Keynotes Speakers and Tutorial Instructors - ICFMsquare 2017



Martin Štěpnička received the M.Sc. degree in Applied Mathematics in 2002, the Ph.D. degree in Fuzzy Modelling in 2008, and successfully passed the habilitation for the Associate Professorship (“Docent” degree in the Czech Republic) in 2012. Since 2005, he is a vice-director of the Centre of Excellence IT4Innovations – Division of the University of Ostrava – Institute for Research and Applications of Fuzzy Modeling, Czech Republic.Since 2009, Martin Štěpnička is a member of the Board of the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology (EUSFLAT) for four consecutive terms. Furthermore, he is a member of IEEE and also of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. He is an area editor of JCR (Q1) journal Fuzzy Sets and Systems journal and a guest editor of several special issues of JCR journals, e.g. Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Neural Network World, Acta Polytechnica Hungarica or Kybernetika. He serves as a reviewer to ca 15 JCR journals. He is a frequent member of program committees of international conferences such as, e.g., EUSFLAT, SOCO, FSTA, SMPS or IPMU.His research interests include mainly fuzzy modeling, especially fuzzy inference systems and fuzzy relational equations, fuzzy approximation and computational intelligence in time series forecasting. His publication record contains more than 50 publications on Web of Science out of which 15 are in JCR journals with more than 300 citations and h-index equal to 11. 



Professor Janusz Kacprzyk

graduated from Warsaw University of Technology, Poland, with M.Sc. in automatic control and computer science, obtained in 1977 Ph.D. in systems analysis and in 1991 D.Sc. in computer science. He is Professor of Computer Science at the Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, and at WIT – Warsaw School of Information Technology, and Professor of Automatic Control at PIAP – Industrial Institute of Automation and Measurements. He is Honorary Foreign Professor at the Department of Mathematics, Yli Normal University, Xinjiang, China, and Visiting Scientist at RIKEN Brain Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan. He is Full Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Member of Academia Eureopaea (Informatics), Member of  European Academy of Sciences and Arts (Technical Sciences),  Foreign Member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Economic and Financial Sciences (RACEF),  and Foreign Member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. He is Fellow of IEEE, IFSA, EurAI (ECCAI) and SMIA.

He has been a frequent visiting professor in the USA, Italy, UK, Mexico, China, and Austria. He has been a member of evaluation commissions of many foreign universities.

His main research interests include the use of modern computation computational and artificial intelligence tools, notably fuzzy logic, in decisions, optimization, control, data analysis and data mining, with applications in databases, ICT, mobile robotics, systems modeling etc.

He authored 6 books, (co)edited more than 100 volumes, (co)authored ca. 550 papers, including ca. 80 in journals indexed by the WoS. His bibliographic data are: due to Google Scholar - citations: 21563; h-index: 66, due to Scopus: citations: 5498; h-index: 33; due to WoS: citation:

5297, h-index: 32. He is the editor in chief of 6 book series at Springer, and of 2 journals, and is on the editorial boards of ca. 40 journals. He is a member of the IEEE CIS Fellows Committee, was Chair of 2016 IEEE CIS Award Committee, was in 2011 – 2016 a member of Adcom of IEEE CIS, and was a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE CIS.

He received many awards: 2006 IEEE CIS Pioneer Award in Fuzzy Systems, 2006 Sixth Kaufmann Prize and Gold Medal for pioneering works on soft computing in economics and management, 2007 Pioneer Award of the Silicon Valley Section of IEEE CIS for contribution in granular computing and computing in words, 2010 Award of the  Polish Neural Network Society for exceptional contributions to the Polish computational intelligence community, IFSA 2013 Award for his lifetime achievements in fuzzy systems and service to the fuzzy community, and the 2014 World Automation Congress Lifetime Award for contributions in soft computing, the 2016 Award of the International Neural Network Society – Indian Chapter for Outstanding Contributions to Computational Intelligence. He is President of the Polish Operational and Systems Research Society and Past President of International Fuzzy Systems Association.





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