Ph.D. Purdue University, 1976
M.S.E. Purdue University, 1973
B.S.EE. American University of Beirut, 1972
Areas of Expertise:
Modular Microrobotic systems, Smart Micromachines, MEMS.
Harry Stephanou is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and the Director of the Automation & Robotics Research Institute at The University of Texas at Arlington.
He received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1976, focusing on robotics and intelligent systems. From 1976 to 1985, he was with the Exxon Production Research Company in Houston, TX. There he pioneered pattern recognition and artificial intelligence techniques applied to seismic stratigraphic exploration for hydrocarbons. In 1980, he was appointed Head of the Systems Research Section in the Long Range Research Division. From 1985 to 1990, he was on the faculty of the School of Information Technology and Engineering at George Mason University, in Fairfax, VA. His research focus was on machine reasoning under uncertainty with applications to robotics and intelligent systems. From 1987 to 1988, he also served as part-time Program Director for Robotics and Machine Intelligence at the National Science Foundation. Between 1990 and 2004, he was with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY as Director of the Center for Automation Technologies.
His current research interests are in modular microrobotic systems and distributed micromachines. Dr. Stephanou has held several leadership positions including Vice President, Conference Program Chairman and Associate Editor at the IEEE Society for Robotics and Automation.