Jacek Zurada: Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He has authored several textbooks and over 360 publications in computational intelligence, image/signal processing, bioinformatics and microelectronic systems that have resulted in about 6000 citations.

He is active in the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society and was its President (2004-’05) and Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks (1998-’03). Dr. Zurada has held several IEEE leadership positions in the Publications Services and Products and Technical Activities Boards, including Chair of the Periodicals Committee (2010-11). He is an IEEE Fellow and has received other distinctions including honorary doctorates. He now serves as IEEE VP-Technical Activities-Elect.