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Jerry Marc Mendel

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Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering


  • 1963, PhD, Electrical Engineering, Polytechnic University
  • 1960, Masters, Electrical Engineering, Polytechnic University
  • 1959, Bachelors, Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic University


Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, 1963, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, NY.

o Life Fellow of the IEEE. Distinguished Member of the IEEE Control Systems Society.
o Tau Beta Pi.
o Pi Tau Sigma.
o Sigma Xi.
o SEG 1976 Outstanding Presentation Award for a paper on the application of Kalman Filtering to deconvolution, 1976.
o Best Transactions Paper Award for a paper on maximum-likelihood deconvolution in the IEEE Trans. on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 1983.
o Signal Processing Society Paper Award for a paper on identification of nonminimum phase systems using higher-order statistics in the IEEE Trans. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, 1992.
o Neural Network Society Best Paper Award for a paper on type-2 fuzzy logic systems in the IEEE Trans. on Fuzzy Systems, 1999.
o Phi Kappa Phi book award for 1983 research monograph on seismic deconvolution.
o Burlington Northern Faculty Achievement Award, 1995.
o IEEE Centenniel Medal, 1984.
o President of the IEEE Control Systems Society in 1986.
o Service Award from the School of Engineering at USC, 1993.
o IEEE Third Millenium Medal, 2000.
o Special Education Award from the School of Engineering at USC, 2002.
o IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Fuzzy Systems Pioneer Award, 2008

Research Summary

We have developed an expanded and richer fuzzy logic---type-2 fuzzy logic---that lets a broad range of uncertainties be directly modeled within the framework of fuzzy logic, something that can not be done within the framework of traditional (type-1) fuzzy logic. We have focused on all sorts of interesting theoretical, design and application issues for type-2 fuzzy logic systems. For more details see: http://sipi.usc.edu/~mendel.


  • 1957 Pi Tau Sigma Outstanding Sophomore Mechanical Engineering Student Award
  • 1958 Pi Tau Sigma Elected into Pi Tau Sigma
  • 1958 Tau Beta Pi Elected into Tau Beta Pi
  • 1959 Machinery's Achievement Award for Outstanding Excellence in Machine Design
  • 1960 Sixth Tau Beta Pi Minneapolis Honeywell Fellowship Recipient of Sixth Tau Beta Pi Minneapolis Honeywell Fellowship for graduate study
  • 1964 McDonnell Douglas McDonnell Douglas Citation for Professional Achievement
  • 1976 Society of Exploration Geophysicists Outstanding Presentation Award (1976) for "Single-Channel White Noise Estimators for Predictive Deconvolution,"
  • 1978 IEEE Fellow of IEEE for "Contributions to System Identification, State Estimation, and their Application to Aerospace Technology."
  • 1982 Dowden, Hutchinson & Ross Benchmark Papers in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • 1983 IEEE Distinguished Member of IEEE Control Systems Society
  • 1983 IEEE Invited to present a tutorial paper at 1983 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Newport Beach, CA
  • 1983 IEEE Trans. on Geoscience and Remote Sensing Best Transactions Paper Award for the paper published in the 1983 IEEE Trans. on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, entitled "Maximum-Likelihood Seismic Deconvolution," (co-authored with J. Kormylo)
  • 1984 IEEE IEEE Centennial Medal for Extraordinary Achievement
  • 1985 Burlington Northern Foundation 1985 Burlington Northern Foundation Faculty Achievement Award for Outstanding Scholar
  • 1985 Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Recognition Award for the book Optimal Seismic Deconvolution: an Estimation Based Approach and "Collection of Publications on Deconvolution,"
  • 1985 IFAC Invited PLENARY SPEAKER at 7th IFAC Symposium on Identification and System Parameter Estimation
  • 1985 IEEE Press One paper reprinted in Kalman Filtering: Theory and Applications (H. W. Sorenson, ed.)
  • 1986 Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xian, People's Republic of China Consultant Professor at Northwestern Polytechnical University
  • 1989 IEEE Signal Processing Society IEEE Signal Processing Society 1992 Paper Award
  • 1991 1991 Workshop on Higher-Order Statistics, La-Berangere, Chamrousse, France Invited KEYNOTE SPEAKER
  • 1993 School of Engineering 1993 Service Award
  • 1993 Sigma Xi Elected a member
  • 1994 IEEE Technology Update Series One paper reprinted in Fuzzy Logic Technology and Applications, (R. J. Marks, II, Ed.)
  • 1996 Society of Exploration Geophysicists Two papers reprinted in Deconvolution 2 (E. A. Robinson and O. M. Osman, Eds.)
  • 1996 Society of Exploration Geophysicists Two papers reprinted in Seismic Source Signature Estimation and Measurement, (O. M. Osman and E. A. Robinson, Eds.)
  • 1998 World Automation Congress: Second International Symposium on Soft Computing for Industry, Anchorage, AK Invited KEYNOTE SPEAKER
  • 1999 Transactions on Fuzzy Systems 2002 Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding Paper Award
  • 1999 Jilin Institute of Technology, Changchun, China Visiting Professor
  • 2000 IEEE Recipient of IEEE Third Millenium Medal for Outstanding Contributions and Achievements
  • 2000 International Conference on Recent Advances in Soft Computing, DeMontfort Univ., Leicester, UK Invited PLENARY SPEAKER
  • 2001 IEEE FUZZ Conference, Melbourne, Australia Invited PLENARY SPEAKER
  • 2001 Third IEEE Signal Processing Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications, Taoyuan, Taiwan Invited PLENARY SPEAKER
  • 2002 School of Engineering Special Education Award
  • 2003 the Centre for Computational Intelligence, De Montfort Univ., Leicester, UK Visiting Professor
  • 2003 7th IASTED Int’l. Conf. Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing, Banff, Canada Invited KEYNOTE SPEAKER
  • 2004 International Seminar of Computational Intelligence, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Mexico Chapter and Tijuana Institute of Technology, Tijuana Mexico Invited PLENARY SPEAKER
  • 2004 IEEE CIS Distinguished Lecturer
  • 2004 IEEE Life Fellow
  • 2006 Plenary Speaker
  • 2006 International. Conf. Multisensor Fusion & Integration for Intelligent Systems, Heidelberg, Germany PLENARY SPEAKER
  • 2006 WCCI 2006 Invited Lecture
  • 2006 Jisan Research Institute, Pasadena, CA Member of Advisory Board
  • 2006 IEEE 2006 International. Conf. on Granular Computing KEYNOTE SPEAKER
  • 2006 EEE Granular Computing Conference Pioneer Award for Outstanding Contributions in Type-2 Fuzzy Systems
  • 2006 Keynote Speaker
  • 2006 Research Award
  • 2007 IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Plenary Speaker
  • 2007 IFSA-International Fuzzy Systems Association Plenary Speaker
  • 2008 USC Nominated for the USC Mellon Awards: faculty mentoring graduate students
  • 2008 IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Fuzzy Systems Pioneer Award
  • 2009 FUZZYSS'09 Conference Keynote Speaker
  • 2009 International Fuzzy Systems Asscociation (IFSA) Fellow
  • 2009 Applied Computational Intelligence Conference Keynote Speaker
  • 2009 IEEE CIS Plenary Speaker
  • 2010 IEEE Granular Computing Conference Keynote Speaker
  • 2011 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems Plenary Speaker
  • 2011 IEEE Symposium Series in Computational Intelligence: Symposium on Advances in Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Systems Keynote Speaker
  • 2011 NAFIPS Plenary Speaker
  • 2012 North American Fuzzy Information Procession Society Best paper award, 1st Place
  • 2012 North American Fuzzy Information Procession Society Best Student Paper Award
  • 2012 North American Fuzzy Information Procession Society Best Student Paper Award
  • 2013 IEEE Outstanding Paper Award from IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems
  • Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering - Systems

  • EEB 400
  • Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center
  • 3740 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 2564

Contact Information
  • (213) 740-4445
  • mendel@usc.edu


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