DeTao Master of Computational Intelligence Systems

Donald C. Wunsch II

Nationality: American

Area: Neural Networks, Clustering, Reinforcement Learning

Introduction:
Donald C. Wunsch II is the Mary K. Finley Missouri Distinguished Professor of Computer Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Missouri University of Science & Technology (Missouri S&T), Director of the Applied Computational Intelligence Laboratory at Missouri S&T and Senior Research Investigator of the Intelligent System Center at Missouri S&T. Prof. Wunsch is an IEEE Fellow and INNS Fellow, and served as a Board member of the International Neural Networks Society, the University of Missouri Bioinformatics Consortium, the Idaho EPSCOR Project Advisory Board, and the IEEE Neural Networks Council. He received the Halliburton Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research, and National Science Foundation-CAREER Award. Prof. Wunsch has nearly 400 publications in his research field of computational intelligence. He has produced eight Ph.D.'s in Electrical Engineering, seven in Computer Engineering, and one in Computer Science.

Work Experience:
•  1999-Present, Missouri University of Science & Technology:
Mary K. Finley Missouri Distinguished Professor of Computer Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Director of Applied Computational Intelligence Laboratory.
Senior Research Investigator of Intelligent Systems Center.

•  1993-1999, Associate Professor and Director of the Applied Computational Intelligence Laboratory at Texas Tech University.
•  1984-1993, Senior Principal Scientist at Boeing.
•  1982-1983, Consultant, Rockwell International, Rocketdyne Division.
•  1981-1982, Coating Technician International Laser Systems.

Honors and Awards:
•  IEEE Fellow
•  INNS Fellow
•  INNS Senior Fellow 2007-2013 (Chair of INNS College of Fellows)
•  IEEE Electron Devices Society Distinguished Lecturer
•  Halliburton Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research.
•  National Science Foundation-CAREER Award (Faculty Early Career Development Award), 1997.
•  IEEE Electron Devices Society Distinguished Lecturer
•  IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Distinguished Lecturer
•  Eagle Scout

Sample Publications:
•  R. Xu and D.C. Wunsch II, Clustering. IEEE Press / Wiley, 2009.
•  R. Katikalapudi, S. Chellappan, F. Montgomery, D. Wunsch and K. Lutzen, “Associating internet usage with depressive behavior among college students,” IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 73-80, 2012.
•  R. Xu, J. Xu, and D.C. Wunsch, “A Comparison Study of Validity Indices on Swarm Intelligence-Based Clustering,” IEEE Trans. on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, part B, Vol. 42, No. 4, pp. 1243 – 1256, 2012.
•  R. Xu and D.C. Wunsch, “BARTMAP: A viable structure for biclustering,” Neural Networks, vol. 24, no. 7, pp. 709-716, 2011.
•  R. Xu and D.C. Wunsch, “Clustering algorithms in biomedical research: A review,” IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering, vol. 3, pp. 120–154, 2010. 
•  J. Seiffertt and D.C. Wunsch, “Backpropagation and ordered derivatives in the time scales calculus,” IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, vol. 21, no. 8, pp. 1262-1269, 2010.
•  R. Meuth, Y.-S. Ong, and D.C. Wunsch II, “A proposition on memes and meta-memes in computing for higher-order learning,” Memetic Computing, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 85-100, 2009.
•  X. Cai, G.K. Venayagamoorthy, and D.C. Wunsch, “Evolutionary swarm neural network game engine for Capture Go,” Neural Networks, vol. 23, pp. 295-305, 2010.

Education:
•  2005-2006, Executive MBA, Business Administration - Washington University in St. Louis.
•  1987-1991, Ph.D., Electrical Engineering - University of Washington (Seattle).
•  1984-1987, M.S., Applied Mathematics- University of Washington (Seattle).
•  1981-1984, B.S., Applied Mathematics - University of New Mexico.
•  1979-1981, completed Jesuit core Honors Program in Humanities – Seattle Univ.