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IJCNN 2015
2015 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks
Killarney, Ireland
July 12 - 17, 2015.


Featuring invited and contributed presentations by researchers in neural networks, machine intelligence, big data, deep learning, computational neuroscience, robotics, and many other areas.

Sponsored by the International Neural Network Society (INNS) and the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.



From Brains to Machines
A Symposium at the 2011 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks
San Jose, California,
July 31 - August 5, 2011.


Featuring invited talks by researchers on neurocognitive networks, brain-machine interfaces and neuromorphic systems

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF)

Videos of all talks from the symposium are available at this link
Dr. Ali A. Minai
Professor



Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering), University of Virginia - 1991.
Postdoc (Computational Neuroscience), University of Virginia - 1991-93.


Department of Electrical Engineering & Computing Systems
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0030

Voice: 513-556-4783
Fax: 513-556-7326
E-Mail: ali.minai@uc.edu


Other Appointments:

Faculty Member: Graduate Program in Neuroscience, University of Cincinnati.



Research
My current and recent research topics include:

Neurodynamical models of cognition and motor control.
Semantic analysis of texts.
Dynamics of ideas, innovation and influence in social networks.
Collective cognition in multi-agent networks.
Computational analysis of on-line news-feeds.
Self-organizing networks.
Artificial life.
Some of the research is funded through grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF)

I direct the Complex Adaptive Systems Laboratory.



Teaching
I teach graduate courses in complex systems, complex networks, neural systems, linear systems theory, and random processes.

New Course: Complex Systems and Networks
I am now teaching a course on complex systems and complex networks every Spring semester. The syllabus can be found at this link



Professional Activities
President, International Neural Network Society (2015 - 16).

Member Board of Governors, International Neural Network Society (2010 - ).
Vice-President for Conferences, International Neural Network Society (2013 - 2014).
Secretary, International Neural Network Society (2006 - 2010).
General Chair: 2011 INNS/IEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, July 31 - August 5, 2011, San Jose, CA.
General Chair: 2011 International Conference on Complex Systems, June 26 - July 1, 2011, Boston, MA.
Executive Committee Member: International Conference on Complex Systems (2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007).
Series Editor, Springer-NECSI Book Series: Understanding Complex Systems (2012 - ).
Action Editor, Neural Networks (2009 - )
Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks (2000 - 2008).
Member Neural Networks Technical Committee, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (2004-05, 2009-).



Edited Books
Conflict and Complexity: Countering Terrorism, Insurgency, Ethnic and Regional Violence Phillip V. Fellman, Yaneer Bar-Yam and Ali A. Minai (eds.) Springer-Verlag/NECSI, 2015.
Unifying Themes in Complex Systems Volume VII Ali A. Minai, Dan Braha and Yaneer Bar-Yam (eds.) Springer-Verlag/NECSI, 2012.
Unifying Themes in Complex Systems Volume VI Ali A. Minai, Dan Braha and Yaneer Bar-Yam (eds.) Springer-Verlag/NECSI, 2009.
Unifying Themes in Complex Systems Volume V Ali A. Minai, Dan Braha and Yaneer Bar-Yam (eds.) Springer-Verlag/NECSI, 2011.
Unifying Themes in Complex Systems Volume IV Ali A. Minai and Yaneer Bar-Yam (eds.) Springer-Verlag, 2008.
Complex Engineered Systems: Science Meets Technology Dan Braha, Ali A. Minai and Yaneer Bar-Yam (eds.), Springer-Verlag, 2006.
Unifying Themes in Complex Systems Volume IIIB: New Research Ali A. Minai and Yaneer Bar-Yam (eds.) Springer-Verlag, 2006.
Unifying Themes in Complex Systems Volume IIIA: Overview Ali A. Minai and Yaneer Bar-Yam (eds.) Springer-Verlag, 2006.
Unifying Themes in Complex Systems, Volume II: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Complex Systems, Yaneer Bar-Yam and Ali A. Minai (Editors), Westview Press (Advanced Book Program), 2004.



Professional Affiliations
Senior Member, IEEE.
Senior Member, International Neural Network Society (INNS)
Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Member, Society for Neuroscience (SfN)
Affiliate, New England Complex Systems Institute
Member, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, Sigma Xi.




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