Baylor Professor Named Chapter Chair of Computational
Intelligence SocietyNov. 1, 2006
by Matt Pene
Dr. Robert Marks, distinguished professor of electrical and
computer engineering at Baylor University, has been elected the
first chapter chair of the newly created Dallas Section of the
Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE)
Computational Intelligence Society (CIS). IEEE is the world's
largest professional society with more than 365,000 members,
including 68,000 students, in more than 150 countries. The CIS
section of the IEEE has about 7,000 members.
"My hope is that the new society will provide a framework for
interaction with those involved in the area of computational
intelligence in the greater Dallas area," Marks said. "I hope to
also use the CIS Distinguished Lecturer Program to bring some
interesting speakers to Baylor."
Marks is considered a leading expert in computational
intelligence, which is the "next step" of artificial intelligence.
Marks and Dr. Randall Jean, an associate professor of electrical and
computer engineering at Baylor, have used neural networks -
computers that work similarly to the brain - to help the paper
manufacturing industry. Marks has worked with NASA to apply swarm
intelligence to wireless sonar arrays and has worked with Dr. Russ
Duren, an associate professor electrical and computer engineering at
Baylor, to implement neural networks and swarm intelligence on
electronic chips. He also has worked with Dr. Ian Gravagne, an
assistant professor or electrical and computer engineering at
Baylor, to develop models for the behavior of swarm intelligence.
Marks received his doctorate in electrical engineering from Texas
Tech University. He came to Baylor from the University of
Washington, where he was professor of electrical engineering and was
graduate program director from 1996 until 2000. He is a fellow of
the Optical Society of America IEEE. He has been recognized as an
IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and has received the IEEE Centennial
Medal and Certificate.
He has served as an editorial board member for numerous
publications such as the Journal of Intelligent Control,
Neurocomputing and Fuzzy Logic, Journal of Advanced Computational
Intelligence and International Journal of Neurocomputing.