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Biography: Marios M. Polycarpou is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Director of the KIOS Research Center for Intelligent Systems and Networks at the University of Cyprus. He received undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and in Electrical Engineering, both from Rice University, USA in 1987, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, in 1989 and 1992 respectively. His teaching and research interests are in intelligent systems and networks, adaptive and cooperative control systems, computational intelligence, fault diagnosis and distributed agents. Dr. Polycarpou has published more than 300 articles in refereed journals, edited books and refereed conference proceedings, and co-authored 7 books. He is also the holder of 6 patents.
Prof. Polycarpou is a Fellow of IEEE and IFAC, and past IEEE Distinguished Lecturer of Computational Intelligence. He is the recipient of the 2016 IEEE Neural Networks Pioneer Award and the 2014 Best Paper Award for the journal Building and Environment (Elsevier). He has served as the President of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (2012-2013), and as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (2004-2010). He is currently the Vice President of the European Control Association (EUCA). Prof. Polycarpou has participated in more than 60 research projects/grants, funded by several agencies and industry in Europe and the United States, including the prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant.
Biography: Robert Kozma is Professor of Mathematics and Funding Director of the Center for Large-Scale Integrated Optimization and Networks (CLION), University of Memphis, TN; he is also on the faculty of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA. Dr. Kozma has Ph.D. in Applied Physics (The Netherlands); MSc. in Mathematics (Hungary), and another M.Sc. in Physical Engineering (Russia). He is Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of Interational Neural Network Society (INNS), and President of INNS (2017- 2018). He has served on the faculty of Division of Neuroscience, UC Berkeley; Tohoku University, Japan; Otago University, New Zealand. He has held visiting positions at Sarnoff Co., Princeton, NJ; JPL Robotics Lab, Pasadena; AFRL Sensors Directorate, HAFB & WPAFB, and Lawrence Berkeley Lab. His research interest includes spatio-temporal neurodynamics, large-scale networks, intelligent signal processing, and brain-computer interfaces. His research has been founded by agencies including DARPA, NSF, NASA, JPL, AFOSR, AFRL, and NRC. He is author of over 300 referred papers, 7 book volumes. He is the receipient of a number of awards, including the INNS Gabor Award.
Biography: Prof. Rolf Dornberger is full professor at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW (since 2002). He is the Head of the Institute for Information Systems at the School of Business FHNW (since 2007) as well as the Head of the competence centres New Trends & Innovation (since 2013) and Technology, Organization & People (2014-17), and Systems Engineering (2006-10). He holds a PhD and a Diploma in Aerospace Engineering. Before becoming a professor, he worked in industry in different management positions as a consultant, IT officer and senior researcher in different engineering, technology, and IT companies in the field of energy, software, IT, and airline business. His current research interests include computational intelligence, evolutionary computation and optimization, the Internet of Things, human-machine interaction, as well as innovation management and learning didactics.