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Willard L. Miranker
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Birth: Mar. 8, 1932
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 27, 2011
New York, USA

Willard L. Miranker (March 8, 1932 - April 28, 2011) was an American mathematician and computer scientist, known for his contributions to applied mathematics and numerical mathematics.

Raised in Brooklyn, New York, he earned B.A. (1952), M.S. (1953) and Ph.D. (1956) from the Courant Institute at New York University, the latter on the thesis The Asymptotic Theory of Solutions of U + (K2)U = 0 advised by Joseph Keller.

He then worked for the mathematics department at Bell Labs (195658) before joining IBM Research (1961).

After retirement from IBM, he joined the computer science faculty at Yale University (1989) as research faculty.

He also held professor affiliations at California Institute of Technology (1963), Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1968), Yale University (1973), University of Paris-Sud (1974), City University of New York (1966) and New York University (197073).
Miranker's work[1] includes articles and books on stiff differential equations,[2] interval arithmetic,[3] analog computing, and neural networks and the modeling of consciousness.

Miranker was also an expressionistic painter, having exhibited internationally in New York City, Paris and Bonn.

Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
B.A., M.S., Ph.D., New York University, 1952, 1953, 1956
Joined Yale Faculty 1989

Willard Miranker's research has dealt with a variety of fields, including numerical mathematics, applied mathematics, and computer science. His recent interests are in consciousness studies, neural networks, both artificial neural nets and the neural networks which model cortical memory. He is also interested in quantum computing.

He is the author of several monographs in numerical mathematics and is an editor of the proceedings of several conferences on applied and numerical mathematics. He is a Fellow of the AAAS, and a recipient of the award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He has been an associate editor of COMPUTING, an advisory board member for the Journal of Parallel Computing, and since 1992, an advisory board member of the Journal of Neural, Parallel and Scientific Computation.

Representative Publications:

A Neural Wave Formalism, Yale University Department of Computer Science, 2005

"A Quantum State Model of Consciousness, J. Consciousness Studies, 9, 2002.

"Neural Network Modeling of Hippocampal Neurogenesis." Effect on Learning and Memory and Implications for Biological Investigation," with R.A. Chambers, (2002).

"Quantum Neurons," Yale Univ. DCS TR1234, (2002).

Numerical Methods for Stiff Equations: and Singular Perturbation Problems (Mathematics and Its Applications (closed)) [Hardcover]
A. Miranker (Author)

Biography Compiled By:
Gene Baumwoll CSW 
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  Phyliss Miranker (1933 - 1985)
Inspiring and Inspired
King David Cemetery
Putnam Valley
Putnam County
New York, USA
Plot: Lakeland Friendship Circle East Row 3 grave 2
Created by: Gene Baumwoll CSW
Record added: Jun 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91758846
Willard L. Miranker
Added by: Gene Baumwoll CSW
Willard L. Miranker
Added by: Gene Baumwoll CSW
Willard L. Miranker
Added by: Gene Baumwoll CSW
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This soul's grave was visited on a sunny Spring afternoon and a prayer offered~~~Teheye nishmato tsrurah b'tsror ha- chayyim," ~~~~"May their soul be bound up in the bonds of eternal life."
- Gene Baumwoll CSW
 Added: Jun. 11, 2012

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