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Witold Kinsner

Kinsner, Witold

Kinsner, Witold

Professor, University of Manitoba (UofM); Director, Cognitive Systems Group

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Professor, University of Manitoba (UofM); Director, Cognitive Systems Group

Witold Kinsner is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Manitoba (UofM), Winnipeg, Canada, and Director of the Cognitive Systems Group. He was a co-founder of the first Microelectronics Centre in Canada and was its Director of Research from 1979 to 1987. He is a Co-founding member of the International Institute of Cognitive Informatics and Cognitive Computing (ICIC), Calgary, and the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA). Since 1971, he has been very active at all the IEEE levels, including IEEE International, Region 7 (IEEE Canada), Society, Council, Section, Chapter, and Student Branch. He has organized many conferences and has been on numerous editorial boards of journals and magazines. He is a member of 10 IEEE Societies and many committees. In 2017, he was elected IEEE Vice President of Educational Activities Board for 2018.

His current research focuses on entropy-based mono-scale, multi-scale, and poly-scale complexity metrics for cognitive systems. He has authored and co-authored over 780 publications in the above research areas, as well as supervised over 76 Master's and Doctorate graduate students, over 200 undergraduate final-year thesis/capstone project students, and mentored over 35 summer research students. He has received a number of awards. Since 2010, he has been the University Advisor for the Canadian Satellite Design Challenge (CSDC) University of Manitoba team consisting of over 100 students from 16 departments and 50 advisors from the academic, aerospace, industrial, business, and military sectors.

ARTICLES BY THIS AUTHOR

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