Prof. Robert Kozma, IEEE Fellow, INNS Fellow
The University of Memphis, USA
Biography: Dr. Robert Kozma holds a Ph.D. in Applied Physics (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, 1992). He has two M.Sc. degrees, one in Applied Mathematics with honors (Roland Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary, 1988, another one in Physical Engineering with distinction (Moscow Institute of Power Engineering MEI, Moscow, Soviet Union, 1982).,He has been Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Memphis, TN, USA since 2000, where he is funding Director of Center for Large-Scale Intelligent Optimization and Networks (CLION), FedEx Institute of Technology. Visiting positions include Professor of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA; US Air Force Research Laboratory, Sensors Directorate, WPAFB, OH; NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Robotics; Caltech, Pasadena, CA. Previous affiliations include University of California at Berkeley, EECS and Div. Neurobiology (1998-2000); Otago University, Information Sciences, New Zealand (1996-1998); Tohoku University, Quantum Science and Engineering, Japan (1993-1996). He has over 35 years of experience in intelligent signal processing, anomaly detection, autonomous systems, large-scale networks, distributed sensor systems, and biomedical applications. Published 9 books/edited volumes, over 300 papers, has 3 patents. Gave over 200 talks at conferences, about half of them are plenary, keynote, and invited talks. Extensive research support include NASA on cognitive robotics; Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) on physical intelligence and energy-aware superior AI; Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Sensors Directorate on distributed sensing; Air Force Office on Scientific Research (AFOSR) on neurodynamics of perception and cognition; National Science Foundation (NSF) on strategy changes in cognition and technology, and graph theory for brain networks; Office of Naval Research (ONR) on nonlinear brain dynamics and attractor networks; and other agencies.,Dr. Robert Kozma is Fellow of the IEEE and Fellow of the International Neural Networks Society (INNS). He has been President of INNS (2017-2018), served on the Board of Governors of IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society (2016-2018, 2020), AdCom of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (2009-2012), and INNS Board of Governors (2007-2012).,He has been General Chair of IJCNN2009, and served as Program Chair/Co-Chair of dozens of conferences. He is Editor-In-Chief of IEEE Transactions of Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Systems. He has been Associate Editor, including Neural Networks, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, Cognitive Systems Research, Cognitive Neurodynamics. He is recipient of the INNS Dennis Gabor Award.