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Robi  Polikar

Robi Polikar

Professor and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Biography:

Dr. Polikar's (Ph.D. 2000, Iowa State University) current research interests include signal processing, pattern recognition, neural systems, machine learning and computational models of learning, with applications to biomedical engineering and imaging, chemical sensing and nondestructive evaluation. He received his M.S. in Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University in 1995 and the B.S. degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Istanbul Technical University in 1993. Dr. Polikar teaches upper level undergraduate and graduate courses in wavelet theory, signal processing, machine learning and pattern recognition, bioinformatics, neural networks and biomedical systems and devices. He is a senior member of IEEE, and member of ASEE, Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu. He is also an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems

Executive Summary / Highlights of Academic Resume

Funded Research: Fundamental / theoretical research actively supported by Adaptive Intelligence Systems program within NSF, including a CAREER award on "Ensemble Systems for Incremental Learning". Large scale applied research supported by government agencies as well as industrial partners.
Publication Record Total of 143 all-peer reviewed publications: 31 in journals; 6 in book / encyclopedia chapters, 18 in edited volumes; 90 (also peer reviewed and published) conference proceedings.
Citation Record: Over 2950 total citations, H-index of 22. The highest H-index and the highest number of citations among all faculty at Rowan's College of Engineering.
Student Involvement: 43 students appearing 110+ times (60+ graduate, 50+ undergraduate) as authors or co-authors in 70+ papers since 2002, with five students receiving best paper awards.
Professional Activities: Associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems; chair/co-chair/program committee member in various conference organizations; chair and organizer for several special sessions and tutorials; regularly invited to join NSF review panels; reviewer for numerous journals.
Teaching: Eight new courses developed and taught; consistently high student evaluations (over 4.0/5.0) despite (student perceived) difficulty, high expectations, workload and challenging nature of the courses.
Service: Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering program, Steering committee chair for establishing a new Biomedical Sciences and Engineering program at Rowan (including Rowan's first PhD program), ECE graduate coordinator, member of graduate executive council, member of senate and various senate committees.

Contact Information
Email: polikar@rowan.edu
Phone: (856) 256-5372
Homepage: http://users.rowan.edu/~polikar/

Office: 214 Rowan Hall

Publications

For a complete list, please see
http://users.rowan.edu/~polikar/research/publications


For a list of Dr. Polikar's recent and active grants, please see
http://users.rowan.edu/~polikar/research/index_files/grants.html


Recent Publications

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