Thomas Preston Caudell
Thomas P. Caudell
PhD, Physics, University of Arizona, 1980 MS, Physics, University of Arizona, 1978 BS, Physics, Honors, California State University, 1973 BS, Mathematics, California State University, 1973
Prof. Caudell received his Ph.D. in Physics with a minor in Astronomy in 1980 from the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. His research focused on observational helioseismology. After graduation, he became a Senior Staff Physicist at the Hughes Artificial Intelligence Center in Malibu, CA, and later a Senior Principal Scientist at The Boeing Company in Seattle, WA.
Prof. Caudell joined the University of New Mexico in 1994 and is now a tenured Full Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering with secondary appointments in Computer Science & Psychology. Since receiving his Ph.D. he has worked extensively in virtual reality, augmented reality (for which he is credited with coining the term) and neural networks. His current area of research is exclusively neural networks. Specifically he and his colleague are addressing neuro-biologically motivated, mathematical formulated theories of cognitive neural systems.
His research is highly interdisciplinary, involving collaborations with neuroscientists, psychologists, mathematicians, and computer scientists. He currently teaches a course in Statistical Pattern Recognition as well as introductory, graduate, and advanced courses in Neural Networks.