Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of Computer Engineering Laboratories
Haggerty Hall 221
(414) 288-7088
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Research Interests

  • Machine Learning
  • Data Mining
  • Signal Processing
  • Dynamical Systems
  • Chaos

Professional Preparation

Ph.D., 1999, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Marquette University
M.S., 1989, Computer and Systems Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
B.S., 1987, Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois
B.A., 1987, Psychology, University of Illinois


Selected Recent Publications

Hermine N. Akouemo, Richard J. Povinelli. (2017) "Data Improving in Time Series Using ARX and ANN Models," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 32, no. 5, 3352-3359.

Anthony Hoak, Henry Medeiros, Richard J. Povinelli. (2017) "Image-Based Multi-Target Tracking Through Multi-Bernoulli Filtering with Interactive Likelihoods," Sensors, vol. 17, no. 3, 1-23.

Prachi Pradeep, Richard J. Povinelli, Shannon White, Stephen Merrill. (2016) "An Ensemble Model of QSAR Tools for Regulatory Risk Assessment," Journal of Cheminformatics, vol. 8, no. 48, 1-9.

Babatunde Ishola, Richard J. Povinelli, George F. Corliss, Ronald H. Brown. (2016) "Identifying Extreme Cold Events Using Phase Space Reconstruction," International Journal of Applied Pattern Recognition, vol. 3, no. 3, 1-21.

Hermine N. Akouemo, Richard J. Povinelli. (2016) "Probabilistic Anomaly Detection in Natural Gas Time Series Data," International Journal of Forecasting, vol. 21, no. 3, 948-956.

Prachi Pradeep, Richard J. Povinelli, Stephen Merrill, Serdar Bozdag, Daniel Sem. (2015) "Novel Uses of In Vitro Data to Develop Quantitative Biological Activity Relationship Models for In Vivo Carcinogenicity Prediction," Molecular Informatics, vol. 34, no. 4, 236–245.

Recent Grants

"Development of a Clinical Decision Support System for the Diagnosis of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), " Clinical & Translational Science Institute, with PI: David R. Friedland (April 2017 – March 2018)

"Funding from licenses, royalties, and related projects," Sponsored by GasDayTM Responsibility Center, Awarding Organization Is Private, with PI: Ronald H. Brown and co- PI: George Corliss (July 2015 - June 2016)

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Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical engineers work on the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity and how we use it. Computer engineers design and build the hardware and software that run our global marketplace. Think about the gadgets you plug into on a daily basis. How many of them are powered by electricity or computer technology?

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