Cognitive Computing

TC Leadership

Yicong Zhou

TC Co-Chair

Yicong Zhou (Email)
University of Macau
Macau, China

Yuan Yuan

TC Co-Chair

Yuan Yuan (Email)
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Weifeng Liu

TC Co-Chair

Weifeng Liu (Email)
China University of Petroleum, China

Bin Hu

TC Co-Chair

Bin Hu (Email)
Lanzhou University, China

Our Goal

Cognitive Computing breaks the traditional boundary between neuroscience and computer science, and paves the way for machines that will have reasoning abilities analogous to a human brain. It’s an interdisciplinary research and application field, and uses methods from psychology, biology, signal processing, physics, information theory, mathematics, and statistics. The development of Cognitive Computing will cross-fertilize these other research areas with which it interacts. There are many open problems to be addressed and to be defined. This technical committee tackles these problems in both academia and industry, and focuses on new foundations/technologies that are intrinsic to Cognitive Computing.


  • Hussain Amir, University of Stirling, UK
  • Xianbin Cao, Beihang University, China
  • Xiaochun Cheng, Middlesex University, London, UK
  • Diane Cook, Washington State University, USA
  • Xinbo Gao, Xidian University, China
  • Jonathan Gratch , University of Southern California, USA
  • Tom Heskes, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Kaiqi Huang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Katsushi Ikeuchi, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Laurent Itti, University of Southern California, USA
  • Shujun Li, University of Surrey, UK
  • Xuelong Li, University of London, UK
  • Qingshan Liu, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, China
  • Stephen J. Maybank, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
  • Fionn Murtagh, University of Derby, UK
  • Chang Soo Nam, North Carolina State University, USA
  • Andrew Ortony, Northwestern University, USA
  • Witold Pedrycz, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Edwige Pissaloux, Universitté Paris 6, France
  • Dan Roth, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Thomas Serre, Brown University, USA
  • Ling Shao, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Mingli Song, Zhejiang University, China
  • Tieniu Tan, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Dacheng Tao, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Rolf P. Würtz, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
  • Dong Xu, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Xin Yao, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Jieping Ye, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
  • Jun Yu, Xiamen University, China
  • Liangpei Zhang, Wuhan University, China
  • Lixian Zhang, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
  • Qi Zhao, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Mengchu Zhou, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

Learn More

These tutorial materials provide more information on topics of interest to our technical committee.

Recent Activities

  • Special sessions at annual IEEE SMC conferences
  • Special issues in IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems (TSMCS), Transactions on Cybernetics (TC) and Transactions on Human-Machine Systems (THMS) (making use of knowledge from neuroscience/cognitive science to conventional computing research and applications, e.g., vision, music, machine learning, and pattern recognition)
  • Technical co-sponsorship of academic conferences
  • Serving as Associate Editors for IEEE Transactions: TSMCS, TC, THMS
  • Technical papers for submission to IEEE Transactions: TSMCS, TC, THMS
  • Reviewing of articles submitted to IEEE Transactions: TSMCS, TC, THMS

Join Us

The Cognitive Computing Technical Committee provides opportunities to continue professional and personal development by:

  • Providing unique opportunities to discuss problems in Cognitive Computing
  • Networking friends in same/related research and/or application fields Joint (interdisciplinary) research proposals and share of research resources
  • Organizing conferences, special issues, and special sessions
  • Publishing papers in high-quality conferences and journals

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