Vincent A. Cicirello, Ph.D.
Dr. Vincent A. Cicirello is a Professor (and Chair) of Computer Science at Stockton University, where he has been a faculty member since . He is among the founding faculty of Stockton University's Behavioral Neuroscience program, an interdisciplinary undergraduate minor first offered in ; and he is also affiliated with Stockton University's Data Science and Strategic Analytics Masters program.
His research interests include artificial intelligence, evolutionary computation, swarm intelligence, and computational intelligence. He was elevated to IEEE Senior Member in 2021, designated an ACM Senior Member in 2011, received the 2005 AAAI Outstanding Paper award, and was nominated for the 2006 GECCO Best Genetic Algorithm Track award. He received a U.S. Patent in 2010, and has published over 50 journal and conference publications. He is a member of AAAI (Life member), ACM (Senior Member), ACM SIGCSE, ACM SIGAI, ACM SIGEVO, CCSC, EAI, IEEE (Senior Member), IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, and SIAM.
Prior to joining the Stockton University faculty, Dr. Cicirello worked as a Research Scientist for Drexel University (-) at Drexel's Applied Communications and Information Networking (ACIN) Center in Camden, NJ as part of an interdisciplinary team from Drexel's Computer Science Department and Electrical Engineering Department developing the Secure Wireless Agent Testbed. During a sabbatical from Stockton University, Dr. Cicirello collaborated with Drexel's Geometric and Intelligent Computing Laboratory (GICL), as a Visiting Associate Professor, on research related to digital engineering data management.
He earned a Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University in . While a Ph.D. student in CMU's Robotics Institute from to , Vince's research included applications of swarm intelligence, research in applying machine learning to the control of metaheuristics, as well as multi-agent/multi-robot coordination. Vince's dissertation research was applied to industrial scheduling problems as well as robotic space exploration. One outcome of his dissertation research is a paper published and presented at the 2005 National Conference on Artificial Intelligence for which Vincent Cicirello, and his co-author and dissertation adviser Steve Smith, were awarded the 2005 AAAI Outstanding Paper Award.
As part of a dual M.S./B.S. program, he earned a M.S. in Computer Science, a B.S. in Computer Science, and a B.S. in Mathematics from Drexel University in . From to , Vincent worked as a Research Assistant in Drexel University's Department of Computer Science and Mathematics in the GICL, where he participated in research related to managing large digital libraries of engineering data, such as his 1999 Masters Thesis where he developed algorithms for retrieving CAD/CAM data based on the design similarity of solid models. This research was later refined as well as expanded to retrieval based on manufacturing similarity, ultimately leading to a 2003 patent application, with U.S. patent granted in 2010.
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In addition to my Publications page, you can find additional information on my research, including full-text of articles and bibliographic data from a variety of sources, including:
Professional Society Memberships:
- Drexel University
- Department of Computer Science
- Department of Mathematics
- Applied Communications and Information Networking (ACIN) Center
- Secure Wireless Agent Testbed (SWAT)
- Geometric and Intelligent Computing Laboratory
- Carnegie Mellon University:
- Robotics Institute
- Intelligent Coordination and Logistics Laboratory
- Center for Integrated Manufacturing Decision Systems
- Federation of Intelligent Robotic Explorers Project
- School of Computer Science
- MediaStream, a Knight Ridder Company
- Automatic Data Processing, Inc.