=Dr. rer. nat. Péter Molnár

Associate Professor of Computer Science
Phone: 404.880.6419
E-mail: pmolnar@cau.edu



  1. CIS 105 -- Introduction to Programming
  2. CIS 106 -- Advanced Structured Programming
  3. CIS 121 -- Introduction to Computer Systems [Class Web-site]
  4. CIS 123 -- Data Structures
  5. CIS 471 -- Introduction to Algorithms [Class Web-site]
  6. CIS 474 -- Introduction to Database Systems
  7. CIS 475 -- Introduction to Artificial Intelligence [Class Web-site]
  8. CIS 493 -- Design and Research Project (Coordinator) [Class Web-site]
  9. CIS 671 -- Algorithm Design [Class Web-site]
  10. CIS 675 -- Artificial Intelligence [Class Web-site]
  11. CIS 687 -- Intelligent Machines/Robotics [Class Web-site]
  12. CIS 811 -- Research in Artificial Intelligence [Class Web-site]


Refereed Journal Papers

  1. Molnár, P., Starke, J.: Control of Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems using Principles of Pattern Formation in Nature and Pedestrian Behaviour, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Men and Cybernetics: Part B, June 2001
  2. D. Helbing, P. Molnár, I. Farkas, and K. Bolay (2001) Self-organizing pedestrian movement. Environment and Planning B 28, 361-383.
  3. D. Helbing, J. Keltsch, and P. Molnár (1997) Modelling the evolution of human trail systems. Nature 388, 47-50.
  4. D. Helbing, F. Schweitzer, J. Keltsch, and P. Molnár (1997) Active walker model for the formation of human and animal trail systems. Physical Review E 56, 2527-2533.
  5. D. Helbing and P. Molnár (1995) Social force model for pedestrian dynamics. Physical Review E 51, 4282-4286.

Book Chapters

  1. Molnár, P. and Starke, J.: Communication Fault Tolerance in Distributed Robotic Systems in Parker, L. E., Bekey, G. and Barhen, J. (Eds.): Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems 4, 99 - 108, Springer 2000.
  2. Kaga, T., Starke, J., Molnár, P., Schanz, M. and Fukuda, T.: Dynamic Robot-Target Assignment - Dependence of Recovering from Breakdowns on the Speed of the Selection Process in Parker, L. E., Bekey, G. and Barhen, J. (Eds.): Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems 4, 325 - 334, Springer 2000.
  3. D. Helbing and P. Molnár (2000) Correlated motion of pedestrians. In: T. Vicsek (ed.) New Directions in Theoretical Biology (Oxford University Press, Oxford).
  4. P. Molnár, T. R. Collins (2000) Traffic Data Collection Using Image Processing Technology. Pages 356-362 in: Helbing, Herrmann, Schreckenberg and Wolf (eds.) Traffic and Granular Flow '99 (Springer).
  5. D. Helbing and P. Molnár (2001) Modélisation et simulation des flux de piétons. Modélisation du Trafic, Actes No 74 edited by M. Aron, F. Boillot, and J.-P. Lebacque (Actes de groupe de travail 1997, INRETS, Arcueil Cedex)
  6. P. Molnár (1996) "Pedestrian Dynamics", in K. G. Troitzsch, U. Mueller, G. N. Gilbert, J. E. Doran (eds.) "Social Science Microsimulation", Springer.

Refereed Papers in Conference Proceedings

  1. P. Molnár, J. Starke, ``Dynamical Systems Approach to Distributed Task Assignment'', 4th International Conference on Dynamical Systems Applications, Atlanta, Georgia, May 21-24, 2003.
  2. L.M. Kaplan, P. Molnar, N. Srour and A. Filipov, ``Node Selection using Bearings-only Unattended Ground Sensors,'' to appear in the ARL CTA Symposium, College Park, MD, April 29-May 1, 2003.
  3. L.M. Kaplan, P. Molnár, N. Srour and A. Filipov, ``Autonomous Node Selection for Wireless Networks of Bearings-only Sensors,'' 23rd Army Science Conference, Orlando, Florida, December 2-5, 2002.
  4. P. Molnár, J. Starke, ``Distributed Control of Automated Flexible Manufacturing Systems'' , World Automation Congress, Orlando, Florida, June 9-13, 2002.
  5. Molnár, P, Kaplan, L. and Lockett, E.: Combinatorial Problem Solving in Distributed Systems of Unattendet Ground Sensors, in Chinni, M. J. (ed.) Milatary, Government and Aerospace Simulation, Simulation Series Vol. 33. No. 4, SCS 2001
  6. Shujaee, K., Sarathy, S., Molnár, P. and Nicholson, R.: Control of Two-Link Robotic Arm Using a Neuro-Fuzzy Controller, in Chinni, M. J. (ed.) Milatary, Government and Aerospace Simulation, Simulation Series Vol. 33. No. 4, SCS 2001
  7. L.M. Kaplan, Qiang Le and P. Molnár, "Fusion of bearing measurements from acoustical unattended ground sensors for target localization,'' Fifth Annual ARL Federated Laboratory Symposium, College Park, Maryland, March 20-22, 2001.
  8. P. Molnár, E. J. Lockett and L. M. Kaplan, ``Self-organized task assignment for distributed sensors,", Conference on ``Sensor Fusion and Decentralized Control in Robotic Systems III'' SPIE's Photonics East, Boston, Massachusetts, Nov. 5-8, 2000.
  9. Molnár, P. and Sarathy, S. P.: Supervisory Control of Robot Swarms Using Self-organization, in Chinni, M. J. (ed.) Milatary, Government and Aerospace Simulation, Simulation Series Vol. 32. No. 3, SCS 2000.
  10. Starke, J. and Molnár, P.: Dynamic Control of Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems with Underlying Three-Index Assignments, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Electronics, Control and Instrumentation (IECON 2000), 2093 - 2098, 2000
  11. Becht, M. Buchheim, T., Burger, P., Hetzel, G., Kindermann, G., Lafrenz, R., Oswald, N., Schanz, M., Schulé, M., Molnár, P., Starke, J. and Levi, P.: Three-Index Assignment of Robots to Targets: An Experimental Verification, in E. Pagello et al. (Editors): Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-6), p. 156-163, IOS Press 2000

Presentations at Meetings (without proceeding)

  1. Molnár, P.: Self-organized control of manned and unmanned vehicles in space colonies, 2nd Annual Meeting of the NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts, Baltimore, 2000.
  2. Molnár, P. and Starke, J.: Self-organized Assignment of Autonomous Robots to Targets, ICRA 2000 Workshop on Self-organization in robotics and flexible manufacturing, San Francisco, 2000
  3. P. Molnár and T. Collins. "Using Image Processing for Traffic Flow Data Collection" at Workshop on Traffic and Granular Flow, September 24-26, 1999, Stuttgart, Germany.