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About Donald C. Wunsch

Donald Wunsch is the Mary K. Finley Missouri Distinguished Professor at Missouri University of Science & Technology (Missouri S&T) and director of S&T’s Applied Computational Intelligence Laboratory. He is a professor of electrical and computer engineering with courtesy appointments in computer science, systems engineering and engineering management..

Earlier employers were: Texas Tech University, Boeing, Rockwell International, and International Laser Systems.  His education includes: Executive MBA - Washington University in St. Louis,  Ph.D., Electrical Engineering - University of Washington (Seattle), M.S.,  Applied Mathematics   (same institution),   B.S., Applied Mathematics - University of New Mexico, and Jesuit Core Honors Program, Seattle University.  Key research contributions are: Clustering; Adaptive Resonance and Reinforcement Learning architectures, hardware and applications; Neurofuzzy regression; Traveling Salesman Problem heuristics; Robotic Swarms; and Bioinformatics.   He is an IEEE Fellow and previous INNS President, INNS Fellow and Senior Fellow 2007-2013, NSF CAREER Award winner, and winner of the 2015 INNS Gabor Award.  He served as IJCNN General Chair, and on several Boards, including the St. Patrick’s School Board, IEEE Neural Networks Council, International Neural Networks Society, and the University of Missouri Bioinformatics Consortium, Chaired the Missouri S&T Information Technology and Computing Committee as well as the Student Design and Experiential Learning Center Board.

Dr. Wunsch will receive the 2019 International Neural Networks Society (INNS) Ada Lovelace Service Award at the IEEE/INNS International Joint Conference on Neural Networks in July in Budapest. He has been a member of the INNS since it was founded in 1987. He is a fellow of the society, has served as general chair for its flagship conference, named the IEEE / INNS International Joint Conference on Neural Networks. He has served as a member of the INNS Board of Governors, as well as president and chair of its college of fellows. He has also served on many ad hoc committees and as an advisor to several society presidents.

Positions

1999 - Present Director, Missouri University of Science and Technology Applied Computational Intelligence Laboratory
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1999 - Present Mary K. Finley Missouri Distinguished Professor of Computer Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology
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1993 - 1999 Associate Professor, Texas Tech University ‐ Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Curriculum Vitae




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Honors and Awards

  • • 2019 International Neural Networks Society (INNS) Ada Lovelace Service Award
  • • INNS Fellow
  • • INNS Senior Fellow
  • • NSF CAREER Award
  • • INNS Gabor Award for Excellence in Neural Networks Engineering Contributions
  • • INNS President
  • • Haliburton Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research
  • • Charles Hedlund Distinguished Visiting Professor, American University Cairo
  • • IEEE Electron Devices Society Distinguished Lecturer
  • • IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Distinguished Lecturer
  • • Coauthor, IEEE Conference on Evolutionary Computation Best Overall Paper
  • • Master, DeTao Masters’ Academy, Shanghai
  • • Eagle Scout
  • IEEE Fellow

Education

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2006 Executive MBA, Washington University in St. Louis ‐ Olin School of Business
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1991 Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Washington
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1987 M.S. in Applied Mathematics, University of Washington
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1984 B.S. in Applied Mathematics, University of New Mexico
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1981 Humanities Honors Program, Seattle University
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Contact Information

131 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409-0040
 
Phone: 573-341-4521
Fax:  573-341-4532

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