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Derong Liu


Director, Computational Intelligence Laboratory

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Building & Room:

1230 SEO


851 S. Morgan St, MC 154, Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:

(312) 355-4475

CV Link:

Derong Liu


Research Interests
Adaptive Dynamic Programming and Reinforcement Learning
Intelligent Control and Information Processing
Modeling and Control of Complex Industrial Processes
Neural Networks and Computational Intelligence
Smart Grid

Professional Achievements
Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), since 2005
Fellow, International Neural Network Society (INNS), since 2013
Fellow, International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR), since 2016
Editor-in-Chief, Artificial Intelligence Review, 2014-present
Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Trans. on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, 2010-2015
General Chair, 24th International Conference on Neural Information Processing, 2017
General Chair, 12th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, 2016
General Chair, IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, 2014
Program Chair, International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, 2008
IEEE SMC Society Andrew P. Sage Best Transactions Paper Award, 2018
IEEE TNNLS Outstanding Paper Award, 2018
INNS Gabor Award, 2018
APNNA Outstanding Achievement Award, 2014
President, Asia Pacific Neural Network Society (2018)
Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE CIS, 2012-2014 and 2016-2018
University Scholar, University of Illinois, 2006-2009
CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 1999
Harvey N. Davis Distinguished Teaching Award, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1997
Michael J. Birck Fellowship, University of Notre Dame, 1990


Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 1994
M.Sc. Electrical Engineering, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1987
B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, East China Institute of Technology, 1982