Mieczyslaw Kokar

Professor Emeritus,  Electrical and Computer Engineering


Research Focus

Software Engineering, Cognitive Radios, Information Integration and Fusion


Professor Kokar technical research interests include Information Fusion, Software Engineering, Ontology-Based Computing, and Modeling Languages. In particular, he is interested in higher-level information fusion and situation awareness, ontology-based software radios, the specification and design of self-controlling software using the control theory metaphor, ontology development, ontological annotation of information, logical reasoning about OWL annotated information, consistency checking, formalization of the UML language, consistency checking of UML models vs. UML Metamodel and of UML Metamodel vs. MOF. Dr. Kokar teaches various graduate courses in software engineering, formal methods and artificial intelligence. He has an M.S. and a Ph.D. in computer systems engineering from Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland. He is a senior member of the IEEE and member of the ACM.


  • PhD, Wroclaw University of Technology, 1973. Joined Northeastern in 1984.

Research Overview

Software Engineering, Cognitive Radios, Information Integration and Fusion

IDAS – Intent-Defined Adaptive Software: The goal is to automate code generation, derived from software intent and associated constraints, to rapidly adapt to late changes in requirements and operating environments.

Laboratory for Information and Sensor Fusion

Information Fusion, Cognitive Radio, Self-Controlling Software (SCS)


Selected Research Projects

Research Centers and Institutes

Department Research Areas

Selected Publications

  • Singh S., Kokar M.M., Suresh D. (2021) Developing an Ontology for Emergence Using Formal Concept Analysis. In: Braha D. et al. (eds) Unifying Themes in Complex Systems X. ICCS 2020. Springer Proceedings in Complexity. Springer, Cham. doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-67318-5_6
  • Chen, Yanji, Kokar, Mieczyslaw M., Moskal, Jakub J. (2021). SPARQL Query Generator (SQG). J Data Semant. https://rdcu.be/coUxC
  • Chen, Yanji, Kokar, Mieczyslaw M., Moskal, Jakub J. (2020). RDF Object Description Generator. International Journal of Web Engineering and Technology, 15(2),140. 10.1504/IJWET.2020.109729
  • S. Lu, M.M. Kokar, Degrees of Information Relevance in Situation Assessment, Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE Conference on Cognitive Situation Management (CogSIMA’2020), 2020, 1–8
  • S. Singh, M.M. Kokar, D. Suresh, Developing an Ontology for Emergence using Formal Concept Analysis, In Tenth International Conference on Complex Systems, 2020, 1–11
  • J. Moskal, A. Whittington, J. Morgan, M. Kokar, B. Abbott Validation Protocol (best paper award). In Proceedings of the International Telemetering Conference – ITC USA 2019, pages 1–9. International Foundation for Telemetering, 2019
  • Y. Chen, M. Güngör, S. Singh, A. Tazin, M.M. Kokar, M. Leeser, Dynamic Deployment of Communication Applications to Different Hardware Platforms using Ontological Representations, In 2018 IEEE High Performance Extreme Computing Conference, HPEC 2018, Waltham, MA, USA, 2018, 1-6
  • J. Moskal, M.M. Kokar, O. Hurez-Martin, Using Standardized Semantic Technologies for Discovery and Invocation of RF-Based Microservices, In Wireless Innovation Forum Conference on Wireless Communications Technologies and Software Defined Radio, 2018, 1-9
  • Y. Chen, M.M. Kokar, J. Moskal, D. Suresh, Mapping Spectrum Consumption Models to Cognitive Radio Ontology for Automatic Inference, Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, 2017
  • L. Lechowicz, M.M. Kokar, Cognitive Radio: Interoperability Through Waveform Reconfiguration, Artech House, Norwood, MA, 2015
Mieczyslaw Kokar


Jan 26, 2021

Kokar Receives $1.2M DARPA Award

ECE Professor Mieczyslaw Kokar received a $1.2M award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) to work on the Intent-Defined Adaptive Software (IDAS) program.


Jun 05, 2017

Professors Leeser and Kokar to Work on DARPA Project with BAE Systems

ECE Professors Mitch Kokar and Miriam Leeser will work with BAE Systems on DARPA’s CONverged Collaborative Elements for RF Task Operations (CONCERTO) program. According to BAE Systems, CONCERTO focuses on supporting communications, radar, and electronic warfare systems with a flexible RF architecture that uses shared common hardware, enabling multifunction systems that meet the low-SWaP requirements […]

Dec 21, 2015

Professor Mitch Kokar & Northeastern Graduate Co-Author Book on Cognitive Radio

ECE Professor Mitch Kokar and ECE Graduate Leszek Lechowicz have co-authored a book titled Cognitive Radio: Interoperability Through Waveform Reconfiguration.

May 31, 2015

Professor Mitch Kokar received a grant from AFRL for studying emergent behaviors

ECE Professor Mitch Kokar received a $242K two-year grant from the Air Force Research Laboratory to study unexpected behaviors of swarms of dynamical systems. 

Student Groups

May 20, 2015

Profs. Miriam Leeser and Mitch Kokar Giving Invited Talks At 2015 New England Workshop for Software Defined Radio (NEWSDR’15)

On Friday, May 22nd, ECE professors Miriam Leeser and Mieczyslaw 'Mitch' Kokar will be giving keynote talks at the 2015 New England Workshop for Software Defined Radio (NEWSDR’15).



Apr 13, 2015

3 ECE Students Chosen To Participate in CRA-W 2015 Grad Cohort Workshop

ECE PhD students Durga Suresh, Charu Kalra, and Shweta Singh were chosen to participate in this year's CRA-W Grad Cohort Workshop in San Francisco.

Apr 05, 2015

WinnComm 2015 Top Paper Award goes to Prof. Mitch Kokar & PhD candidates Yanji Chen & Durga Suresh

ECE Professor Mitch Kokar & PhD candidates Yanji Chen & Durga Suresh won a Top Paper Award at the Wireless Innovation Forum Conference on Communications Technologies and Software Defined Radio (WInnComm) in San Diego.


Nov 14, 2014

Poster Winners from ACSC Conference

ECE undergraduate students Neel Shah, Tushar Swamy, and Harrison Dimmig, under the supervision of David Kaeli & Yunsi Fei, won Best Cyber Security Solution for 2014 at the ACSC Annual Conference.

Mar 10, 2011

Congratulations COE Award Winners

Congratulations to the recipients of this year's College of Engineering Faculty and Staff awards.

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