control Laboratory, which conducts research in engineering dynamics and control, particularly autonomous vehicles and sensor networks.

He was honored for a number of recent accomplishments. Paley led the creation of the Robotics and Autonomous Systems undergraduate minor, which launched in 2021, and the opening of MRC’s labs located in the Iribe Center and IDEA Factory. He is principal investigator of the 5-year $68M ArtIAMAS cooperative agreement with the Army Research Lab on AI and autonomy; ArtIAMAS supports more than 50 faculty members and 120 students across seven universities. Paley is the faculty advisor of the UMD Autonomous Micro Air Vehicle Team, which won first place in the 2021 NIST First Responder UAS Triple Challenge national competition; the team also won the First Responder Choice Award. He received the 2020-2021 UMD Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award and has been selected as a UMD University Honors Faculty Fellow for 2023-2025.

Learn more about the research celebration and Derek Paley in this article on the Division of Research website.



Related Articles:
UAS Test Site Hosts International Justice System Workshop Participants
Spooner Wins 2015 Winston Family Best Honors Thesis Award
University of Maryland Establishes Orbital Debris Research Center

April 10, 2023


«Previous Story  

 

 

Current Headlines

Ph.D. Student Receives Best Paper Award at VFS 80th Annual Forum

Maryland Engineering: Top 10 Among Public Graduate Programs, Six Years Running

Roving Reporter

Students with Entrepreneurial Curiosity: Launch Your Business Idea at Maryland

Congratulations to our 2024 Honors and Awards Recipients

Engineering Students Fabricate Tomorrow’s Solutions Today

Alum Appointed Space Domain Lead for AIAA

UMD Team Advances in NIST UAS 5.0 Competition, Wins Three Best in Class Awards

When Vision Fails, a Suit Could Steer Pilots to Safety

Celebrating Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American Engineers

 
 
Back to top  
ChBE Home Clark School Home UMD Home