Department of Computer Science

Ladislav J. Kohout


Ladislav Kohout is Professor of Computer Science at the Florida State University in Tallahassee, where he is also the acting director of the FSU Institute for Cognitive Sciences. He is the US Editor of "Journal of Intelligent Systems", an Associate editor of the journal "Information Sciences" and a member of the Editorial Board of the "International Journal of General Systems". He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Intelligent Machinery.

Dr. Kohout was Deputy Head of Computing Department, Institute of Astronomy, Czechoslovak Academy of Science until 1968. He also held the posts involving mostly interdisciplinary research in the Institute of Physiology, Institute of Physics (both of the Czechoslovak Academy), the Medical Faculty of the Charles University, Prague, and Man-Machine Systems Laboratory, University of Essex.

In 1974-79 he was assistant professor in Medical Computing and Bio-Engineering at University College (Medical School), University of London. While there, he was also a technical director of a large Nuffield Foundation sponsored project "Psychopharmacology of the Elderly", a member of the Psychopharmacology Working Party and a honorary lecturer in Geriatric Medicine. In 1977-79 he was also a Parkinson's Disease Society Research Fellow in the Department of Neurology. During this period at University College, he was also involved in teaching in neurology seminars, and in the Department of Mechanical Enginnering he taught non-linear and stochastic control in a postgraduate course of Naval Engineering. In 1974--79 he hold the title of a Honorary Research Fellow at the Department of Electronic and Systems Engineering, University of Essex.

Dr. Kohout joined Brunel, the University of West London in 1979. He was a tenured associate professor in the Department of Computer Science, and also a founding member of Brunel Human-Computer Studies Group (its Chairman in years 1979-82). For his research accomplishments he was promoted to Reader in Computer Science (tenured, university-wide appointment). Dr. Kohout immigrated to the US with priority residence visa as an internationaly recognized scientist in April 1988.

Professor Kohout is a member of a number of professional societies, a Chartered Engineer registered with the British Council of Engineering Institutions, a Fellow and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics, a Felow of the Cybernetics Society and a Member of the New York Academy of Sciences.

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