# George Cybenko

**George Cybenko** is the Dorothy and Walter Gramm Professor of
Engineering at Dartmouth and a fellow of the IEEE.^{[1]}

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## Education[edit]

Cybenko obtained his BA in mathematics from the University of Toronto and received his PhD from Princeton in applied mathematics of electrical and computer engineering in 1978.

## Work[edit]

Cybenko has served as an advisor for the Defense Science Board and several other government panels and is the founding editor-in-chief of the IEEE Security & Privacy magazine. His current research interests are distributed information, control systems, and signal processing, with a focus on applications to security and infrastructure protection. He is known for proving the universal approximation theorem for artificial neural networks with sigmoid activation functions.

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