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Prof. Donald Wunsch

Mary Finley Missouri Dist. Prof.
Missouri Univ. of Science & Technology
301 W 16th, 131 EECH

Brief Biography:

Donald Wunsch is the M.K.. Finley Missouri Distinguished Professor at Missouri University of Science & Technology (Missouri S&T).    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.  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 has produced 15 Ph.D. recipients in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science; has attracted over $8 million in sponsored research; and has over 300 publications including nine books.  His research has been cited over 2000 times, excluding self-citations of all authors.  He is an IEEE Fellow and previous INNS President, INNS Fellow and Senior Fellow 07 – present, and 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.  He chairs the Missouri S&T Information Technology and Computing Committee, a Faculty Senate Standing Committee. 


Academic positions:

Missouri University of Science & Technology, Mary K. Finley Missouri Distinguished Professor, 1999 – Present

Texas Tech University, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering 1998-1999; Director, Applied Computational Intelligence Laboratory, 1994 – 1999; Assistant Professor, 1993-1998


Research interests:

Neural Networks, Reinforcement Learning, Unsupervised Learning, Clustering


Any other information:

The Boeing Company, Senior Principal Scientist, 1984 – 1993



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