CoRIS Institute Director
Collaborative Robotics and Intelligent Systems Institute
Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering
314 Graf Hall
PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 1996
MS, Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 1992
BS, Electrical and Computer Engineering, George Mason University, 1989.
At OSU since 2006 Senior Research Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center, 1997–2006. Dr. Tumer's research focuses on learning, optimization and control in large complex systems; learning and coordination in multiagent systems; distributed reinforcement learning; and evolutionary algorithms for control and optimization. Applications of this work include multi-robot coordination, mobile robot navigation, distributed sensor coordination, air traffic management, wave energy converter optimization, transportation systems, and intelligent energy management.
Section editor for Advances in Complex Systems
Associate Editor, Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
2017 OSU Excellence in Post-doctoral Mentoring Award
2010 Program chair, International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
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