Juyang (John) Weng, professor of computer science and engineering, was named an IEEE fellow, effective Jan. 1, for his contributions to computer vision and pattern recognition. Weng is a co-founder of the Embodied Intelligence Laboratory and a member of the MSU Cognitive Science Program and of the MSU Neuroscience program. He received the College of Engineering Withrow Distinguished Scholar Award. He is editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, a member of the executive board of the international Neural Network Society and associate editor of the new IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development. His research interests lie in the intersection of computer science and engineering, brain science and cognitive science, including the new multidisciplinary field of autonomous mental development, with a goal of modeling how the human mind develops and enabling machines and robots to develop autonomously. He is the author or coauthor of more than two hundred research articles and book chapters on related subjects.
Computer Science and Engineering