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