Ali A. Minai
Professor & Graduate Program Director

Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering), University of Virginia - 1991.
Postdoc (Computational Neuroscience), University of Virginia - 1991-93.

Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0030

Voice: 513-556-4783
Fax: 513-556-7326

Other Appointments:

Faculty Member: Graduate Program in Neuroscience, University of Cincinnati.




My current and recent research topics include:


Neural networks and deep learning

Computational neuroscience

Computational models of cognition and control

Semantic analysis of texts and news streams

Dynamics of ideas, innovation and influence in social networks

Self-organized control in collective systems

Self-organizing networks

Human systems and networks


Artificial life.


I direct the Complex Adaptive Systems Laboratory.


Research      Publications       Graduate Students  




I teach graduate courses in complex systems, complex networks, and neural networks.

I have also recently taught courses in linear systems theory, and random processes.


Intelligent Systems (EECE 5136 / 6036)
This course is taught every Fall semester.

Complex Systems and Networks (EECE 7065)
This course is taught every Spring semester.

Professional Activities

President, International Neural Network Society (2015 - 16).

Member Board of Governors, International Neural Network Society (2010 - ).

Vice-President for Conferences, International Neural Network Society (2013 - 2014).

Secretary, International Neural Network Society (2006 - 2010).

General Chair: 2018 International Conference on Complex Systems, July 22 - 27, 2011, Cambridge, MA.

General Chair: 2011 INNS/IEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, July 31 - August 5, 2011, San Jose, CA.

General Chair: 2011 International Conference on Complex Systems, June 26 - July 1, 2011, Boston, MA.

Executive Committee Member: International Conference on Complex Systems (2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007).

Series Editor, Springer-NECSI Book Series: Understanding Complex Systems (2012 - ).

Action Editor, Neural Networks (2009 - )

Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (2016 - ).

Member of Editorial Board, Cognitive Systems Research (2016 - ).

Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks (2000 - 2008).

Member Neural Networks Technical Committee, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (2004-05, 2009-2018).


Professional Affiliations


Senior Member, IEEE.

Senior Member, International Neural Network Society (INNS)

Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Member, Society for Neuroscience (SfN)

Affiliate, New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI)

Member, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, Sigma Xi.