Jennie Si

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Research expertise
Experimental and computational studies of cortical neural control, dynamic optimization (approximate/adaptive dynamic programming), target tracking

Jennie Si received her BS and MS degrees from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and her PhD from the University of Notre Dame, all in electrical engineering. She joined the ASU faculty in 1991 where she is currently a professor.

Professional preparation
Ph.D., electrical engineering, University of Notre Dame, 1992
M.S., electrical engineering, Tsinghua University – Beijing – China, 1988
B.S., electrical engineering,  Tsinghua University, 1985

Recognition and awards
General Co-Chair of the 2014 World Congress on Computational Intelligence
General Chair of the 2007 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks
Listed in many Marquis Who’s Who publications since late 1990s
NSF/White House Presidential Faculty Fellow, 1995
Motorola Excellence Award, 1995
NSF Research Institution Award, 1993
One of the 10 students who received the highest honor at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, 1984

Professional associations
IEEE Fellow, 2008
Past associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, and IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks
Current associate editor of Neural Networks, the official journal the International Neural Networks Society

Selected Publications
Feng Liu, Jian Sun, Jennie Si, and Shengwei Mei. “A Boundedness Result for the Direct Heuristic Dynamic Programming.” Neural Networks. 32: 229-235. 2012.

Chenhui Yang, Byron Olson, and Jennie Si. “A multiscale correlation of wavelet coefficients approach to spike detection.” Neural Computation. 23(1): 215-250. 2011.

Baohua Li and Jennie Si. “Approximate robust policy iteration using multilayer perceptron neural networks for discounted infinite-horizon Markov decision processes with uncertain stationary transition matrices.”  IEEE Trans. on Neural Networks. 21(8):1270-1280. 2010.

L. Yang, J. Si, K. Tsakallis, and A. Rodriguez, “Direct Heuristic Dynamic Programming for Nonlinear Tracking Control with Filtered Tracking Error,” IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B. 2009.

James Dankert, Byron Olson, and Jennie Si. “Asynchronous decision making in a memorized paddle pressing task.” Journal of Neural Engineering. 5 (2008) 363–373. SEPT 2008.

Baohua Li and Jennie  Si, “Robust Optimality for Discounted Infinite-Horizon Markov Decision Processes with Uncertain Transition Matrices,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. 53(9): 2112-2116. OCT 2008.

Chao Lu, Jennie Si, and Xiaorong Xie. “Direct heuristic dynamic programming method for power system stability enhancement.” IEEE Trans. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B. 38(4): 1008-1013. AUGUST, 2008.