Dr. Bonny Banerjee is a dual-appointed Assistant Professor in the research-intensive Institute for Intelligent Systems and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Memphis. He received his M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from The Ohio State University, Columbus in 2002 and 2007 respectively.
Dr. Banerjee directs the Computational Intelligence Laboratory at UM. The goal of his lab's research is to understand how perception and action give rise to cognition from a computational perspective and use that knowledge to build artificial systems that can perceive from, act on and reason with spatiotemporal data in multiple sensory modalities. This research exists at the confluence of artificial intelligence, machine learning, cognitive science, and computational neuroscience, with applications to intelligent systems (e.g., smart biomedical devices, decision support systems, human-machine interaction, ambient intelligence) and algorithms that learn to be efficient by solving similar problems. His lab is currently investigating hierarchical neural models for understanding perception and cognition by applying them to real-world problems. Prior to joining UM, Dr. Banerjee led the research in a start-up company which led to 12 U.S. and international patents (pending) within three years, besides attracting substantial investor funding and media coverage. Prior to that, he was involved in several cutting edge areas of research vital to the U.S. Army. Dr. Banerjee has published in top-tier journals, serves on the editorial board of a number of journals, and is the PI on a current National Science Foundation (NSF) grant.