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Dr. Leonid Perlovsky

Harvard University, USA

Visiting Scholar


the Air Force Research Laboratory, WPAFB, USA

Principal Research Physicist and Technical Advisor


Email: lperl@rcn.com 

Qualifications

Dr. Leonid Perlovsky is Visiting Scholar at Harvard University, Principal Research Physicist and Technical Advisor at the Air Force Research Laboratory, WPAFB. He leads research projects on modeling the mind, philosophy of mind, cognitive algorithms, dynamic logic, models of cognition and language, cognitive functions of the beautiful, sublime, and music, computing with words, evolution of languages and cultures, neural networks. As Chief Scientist at Nichols Research, a $5mm high-tech organization, he led the corporate research in intelligent systems. He served as professor at Novosibirsk University and New York University; as a principal in commercial startups developing tools for biotechnology, text understanding, and financial predictions. He is invited as a keynote plenary speaker and tutorial lecturer worldwide, published more than 400 papers, 12 book chapters, and 4 books, including “Neural Networks and Intellect,” Oxford University Press, 2001 (currently in the 3rd printing), awarded 2 patents. Dr. Perlovsky participates in organizing conferences on Computational Intelligence, Chairs IEEE Boston Computational Intelligence Chapter; Co-Chairs IEEE Technical Committee on Neural Networks, Chairs IEEE Task Force on The Mind and Brain, serves on the INNS Board of Governors, where he Chairs The Award Committee. He serves on the Editorial Board of eight professional journals, including Editor-in-Chief for “Physics of Life Reviews” (which was founded by Nobel Laureate I. Prigogine). He received National and International awards including the Best Paper Award 2001 from Zvezda, a leading Russian essayistic magazine; the Gabor Award 2007, the top engineering award from the International Neural Network Society; and the John McLucas Award 2007, the highest US Air Force Award for basic research.