Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Office: 
314 Graf Hall
Phone: 
541.737.9899
Fax: 
541.737.2600

Robotics

Education:

  • 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

Background:

  • At OSU since 2006
  • Senior Research Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center, 1997–2006

Research Interests:

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.