Dr. Onyema Osuagwu is an associate professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Morgan State University. He was the Inaugural Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Thrust Lead for Advanced Health Technologies and a Senior Professional Staff Research Scientist with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. During this time, he lead and participated in Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence & Data Science Laboratory wide initiatives. Additionally, he was a lecturer at Johns Hopkins University Whiting School for Engineering – EP graduate program. He is a Wall Street veteran with over a decade of experience as a proprietary/quant trader, stockbroker (he was the youngest and fastest promoted in the division’s history), and a senior quantitative analyst/software engineer at major investment firms and hedge funds.
Dr. Osuagwu earned his Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering with an additional neuro-engineering concentration and an M.S. in applied mathematics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also has an M.A. and B.A. in physics with a mathematics concentration and a B.A. in psychology with concentrations in computer science, physics, and business, from the City University of New York.
His research interests include but are not limited to artificial intelligence, machine learning, cybersecurity, biologically-inspired computing, neuromorphic circuity, Non-Von Neumann computer architectures, cognition and computation in the human brain, emergent systems and phenomena, the physics, math and symbolic representations of information, reverse engineering (software/hardware), and synthetic biology.