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Two Viterbi School Professors Now "Fuzzy Fellows"

Awards will be presented at IFSA July meeting in Lisbon, Portugal
Eric Mankin
May 12, 2009 —

The Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering Systems is the professional home of two new fellows of the International Fuzzy Systems Association (IFSA)

Bart Kosko is recognized both for theoretical work and for early popularizations of the concepts in lay literature, including Fuzzy Thinking, (1993), as well as texts such as Fuzzy Engineering (1996)

Jerry Mendel is the author of more than 50 publications in the field of fuzzy logic, and was the honoree at a fest held May 12 attended by numerous distinguished visiting colleagues, including Lofti Zadeh, often regarded as the discipline's founder.

"Our faculty join me in congratulating both for this important honor and recognition of Viterbi School research accomplishments in fuzzy theory and systems," said Sawchuk

IFSA is a worldwide organization dedicated to the support, development and promotion of the fundamental issues of fuzzy theory related to: sets; logics; relations; natural languages; concept formation; linguistic modeling; vagueness; and information granularity, and their applications to: systems modeling; system analysis; diagnosis; prediction and control in decision support systems.

The IFSA fuzzy fellow award recognizes people who have made outstanding contributions to the field of fuzzy sets and the related disciplines described.  Criteria for selection include: outstanding technical contributions, pioneering applications and support and development of the infrastructure of the fuzzy community.