Prof Harry E Stephanou


Automation and Robotics Research Institute

The University of Texas at Arlington
Fort Worth
United States
PH: +1 (817) 272-5900
Fax: +1 (817) 272-5952
Email: [email protected]


Dr. 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 his Ph.D. 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. While at Exxon, 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 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 micromanufacturing. Dr. Stephanou has held several leadership positions including Vice President, Conference Program Chairman, and Associate Editor at the IEEE Society for Robotics and Automation.

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