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Forrest Sheng Bao, Assistant Professor
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, USA

Research Interests

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI): Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Natural Language Processing, Robotics, Planning
  • Medical Informatics: EEG/MEG/MEG Signal Processing, MRI Image Processing
  • Bioinformatics

Selected Publications (in which I am a main contributor or corresponding author)

Curriculum Vitae (at Google Docs) My Google Scholar page

Journal papers

Peer-reviewed conference papers

Selected Services

  • Junior Associate Editor: IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine, 2012 --
  • Session Chair: AI in Medicine, 20th IEEE Int’l Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI’08)
  • Program/Technical Committee member: 23rd Int’l Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2013), IEEE 27th Int'l Symposium on Computer-Based Medical System (CBMS 2014), IEEE 28th Int'l Symmposiuum on Computer Based Medical System (CBMS 2015)
  • Journal Reviewer: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Wireless Communications & Mobile Computing (John Wiley & Sons), Neural Processing Letters, Computational Intelligence, Brain Connectivity, Journal of Neuroscience Methods
  • Conference Reviewer: IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) 2007, IEEE Int’l Conf. on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS) 2008, IEEE 35th Int’l Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP) 2010, Human Brain Mapping (HBM) 2011, 25th Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-11), Human Brain Mapping (HBM) 2013, IEEE The Healthcare Innovations and Point-of-care Technologies Conference (HIC-POCT) 2013
  • Judge: 2013 FIRST Robotics Hub City (Lubbock, TX) Regional Competitions

News Release

Job opening

For Summer/Fall 2015 semester: Three (3) fully funded (competitive stipend with tuition waived) PhD student positions are available in Dr. Bao's lab. Please email Dr. Bao with your CV/resume, GRE score,  TOEFL score (if applicable), undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcript(s), and a few sentences to describe which area of Dr. Bao's research you are interested in and why.  Details about this job opening. 

The minimum requirement for GRE is 3.0 (AW) + 159 (Q), or 3.5 + 153, or 4.0 + 149, or 4.5 + 146. There is no requirement on verbal. Minimum TOEFL requirement is 79, if you are an international applicant.


Do NOT send email or document containing any personal information, including but not limited to: gender, age, place of origin, birthday, etc.

If you are interested in postdoc, visiting scholar, or visiting student positions, please also contact Dr. Bao.


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Note: If you want to ask me questions for a project which is not conceived nor funded by you, e.g., you are a graduate student working on an idea from your adviser/PI, please make sure that s/he is fully aware of your communication with me, e.g., cc emails to him/her. I refuse to answer your questions unless your boss is in the loop. Absolutely do not ask me about your homework problems.

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