Jacek Zurada


Dr. Jacek M. Zurada has PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Gdansk University of Technogy, Gdansk, Poland. He was a post-doc at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. He now serves as a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA. In 2004-06 he served as Department Chair. He was a Visiting Professor at Princeton University, Northeastern University, Auburn University, the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore (as Nanyang Professor), Chinese University of Hong Kong, the University of Chile, Santiago, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan, the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, the University of Marie-Curie, Paris, France.Dr. Zurada has received a number of awards for distinction in research and teaching, including the 1993 Presidential Award for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity and the 2001 Presidential Distinguished Service Award for Service to the Profession. He received the Golden Jubilee Medal from the Circuits and Systems Society in 2000 and the Meritorious Service Award from the Computational Intelligence Society in 2008. His other distinctions include IEEE Life Fellow, and numerous other IEEE and non-IEEE distinctions such as 2014 Joe Desch Award, International Neural Networks Society Fellow and 2020 IEEE TAB Hall of Honor Award. In 2003, he was conferred the Title of Professor by the President of Poland. In 2005 he was elected a Foreign Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He also holds a honorary doctorate. His hobbies include foreign languages, modern history, and music.


  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Gdansk University of Technology, 1975
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Gdansk University of Technology, 1968


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