Janusz Kacprzyk
System Research Institute Polish Academy of Science
Keynote title : Human centric computing paradigms, computing with words, and intelligent decision support systems: a synergistic combination?
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Short Bio

Janusz Kacprzyk graduated from the Department of Electronic, Warsaw University of Technology in Warsaw, Poland with M.Sc. in automatic control, his Ph.D. in systems analysis and D.Sc. (“habilitation”) in computer science from the Polish Academy of Sciences. He is Professor of Computer Science at the Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Professor of Computerized Management Systems at WIT – Warsaw School of Information Technology, and Professor of Automatic Control at PIAP – Industrial Institute of Automation and Measurements, in Warsaw, Poland, and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cracow University of Technology, in Cracow, Poland. He is Honorary Foreign Professor at the Department of Mathematics, Yli Normal University, Xinjiang, China, and Visiting Scientist at the RIKEN Brain Research Institute in Tokyo, Japan. He is Full Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Foreign Member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Foreign Member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Economic and Financial Sciences (RACEF). He is Fellow of IEEE and of IFSA.

He was a frequent visiting professor in the USA, Italy, UK, Mexico and China, and a visiting scientist at the RIKEN Brain Research Institute in Japan. His main research interests include the use of computational intelligence, notably fuzzy logic, in decisions, optimization, control, data analysis and data mining, with applications in databases, ICT, mobile robotics, etc. He is the author of 5 books, (co)editor of 80 volumes, (co)author of ca. 400 papers. He is the editor in chief of 6 book series at Springer, and of 2 journals, and a member of editorial boards of more than 40 journals. He is a member of Award Committee of IEEE CIS, a member of Adcom (Administrative Committee) of IEEE CIS, and a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE CIS. He received many awards, notably: The 2006 IEEE CIS Pioneer Award in Fuzzy Systems, The 2006 Sixth Kaufmann Prize and Gold Medal for pioneering works on soft computing in economics and management, and The 2007 Pioneer Award of the Silicon Valley Section of IEEE CIS for contribution in granular computing and computing in words, Award of the 2010 Polish Neural Network Society for exceptional contributions to the Polish computational intelligence community, and the 2013 IFSA Award for his outstanding academic contributions, his life time achievement in the field of fuzzy systems, and his continuous support of IFSA. Currently he is President of the Polish Operational and Systems Research Society and Past President of IFSA (International Fuzzy Systems Association).