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Ali A. Minai

Ali A. Minai

Prof, University of Cincinati

Ali A. Minai is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and a faculty member in the Neuroscience Graduate Program at the University of Cincinnati. He received his B.E. in Electrical Engineering from N.E.D. University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, in 1985, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia, where he also received post-doctoral training in computational neuroscience. Dr. Minai’s research interests include neural networks, complex systems and networks, computational models of cognition, text analysis, computational neuroscience, multi-agent systems, and digital humanities. He has published more than 100 research papers in these and other areas. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Air Force Research Lab. In 2012, he was the recipient of a prestigious INSPIRE grant from the National Science Foundation. Dr. Minai was President of the International Neural Network Society for 2015-16, and has served on the Society’s Executive Committee and Board of Governors for several years. He has also been a member of the Neural Networks Technical Committee of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. He served as the General Chair for the 2011 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2011) in San Jose, CA, the 8th International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS 2011) in Boston, MA, the 9th International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS 2018) in Cambridge, MA . He has been a leader in organizing several other conferences on complex systems, and has edited nine books in the area. He is an action editor for the Elsevier journals, Neural Networks and Cognitive Systems Research, and an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems. He is also the Series Editor for the Springer/NECSI Book Series on Complex Systems. Dr. Minai is a senior member of the IEEE and the International Neural Networks Society, and a member of AAAS and the Society for Neuroscience.

 

In addition to his professional activities, Ali Minai is also active in several other areas. He has published two collections of Urdu poetry, and writes on-line for Three Quarks Daily (https://www.3quarksdaily.com/) and Brown Pundits (http://www.brownpundits.com/) on many topics, including history, science, artificial intelligence, and politics.