Department of Computer Science,

Central Washington University,

Ellensburg, WA 98926-7520, USA

Phone: (509) 963-1438;

Fax: (509) 963-1449; E-mail:

Academic Background:

M.S. Math, 1971, Novosibirsk National Research University, Russia,

Ph.D. dual degree in Computer Science and Appl. Math, 1977, Academy of Science, USSR.

Work Experience:

Central Washington University, Dept. of Computer Science; Louisiana State University; Dept. of Industrial Engineering; State University of New York, Dept. of Systems Science; Tashkent University, Dept. of Computer Science and Math. (former USSR).

 Research and Teaching Interests:

Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining, Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning, Modeling under Uncertainty, Visualization, Visual Analytics, Optimization, Scheduling, Operations Research, Computer Architecture, Programming Languages.

Dr. Kovalerchuk published two books, over 10 book chapters and more than 150 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings. His research has been supported by grants from multiple US Government Agencies and foundations that include the US National Research Council, Advanced Research & Development Activity (ARDA), National Imagery and Mapping Agency, Office of Naval Research, NASA, DoD, the International Science Foundation, International Research and Exchange Board, Austrian Cybernetics Society, Commission of European Community, Macarthur Foundation, and S. Scott Cancer Center.

Professional Affiliations:

Dr. Kovalerchuk is a member of ACM, IEEE, SPIE, BISC, IFSA/NAFIPS, Society for Computer Applications in Radiology, the International Artificial Intelligence in Education Society and others. Dr. Kovalerchuk lectured at several Universities and research laboratories in the USA, Canada, Europe and Asia. He delivered multiple tutorials at the international Conferences in Europe, Australia, and North America.

He has been a chair of two International Computational Intelligence Conferences in the US (2006, 2009) and a program committee member of multiple conferences that include:

International Conferences on Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience;
IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control (ISIC) and Intelligent Systems and Semiotics (ISAS);
CIRA, IEEE International Symposiums on Computational Intelligence in Robotics, Automation, Defense and Security.

International Conferences on Imaging Science, Systems, and Technology (CISST);

International Conferences on Artificial Intelligence and Applications (AIA) and others.


Dr, Kovalerchuk serves as a member of the editorial boards of journals and as a reviewer of papers at multiple IEEE, SPIE and other journals and conferences. He has been invited to participate and organize the panels at the International Conferences and Congresses such as the World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI-2012, Brisbane, Australia). He also served as a reviewer of the research proposals at the US and foreign finding agencies, including NSF and served as an expert at the US Government expert panels.

The US National Research Council awarded him to conduct research in 2007-2008 as a senior visiting scholar at the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). Dr. Kovalerchuk also actively collaborates with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, other Universities and major US industry companies in applied data and image fusion research projects serving as a principal investigator.

Representative Publications