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Brain-Inspired Cognitive Systems

TC Leadership

Yingxu Wang

TC Chair

Yingxu Wang (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
PhD, Professor, FBCS, FICIC, FWIF, SMIEEE, SMACM, PEng
President, International Institute of Cognitive Informatics and Cognitive Computing (ICIC)
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Schulich School of Engineering and Hotchkiss Brain Institute
University of Calgary, Canada

Henry Leung

TC Co-Chair

Henry Leung
PhD, Professor, FIEEE, FSPIE, PEng
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Our Goal

Brain-inspired Cognitive Systems (BCS) are a cutting-edge field of cybernetics, brain, and system sciences that studies not only the natural intelligence foundations of AI and cognitive systems, but also the formal models of the brain simulated by computational intelligence. The persistent challenges to cognitive cybernetics and the increasing demand for brain-inspired systems in society, industry, and education have led to the latest advances of cognitive systems mimicking the brain. BCS is underpinned by transdisciplinary theoretical foundations of system, brain, intelligence, knowledge, cybernetic and cognitive sciences towards cognitive intelligent systems and symbiotic societies.

The Technical Committee on Brain-inspired Cognitive Systems (TC-BCS) strives to advance transdisciplinary theories, methodologies, practices, and engineering/societal applications of brain-inspired and cognitive cybernetic systems driven by the fast advances of AI, computational intelligence, and autonomous/unmanned systems. TC-BCS covers autonomous, cognitive and cybernetic systems across the SMCS disciplines of cybernetics, humanity, and systems. TC-BCS extends classic computers from data processors to the next generation of knowledge processors mimicking the brain. TC-BCS develops contemporary BCS’ including autonomous systems, cognitive computers, cognitive robots, cognitive machine learning systems, cognitive neural networks, cognitive knowledge bases, semantic comprehension systems, big data cognition systems, deep learning systems, unmanned systems, self-driving vehicles, cognitive IoTs, and hybrid man-machine systems.

TC-BCS is a joint TC for the three areas of Cybernetics, Humanity, and Systems in SMCS. TC-BCS will coherently collaborate with SMC TCs on BMI, HMS, CI, CCI, CC, ML and etc.


Members

  • Aladdin Ayesh, De Montfort University, UK
  • Christine Chan, Univ. of Regina, Canada
  • Keith Chan, Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ., Hong Kong
  • Schahram Dustdar, TU Wien, Austria
  • Jerry Feldman, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
  • Marina Gavrilova, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Newton Howard, University of Oxford, UK
  • Yaoping Hu, Univ. of Calgary, Canada
  • Ming Hou, DRDC, Canada
  • Runhe Huang, Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan
  • Yaochu Jin, Univ. of Surrey, UK
  • Zhongliang Jing, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
  • Janusz Kacprzyk, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
  • Fakhri Karray, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Witold Kinsner, University of Manitoba, Canada
  • Vladik Kreinovich, Univ. of Texas, USA
  • Sam Kwong, City University, Hong Kong
  • Jianhua Lu, Tsinghua University, China
  • Jinhu Lu, Beihang University, Beijing, China
  • Lech Madeyski, Wrocław Univ. of S&T, Poland
  • Raj Madhavan, Humanitarian Robotics Technologies, USA
  • Arash Mohammadi, Concordia University, Canada
  • Mehmet Orgun, Macquarie University, Sydney , Australia
  • Shushma Patel, London South Bank University, UK
  • Jun Peng, Chongqing Univ. of Sci. & Tech., China
  • Kostas Plataniotis, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Chandra Sekhar, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
  • Michael H. Smith, UC Berkeley, CA, USA
  • Paolo Soda, Purdue University, USA
  • Victor Raskin, Konkuk University, Korea
  • Marek Reformat, Univ. of Alberta, Canada
  • Ljiljana Trajkovic, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Eddie Tunstel, IEEE SMC President, Systems Dept. of UTRC, USA
  • Bernard Widrow, Stanford Univ., USA
  • Si Wu, Peking Univ., China
  • Du Zhang, Macau Univ. of Sci. & Tech, Macau
  • Haibin Zhu, Nipissing University, Canada
  • Hong Zhu, Oxford Brooks University, UK
  • Xingming Zhao, Fudan Univ., Shanghai, China

Advisory Committee Members

  • Prof. Bernard Widrow , FIEEE, Stanford Univ., USA
  • Prof. Jerome Feldman, FIEEE, UC Berkeley, USA
  • Prof. Eddie Tunstel, IEEE SMC President, Systems Dept. of UTRC, USA
  • Prof. Sam Kwong, FIEEE, City Univ., Hong Kong
  • Prof. Michael H. Smith, UC Berkeley, USA
  • Prof. Ljiljana Trajkovic, FIEEE, Simon Fraser Univ., Canada
  • Prof. Kostas Plataniotis , FIEEE, Univ. of Toronto, Canada
  • Prof. Janusz Kacprzyk , FIEEE, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Prof. Witold Kinsner, IEEE VP (Education), Univ. of Manitoba, Canada

Recent Activities

2018

  • Organization of the 17th IEEE International Conferences on Cognitive Informatics and Cognitive Computing (IEEE ICCI*CC 2018) at UC Berkeley, USA, July 15-18, 2018
  • Plan of the 18th IEEE International Conferences on Cognitive Informatics and Cognitive Computing (IEEE ICCI*CC 2019) at Milan Polytechnic, Italy, July, 2019
  • PC co-chair (served by the TC chair) of IEEE SMC’18 Workshop on Brain-Machine Interface (BMI’18), Miyazaki, Japan, Oct. 6-10, 2018
  • Invited keynote (Prof. Y. Wang) at IEEE FDC Workshop on Symbiotic Autonomous Systems (FDC WSAS'18) in IEEE SMC’18, Miyazaki, Japan, Oct. 6-10, 2018
  • Organization of the Special Session on Brain-Inspired Systems in IEEE SMC’18, Miyazaki, Japan, Oct. 6-10, 2018
  • Organization of the Special Session on Cognitive Cybernetics and Cognitive Systems in IEEE SMC’18, Miyazaki, Japan, Oct. 6-10, 2018
  • Invited speaker (Prof. Y. Wang) at IEEE BMI`18 Meeting of Global Brain Initiatives (MGBI'18) in IEEE SMC’18, Miyazaki, Japan, Oct. 6-10, 2018
  • Invited BMI’18 panelists in IEEE SMC’18, Miyazaki, Japan, Oct. 6-10, 2018
  • The establishment of TC-BCS

2017

  • Organization of the IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics and Cognitive Computing (ICCI*CC 2017) at University of Oxford, UK, July 26-28, 2017
  • President of the International Institute of Cognitive Informatics and Cognitive Computing (ICIC) since 2010.
  • Invited BMI’17 panelists in IEEE SMC’17
  • IEEE Computer Society Representative (Prof. Y. Wang) to the Steering Committee of IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems (TCDS), since 2017
  • Technical Collaboration Chair of IEEE CS TC on Life Science Computation (TC-LSC) for activities across computing, life, and brain sciences, since 2017

Join Us

The co-chairs cordially welcome researchers, engineers, practitioners, educators, and policy makers, who are interested in the field of brain-inspired and cognitive systems, to join TC-BCS and its activities. TC-BCS will covers a broad range of cutting-edge and transdisciplinary research and applications. TC-BCS will serve the interests of members in publication, leadership, expert panels, joint projects, journal special issues, conference/workshop/special-sessions, tutorials, webinars, societal supports, standardizations, and contributions to knowledge across brain-inspired, cognitive, and autonomous systems.

The method for joining TC-BCS is to send an email to the TC co-chairs to express your interest. We look forward to working with you for sharing the vision and achieving the mission of TC-BCS.

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