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Robert Hecht-Nielsen

Robert Hecht-Nielsen

An American computer scientist and expert neural networks.

Robert Hecht-Nielsen is an adjunct professor at the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego, where he teaches courses on neurocomputing and electrical and computer engineering . He acquired his PhD in Mathematics from Arizona State University in 1974. He is an authority on neural networks, and has also attempted to develop a theory of cognition that treats the cerebral cortex and thalamus as a collective information processing unit.

Hecht-Nielsen is also a member of the UCSD Institute for Neural Computation, a founder of the UCSD graduate program in Computational Neurobiology, an affiliate of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), and a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He has received the IEEE Neural Networks Pioneer Award and the ECE Graduate Teaching Award.

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