Jacek M. Zurada

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Jacek M. Zurada

Jacek M. Zurada (Life Fellow of IEEE, Candidate for 2018 IEEE President Elect) serves as a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. He has held visiting appointments at Princeton, Northeastern, Auburn, and at overseas universities in Australia, Chile, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Poland, Singapore, Spain, South Africa and Taiwan.

He has published 390 journal and conference papers. He also has authored or co-authored three books, including the pioneering neural networks text "Introduction to Artificial Neural Systems" (1992), and co-edited a number of volumes in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science. His research contributions cover data mining with emphasis on data and feature understanding, rule extraction from semantic and visual information, machine and neural learning, decomposition methods for salient feature extraction, lambda learning rule for neural networks and deep learning. His work was cited over 10,000 times (Google Scholar, 2016).

He was the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks (1998–2003). Dr. Zurada was an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, Pt. I and Pt. II, and served on the Editorial Board of the Proceedings of IEEE. He is an Associate Editor of Neurocomputing,[1] Schedae Informaticae,[2] the International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science,[3] Advisory Editor of the International Journal of Information Technology and Intelligent Computing,[4] and Editor of the Springer Natural Computing[5] Book series.

He has served the engineering profession in many leading roles: as 2014 IEEE VP-Technical Activities (TAB Chair), as President of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society[6] in 2004–05 and the ADCOM member in 2009–14, 2016 and earlier years. He chaired the IEEE TAB Strategic Planning Committee in 2015, IEEE TAB Periodicals Review and Advisory Committee in 2012–13, and the IEEE TAB Periodicals Committee in 2010–11. In 2011 he was Vice-Chair of PSP Board and a member of PSP Board Strategic Planning Committee in 2010–11.

Dr. Zurada has received a number of awards for distinction in research, teaching, and service including the 1993 UofL's Presidential Award for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity, 1999 IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Golden Jubilee Medal, and the 2001 and 2014 UofL's Presidential Distinguished Service Awards for Service to the Profession. In 2013 he received the Joe Desch Innovation Award. His Distinguished Speaker contributions include IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (2012–15), and IEEE SMC Society (2016–17). He also served as a Senior Fulbright Specialist in Bulgaria (2010) and Italy (2012).

In 2003 he was conferred the Title of National Professor by the President of Poland. He received five Honorary Professorships from foreign universities, including Sichuan University in Chengdu, China, and Obuda University in Budapest, Hungary. Since 2005 he has been an elected Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

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