As part of the ongoing Distinguished Lecture Series, IAI welcomes Prof. Davis and Prof. Milner from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Maryland. This seminar will begin with an overview of research activities at the Maryland Optics Group by Minta Martin Professor Christopher Davis. Active research efforts to be highlighted include: optical and RF directional wireless, real-time advanced surveillance systems with “event” detection, the optical properties of nanostructures where surface plasmons can be excited, near-field scanning optical microscopy, laser interferometry, dielectrometry, fiber sensors and biosensors, magneto-optics, optical trace detection, atmospheric turbulence, optical communication systems and devices, and biophysics. The second part of the presentation will be by Research Professor Dr. Stuart Milner, and will focus on programs at the Center for Networking of Infrastructure Sensors. Topics will include: interdisciplinary systems research in wireless optical and RF networking; specifically, scalability of dynamic wireless RF and optical networks, topology control of wireless networks, Next Generation broadband wireless networks, and optical wireless transceiver development.