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Stephanou to Lead Automation & Robotics Research Institute

September 23, 2004

Professor Stephanou received his Ph.D. from Purdue University and was most recently Professor and Director for the Center for Automation Technologies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s School of Engineering. Prior to working at Rensselaer, Professor Stephanou was a faculty member at George Mason University and held staff positions at the National Science Foundation and the Exxon Production Research Company.

Dr. Stephanou’s research interests are in distributed microsensor networks and intelligent process control, modular micromanufacturing systems, microrobotic assembly, and robotic inspection systems including multi-fingered robot hands. He has made numerous contributions to professional journals, with subjects on robotic systems, pattern analysis and machine intelligence, cybernetics, and intelligent and autonomous control.

Under his leadership, Rensselaer’s Center for Automation Technologies brought together more than 100 partners from industry to collaborate with university researchers on economic development, maximizing automation systems, and improving research and development. He was also successful in attracting more than $40 million in external funding from industry, the State of New York and federal agencies.

UTA’s Automation and Robotics Research Institute, located in Fort Worth, bridges the gap between industry and academia through its research and development programs, assisting small businesses and large industries in applying cutting-edge manufacturing technology and methods to improve operations and advance competitiveness.