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Horiuchi, Timothy

Horiuchi, Timothy

Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Institute for Systems Research
2231 A.V. Williams Bldg.



Dr. Horiuchi earned both his B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1989 and his Ph.D. with Prof. Christof Koch in Computation and Neural Systems in 1997 at the California Institute of Technology.  His Ph.D. work focused on the design of analog VLSI circuits that mimic the neural circuits underlying saccadic eye movements in the primate.   This work included the design of visual processing chips, auditory localization chips, non-volatile floating-gate learning, motor control, and attentional processing.  He went on to do his postdoctoral work with Prof. Ernst Niebur in the Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute at the Johns Hopkins University.  In September 1999, Dr. Horiuchi joined the faculty of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept and the Institute for Systems Research at the University of Maryland.   He continues to pursue the development of VLSI models of neural systems at the spiking neuron level and their demonstration on robotic platforms.  His current focus is the understanding of the bat echolocation system.




  • Elevate Fellow, University of Maryland (2019)
  • ISR Outstanding Systems Engineering Faculty Award, University of Maryland (2004)
  • NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award (2004)



  • Bat Echolocation
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Learning Systems
  • Neuromorphic VLSI Design
  • Constrained Optimization Circuits
  • Mobile Robotics
  • Neural Recording
  • Spike-Sorting Techniques and Tools

New AFOSR NIFTI Center features eight Clark School faculty

Center will create bio-inspired solutions for small, remotely operated aircraft.

Fair Showcases Summer Undergraduate Research

Twenty-two top students from across the country demonstrate faculty-advised research projects.

Horiuchi, Moss Receive $1.5M NSF Grant

Research into bat sonar calls could aid in robotics, assistive device design.

Fair Showcases Undergrad Summer Research

Students present their summer research accomplishments at annual MERIT/TREND fair.

Horiuchi, Humbert Developing Bio-Inspired Navigation

PANOPTIS uses echolocation and optic flow sensors for micro air vehicles.

Intelligence Community Honors Undergrad Scholars

Two Clark School undergraduates recognized.

IEEE Spectrum Cites "Leading Labs"

Clark School faculty laboratories advance “neuromorphic engineering.”

Five Clark School Faculty Receive National Science Foundation Early CAREER Awards

Five Clark School faculty received National Science Foundation Faculty Early CAREER Awards.

Team of Researchers Awarded Four-Year Grant under the Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS) Program

A team of researchers from the Clark School and two other UMD colleges were awarded a four-year grant under Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience program.