Eugene Eberbach

Eugene Eberbach, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Engineering and Science

Professor Eugene Eberbach believes Rensselaer’s International Scholars Program (ISP), launched in the summer of 2008 in Spain, Italy, Poland, and China, was a very valuable experience both for students and faculty. Dr. Eberbach was responsible for site visits and invited lectures in Poland—selected for the ISP because of its world contributions to mathematics and computer science. Specifically, Poland has a long tradition of contributions to mathematics (world-renowned Polish Mathematical School) and computer science (Polish students from Warsaw University were some of the best programmers in the world in 2003-2005). Poland is known for the highly-regarded work by the late A. Tarski, S. Ulam, S. Banach, K. Kuratowski, Z. Pawlak, H. Rasiowa, W. Lipski, and R. Michalski, as well as active researchers A. Skowron, A. Ehrenfeucht, V. Marek, G. Rozenberg, and Z. Michalewicz.

Dr. Eberbach arranged for lectures from distinguished Polish computer science experts including Professor Skowron, Dr. Szczuka and Dr. Domanski. In particular, Rensselaer students had the unforgettable opportunity to listen to lectures by Professor Skowron on rough sets. Professor Skowron, from Warsaw University, has been a very close collaborator of Professor Pawlak, who invented rough sets in the 1980s. For Dr. Eberbach this was a return to his research roots as Professor Pawlak was Dr. Eberbach’s doctoral thesis reviewer. This research led to further work on calculus of self-modifiable algorithms and $-calculus, as well as a subsequent invitation to do research in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the USA.

ISP students also had the chance to see research teams of Professor Czyzewski in Gdansk University of Technology, Dr. Jankowski’s team at AdgaM Solutions, Dr. Slezak’s Infobright—a very large database based on rough sets, Dr. Domanski’s Octagonet, and P. Ejdys’ Gemius company, all located in Warsaw. The students also toured the IBM Software Laboratory in Krakow. Besides studying and research, ISP students had the opportunity to see and enjoy Warsaw, Krakow, Gdansk, Sopot, and Wieliczka. Despite a very busy schedule, the ISP students also managed to visit Budapest and Prague for more adventures.

During his 30 year professional career, Dr. Eberbach has contributed to the ESPRIT Fifth Generation Computer SPAN Project at University College London with the development of parallel intelligent non-von Neurmann computers under the leadership of Professor Philip Treleaven. He also contributed to the mobile robotics area working on the Autonomous Underwater Vehicles at the Applied Research Lab at Penn State and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, Rhode Island. Dr. Eberbach has been participating in the design and implementation of several new programming languages including PARLE, IIR, VMR, GBML, SEMAL, CCL and CO$T. He has been involved in research on new superTuring models of computation by proposing the $-calculus and Evolutionary Turing Machine models. Professor Eberbach is the author of more than 150 publications and he has been a recipient of 17 external research grants. To learn more about the fascinating projects, publications, and courses by Dr. Eberbach, please visit:

Updated: 2016-05-16, 15:32