Biographical Sketch: Prof. Mark A. Shayman

Mark Shayman graduated Summa Cum Laude from Yale University with a B.A. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry in 1975. He received his S.M. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University in 1977 and Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard in 1981.

From 1981-1986 he was a faculty member in the Department of Systems Science and Mathematics, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. Since 1986, he has been a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland where he currently holds the rank of Professor. He served as Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Graduate Programs in the A. James Clark School of Engineering from 2006-2012, and as Associate Dean for Student Success in the Graduate School from 2012-2015. Since 2016, he has served as Graduate Student Ombuds Officer.

 Dr. Shayman received the Donald P. Eckman Award in 1984 from the American Automatic Control Council (U.S. member organization in International Federation of Automatic Control) for outstanding contribution to the field of control by a young researcher in the United States. He was granted the Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1985 from the National Science Foundation. Dr. Shayman received the George Corcoran Award for contributions to electrical engineering education from the Electrical Engineering Department and the Outstanding Professor Award from the Graduate Student Association of the Electrical Engineering Department of the University of Maryland, both in 1988. In 2006 he received the Entrepreneurship Award from the University of Maryland Office of Technology Commercialization. He has served as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and as Chair of the Technical Committee on Control Theory of the IEEE Control Systems Society. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Dr. Shayman's research interests are in the broad area of communication systems and networks. Most recently, he has been interested in LTE-Advanced and heterogeneous cellular networks.