Professor (Adjunct)
Mechanical Engineering

426 Rogers Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331
Phone: 
(541) 737-9899
Fax: 
(541) 737-2600

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

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.