Stephen Grossberg

Stephen Grossberg ( born 1939 ) is an American cognitive scientist and mathematician.

It was founded in 1967 with the dissertation Some Nonlinear Networks Suggested by Learning Theory to the Ph.D. doctorate in mathematics at the Rockefeller University.

Grossberg is Wang Professor of Cognitive and Neural Systems and a Professor of Mathematics, Psychology, and Biomedical Engineering at Boston University. He heads the Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems at Boston University.

Grossberg one of the founders of the research areas of computational neuroscience, connectionist cognitive science and artificial neural networks. Together with his wife Gail Carpenter, he developed the adaptive resonance theory neural architecture.


  • Grossberg, S.: Adaptive pattern classification and universal recording: I. Parallel development and coding of neural feature detectors. Biological Cybernetics 23 (1976) 121-134