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Asim Roy

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Asim Roy is a professor of information systems at Arizona State University. He earned his bachelor's degree from Calcutta University, his master's degree from Case Western Reserve University, and his doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin. He also studied industrial engineering at Rutgers University. He has been a visiting scholar at Stanford University and a visiting scientist at the Robotics and Intelligent Systems Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee. He was an ASU-Mayo Clinic Alliance Fellow working on remote patient monitoring data to build individualized patient profiles for patient management and disease diagnosis. He is currently working on hardware-based (GPU, FPGA-based) machine learning for real-time learning from streaming data at the edge of the Internet of Things (IoT). He is also working on Explainable AI.

Professor Roy is on the Governing Board of the International Neural Network Society (INNS) and is currently its VP of Industrial Relations. He is the founder of two INNS Sections, one on Autonomous Machine Learning and the other on Big Data Analytics.

He was the Guest Editor-in-Chief of an open access eBook Representation in the Brain of Frontiers in Psychology. He was also the Guest Editor-in-Chief of two special issues of Neural Networks - one on autonomous learning and the other on big data analytics. He is the Senior Editor of Big Data Analytics, an open access publication of BioMed Central, and serves on the editorial boards of Neural Networks and Cognitive Computation.

He has served on the organizing committees of many scientific conferences. He started the Big Data conference series of INNS and was the General Co-Chair of the first one in San Francisco in 2015.  He was the Technical Program Co-Chair of IJCNN 2015 in Ireland and the IJCNN Technical Program Co-Chair for the World Congress on Computational Intelligence 2018 (WCCI 2018) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is currently the IJCNN General Chair for WCCI 2020 in Glasgow, UK ( He was the program chair for the ORSA/TIMS (Operations Research Society of America/The Institute of Management Sciences) National meeting in Las Vegas and the general chair of the ORSA/TIMS National meeting in Phoenix. Professor Roy is listed in Who’s Who in America.

His research interests are in hardware-based machine learning, brain-like learning, artificial neural networks, automated machine learning, Explainable AI, theories of the brain  and nonlinear multiple objective optimization. His research has been published in Management Science, Decision Sciences, Mathematical Programming, Financial Management, Neural Networks, Neural Computation, Naval Research Logistics, INFORMS Journal on Computing, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Frontiers in Cognitive Science and other journals.

Designed and developed IFPS/OPTIMUM
He designed and developed the software system IFPS/OPTIMUM that pioneered the idea of incorporating optimization tools in financial and planning languages for managerial use. It has been used by hundreds of corporations worldwide for financial, corporate, and production planning. The system had saved many companies hundreds of millions of dollars. Following in its footsteps, such optimization systems are now widely available with spreadsheet systems such as Excel Solver within Excel.


  • Ph.D. University of Texas-Austin 1979
  • M.S. Case Western Reserve University 1977
  • B.E. University of Calcutta, India 1971
Research Interests
  • Hardware-based Machine Learning
  • Theories of the Brain
  • Artificial Neural Networks
  • Automated Machine Learning
  • Data Mining
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Prediction and Forecasting
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Interactive Search
  • Models of Cognition and Nonlinear Multiple Objective Optimization
Research Activity
  • Roy,Asim*. POLYNOM. TIME ALGORITHIM. NSF(2/15/1992 - 7/31/1993).
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 508Data Mining I
Spring 2019
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CIS 508Data Mining I
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 508Data Mining I
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 508Data Mining I
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 508Data Mining I
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 508Data Mining I
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 508Data Mining I
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 508Data Mining I
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 508Data Mining I
Honors / Awards
  • Listed in Who's Who in America, 2000-2015
  • Listed in Who's Who in American Education, 2003-2007
  • Listed in Who's Who in the World, 1987-2008
  • Nominated for the W. P. Carey Outstanding Graduate Teaching award, 2014
  • Editorial Board Member, Neural Networks and Cognitive Computation;
  • Senior Editor, Big Data Analytics, BioMed Central.

  • Guest Editor-in-Chief, Frontiers in Psychology, Special Topic “Representation in the Brain,” 2018.

  • Guest Editor-in-Chief, Special Issue of Neural Networks on Autonomous Learning, 2014;
  • Guest Editor-in-Chief, Special Issue of Neural Networks on Big Data, 2014-15;
  • Letters Editor, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, 2000-2004;
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, 1996-1999;
  • Editorial Board Member, Applied Intelligence, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1996 - 2006; 
Work History

Arizona State University: 1983-present Previous Appointments Stanford University; University of Nebraska, Omaha; Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Industry Positions
  • Governing Board Member, International Neural Network Society (INNS), 2012 - present
  • Founder & Chair, INNS Section on Autonomous Machine Learning, 2009 - present
  • Founder & Chair, INNS Section on Big Data Analytics, 2014 - 15
  • International Advisory Board, International Neural Network Society (INNS)-India
  • Eduardo R. CAIANIELLO Lecture, Annual Meeting of the Italian Neural Network Society, Italy, 2011
  • Plenary Speaker, Artificial Neural Networks in Engineering (ANNIE), 2008
  • General Co-Chair, INNS Conference on Big Data, San Francisco, 2015 
  • Technical Program Co-Chair, International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), Ireland, 2015 
  • General Chair, IJCNN 2020, Glasgow, UK
  • General Chairman, ORSA/TIMS Joint National Meeting, Phoenix, 1993
  • Program Chair, ORSA/TIMS Joint National Meeting, Las Vegas, 1990