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Miguel Couceiro, France

Short Bio:
Miguel Couceiro received his PhD. in Mathematics from the University of Tampere, Finland, in 2006. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Luxembourg (2007-2012). Currently he is Associate Professor at Université Paris-Dauphine and he has two honorary positions of Docent (Adjunct Professor) in Mathematics at University of Tampere (since December 2007) and in Discrete Mathematics at Tampere University of Technology (since March 2008). His research interests can be found in discrete mathematics, theoretical computer science, and decision mathematics. His earlier work focused on function theory, including aggregation theory, clone theory, multiple-valued logic, and theory of Boolean and pseudo-Boolean functions. His recent works are pertaining to decision making, in particular, preference modeling and learning in the qualitative setting (with particular emphasis on aggregation, decomposition and reconstruction techniques). The tools used are borrowed from universal algebra, relational theory (mainly, order theory), combinatorics and theory of functional equations. He has more than 70 papers in international journals and conference proceedings, and he has co-organized several international conferences and colloquia.

Bernard DeBaets, Belgium

B. De Baets holds an M.Sc. degree in Mathematics (1988), a Postgraduate degree in Knowledge Technology (1991) and a Ph.D. degree in Mathematics (1995). He is a Full Professor (2008) in Applied Mathematics at Ghent University, Belgium. He is an affiliated professor (2009) at the Anton de Kom Universiteit (Suriname) and an Honorary Professor (2006) of Budapest Tech (Hungary). He was a Government of Canada Award holder (1988-89) at the Intelligent Systems Research Laboratory of the University of Saskatchewan. He was elected Fellow of the International Fuzzy Systems Association in 2011 and has been nominated for the 2012 Ghent University Prometheus Award for Research.
He is leading the research unit Knowledge-based Systems (KERMIT) at the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering at Ghent University, which is an interdisciplinary team of (bio-)engineers, computer scientists and mathematicians. Its current activities consist of three interwoven threads: knowledge-based, predictive and spatio-temporal modelling.
The bibliography of B. De Baets comprises more than 300 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, 60 chapters in books and 270 contributions to proceedings of international conferences. He is the co-editor-in-chief (2007) of Fuzzy Sets and Systems and member of the editorial board of several other journals.

Mustafa Demirci, Turkey

Akdeniz University, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Mathematics, 07058, Antalya/TURKEY

He was born in January 25, 1971 in Elazýð/Turkey, and received the Bachelor of Engineering from Hacettepe University, Department of Electrics and Electronics in 1994, the Ph.D. from the same university in Department of Mathematics in 1999, the Docent degree in Mathematics in 2000. He worked as a Research Assistant at Abant Izzet Baysal University between 1994-1998, a Lecturer at Akdeniz University between 1998-2001, an Associate Professor at Akdeniz University between 2001-2006 and a Full Professor at Akdeniz University between 2006-2013.
He is the author of many qualitative papers published in Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Information Sciences, Int. J. General Systems, J. Math. Anal. Appl., Int. J. Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowledge-Based Systems, Kybernetika….
Apart from his many past research interests like fuzzy relations (fuzzy functions, fuzzy orderings, fuzzy equivalences…) and fuzzy algebraic structures (vague groups, vague arithmetic operations…), his current research focuses on the categorical (fuzzy) topological spaces and their applications to ordered algebraic structures. A more detailed cv can be found at http://matematik.fen.akdeniz.edu.tr/_dinamik/21/408.pdf.

Djavvat Khadjiev, Turkey

Birth: July 4, 1938, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Nationality: Uzbek
Graduate: Moscow State University, Mech.-Math. Faculty, 1962
PhD(Kandidat Nauk): 1967, Moscow State University
Doctor of Sciences: 1977, Kharkow State University (Kharkow, Ukraine)
Professor: 1979
Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the Rep. of Uzbekistan: 1984-2000
A permanent member of the Academy of Sciences of the Rep. of Uzbekistan: 2000-2013
A member of American Math. Society:1992-1998.
Grants and achievements:(1)Uzbekistan State Beruni Prize – winner: 1985;
(2)Awarded title: “Honoured Scientist of Uzbekistan” - 1990;
(3)Grants of Soros Foundation - 1993; 1994
(4)Research grants of American Math. Society - 1993; 1994; 1995; 1996
(5)Research grants of TUBITAK (TURKEY)-1995, 1997, 1998, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Institution:Tashkent State University 1965-1998, Karadeniz Technical University 1998-2013.
Position:Professor, Head of the Department of Algebra and Numbers Theory, Tashkent StateUniversity, Uzbekistan, 1985-1998; Professor, Department of Mathematics, Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey, 1998-2013.
Number of papers in refereed journals: 85 papers;
Number of communications to scientific meetings: about 30 of the former USSR + 7 international conferences + 8 Turkish national mathematical conferences.
Books: 3 monographs and 1 lecture notes;
Area of research interest:
Main fields: Invariant Theory and its applications to Differential Geometry and Information Sciences;
Others fields: Linear representations of Lie’s groups and their applications;
Current research interests:Theory of Integral, Theory of l-groupoids and triangular norms;
Languages: Russian, Turkish, English, Uzbekish;
Visits: Sweden, University of Lund -1990; France, Univ. of Mulhouse - 1995; Turkey, Sakarya Univ. (Adapazare) - 1995, Turkey, Istanbul Technical University –1996, 1997, Turkey, Karadeniz Technical University – 1997.
Adress: office: Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Mathematics, 61080-Trabzon, Turkey.
tel.: (462)377 25 71 (office), e-mail: khdjavvat@gmail.com, haciyev@ktu.edu.tr

Radko Mesiar, Slovak Republic

STU Bratislava, Radlinského 11, 813 68 Bratislava, Slovakia

Born: August 26, 1951, Bratislava, Slovakia
Affiliation: Slovak University of Technology (STU) Bratislava
Faculty of Civil Engineering, Department of Mathematics
Positions at STU Bratislava:
• assistant professor (1978 – 1983)
• associate professor (1983 – 1998)
• full professor (since 1998)
• vice head of department (2000–2004)
• head of department (1994 – 2000, and since 2004)
Graduated at Comenius University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, in 1974, PhD at the same faculty obtained in 1979 with PhD thesis “Subadditive martingale processes”. Since 1978 member of the Department of Mathematics at Faculty of Civil Engineering, STU Bratislava. DSc since 1996 (in Czech Republic, Academy of Sciences). Associate professor since 1983, full professor since 1998. Fellow member of Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Information and Automation, Praha (Czech Republic, since 1995) and of IRAFM, University of Ostrava (Czech Republic, since 2006).
Co-author of two scientific monographs (Triangular Norms, Kluwer, 2000; Aggregation Functions, Cambridge University Press, 2009) and 5 edited volumes. Author of more than 250 papers in WOS in journals like Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Information Sciences, IEEE Trans. Fuzzy Systems, Int. J. General Systems, J. Math. Anal. Appl., Int. J. Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowledge-Based Systems, Kybernetika, EJOR, Appl. Math. Letters, Non-Linear Analysis, etc.
Founder and organizer of conferences FSTA and AGOP.
Research stays in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Serbia, Spain, and China.
Visiting teaching positions in Italy (Università “La Sapienza”, Roma, May 2000), Spain (Universidad de Alcalá, March 2001), and Austria (Johannes Kepler Universität, Linz, October 2002 – January 2003).
Fields of interest:

  • aggregation and related functions,
  • uncertainty modelling,
  • fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic,
  • multicriteria decision support,
  • copulas,
  • triangular norms,
  • measure and integral theory
  • intelligent computing.

Ýsmail Burhan Türkþen, Turkey
TOBB University of Economics and Technology (TR)

E-mail : bturksen@etu.edu.tr

Short Biography :
Ýsmail Burhan Türkþen was born in Turgutlu/Manisa in December 1937. He received B.Sc., M.Sc. and PhD degrees all from Industrial Engineering Department, Pittsburgh, USA, in 1960, 1962 and 1969, respectively. Following his two year work (between 1964 and 1966) as instructor in Economics Department, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, he joined to the Industrial Engineering Department, Pittsburgh, USA as instructor in 1966, for three years. In 1970, he joined to the Industrial Engineering Department, University of Toronto, Canada as Assistant Professor and became Associate Professor and Full Professor in 1974 and 1983, respectively in the same department. He is the director of Knowledge/Intelligence Systems Lab., University of Toronto since 1987. At the end of 2003, he became Emeritus Professor of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Toronto. He served as a Visiting Professor in different universities including METU (in 1984), Osaka University (in 1985), Tokyo Institute of Technology (between 1991 and 1992), University of South Florida and Bilkent University (both in 1996) and Sabancý University (between 2000 and 2003).

He gave undergraduate level courses including Scheduling and Control, System Simulation, Design Methods in Industrial Engineering, Engineering Economics, Data Modeling, and Distributed Information Systems; graduate courses including Applied Simulation Models, Fundamentals of Information Systems, Information Systems Design, Applied Boolean Methods, Decision Support Systems, Analysis of Fuzzy Systems, Fuzzy Systems Design in different universities including METU, Pittsburgh University, University of Toronto, Osaka University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, University of South Florida, Bilkent University and Sabancý University. He supervised 44 Master’s Thesis, 32 PhD Thesis and 8 Post-Doc Studies. He managed 25 research projects each having > $100.000 budget.

He is in the Editorial Board of the journals: Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Approximate Reasoning, Decision Support Systems, Information Sciences, Fuzzy Economic Review, Expert Systems and its Applications, Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence, Information Technology Management, Transactions on Operational Research, Fuzzy Logic Reports and Letters, Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology, Failures and Lessons Learned in Information Technology. Also, he is a joint editor of the NATO-ASI Proceedings on Soft Computing and Computational Intelligence and NATO-ASI Proceedings on Computer Integrated Manufacturing conference proceedings.

He is a fellow member of IFSA, IEEE and WIF, former Vice President of IIE, founder member of CSIE, former Vice Presidents of CORS and IFSA. He is a member of NAFIPS, APEO, APET, TORS and ACM. He actively worked for more than 100 conference and symposium organization. He won the Best Paper Award of NAFIPS in 1986, L.A. Zadeh Best Paper Award in Fuzzy Theory and Technology, in 1995. He has given Honorary Doctorate degrees by Sakarya University and Az?rbaycan Dövl?t Ýqtisad Universiteti. He is a member of Academy of Modern Sciences