Yingxu Wang


Electrical and Software Engineering

Full Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)






Contact information


Office: 403.220.6141

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Office : ICT542


I am teaching graduate courses on “Denotational Mathematics for Computational Intelligence,” and “Cognitive Informatics and Cognitive Robotics.” I was a visiting professor on sabbatical at Stanford, MIT, UC Berkeley, and Oxford University, respectively. I am serving as the founding president of International Institute of Cognitive Informatics and Cognitive Computing (ICIC) based at the University of Calgary.

Research and teaching

Research areas

  • cognitive informatics
  • cognitive robotics

Research activities

My research interests are in brain science, brain informatics, cognitive informatics, neuroinformatics, neurocomputing, denotational mathematics, cognitive robotics, and computational intelligence. My lab is developing a coherent mathematical model of the brain at the neuron, physiological, cognitive, and logical levels from the bottom up. Some current results are such as the Layered Reference Model of the Brain (LRMB), the Abstract Intelligent Model of the Brain (AIMB) mapping onto brain’s physiological structures, the Neural Circuit Theory, the Memory Model of the Brain (MMB), and the mathematical model of consciousness. Latest findings in these areas have been applied in neural and cognitive science, clinical studies, cognitive informatics, and computational intelligence. The studies result in novel technologies initiated in my lab such as cognitive robotics, cognitive computers, cognitive knowledge bases, the machine learning engine, and the estimation of human memory capacity.

I am the founding Editor-in-Chief of Int. Journal of Cognitive Informatics & Natural Intelligence (IJCINI), founding Editor-in-Chief of Int. Journal of Software Science & Computational Intelligence (IJSSCI), Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. on SMC (Systems), and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Advanced Mathematics & Applications (JAMA). I’ve served as general chairs/program chairs/keynote speakers in more than 20 international conferences.



I’ve published 400+ peer reviewed papers and 28 books in cognitive informatics, brain science, denotational mathematics, cognitive computing, software science, and computational intelligence.