Jin Wei-Kocsis is Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Akron, and the Director of the Cyber-Physical-Social System Design Lab. She received her Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto, Canada, in 2014, and her M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, in 2008. Her B.E. was obtained at the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China, 2004.


Dr. Wei-Kocsis, is the recent recipient of a three-year, $330,000 Early Career Faculty grant from NASA. She leads the effort to develop a “Resilient Networking and Computing Paradigm” (RNCP) using “smart contracts” to create spacecraft that “think.”


Dr. Wei-Kocsis recently stated “I hope to develop technology that can recognize environmental threats and avoid them, as well as complete a number of tasks automatically. I am honored that NASA recognized my work, and I am excited to continue challenging technology’s ability to think and do on its own.”


Dr Wei-Kocsis research interests include:

- Deep-Learning Algorithm Development

- Social Sensing

- Biologically-Inspired Intelligent System Design

- Game Theoretical Modelling

- Opportunistic Hybrid Communication Infrastructure Design


Please join us in welcoming Dr. Wie-Kocsis to the BHTY board.