(IEEE Fellow), Prof. Donald Wunsch Missouri

University of Science and Technology, USA

Donald C. Wunsch is the Mary K. Finley Missouri Distinguished Professor at the Missouri University of Science & Technology (formerly known as University of Missouri - Rolla), where he has been since 1999. His prior positions were Associate Professor and Director of the Applied Computational Intelligence Laboratory at Texas Tech University, Senior Principal Scientist at Boeing, Consultant for Rockwell International, and Technician for International Laser Systems. He received the Executive MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington in Seattle, the M.S. in Applied Mathematics from the same institution, and the B.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of New Mexico. He has over 300 publications, and has attracted over $8 million in research funding. He has produced sixteen Ph.D.'s – eight in Electrical Engineering, seven in Computer Engineering, and one in Computer Science. Among many awards, he was elected IEEE Fellow, International Neural Networks Society (INNS) Fellow, the INNS Senior Fellow, has received the Halliburton Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research, and the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. He was Chair of the Missouri S&T Information Technology and Computing Committee 2006-2013, and has served on the committee since 2003, also Chairing its Computer Security Task Force. This is a Standing Committee of the Faculty Senate and is the primary interface between faculty governance and the Chief Information Officer. He Chairs the Board of the Student Design and Experiential Learning Center at Missouri S&T. He is also a Senior Investigator of the Intelligent Systems Center. He served as voting member of the IEEE Neural Networks Council, Program Chair for the IEEE Neural Networks Council Distinguished Lecturer Series, Technical Program Co-Chair for IJCNN 02, General Chair for IJCNN 03, INNS Board of Governors Member, and was the 2005 President of the INNS.