Dr. Jacek Zurada (SM’85, F’96, LF’14) is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the Computational Intelligence Laboratory at the University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA, where he served as Department Chair and a Distinguished University Scholar. He was a Visiting Professor at Princeton University, Northeastern University, Auburn University, the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, Chinese University of Hong Kong, the University of Chile, Santiago, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan, the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, the University of Marie-Curie, Paris, France, and was Postdoctoral Fellow at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland.

He has authored several textbooks and over 400 refereed publications in computational intelligence, machine learning for classification and feature extraction, image/signal processing, bioinformatics and microelectronic systems. His original research discoveries include the lambda learning rule of a neuron, a technique for salient feature detection in neural network models, an algorithm for drug dosing prediction, methods of extraction of logic rules from data (including bioinformatics and text data), and the invention of the dynamic switching hysteresis and switching margins for fast VLSI logic circuitry. His work has resulted in 10,000+ citations (Google Scholar, 3/2017)

Dr. Zurada’s academic teaching emphasizes in-depth, project-based learning that enables electrical/computer engineers to stay current as technologies evolve during their careers. He has advised 21 PhD students who now hold leadership positions with US R&D industry, academia, and government. He has also served industry as a consultant and short-course lecturer.

Zurada has delivered about 160 invited plenary conference presentations and seminars, including Distinguished Lectures for IEEE CIS, SMC and CAS. He was elected a Foreign Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences and awarded four honorary doctorates.

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