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Austin, Mark A.

Austin, Mark A.

Associate Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
The Institute for Systems Research
2261 A.V. Williams Bldg.

Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1985. M.S. in Structural Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1982. B.E. (First Class Honors) from University of Canterbury, New Zealand in 1980.

Chairman, Applications Forum Working Group, International Council of Systems Engineering. Member, American Society of Civil Engineers. Member, Association of Computing Machinery. Member, New Zealand Society of Earthquake Engineering.


Model-based systems engineering and integration; systems modeling, analysis, and design of cyber-physical systems; algorithms and computational tools for energy-efficient building simulation; semantic approaches to distributed systems behavior modeling; machine learning algorithms for observation and modeling of urban behavior; experimental software development for Whistle.

Mark Austin is PI for new DoD Minerva Research Initiative project

He is using a 'System-of-Systems" approach to understand, model, synthesize and optimize the operations of large-scale, distributed institutions and organizations.

24 Teams Present at BIOE Capstone Competition Including First BCE Students

On May 8, 2023, 24 teams presented novel designs at the BIOE Capstone Design Competition.

Bipartisan support in Congress for Clark School-led Mid-Atlantic Semiconductor Collaborative

The collaborative, led by the University of Maryland and Booz Allen Hamilton, is uniquely positioned to advance microelectronics technologies as part of the forthcoming Microelectronics Commons initiative.

“Digital Twins” Could Help Streamline Urban Systems

Maria Coelho explores potential uses in managing water, transit.

ARL to Fund $30M in Equipment Innovations for Service Members

UMD announces with the U.S. Army Research Lab agreements in additive manufacturing and battery research.

New $115 Million Quantum Systems Accelerator to Pioneer Quantum Technologies for Discovery Science

Berkeley Lab-led Center to catalyze U.S. leadership in quantum information science, and strengthen the nation's research community to accelerate commercialization.

Modernizing da Vinci’s Designs

UMD teams take top spots in 2020 VFS design competition to re-imagine Leonardo da Vinci’s aerial

BIOE Capstone Class Virtually Presents 24 Novel Projects

BIOE seniors present Capstone projects and celebrate winners virtually.

UMD Takes First in Technical Design at DOE Competition

UMD students took first in Technical Design at the U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition.

McCuen to Receive ASCE Ven Te Chow Award

CEE Professor recognized for lifetime achievement in the field of hydrologic engineering.

Chellappa Elevated to AAAI Fellow

Rama Chellappa joins a number of UMD colleagues who are AAAI Fellows upon his elevation in the 2015 class.

Maryland Team Competes in Baja SAE Competition

UMD students participated in the 2014 Baja Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Kansas student competition.

Aerospace Engineering Student Named ARCS Scholar

Bernadette Cannon was selected as the ARCS 2014-2015 Wanda M. Austin Undergraduate Scholar.

UMD and JHU Students Host Research Fair

University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University bioengineering students joined forces to host the second annual research event.

Dean's Master's Student Research Awards Announced

Research on bacterial biofilms and small-scale actuators for artificial muscles recognized.

Baras Leads $1M NIST Cooperative Agreement

Cyber-physical system research will develop standards, methods and tools for more reliable smart cars, aircraft, buildings, power grids.

"Nano-Velcro" Wins at Bioscience Day

New biomaterial designed to stop bleeding.

Clark School Accomplishments in Summer 2002

A list of Clark school accomplishments for Summer 2002, with an introduction by Dean Nariman Farvardin.