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La, Richard J.

La, Richard J.

Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Institute for Systems Research
2403 A.V. Williams Bldg.
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Richard J. La received the B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1994, and the M.S. and Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1997 and 2000, respectively. Before joining ISR and ECE he was a member of the systems engineering group at Alcatel U.S.A. and the mathematics of communication networks group at Motorola Inc.

He is a member of IEEE and has served on the technical program committee for IEEE ICC, ACM MobiHoc, and Wireless Internet.

Honors and awards

NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award (2003)

 

 

 

Internet congestion control, resource allocations in wireless networks, network performance modeling, application of game theory, contract theory, and network pricing mechanisms


Liu Named Distinguished University Professor

Prof. Liu has been named a University of Maryland distinguished university professor, the most prestigious internal honor on campus.

Golden Terps Shine at Spring 2019 Commencement

The Clark School honors this year's alumni celebrating the 50th, 55th, 60th, and 70th anniversaries of their University of Maryland graduations.

Clark School student teams sweep MAV competition

FIRE freshmen, AE undergrads and MEng Robotics students take first place in both categories at VFS Micro Air Vehicle Student Challenge.

Four BIOE Students Named NSF Graduate Research Fellows

Students recognized for research in immunoengineering, regenerative medicine, and more.

UMD Bioengineering Student Named Churchill Scholar

Eric Wang receives prestigious scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge.

UMD Welcomes Inaugural Class of Distinguished A. James Clark Scholars

The A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland welcomes 10 exceptional young engineers from across the state of Maryland as its inaugural class of A. James Clark Scholars.

Technology to deliver images of birth defect as it happens

An effort to tackle the evolutionary anomaly of why the neural tube closes in most embryos but remains open in others.

UMD Launches New Labs for Infrastructure Education and Research

The cutting-edge Whiting-Turner Infrastructure Engineering Laboratories total more than 7,000 square feet.

John Baras to receive 2018 AIAA Aerospace Communications Award

Baras honored for his technical contributions and commercialization leadership of Internet over satellite, hybrid satellites, and terrestrial networks.

Alumna Profile: Kristina Schneider Hysler

While an undergraduate student, Hysler organized a Women in Engineering Day for local middle school girls.

Clark School Undergraduate Named 2018 Goldwater Scholar

Junior bioengineering major Eric Wang recognized for work in molecular dynamics.

Clark School Honors Distinguished Members of Engineering Community

The prestigious awards are presented annually in recognition of outstanding work in the field of engineering.

Rapid Assessments Could Help Reduce Damage from Windstorms

Findings were published by Richard Krupar III and others in the Australian Journal of Emergency Management.

Empowering Voices in Engineering

Moving towards a more diverse and inclusive campus.

Research Spearheaded by UMD Receives NSF RAPID Support

Findings could advance the design of hurricane-resistant structures.

Legislators, University Administrators Gather to Launch Maryland Energy Innovation Institute

The institute was created to turn research breakthroughs into commercial, clean energy solutions.

Center for Disaster Resilience Welcomes Richard Krupar III

His work will help improve emergency management and financial risk decision making.

UMD Solar-Powered House Bears Fingerprints of Civil Engineering Students

reACT will make its competition debut in October.

John Baras receives AACC Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award

The award is the highest recognition of professional achievement for US control systems engineers and scientists.

UMD Students Cinch First Place in 33rd Annual AHS Student Design Competition

Aerospace engineering grad student's take first with unmanned disaster relief delivery vehicle, Halcyon.

BioE Capstone 2016: New Projects Focus on Improved Healthcare for Underserved Communities, Pediatric Patients, and More

Affordable RT-PCR for clinical diagnostics, fear mitigation device for pediatric MRIs tie for first place.

More than 175 attend national Denice Denton Emerging Leaders Workshop

Faculty development workshop helped mid-career STEM academics develop knowledge, skills, strategies and critical networks.

Mechanical Engineering Design Day Fall 2015

Design Day showcases Mechanical Engineering students' capstone design projects and solutions-driven prototypes.

University of Maryland Flies High with Milestone 50th High-Altitude Balloon Launch

University of Maryland Celebrates 50th Launch of the Maryland Space Grant Consortium Balloon Payload Program

New Shape Memory Alloy Withstands 10 Million Deformations

Invention, described in Science, could be used to create biomedical implants, more.

McCuen to Receive ASCE Ven Te Chow Award

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

Six Aerospace Engineering Students Receive 2015 Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarships

UMD students represented over 25 percent of this year's VFF scholarship awardees.

ASCE Maryland Hosts Inaugural “Suit Up & Be Civil” Event

Nearly 200 gather for UMD American Society of Civil Engineers event.

UMD Clark School Highlights Disaster Resilience at Mpact Week

Five-day event focused on role of engineers in disaster prevention, mitigation, and response.

UMD Clark School Names Top 25 Source Schools

Annual list recognizes Maryland high schools that send the most students to the Clark School.

You Can Help Our Chem-E Car, Testudo Mobile, Get Competition-Ready!

Launch UMD helps team raise funds for upgrades, travel to national competition.

New NSF grant funds research to build network of tiny robots for bridge inspection

Nuno Martins, Sarah Bergbreiter, Richard La to collaborate with Resensys on development of semi-autonomous system.

Hovercraft Competition Serves as Unique Final Exam

Introduction to Engineering Design final encourages team work and hands-on education

Twelve Clark School Students Awarded Prestigious NSF Research Fellowships

Fellowships awarded to outstanding students pursuing a research-based graduate degree.

Chem-E Car Team Heads to Finals!

New vehicle debuted at regional competition.

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.

Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program Awards $4.1 Million to 15 Maryland Industry/Academic Teams to Develop Technology Products

Green technologies, oyster farming, Chesapeake Bay-saving and medical inventions dominate the funding round.

Mtech TAP Incubator Graduate Neuralstem Inc. Closes $20 Million Investment

Neuralstem was in TAP from April 1997 to December 2001.

Clark School Senior Named Marshall Scholar

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Senior Erin Hylton named a 2014 Marshall Scholar.

MSE Professors to Present Historical Preservation Work at Smithsonian-UMD Celebration

Livingston, Phaneuf will discuss preservation of stone and metal.

Clark School Names Top 25 Source Schools

Annual list recognizes Maryland high schools that send the most students to the Clark School.

UMD Team Wins First Place in MaxTech Competition

Team UMD Dryer wins the first place gold medal for their energy saving heat pump dryer.

Inaugural UMD Business Model Challenge Winners Announced

Wheel Shields and UMDTutor2Go received top honors at the event.

UMD's Mtech Pronounces: Business Plan Pitches Are Dead

New Business Model Challenge focuses on business model generation, customer development and pivoting.

Chem-E Car Team Heads to National Competition Once Again!

Team Thirsty Turtles will take "Pride of Maryland" to San Francisco in November.

Alumnus Rauch Named to University System of Maryland Board of Regents

Civil Engineering alumnus Robert D. Rauch ('73) appointed by Governor to Board of Regents.

Alumnus Appointed Head of UConn Materials Science and Engineering

S. Pamir Alpay (Ph.D. '99, materials science and engineering) leads new department.

MIPS Program Awards $4.7 Million to Maryland University Researchers

Participating faculty help Maryland companies develop technology products.

Clark School Names 2012-13 Top 25 Source Schools

List recognizes Maryland high schools that send the most students to the Clark School.

Aerospace Engineering Students Win Top Awards

Students capture six of 19 Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarships.

UM $75K Business Plan Competition Winners Announced

Clark School teams win alumni category, Warren Citrin Social Impact Award.

Protecting Cultural Heritage

Clark School, Smithsonian to develop and test system for measuring moisture in at-risk architecture and art.

Tether to Speak at Commencement

Former Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency director will speak at Clark School Ceremony Dec. 22.

EIP Students Head to the White House

At "I Am an Entrepreneur" event, students learn from successful young business leaders.

Clark School Names 2011-12 Top 25 Source Schools

List recognizes Maryland high schools that send the most students to the Clark School.

15 Technology Product Partnerships Earn Grants Worth $4.2M

Grants combine $3.2M from participating companies and $1M from Mtech Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program.

Alumnus Co-founds New GaTech Engineering School

David Bader '96 helps establish new Computational Science and Engineering School.

Clark School Names Top 25 Source Schools

List recognizes Maryland high schools that send the most students to the Clark School.

Marquardt Studies Patinas at Smithsonian Institution

Microscopy, spectroscopy and microanalysis used to analyze bronze art, preserve sculpture.

Calabrese Studies Gulf Oil, Nuclear Waste

Chemical engineering professor plans to share experiences with students this fall.

Takeuchi, German Colleagues Collaborate on Materials Research

Ruhr University partnership generates new research, exchanges students and faculty members.

UM $75K Biz Plan Competition Winners Announced

Speech software from Clark School's Espy-Wilson wins top prize, Citrin Award.

Takeuchi, Multi-University Group Lead Materials Research

Departments of Defense, Energy fund $15M "combi" studies on superconductors, magnets.

Oehrlein, Arsenault Highly Cited Worldwide

Professors featured on Thomson Reuters' ISIHighlyCited.com.

Clark School Names Top 25 Source Schools

Listing IDs 25 Md. high schools that send the most students to the Clark School.

Detecting Corrosion in Concrete for Highway Safety

Al-Sheikhly, Livingston win National Academies IDEA grant to improve important test.

Legal Resource Center Comes to Clark School

Free intellectual property assistance offered through Mtech's TAP incubator.

Alumni Named "Top Navy Scientists/Engineers"

Four electrical engineering alumni recognized for research.

And $75K in Prizes Goes to…

High-capacity battery, Third World micro-power grids, other business plan winners.

UM $50K Business Plan Competition Winners Announced

Six winners were selected from eight finalist teams.

Reed Gift Supports CivE Undergrads

Gift of $100,000 aids scholarships, Great Expectations campaign.

UM $50K Business Plan Competition Winners Announced

Three winners chosen among nine finalists.

Faculty Promotions Announced

Five Clark School faculty members receive tenure effective summer 2007.

Major Explosives Center Development Begins

Southern Maryland facility is expected to open in 2009.

Aspiring Entrepreneurs Head to "Boot Camp"

Workshop is a comprehensive, one-day introduction to starting a company.

Graduate Students Win NASA Contest

Aero engineering team impresses with low-cost human spacecraft design.

UM Announces $50K Business Plan Competition Winners

2D-Security Mark, Electronic Receipts, Affiliate Marketing Companies Take Top Prizes

$50K Business Plan Competition Semifinalists Announced

The 16 semifinalist teams include university faculty, students, and young alumni.

Clark School Accomplishments Spring 2002

A list of Clark school accomplishments for Spring 2002