William L. Kilmer

Professor Emeritus

201 Marcus Hall
University of Massachusetts
100 Natural Resources Rd.
Amherst, MA 01003-9293 


B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1954; M.S., 1955;
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1958 

Research Interests: 

Neural nets. Wavelets. 

Selected Publications: 


  • "A Thalamo-Cortical Model of the Executive Attention System", Biological Cybernetics,84, 279-289 (2001).

  • "Self-Repairing Processor Modules,"IEEE Trans. Reliability, Vol. 44, June, 1995.

  • "Global Inhibition for Selecting Modes of Attention," Neural Networks, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 567-573, 1996.

  • "A Command Computer for Complex Autonomous Systems,"Neurocomputing, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 47-59, 1997.

  • "Reaching Agreement Among Randomly Interacting Agents: Brain Models, Schemas, and Unitary Responses", J. of Intelligent Systems, Vol. 9, No. 3-4, pp 183-197, 1999


Society Memberships: 

New York Academy of Sciences 

Institutional & Professional Service: 

Preparation of several new graduate courses involving new interactive Matlab and other software for neural networks, adaptive filters, wavelets and signal processing, and fuzzy logic. Gave new Department courses in all of these areas.