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Robert J. Marks II

 

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  SHORT COURSES & TUTORIALS
  • Introduction to Artificial Neural Systems, College of Engineering , University of Washington, Seattle , August 20-21, 1987 . Offered again on September 15-16, 1988 (made available on videocassette from AMCEE or the College of Engineering , University of Washington ) - with Les Atlas.
  • Shannon Sampling and Interpolation Theory, regular UW course offering taped Spring Quarter, 1989 and Spring Quarter, 1990 (made available on videocassette from AMCEE.)
  • Artificial Neural Systems, Ireste University in Nantes France , March 5-30, 1990 .
  • Neural Networks and Their Applications to Power Engineering, Power Industry Computer Applications (PICA) Conference, Baltimore , MD , May 6, 1991 (with R. Eberhart and M.A. El-Sharkawi).
  • Artificial Neural Networks in Electric Power Systems, Decisions Systems International, Monaco , July 1-3, 1991 (with M.A. El-Sharkawi).
  • Neural Networks Tutorial, First International Forum on Applications of Neural Networks to Power Systems, Seattle, WA, July 23, 1991 (with R. Thomas and H. Mori).
  • Auditory Neural Systems and Time-Frequency Theory, IEEE Conference on Neural Networks for Ocean Engineering, Washington D.C. , August 15-17, 1991 (with L.E. Atlas).
  • Artificial Neural Networks in Electric Power Systems, Decisions Systems International, Madrid , Spain , September 7-11, 1992 (with M.A. El-Sharkawi).
  • Artificial Neural Networks: Supervised Models, 1996 Winter Meeting, IEEE Power Engineering Society January 24, 1996 , and Summer Meeting, IEEE Power Engineering Society, July 31, 1996 , Denver , CO .
  • Modern Neural Networks: The First Decade, IV Escola de Redes Neurais, Florianopolis , Brazil , July 21, 1997 .
  • Diagnostics and Control of Electric Machines Using Computational Intelligence IEEE IEMDC'99. International Electric Machines and Drives Conference. May 9,1999 Seattle , Washington , USA (with M.A. El-Sharkawi).
  • An Introduction to Fuzzy Inference, IEEE PES Summer Meeting 2000, Seattle , WA .
  • Neural Networks: The Fundamentals, Buryat State University , Ulan-Ude , Russia , March 5, 2001 .
  • Introduction to Fuzzy Systems, Department of Informatics, The East Siberian Institute of Technology, Ulan-Ude, Russia, March 5, 2001.
  • An Introduction to Fuzzy Inference, IEEE PES Summer Meeting 2000, Seattle , WA .
  • Introduction to Evolutionary Informatics, Discovery Institute Summer Symposium, Seattle, WA., July 2007.
  • Information and Evolution, Discovery Institute Summer Symposium, Seattle, WA., July 2009.
  • Power Amplifier Circuit and Waveform Optimization for Reduced Spectral Spreading in Radar Transmitters, 4th Annual Military Radar Summit, Washington, D.C., February 7–9, 2011 (with Charles Baylis) [link|cache]
  • Why Design Information is Required to Find Improbable Complex Targets, Discovery Institute Summer Symposium, Seattle, WA., July 2011.
  • Radar Transmitter Design for the Crowded Radio Spectrum, 2015 IEEE International Radar Conference (RadarCon), Crystal City, Arlington, VA. May 10, 2015 (with Charles Baylis & Lawrence Cohen)
  • Radar in a Communications-Driven Spectrum: Innovative System, Component, and Circuit Design for the Evolving Spectrum Environment, International Microwave Symposium, May 22, 2015, Phoenix, AZ (with Charles Baylis & Lawrence Cohen)

 

 PRESENTATIONS

  • "The Effects of Clock Skew on the Convergence and Stability of Certain Nonlinear Iterative Algorithms," ISDL Seminar, University of Washington, January 4, 1988.
  • "Use of Arbitrary Nonlinearities to Increast the Capacity of Self Organizing Classifiers and Associative Memories," ISDL Seminar, University of Washington, February 3, 1988.
  • "What the Heck is ISDL?" ISDL Seminar, University of Washington, September 29, 1988. (with Les Atlas)
  • "Foundations of Parametric Transformation," ISDL Seminar, University of Washington, October 19, 1988
  • "POCS Design of Zamograms," ISDL Seminar, University of Washington, November 8, 1989.
  • "A Continuous Level Neural Network and Its Optical Implementation," ISDL Seminar, University of Washington, February 10, 1990.
  • "Iterative Associative Memories With Nonlinearities in the Correlation Domain," ISDL Seminar, University of Washington, April 7, 1990.
  • "Use of Neural Networks to Perform Combinatorial Search Problems," ISDL Seminar, University of Washington, September 30, 1990.
  • "Hidden Layers and Generalization in Alternating Projection Neural Networks," ISDL Seminar, University of Washington, December 2, 1990.
  • Engineering Cybernetics, Wrocław University of Technology, Wrocław , Poland , (April 3, 2003).
  • "Perceptron Inversion: Properties and Applications", Institute of Engineering Cybernetics, Wrocław University of Technology , Wrocław , Poland ( April 3, 2003 ).
  • “Fundamentals of Swarm Intelligence”, APL Invited Colloquia, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington ( April 10, 2003 ).
  • "Disjunctive Swarm Intelligence: What We Learn From Groups of Individually Dumb Bugs Doing Collectively Smart Things", Baylor B.E.A.R.S. Seminar, October 29, 2003 .
  • “Computational Intelligence: Learning from Nature”, Baylor IEEE Student Branch, October 30, 2003 .
  • “What Does Calculus Have to Do With Christianity?” San Jose State University , November 30, 2003 .
  • "Swarm Intelligence: The Method Behind the Mobs", NASA Office of Biological and Physical Research Program Review, California Institute of Technology, December 17-18, 2003 .
  • "Time Scale Nonregressivity in Switched Linear Circuits" Special Session on Dynamic Equations on Time Scales: Theory and Applications, AMS Western Sectional Meeting, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, April 3-4, 2004 (with Ian Gravagne, John M Davis, Jeffrey J DaCunha).
  • "Musimatics: An Introduction to the Mathematics of Classic Western Harmony - Pythagoras to Bach to Fourier to Today", February 15th, 2006, B.E.A.R.S. Seminar, Baylor University - ppt.
  • "Added Information in Targeted Evolutionary Search", Perry Conference, Hotel Pattee, Perry, Iowa, April 17-20, 2006.
  • "Evolutionary Search: A Free Source of Design Information?" RAPIDS 2 Conference, BIOLA, May 11-13, 2006.
  • "Science and the Bible: The Emerging Harmony," CDIS (Chengdu International School), Chengdu, China (May 29, 2006) and CaiDa Southwest Economics University, Chengdu, China (May 30, 2006) .
  • "Computational Intelligence: A Free Source of Information?" International Symposium on Neural Networks (ISNN), Chengdu, China (May 29, 2006) A Keynote Talk - ppt
  • “The Need for Active Information in Evolutionary Search,” Wistar Retrospective Symposium, Boston, MA (June 3-6, 2007). 
  • "The Need for Intelligence in Evolutionary Search: Measuring the Added Information,"  B.E.A.R.S. Seminar, Baylor University, (September 15, 2006).
  • "Conservation of Information in Evolutionary Search Algorithms: Measuring the Cost of Success," University of Missouri, Columbia, (November 12, 2007).  IEEE CIS Distinguished Lecture - flyer.
  • “Gödel to Turing to Chaitin to the Edge of Naturalism: Some Things Computers Will Never Do” B.E.A.R.S. Seminar, Baylor University, (September 28, 2007).
  • “Knowing What is Unknowable: Things a Computer Can't Do,” Baylor ASA Chapter,  (April 15, 2008).
  • "What does Calculus have to do with Christianity?"  SMU DCL (September 25, 2008).  flyer
  • "Evolutionary Informatics:Measuring the Cost of Success,'' American Scientific Affiliation (ASA) 64th Annual Meeting, Baylor University (Sunday, August 2, 2009) with William A. Dembski
  • "Science \& Christianity: Separate but Equal?'' Covenant Presbyterian Church, Austin, TX (August 16, 2009)
  • "Lessons from Godel, Turing and Chaitin: Things Computational Intelligence Will Never Do,'' IEEE MetroCon 2009, Innovating for Society, August 17th, 2009, Sheraton Arlington, Arlington, Texas. (IEEE CIS Distinguished Lecture.)
  • `God Ever Geometrizes: Apologetics in Mathematics,'' Baylor American Scientific Affiliation (ASA) Student Chapter. Also sponsored by the Baylor Society for Conversations in Religion, Ethics and Science, Baylor University (December 1, 2009).
  • "Godel to Turing to Chaitin to the Edge of Naturalism: Some Things Computational Intelligence Will Never Do,'' IEEE CIS Distinguished Lecture for St. Louis Chapter of IEEE CIS Society presented at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Mo., April 13, 2010.
  • G\"{o}del to Turing to Chaitin to the Edge of Naturalism: Some Things Computational Intelligence Will Never Do,'' IEEE CIS Distinguished Lecture for St. Louis Chapter of IEEE CIS Society presented at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Mo., April 13, 2010.
  • "Measuring the Cost of Success: Conservation of Information in Search," IEEE CIS Distinguished Lecture for St. Louis Chapter of IEEE CIS Society presented at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Mo., April 13, 2010.
  • "Time Scale Discrete Fourier Transforms,'' Guest Lecture, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Mo., April 14, 2010.
  • "God Ever Geometrizes: Apologetics in Mathematics,'' Probe Ministries, Plano, Texas, (June 28, 2010).
  • "Spectrum Issues in Amplifier Design,'' Fifth Annual Emerging Spectrum Technology (EST) Workshop on Advanced Radar Technologie to Improve Spectrum Use, Double Tree Hotel, Annapolis Maryland, September 13-14, 2010 (with Charles Baylis).
  • "Power Amplifier Circuit and Waveform Optimization for Reduced Spectral Spreading in Radar Transmitters,'' IDGA's 4th Annual Military Radar Summit, Feb 8-10, 2011, Vienna, VA (with Charles Baylis).
  • "Evolutionary Simulations and Sources of Active Information,'' Discovery Retreat, Santa Barbara, CA (March 1-4, 2011)
  • "Measuring Cross Harmonic Coupling in Nonlinear Systems,'' WMCS Advisory Board, March 31, 2011, Baylor University.
  • "Evolutionary Informatics. Why all the fuss?'' Baylor Alumni Association, Lifelong Learning in Retirement, April 15, 2011, Great Hall of the Hughes-Dillard Alumni Center, Waco, Texas
  • "Evolution Models Do Not Create Information,'' Great Expectations Conferences, Borgo Finocchieto, Tuscany, Italy, June 12-16, 201 (with Winston Ewert).
 
 
  PANELS
  • Workshop on the Future Directions for Optical Information Processing, Texas Tech University, Lubbock (May 1980); Panel Discussion leader for "Space-variant coherent optical processing"
  • Limits of Passive Imaging Workshop, Mackinac Hotel, Mackinac Island , MI (May 24-26,1983); Chair of Processing Group.
  • Workshop on Optical Artificial Intelligence, Gold Lake, Colorado (3-5 August, 1987); Chair of Working Group on Perception.
  • WVU Neural Network Symposium, West Virginia University, Morgantown, (15-16 June, 1989); Panel Discussion Member.
  • First Workshop in Neural Networks, Auburn University Hotel & Conference Center, 5-6 February, 1990; Panel Discussion Member, "Application of neural networks and the future".
  • Annual IEEE Seattle Section Pizza Feed, February 20, 1991, South Campus Center Auditorium; Master of ceremonies.
  • Fuzzy Logic & Intelligent Systems Seminar, Boeing Computer Services, Red Lion Inn, Bellevue, WA, December 2, 1991; Panel Discussion: Moderator.
  • International Forum on Applications of Neural Networks to Power Systems, "Potentials & Challanges of Neural Network Applications to Power, Systems", (July 23-26, 1991, Seattle, WA), Panel Member
  • Fuzzy Logic and Neural Network Interest Group, (Thursday, October 14, 1993, Puget Power Auditorium, Bellevue, WA), "Applying Fuzzy Logic", Panel Moderator.
  • International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), IEEE Neural Networks President's Forum; Moderator, at the 1991 Seattle IJCNN (Tuesday, July 9, 1991) - Presidents of Chinese, European, Japanese, Australian and Russian neural network professional societies - (presentation and panel discussion).
  • IEEE/Nagoya University WWW on Learning and Adaptive Systems, "Design of Learning and Adaptive Systems: Hierarchical versus Behavioral Approach", (IEEE/ Nagoya University WWW on Learning and Adaptive Systems - Hierarchical versus Behavioral Approach, October 23, 1993), Panel Member.
  • International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), President's Forum; Panel Member (Nagoya Congress Center, Nagoya, Japan; October 27, 1993).
  • International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), "Standards for an International Language and Symbology for Artificial Neural Networks, Performance Measure Methodology and Interfaces", Panel Member, (Nagoya Congress Center, Nagoya, Japan; October 29, 1993), Panel Member.
  • International Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks, "Neural Networks for Intelligent Image-Based Information Processing", Tainan, Taiwan, December, 1994, p.5, Panel Member.
  • IEEE/IAFEConference on Computational Intelligence for Financial Engineering (CIFEr), "What are the next steps?", New York , New York , April 11, 1995 , Panel Member.
  • The Great Debate Continues: Is There Scientific Evidence for the Existence of God?, Kane Hall, UW Campus, February 15, 1996, sponsored by ASUW and UW CCC Chapter, Debate Moderator.
  • "IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks", Second Conference on Neural Networks and Their Application, Szczyek, Poland, April 30, 1996 - Panel Member.
  • "Applications of Intelligent Systems to Electric Machines and Drives", 1996 Summer Meeting, IEEE Power Engineering Society Summer Meeting, July 30, 1996, Denver, CO. - Panel Member.
  • "Applications of Intelligent Systems to Electric Machines and Drives", Power Engineering Society Winter Meeting, February 6, 1997, Hilton Hotel, New York City, New York, USA - Panel Member.
  • "Networking: It's who you know", UW Husky Union Building (HUB) , Sponsors: Grad Resources and GPSS, Feb 26, 1997 - Panel Member.
  • "Classical Connectionist Learning", 1997 IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks, Houston, Texas - Panel Member.
  • “Life as a Prof” sponsored by UW Graduate Resources, UW HUB (1999)-Panel Member.
  • NASA/JPL Workshop on Biosynthetic Engineering for the Exploration of Space, Jan. 30-31, 2004 , California Institute of Technology, January 30, 2004 (co-Chair).
  • "Challenges and Opportunities of Neural Network Research" (International Symposium on Neural Networks), ISNN2006, Chengdu, China, (May 30, 2006) - Panel Member.
  • "President's Panel", IEEE World Conference on Computational Intelligence, Vancouver, B.C. "The Genesis of the IEEE CIS: Examining the Fossil Record 2006
 
  PRESS ARTICLES, INTERVIEWS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

1.   IEEE Potentials, `Noteworthy councelors and advisors', fall 1982, pp.44-45.1

2.   EE News (newsletter of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington), `A faculty profile: Robert J. Marks II', pp.1-2, Vol.II, #7, December 1987.2

3.   Electronic Engineering Times, `Optics and neural networks: a marriage of convenience', by R. Colin Johnson, January 18, 1988, pp.42-43.3

4.   The Trend in Engineering ( College of Engineering , University of Washington ), `Artificial neural networks model the human brain', vol. 39, #1, Spring, 1988.4

5.   IEEE Circuits & Devices Magazine, `CAS Technical Committee on Neural Systems & Applications', vol.5, #2, pp.11-12, 1989.

6.   Optics News, `OSA awards Fellow status to 31 members', vol.15, #9, pp.12-13, (September 1989).8

7.   IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, `The Inauguration of a New Publication' by H.E. Rauch, vol.1, #1, p.1, (March 1990).

8.   Neurocomputing, `Introducing the Editorial Board' by V. David Sanchez A., vol. 2, #1, pp.1-3, (June, 1990).

9.   Electric Power Program Series, a Publication of Decision Systems International, "AI, Substation Automation Expand July Monaco Courses", p.3, February, 1991.

10. IEEE Spectrum, `Technology 1991: the specialties', January 1991, p.79. 10

11. Intelligence: the Future of Computing, `IEEE Neural Networks Council group votes to end agreement with INNS after the 1993 conferences', vol.7, #10 pp.1-3.11

12. Optical Systems Laboratory, Texas Tech University, publicity brochure.12

13. Annual IEEE Seattle Section Pizza Feed, Master of ceremonies, February 20, 1992.13

14. KIRO Mid Day, Live interview with Jim French at KIRO radio, Seattle, 10:30 AM, March 12, 1991 on Artificial Neural Networks.

15. IJCNN '91 News Conference, Master of ceremonies, Seattle Convention Center, 2:00-3:00 PM, March 12, 1991.

16. New York Journal of Commerce, interview with reporter John Davis on business applications of artificial neural networks, March 15, 1991.

17. The Seattle Times, `Power Matchup', by Hill Williams, (Monday, June 17, 1991).17

18. The Journal American, `Computer learning shapes up', by John Swenson, (Friday, June 21, 1991).18

19. CoNNections (Newsletter of the IEEE Neural Networks Council), `Glasnost & Neural Networks' by Rosalyn Snyder,  vol.1, #2, p.3, (October, 1991).

20. CoNNections (Newsletter of the IEEE Neural Networks Council), `IEEE Distinguished Lecturers Program', vol.1, #2, p.4, (October, 1991).

21. PG&E Technology Center Currents, `Professors and outside experts help PG&E create the `utility of the future'', pp.1,8, (October/November 1991).21

22. Puget Power & Light Co. Newsletter, `Scientist create thinking computers to forecast loads' (1991).22

23. IEEE Spectrum, `Technology 1992: the specialties', January 1992, p.63.23

24. R.C. Eberhart, `President's Letter', CoNNections (Newsletter of the IEEE Neural Networks Council), vol.2, #1, p.3, (February, 1992).24

25. T.S. Low, `IJCNN 91 Singapore: The International Joint Conference on Neural Networks', CoNNections (Newsletter of the IEEE Neural Networks Council),  vol.2, #1, pp.5-6, (February, 1992).25

26. W.E. Snyder, `From the Editor', CoNNections (Newsletter of the IEEE Neural Networks Council), vol.2, #1, p.16, (February, 1992).26

27. J.C. Bezdek and S.K. Pal, Fuzzy Models for Pattern Recognition, (IEEE Press, New York, 1992).27

28. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems 1992, (FUZZ-IEEE '92), (IEEE Press, New York, 1992).28

29. CoNNections, `IEEE FUZZ-IEEE, 1992', vol.2, #2, p.5, (May 1992).

30. Clifford Lau, "IJCNN92/Baltimore: The best conference on neural networks ever", CoNNections (Newsletter of the IEEE Neural Networks Council), vol.2, #3, p.9, (September, 1992).30

31. Rostov TR (Television-Radio), Channel 2, Interview concerning the RNNS/IEEE Symposium on Neuroinformatics and Neurocomputing, (Rostov-on-Don, Russia) October 13, 1992, 6:50 PM and 8:30 PM Rostov time.

32. J. Bezdek, "Guest Editorial", IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, vol.3, p.641, 1992.

33. Yi X. Zhong, "Greetings From the Program Committee", IEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Conference Program, Beijing , November 3-6, 1992 .33

34. R.C. Eberhart, `President's Message', CoNNections (Newsletter of the IEEE Neural Networks Council), vol.2, #4, p.3 (December, 1992).34

35. W.E. Snyder, `From Russia ... With Hope', CoNNections (Newsletter of the IEEE Neural Networks Council), vol.2, #4, p.4 (December, 1992).35

36. CoNNections (Newsletter of the IEEE Neural Networks Council), vol.3, #1, p.1 (Feb/Mar, 1993).36

37. J.C. Bezdek, "Editorial: Fuzzy models - what are they, and why?", IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, vol.1, no.1, pp. 1-6 (1993).37

38. E. Ruspini, "Greetings from the General Chairman", Proceedings of the Second IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE `93) and Proceedings of the International Conference on Neural Networks, San Francisco, March-April, 1993.38

39. CoNNections, vol.3, #1, p.1, (February/March 1993).39

40. R.C. Eberhart, `President's Message', CoNNections (Newsletter of the IEEE Neural Networks Council), vol.3, #2, p.1 (July, 1993).40

41. E.H. Ruspini, `1993 IEEE ICNN and FUZZ-IEEE', CoNNections (Newsletter of the IEEE Neural Networks Council), vol.3, #2, pp.4-5 (July, 1993).41

42. `1993 Electrical Engineering Academy Inductees', The Department of Electrical Engineering Newsletter, p.4 (Spring 1993).42

43. `Innovations: Transportation, Telecommunications, Technology: Market to Market', Pacific Economic Review - A Magazine Bridging Pacitic Rim Business and Society, (Asia Pacific Chamber of Commerce), p.4, Summer 1993.

44. Colin Wiel, "Don't Miss the First FLANNIG Invitational Roundtable", FLANNIG (Fuzzy Logic and Neural Network Interest Group) Newsletter, volume 1, number 2, September 1993.44

45. Thomas A. Furness III, "Greetings From the General Chair", Proceedings of the IEEE Virtual Reality Annual International Symposium (VRAIS), September 18-22, 1993 , Seattle , WA , pp.i-ii.45

46. Colin Wiel, "Our first year: looking forward (and backward)", FLANNIG (Fuzzy Logic and Neural Network Interest Group) Newsletter, volume 1, number 3, p.1, December 1993.46

47. Wendy Bannister, "Roundtable brings fuzzy logic into perspective", FLANNIG (Fuzzy Logic and Neural Network Interest Group) Newsletter, volume 1, number 3, pp.1-2, December 1993.47

48. R.C. Eberhart, `President's Message', CoNNections (Newsletter of the IEEE Neural Networks Council), vol.3, #4, p.3 (December, 1993).48

49. Takanori Shibata, `IJCNN-93 Nagoya', CoNNections (Newsletter of the IEEE Neural Networks Council), vol.3, #4, p.5 (December, 1993).49

50. T. P. Caudell, `VRAIS 1993', CoNNections (Newsletter of the IEEE Neural Networks Council), vol.3, #4, pp.5-6 (December, 1993).50

51. Patrick K. Simpson, `Message From the President', IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence Final Program, June 26 - July 2, 1994 , Orlando , Florida , p.2.51

52. Piero Bonissone, `Greetings From the FUZZ-IEEE Conference Chair', IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence Final Program, June 26 - July 2, 1994 , Orlando , Florida , p.3.52

53. A.T. Smith et al., "Optical implementation of the alternating projection neural network", in SPIE Milestone Series: Selected Papers in Optical Neural Networks edited by Suganda Jutamulia (The Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Bellingham, WA, 1994), reprinted from Optical Engineering, vol.30, pp.1522-1528 (October 1991).53

54. S.Y. Kung, F.F. Wang, M.S. Young, J.N. Hwang, P.C. Chung, "Greetings from the Program Chairs", Proceedings of the 1994 International Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks, Tainan, Taiwan, December, 1994, p.5.54

55. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, vol.13, No.5, November/December 1994.55

56. David Mizell, "Timothy Leary Wasn't Invented", Proceedings of the IEEE Virtual Reality Annual International Symposium (VRAIS), p.viii, March 11-15, 1995, Research Triangle Park, NC.56

57. J.F. Marshall & T. Poggio, "A message from the conference co-chairs", Proceedings of the IEEE/IAFE Conference on Computational Intelligence for Finanial Engineering (CIFEr), pp.iv-v, April 9-11, 1995; New York, New York.57

58. B. Sheu, M. Ismail, E. Sanchez-Sinencio and T.H. Wu Microsystems Technology For Multimedia Applications: An Introduction, IEEE Press, New York , NY , 1995.58

59. P.Arabshahi, "The IEEE Neural Networks Council Steps Onto the World Wide Web', IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, vol.6, No. 6, November 1995, pp.1317-1319.59

60. Bing J. Sheu, "A Message from the Technical Program Chair", IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks (ICNN), p.ii, Washington D.C., June 3, 1996.60

61. Bing Sheu, “Neural Networks and Beyond - An Interview with Robert J. Marks”, IEEE Circuits and Devices, September 1996, pp.42-44.61

62. D.B. Fogel, “Evolutionary Computation: A New Transactions”, IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, vol.1, no.1, April 1997, p.1.62

63. N.B. Karayiannis, “A Message From the General Chair”, Proceedings of the 1997 International Conference on Neural Networks, Houston , June 9-12, 1997 , p.iii.63

64. J.M. Zurada. “Transactions in Transition”, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, vol. 9, no.1, (January 1998), p.1. 64

65. The UW Daily, Letters to the Editor, “Professors are here to teach”, May 2, 2002. [1]

66. 2003 DLP Speakers, IEEE Connections, The Newsletter of the IEEE Neural Networks Society, August 2003, p.2.

67. Podcast interview with Casey Luskin: ID of the Future [2007].

68. Mark Bergin, "Crisis Averted" World Magazine, August 25, 2007 .

 
continued: In The News
 
  FOOTNOTES

1 ‘"It is not, however, the tangible accomplishments that make Bob Marks an outstanding Advisor.  He attends meetings because he cares.  He listens to the students and tries to give advice accordingly.  He has helped us with communication skills and to become better people, thus, better engineers" IEEE Student Branch;  "He has been sensitive to providing opportunities for the students to develop their talents for leadership and facing the realities of extracurricular, professionally oriented teamwork." James S. Meditch, Chairman.'

 

2 ‘Professor Jim Ritcey, one of Professor Marks' colleagues, said that Prof. Marks was not only pleasant to work with, but that he was impressed by Marks' ingenuity - his ability to come up with novel ideas in a broad array of areas. '

 

3 ‘A team of University of Washington researchers demonstrated how their neural architecture could learn in a single pass...  Professor Robert Marks II gave the presentation ... The architecture he described is called an alternating projection neural network.  In it, a collection of nodes is divided into those whose stated are fixed and those whose states are termed floating.  The fixed state nodes or hidden nodes ... '

 

4 ‘Professor Marks and Atlas, working with a team of graduate students, have developed and are an artificial neural network in their Interactive Systems Design Lab (ISDL).  Their model is called the APNN or Alternating Projection Neural Network.  Marks points out that much conventional training is based on sets of rules, ... '

 

6 ‘Robert J. Marks II, University of Washington ,.  For contributions to image recovery and synthesis, optical processing and electro-optical neural networks.

 

12. ‘"I found the research to be on the cutting edge, and I thoroughly enjoyed my interactions with the OSL faculty. I wish people everywhere were like the people of Lubbock " Bob Marks Ph.D., University if Washington . '

 

22 ‘Puget power and the UW team have been working together closely on this project (of forecasting power loads with neural networks) ... "The difference between neural networks and common linear computing is like the difference between learning and memorizing" says Robert J. Marks II, professor of electrical engineering at the University of Washington. '

 

23 ‘Robert J. Marks II, president of the IEEE Council on Neural Networks, calls the networks an extraordinary engineering tool, which is here to stay... A promising area, he said, is the coupling of neural networks to fuzzy systems.  "Layered perceptrons...can be taught fuzzy membership functions from raw data.  Rules are thereby empirically learned."  A related discipline, Marks pointed out, is the genetic algorithm and associated evolutionary programming.  The terminology, he said... '

 

24 ‘As I take over the Presidency of the IEEE Neural Networks Council, I reflect over the past two years under the leadership of Bob Marks.  His guidance was creative, yet even-handed.  He always considered all the sides of a question, but wasn't afraid to make hard decisions when they were needed.  He paid attention to every administrative detail, but never lost sight of the big picture.  And he insisted on the highest standards of integrity and service to the members.  I hope I can do as well'.

 

25.Photo picture credits.

 

26 ‘Rather than taking a well deserved rest after serving as NNC President, Bob Marks is succeeding Mike (Roth) as the third editor of the Transactions'.

 

27 From the Preface: ‘This volume was commissioned by the Neural Networks Council (NNC) of the IEEE.  The NNC, under the guidance of Bob Marks, Stamatos Kartolopoulis, Pat Simpson and Russ Eberhart, has championed the sponsorship of fuzzy conferences, an IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, and books such as this one on fuzzy pattern recognition within the IEEE. '

28 from the Message of the Chair: ‘...a few persons should be specifically mentioned.  First, Bob Marks, Pat Simpson , Russ Eberhart and Toshio Fukuda, who had the vision to lead the IEEE Neural Networks Council towards their decision to sponsor this event... '

 

30 ‘Throughout the planning process, I have had the most enthusiastic support from the NNC (Dr. Russell Eberhart, President; Dr. Robert Marks, Past President)"

 

33 ‘I would also like to thank Dr. P. Werbos, Prof. R. Marks, Prof. R. Eckmiller, and Dr. K. Fukushima for their ideas, instructions and leadership'.

 

34 ‘I share the (International Cooperation Award) award with many people in the NNC who "kept the faith" and worked hard to make the conference a reality, such as Prof. Robert Marks, who has consistently helped with international activities, ...'

 

35 ‘Congratulations and thanks are due to many people: Witale Dunin Barkowski, the general chair, Bob Marks, former NNC President and current editor of the Transactions on Neural Networks; who was the international chair; Dmitry Kaplan ... who handled the (very complicated) finances of the conference, and doubled as translator and guide for Bob and me;... '

 

36 Photo Credit.

 

37’However, it is appropriate to say that what has been done would have been quite impossible without the able and professional help of ... the various publications boards and NNC committees that helped mold the journal into a reality.  A few persons should be specifically mentioned.  First, Bob Marks, Pat Simpson , Russ Eberhart and Toshio Fukuda, who had the vision to lead the IEEE Neural Networks Council towards its decision to sponsor this journal. '

 

38 ‘I want to acknowledge Russ Eberhart, Bob Marks, Jim Bezdek and all of the members of the Neural Networks Council for their trust and encouragement.'

39 ‘Russ Eberhart, Zong Sha, Chairman of IJCNN Beijing, and Bob Marks', Photo credit.

 

40 ‘The Council's next conference is the Virtual Reality International Symposium being held in Seattle , Washington , in September.  Tom Furness, Tom Caudell, Bob Marks and the rest of the organizing committees have been working hard to make this, the first IEEE-sponsored conference focused on virtual reality, an event you won't want to miss... '

 

41 ‘... all of us involved in ICNN ‘93 and FUZZ-IEEE ‘93 are most grateful to Russ Eberhart, Bob Marks and the Neural Networks Council for their confidence and unwavering support.'

 

42. ‘His colleague at Texas Tech in neural networks and optics, Dr. John Walkup described him (Marks) as one of the most creative research engineers he has ever known.'

 

44 ‘... FLANNIG will host a roundtable discussion titled ‘Applying Fuzzy Logig', featuring a panel of fuzzy logic practitioners from companies within Washington .  Dr. Bob Marks, Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington , will moderate the discussion.'

 

45 ‘I was truly honored when I was approached by Bob Marks and Tom Caudell in the Spring of 1992 to serve as General Chairman of a new symposium dealing with this remarkable new medium of virtual reality. ...I was completely naive as to the amount of work that would be involved.  Fortunately, my friend, Bob Marks, and the organizing committee did all of the work while I ... stayed out of the way. ...I would like to express my deepest appreciation to Bob Marks and Tom Caudell for their energy and great efforts in organizing this historical event (and) for the friendships that we developed.'

 

46 ‘In October, we broke from the standard meeting format of hosting a speaker, and lead a rather lively roundtable discussion featuring a panel of 5 fuzzy logic practitioners from industry, moderated by Dr. Bob Marks from the University of Washington.  Based on this success, we will host a roundtable talk on neural networks in ‘94. '

 

47 ‘We recently conducted a roundtable discussion of applying fuzzy logic to real life problems.  Dr. Bob Marks of the University of Washington (sic) lead the five member panel ... Dr. Marks started the discussion with the comment that fuzzy logic is offering a paradigm shift; a new way of thinking ... (He) presented an amusing illustration of the life cycle of a new idea; it enjoys immense popularity when introduced and everyone expects good results, then falls into disrespect when it fails to meet the expectations, and finally rises back into use in the appropriate applications. ... General agreement among the panelists was that using fuzzy logic does not absolve one of understanding the problem.  However, for those more interested in daring uses of fuzzy systems, Dr. Marks suggested several ideas for tuning fuzzy systems within a neural network, deriving the fuzzy system from the trained neural network.'

 

48 ‘By the time we became a Council in 1990, with Bob Marks at the helm, we were initiating activities in fuzzy systems and evolutionary computation.'  ‘In the publications area, we have two exceptionally high quality refereed publications, the Transactions on Neural Networks and the Transactions on Fuzzy Systems.  Bob Marks and Jim Bezdek are handling the difficult and complex editorial positions effectively and efficiently.'

 

49. ‘The technical programs were prepared by the Program Co-Chairs, Prof. K. Fukushima, Prof. R.J. Marks II, Dr. H.H. Szu and Prof. N. Sugie.'

50 ‘The conference was a huge success, with ... nearly twice the expected attendance.'  ‘... the Organization Chair (was) Bob Marks of the University of Washington .'

 

51 ‘I ... would like to thank the WCCI Organizing Committee - Dr. Robert J. Marks II, ...'

 

52 ‘The result would not have been possible without the vision and efforts of Drs. Charles Robinson, Russell Eberhart, Robert J. Marks II and Jacek Zurada'.

 

53 ‘We ... acknowledge the usefulness of our interactions with R.J. Marks II of the University of Washington relative to the properties of the alternating projection neural network.'

 

54 ‘Our deep appreciation is extended to Professor R.J. Marks II of the University of Washington , Seattle , USA and Prof. Y.Matsuyama ... for their intriguing keynote talks.'

 

55 ‘Four EMBS members were in Orlando FL on July 2 to oversee various IEEE Neural Networks Council (NNC) events ... Two EMBS members, Robert J. Marks II and Shiro Usui, received their IEEE Fellow Certificates at the Congress Inaugural.'

 

56 ‘I also want to thank ... Bob Marks, the Organization Chair; ... '

 

57 ‘We are indebted to Andrew Lo and Robert Marks for chairing the program committee and for all the work they and their committee did in selecting the papers that are included in this proceedings.'

 

58 ‘We ... thank Professors Robert Marks and Mani Soma of the University of Washington for their encouragement'

 

59 ‘Special thanks are due to Prof. Robert J. Marks II for his pioneering vision, idea, and provision of many contacts and information resources for the page.'

 

60. ‘The plenary talks by Marks, Sigelemann, Grossberg, Feldkamp, Wah, Berger, Carpenter and Heckerman provide highly interesting and valuable information to the delegates.'

 

61  ‘Professor Marks has an impressive record of contributions to IEEE.  He is a Fellow of both the Optical Society of America and IEEE.  In 1987, under CAS President Ming Liou, he founded the CAS Technical Committee on Neural Systems and Applications and served as its first Chair.  As the CAS representative to the newly formed IEEE Neural Networks Committee in 1987, he was elected Secretary and then Chair.  The IEEE Neural Networks Committee evolved into the IEEE Neural Networks Council in 1990, and Marks was elected its first President.  He now serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and as a representative of LEOS on the NNC.  He also serves on the Board of Governors of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society and was the General Chair of the 1995 International Symposium on Circuits and Systems in Seattle .

62 “I would like to thank Walter Karplus, Charlie Robinson, Bob Marks, Russ Eberhart, Jim Bezdek and Pat Simpson for their personal encouragement to start this Transactions.”

63 “The NNC approved my proposal and several members of the Council offered their valuable advice and suggestions, including Antti Koivo, Bob Marks and Pierro Bonissone.”

64 “But it is unquestionably the capable leadership and commitment of the former Editor-in-Chief, Robert J. Marks, that elevated this journal to its present heights of quality and prestige.”

[1] See a full professor hard at work: students.washington.edu/sefthuko/goodprofessor.jpg. It’s refreshing to see a full professor who’s willing to sit down after class and go through things with students. The idea of full professors lecturing and then disappearing into thin air still hasn’t arrived, at least at the UW. My friend Joel Pierce told me that this was a Kodak moment, and I am inclined to agree. By the way, the teacher is professor Robert Marks from the electrical engineering department. He’s the one in the dark suit in the middle, with the Diet Coke at his feet. The UW definitely needs professors like these, because this image represents something that universities and colleges are starting to overlook. It’s comforting to know that our teachers realize that they are here to ensure that the students are educated.” Hermann Chong, senior, electrical engineering

 

 

 

 

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