Symposium of Fuzzy Logic and Fuzzy Sets: A Tribute to Lotfi Zadeh

Monday, February 5, 2018

A symposium in honor of the life and research of pioneer Lotfi Zadeh, who died in 2017.  He was a mathematician, computer scientist, electrical engineer, artificial intelligence researcher, citizen of the world, professor emeritus at Berkeley, and the "Father of Fuzzy Logic."   27 speakers representing institutions in six countries (U.S., Canada, Mexico, Romania, Azerbaijan, and Australia) will speak about Zadeh's wide-ranging influence and lasting contributions to computer science, statistical analysis, and the foundations of mathematics.

8:30-9:15 am


9:15-10 am

Opening Remarks
Professor S. Shankar Sastry, Dean, College of Engineering
Professor James Demmel, EECS Department Chair
Professor Shahnaz N. Shahbazova, Azerbaijan Technical University
Orkhan Rustamli, Consulate General Azerbaijan, Los Angeles, USA

10-10:15 am

A short video about Professor Lotfi Zadeh

10-10:30 am

A Pioneer in AI, a Pioneer in Statistical Analysis, a Pioneer in Foundations of Mathematics, and a True Citizen of the World
Professor Vladik Kreinovich, Department of Computer Science, University of Texas, El Paso

Chair: Prof. Oscar Castillo

10:30-10:45 am

Type-2 Fuzzy Logic in Intelligent Control
Professor Oscar Castillo, Tijuana Institute of Technology, Tijuana, Mexico

Chair: Professor T.Y.Lin

10:45-11 am

coffee break

11-11:15 am

Zadeh's Interpretation of Fuzzy Logic
Professor Jozo Dujmović, Department of Computer Science, San Franciso State University

Chair: Professor Shahnaz Shabazova

11:15-11:30 am

Fuzzy Set Theory and Applications in Brazil
Professor Fernando Gomide, Department of Computer Engineering and Automation DCA School of Electrical and Computer Engineering—FEEC University of Campinas—UNICAMP

Chair: Professor Valentina Emilia Balas

11:30-11:45 am

Excluded –Mean -Variance Fuzzy-Neural Approach for Qualitative Group Decision Making
Professor Madan Gupta, College of Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Chair: Professor T. Y. Lin

11:45 am: 12 pm

Fuzzification as a Career Principle
Dr. Terry Rickard, Director of Quantitative Research and Till Capital, Ltd. (board member)

Chair: Professor Ildar Batyrshin

12-12:45 pm



New Fuzzy Sets – Variable Membership Functions Advanced Experiments – Unmanned Bicycle and 4-stage Inverted Pendulum
CS Professor Tsau-Young Lin, Department of Computer Science and Professor Hong Xing, San Jose State University

Chair: Professor Vladik Kreinovich

1-1:15 pm

Cyclic Fuzzy Causality In Large Data Collections
Professor Lawrence J. Mazlack, ECE Department, University of Cincinnati, Ohio

Chair: Professor Ildar Batyrshin

1:15-1:30 pm

Type-2 Fuzzy Logic in Image Processing and Pattern Recognition
Professor Patricia Melin, Tijuana Institute of Technology, Tijuana, Mexico

Chair: Professor Barnabas Bede

1:30-1:45 pm

Artificial Intelligence with Search-Based Function Computation Model
Dr. Chin-Liang Chang, Nicesoft Corporation, Austin, TX

Chair: Professor Oscar Castillo


Fuzzy Control for Roof-Top Greenhouses
Professor Valentina Emilia Bălaş, Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania

Chair: Professor Gupta Madan

2-2:15 pm

The Bellman-Zadeh Dynamic: A Revue of their Influences on the Evolution and Developments of the Bellman Continuum, Intelligent Systems and Control Agenda
Professor Emeritus Augustine O. Esogbue, The Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Chair: Professor Gupta Madan

2:15-2:30 pm

Fuzzy-Interpolative Type 2 Fuzzy Sets
Professor Marius Bălaş, Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania

Chair: Professor Shahnaz Shahbazova

2:30-2:45 pm

Fuzzy Logic as the Basis of the Theory of Descriptive Association Measures
Professor Ildar Batyrshin, Center for Computing Research of Mexican National Polytechnic Institute (CIC IPN)

Chair: Professor Vladik Kreinovich

2:45-3 pm

Functioning of Control Module of Learning Materials
Professor Shahnaz Shahbazova, Department of Computer Sciences, Azerbaijan Technical University, Azerbaijan

Chair: Professor Oscar Castillo

3-3:10 pm

coffee break

3:15-3:30 pm

Personal memories of Lotfi Zadeh
Professor Emeritus Pravin Varaiya, Professor in the Graduate School, EECS UC Berkeley

Chair: Professor Shahnaz Shahbazova

3:30-3:45 pm

Generalized Theory of Uncertainty, and Connections Between Fuzzy Systems and Neural Networks
Professor Barnabas Bede, Associate Professor, Mathematics, DigiPen Institute Of Technology

Chair: Professor Fernando Gomide

3:45-4 pm

Introduction to Z-Numbers
Dr. Bijan Tadayon and Dr.Saied Tadayon, Z Advanced Computing, Inc.

Chair: Professor Augustine O. Esogbue

4-4:15 pm

From Granulation to Stratification
Professor Elizabeth Chang, University of New South Wales, Australia

Chair: Professor Vladik Kreinovich

4:15-4:30 pm

Personal memories of Lotfi Zadeh
Professor Ruzena Bajcsy, EECS, UC Berkeley

Chair: Professor Vladik Kreinovich

4:30-4:35 pm

Fuzzy Logic Applied to Gestalt Visual Perception (human & computer)
Lauren Barghout

Chair: Professor Vladik Kreinovich

4:35-4:40 pm

My First Year in Berkeley with Lotfi and Fay
Professor Sergey Ovchinnikov, Mathematics Department, San Francisco State University

Chair: Professor Marius Bălaş

4:40-5 pm

Closing remarks
Vladik Kreinovich, Oscar Castillo, Madan Gupta, Shahnaz Shahbazova