Computational Intelligence

Computational intelligence (CI) is a superset of artificial intelligence (AI) encompassing AI, but with more emphasis on neural networks, fuzzy logic and evolutionary computation. In recent years, CI and AI have become closer in meaning due to the success of CI approaches, particularly neural networks. The department and university offer many classes in CI topics, and a number of our researchers use CI approaches as a key part of their investigations. S&T is primarily known for contributions in unsupervised and reinforcement learning, and has made contributions in fuzzy logic and evolutionary computing.

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Donald Wunsch II
Dr. Donald Wunsch II

Mary K. Finley Missouri Distinguished Professor of Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Clustering; neural networks; reinforcement learning; approximate dynamic programming; adaptive dynamic programming.

Joe Stanley
Dr. Joe Stanley

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Coordinator, Computer Engineering Undergraduate Studies; Associate Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering Academic Affairs

Research Interests

Computational Intelligence, Biomedical Image and Signal Processing, Data Fusion, Machine and Deep Learning, Medical Informatics, Precollege STEM Education Outcomes.

Dr. Jagannathan Sarangapani

William A. Rutledge - Emerson Electric Co. Distinguished Professor

Research Interests

Systems and control; neural network control; event-triggered control/cyber-physical systems; resilience/prognostics; autonomous systems/robotics.