Keynote speaker bio – Witold Pedrycz

Witold Pedrycz (M’88–SM’90–F’99) received the M.Sc., Ph.D., and D.Sci. degrees from Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland, in 1977, 1980, and 1984, respectively.

He is a Professor and Canada Research Chair with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada. He is also with the Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. He is actively pursuing research in computational intelligence, human-centric computing, fuzzy modeling, knowledge discovery and data mining, fuzzy control including fuzzy controllers, pattern recognition, knowledge-based neural networks, relational computation, bioinformatics, and software engineering. He has published numerous papers in this area. He is also the author of nine research monographs covering various aspects of computational intelligence and software engineering. Prof. Pedrycz is the Editor-in-Chief of Information Sciences and the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS MAN AND CYBERNETICS—PART A: SYSTEMS AND HUMANS. He was the President of the International Fuzzy Systems Association and the President of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society (NAFIPS). He served as a General Chair of NAFIPS 2004. He is a recipient of the prestigious K.S. Fu Award.