Robert Kozma

Visiting Professor
(413) 577-4282


Biologically-inspired Computing, Computational Neurodynamics, Emergent Intelligence in Large-scale Networks and Graphs. 


Professor Kozma's research focuses on developing novel artificial intelligent system motivated by the operation of brains. He conducts research on neural networks, cellular automata, random graph theory, machine learning, knowledge acquisition, computational neuroscience, neurally-inspired computing, brain modeling, processing massive brain imaging data, brain-computer interfaces, and autonomous decision support systems. 


Dr. Kozma holds a Ph.D. in Physics (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, 1992), M.Sc. in Mathematics (with honors, Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary, 1988), and Diploma in Power Engineering (with distinction, Moscow Institute of Energy, Russia, 1982). He joined the Computer Science Department of the University of Massachusetts Amherst as Visiting Professor in 2016. He is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Memphis, where he has been Associate and Full Professor of Computer Science since he joined the ranks of faculty in 20000. Previous affiliations include Department of EECS at the University of California at Berkeley (1998-2000), Lecturer at Otago University (1996-1998), Associate Professor at Tohoku University, Japan (1993-1996), Research Assistant/Fellow of the Central Research Institute of Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1982-1988). He has held visiting positions at NASA/JPL, Sarnoff Co., Princeton, NJ; LBL, Berkeley, AFRL Hanscom AFB, MA and WPAFB, Dayton, OH.

Activities & Awards

Professor Kozma is Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of International Neural Network Society (INNS). He is President-Elect of INNS (2016), recipient of INNS Gabor Award (2011), and has been NRC Senior Fellow (2006-2008). He is on the Governing Board of IEEE SMC Society (2016-2018); has been AdCom Member, IEEE CIS (2009-2012), Chair, Distinguished Lecturers Program, IEEE CIS (2010), General Chair, Intl. Joint Conference on Neural Networks, IJCNN09, Atlanta, GA (2009). He has been Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, Cognitive Neurodynamics, Neural Networks, Neurocomputing, Soft Computing, and other journals.