C. Kahraman Istanbul Technical University Istanbul Turkey Biography
Biography of C. Kahraman
Prof. Kahraman is a full professor at Istanbul Technical University. His research areas are engineering
economics, quality control and management, statsitical decision making, multicriteria decision making,
and fuzzy decision making. He published about 240 journal papers and about 160 conference papers. He
became the guest editors of many international journals and the editor of many international books from
Springer and Atlantis Press. He is the member of editorial boards of 20 international journals. He
organized various conferences such as FLINS, RACR, FSSCMIE, etc. He was the vice dean of ITU
Management Faculty between 2004-2007 and the head of ITU Industrial Engineering Department
Section: Fuzzy Based Multi Criteria Decision Analysis for Engineering
Dilber U. Ozsahin Department of Biomedical Engineering Near East University Nicosia Turkey Biography
Biography of Dilber U. Ozsahin
Dr. Dilber Uzun Ozsahin graduated from the Department of Physics in 2006 from Cukurova
University. She has worked at CERN, Geneva during 2008-2010 for her Master thesis. She completed her
Master studies in 2010 in Master of Natural and Applied Science, High Energy Physics. She completed
her PhD studies on Medical Imaging for Breast Cancer in Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain,
2014. Between 2015-2016, she worked at Gordon Center for Medical Imaging, NMMI Radiology
Department, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School as a post-doctoral researcher.
Currently, she is working on the Fuzzy Based Multi Criteria Decision Analyzing and Artificial
Intelligence Applications in Engineering and Healthcare. She has been affiliated at Near East University.
Section: Industrial Engineering
J. Ye Ningbo University Ningbo P.R. China Biography
Biography of J. Ye
Jun Ye is a professor in School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ningbo University,
P.R. China. He has more than 30 years of experience in teaching and research. His research
interests include soft computing, Neutrosophic theory and applications, fuzzy decision making
theory and methods, intelligent control, robotics, pattern recognition, medical diagnosis, fault
diagnosis, and rock mechanics. He has published more than 260 papers in journals, written few
books related to his research work, and finished a few projects sponsored by the government of
P.R. China. He is editorial board members for “Current Chinese Computer Science Journal”
(Co-Editor in Chief), “Neutrosophic Sets and Systems” (Editor), “Journal of New Theory”
(Area Editor), and “Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence” (Area Editor).
Jinpeng Yu received the B.Sc. degree in automation of Qingdao University, Qingdao, China, in 2002, the M.Sc. degree in system engineering of Shandong University, Jinan, China, in 2006 and the Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Complexity Science, Qingdao University, Qingdao, China, in 2011. He is currently a Distinguished Professor at the School of Automation and Electrical Engineering, Qingdao University. He is a recipient of the Shandong Province Taishan Scholar Special Project Fund. His research interests include electrical energy conversion and motor control, applied nonlinear control and intelligent systems.
Editorial Board Members
A.D.M. Africa De La Salle University Manila Philippines Biography
Biography of A.D.M. Africa
Dr. Aaron Don M. Africa is a researcher in the field of Communications Network Engineering. He is currently a Full Professor at De La Salle University-Manila. He is currently the Animo Labs representative and Curriculum Head of the Electronics and Communications (ECE) Department. He is one of the most promising researchers in this field. His areas of expertise are Communications Network Engineering, Expert Systems, Control Systems, Network Design, and Optimization. Specifically, he deals with the Optimization of Communication Systems to make them more efficient in functionality. This is for these systems to adapt effectively in the industry. He creates simulation models to replicate different scenarios in Network design. The results of these researches are published in different Scopus Journals. Dr. Africa has diversified his researches and has recently developed these in the field of Biomedical Engineering Optimization techniques. He has published researches in Scopus Journals about Cardiovascular disease diagnostics and optimization.
Muhammad Akram Department of Mathematics University of the Punjab Lahore Pakistan Biography
Biography of Muhammad Akram
Muhammad Akram has received MSc degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science, MPhil in (Computational) Mathematics and PhD in (Fuzzy) Mathematics. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of the Punjab, Lahore. He has also served the Punjab University College of Information Technology as Assistant Professor and Associate Professor. Dr. Akram’s research interests include fuzzy numerical methods, fuzzy graphs, fuzzy algebras, and fuzzy decision support systems. He has published 09 monographs and 385 research articles in international scientific journals. Some of his papers have been published in high impact journals. He has been an Editorial Member of several international academic journals. Fourteen students have successfully completed their Ph.D. research work under his supervision. Currently, he is supervising 5 PhD students
Krassimir Atanassov Department of Bioinformatics and Mathematical Modelling Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering ,Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Sofia Bulgaria Biography
Biography of Krassimir Atanassov
Krassimir Atanassov is a Bulgarian mathematician, a Corresponding member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. He is best known for introducing the concepts of Generalized nets and Intuitionistic fuzzy sets, which are extensions of the concepts of Petri nets and Fuzzy sets, respectively.
Atanassov defended his PhD in 1986. He became Doctor of Technical Sciences in 1997 and of Mathematical Sciences in 2000 for his research in generalized nets and intuitionistic fuzzy sets. In 1998, he became full professor and in 2012 was elected Corresponding member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Technical Sciences. For his contributions to fuzzy and intuitionistic fuzzy sets, in 2013, Atanassov was awarded Fellowship of the International Fuzzy Systems Association (IFSA) and the statute of a Senior Member of IEEE in 2018.
Z. Ayag Kadir Has University Istanbul Turkey Biography
Biography of Z. Ayag
Zeki Ayag, Ph.D., P.Eng. is currently a Full Professor of Industrial Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences at Kadir
Has University. He holds an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering, Department of Faculty of Business Administration, a Master’s in Engineering Management Program of IE, and a Ph.D. degree in IE Program at ITU. In addition to his academic experience, he has
almost 10-year national and international industrial experience (including 4-year Canadian). He has published many articles in leading periodical journals. He is also an active referee for the leading journals. He has given many seminars on his interest fields with numerous publications in conference
proceedings. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) from the Society of Professional Engineers in Ontario (PEO), Canada. He is also a former EBD of International Journal of Production Research, and in different capacities for other journals.
Altan Cakir Department of Physics Eng Istanbul Technical University (ITU) Istanbul Turkey
O. Castillo Tijuana Institute of Technology Tijuana Mexico Biography
Biography of O. Castillo
Oscar Castillo received a degree in Doctor of Computer Science from the Polish Academy of Sciences, Systems Institute, Warsaw, Poland on April 20th (with the Dissertation named “Soft Computing and Fractal Theory for Intelligent Manufacturing”). He is a Professor of Computer Science in the Graduate Division, Tijuana Institute of Technology, Tijuana, Mexico. He has published over 300 journal papers, 10 authored books, 40 edited books, 200 papers in conference proceedings, and more than 300 chapters in edited books.
Selcuk Cebi Department of Industrial Engineering Yildiz Technical University Istanbul Turkey Biography
Biography of Selcuk Cebi
Dr. Selcuk Cebi is currently a
Professor of Industrial Engineering at Yildiz Technical University. He received the degree of
Ph.D. from Industrial Engineering Program of Istanbul Technical University in 2010 and the
degree of MSc from Mechanical Engineering Department of Karadeniz Technical University
in 2004. His current research interests are Customer‐oriented product development,
Decision support systems, Multiple Criteria Decision Making, and Risk Management. He
achieved the publications of international journal papers more than 45 articles having over
2000 total citations with the related research topics.
Bijan Davvaz is a professor in the Department of Mathematics at Yazd University, Yazd, Iran.
He works on algebra, algebraic hyperstructures, rough sets, and fuzzy logic. He is a member of
editorial boards for 25 mathematical journals. He is the author of around 600 research papers,
especially on algebra, algebraic hyperstructures and their applications, and fuzzy Logic. He has
also published seven books on algebra.
G. Dhiman Govt. Bikram College of Commerce Patiala India Biography
Biography of G. Dhiman
Gaurav Dhiman received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala. He has completed his Master's Degree in Computer Applications from Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor with the Department of Computer Science, Government Bikram College of Commerce, Patiala. He was selected as an outstanding reviewer from Knowledge-Based Systems (Elsevier). He has published more than 25 peer-reviewed research papers (indexed in SCI-SCIE). He is also an editorial board member of the Artificial Intelligence Evolution journal. His research interest includes Single-, Multi-, Many-objectives optimization (Bio-inspired, Evolutionary, and Quantum), Soft computing (Type-1 and Type-2 fuzzy sets), Power Systems, and Change detection using remotely sensed high-resolution satellite data.
E. Egiroglu Giresun University Giresun Turkey Biography
Biography of E. Egiroglu
Dr. Erol Egrioglu is professor at Giresun University, Turkey. He received the B.Sc. degree in statistics from the University of Ondokuz Mayis, Turkey,in 1998. He received the M.Sc. degree (M.Sc. thesis title: Bayesian analysis of ARMA model and an application) in statistics at the faculty of Science and Arts of the University of Ondokuz Mayis, Turkey, in 2002 and the Ph.D. degree (Phd. thesis title: Two New Bayesian methods for Autoregressive Fractionally Integrated Moving Average Model) in statistics at the faculty of Science from the University of Hacettepe, Turkey, in 2006. He was in Lancaster University as a visiting researcher, Marketing and Forecasting Research Center for 7 months in 2020. His research interests include time series analysis, Bayesian approaches, fuzzy inference systems, artificial neural networks, artificial intelligence optimization algorithms, deep learnings and data mining.
J. Fan Xi'an University of Posts and Telecommunications Xi'an China Biography
Biography of J. Fan
Jiulun Fan received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in fundamental mathematics from Shaanxi Normal University in 1985 and 1988 respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree in signal and information processing from Xidian University in 1998. He is currently the President and Professor with Xi’an University of Posts and Telecommunications, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China. He is the author of five books and has published more than 300 articles. His research interests include fuzzy set theory, pattern recognition and image processing.
M.M. Gupta University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon Canada Biography
Biography of M.M. Gupta
Dr. Madan M. Gupta is a professor in the College of Engineering and the director of the
Intelligent Systems Research Laboratory at the University of Saskatchewan. He has authored or
co-authored over 825 published research papers. He has edited or co-edited 19 other books as
well as many conference proceedings and journals in the fields of his research interests such as
adaptive control systems, fuzzy computing, neuro-computing, neuro-vision systems, and neuro-
control systems (book list).
Abbas Khosravi Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation Deakin University Geelong Australia Biography
Biography of Abbas Khosravi
Abbas Khosravi is an associate professor with the Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation, Deakin University, Australia. He completed his PhD in machine learning at the Deakin University in 2010. His broad research interests include artificial intelligence, fuzzy logic, deep learning, and uncertainty quantification. He is currently researching and applying probabilistic deep learning ideas and uncertainty-aware solutions in healthcare.
H. Lee Kumoh National Institute of Technology Gumi South Korea Biography
Biography of H. Lee
Dr. Hyunsoo Lee has been an associate professor at the School of Industrial Engineering, Kumoh National Institute of Technology, S. Korea, since 2011. He is also the director at Virtual Intelligence and Data Engineering / Optimization (V.I.D.E.O.) lab. Dr. Lee received his Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Texas University in 2010. He worked at LG Electronics as a Senior SCM manager from 2010 to 2011 and at SAMSUNG as Assistant Consultant from 2002 to 2006. His research interests include nonlinear control, stochastic optimization, deep learning and dynamic network control.
X. Li Northeastern University Shenyang China Biography
Biography of X. Li
Xiaojian Li is a professor at the College of Information Science and
Engineering, Northeastern University, China. His research areas include
fuzzy systems and control, fault diagnosis and fault tolerant control, Path
planning and control of unmanned systems and cyber-physical systems.
He has authored or coauthored more than 60 journals and peer-reviewed
conference papers and one book chapter. He was selected as a young top
talent candidate in “Xing Liao Talents Program” of Liaoning Province,
in 2019. He was a recipient of the IEEE ICCSS Best Paper Award, in
2018 and the first prize of Liaoning Provincial Natural Science
Academic Achievement Award, in 2016. Prof. Li currently serves as an
Associate Editor for International Journal of Fuzzy Systems and is also
the member of IEEE and the Youth Working Committee of Chinese
Association of Automation.
F. Li Central South University Changsha China Biography
Biography of F. Li
Fanbiao Li received the PhD degree in Control Theory and Control
Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China in 2015. In
2016, he joined the Central South University, China, as an Associate
Professor. Dr. Li currently serves as an Associate Editor for a number of
journals, including IEEE Access and Cognitive Computation. His research interests include stochastic systems, fuzzy control systems, sliding mode
control, and fault diagnosis and identification.
H. Liao Sichuan University Chengdu China Biography
Biography of H. Liao
Prof. Huchang Liao is a Research Fellow at Business School, Sichuan University, China. He has published 3 monographs, and more than 170 peer-reviewed papers, mainly in high-quality international journals including European Journal of Operational Research, Omega, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, IEEE Transaction on Cybernetics, Information Sciences, Information Fusion, Knowledge-Based Systems, Expert Systems with Applications, International Journal of Production Economics and many more. He is a Highly Cited Researcher since 2019. He is the Senior Member of IEEE since 2017 and serves as the Editor-In-Chief, Associate Editor, Guest Editor or Editorial Board Member for 30 international journals including Information Fusion (SCI, impact factor: 10.716), Technological and Economic Development of Economy (SSCI, impact factor: 4.344), Computers & Industrial Engineering (SCI, impact factor: 3.518), International Journal of Fuzzy Systems (SCI, impact factor: 3.058), Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems (SCI, impact factor: 1.637) and Mathematical Problems in Engineering (SCI, impact factor: 1.179).
L. Martinez University of Jaén Jaen Spain Biography
Biography of L. Martinez
He received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Sciences, both from the University of
Granada, Spain, in 1993 and 1999, respectively. Currently, he is Full Professor of Computer
Science Department at the University of Jaén. His current research interests are fuzzy decision
making, linguistic preference modelling, fuzzy systems, decision support systems, personalized
markertin, computing with words and recommender systems.
He co-edited eleven journal special issues on fuzzy preference modelling, soft computing,
linguistic decision making and fuzzy sets theory. He also has published more than 130 papers in
journals indexed by the SCI as well as 33 book chapters and more than 150 contributions in
International Conferences related to his areas.
Ali D. Mehr Civil Engineering Department Antalya Bilim University Antalya Turkey Biography
Biography of Ali D. Mehr
Ali Danandeh Mehr holds Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from Istanbul Technical University (ITU). Currently, he is an associate professor at Civil Engineering Department of Antalya Bilim University (ABU), Turkey. He has published 40+ refereed papers and collaborated as reviewer for different international scholarly journals. His current research focuses on the stochastic hydrology, hydroinformatics, and developing fuzzy-based algorithms to address different problems in water resources systems.
Patricia Melin Graduate Division Tijuana Institute of Technology Tijuana Mexico Biography
Biography of Patricia Melin
She holds the Doctor in Science degree (Doctor Habilitatus D.Sc.) in Computer Science from the Polish Academy of Sciences. She is a Professor of Computer Science in the Graduate Division, Tijuana Institute of Technology, Mexico, since 1998. She is serving as Director of Graduate Studies in Computer Science and is head of the research group on Hybrid Neural Intelligent Systems. She has also been advisor of more than 85 graduate students in computer science at the Ph.D. and masters levels. Prof. Melin has published 800 publications in indexed journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings, as well as nearly 50 books. In addition, she has been awarded the Highly Cited Researcher recognition in the area of Computer Science in 2017 and 2018 by Clarivate Analytics.
J. Montero Complutense University of Madrid Madrid Spain Biography
Biography of J. Montero
Javier Montero is a Full Professor at the Department of Statistics and Operational Research, Faculty of Mathematics, Complutense University of Madrid (Spain). His research interests are in Aggregation Operators, Preference Representation, Multi-criteria Decision Aid, Group Decision Making, System Reliability Theory, Classification Problems and mainly in the application of Fuzzy Sets Theory. He has been a scientific visitor in more than ten Universities, has served the scientific community as an area editor of several international journals, and has been a member of around one hundred conference program committees. He has been President of the European Association for Fuzzy Logic and Technology (EUSFLAT) and Vice-President of the International Fuzzy Systems Association (IFSA).
V. Novak University of Ostrava Ostrava Czech Republic Biography
Biography of V. Novak
Prof. Vilem Novak, PhD, DSc. is the director of the Institute for Re-
search and Applications of Fuzzy Modeling of the University of Ostrava, Czech
Republic. The institute (established in 1996) is one of the world renowned sci-
entific workplaces that significantly contributed to the theory and applications
of fuzzy modeling.
V. Novak obtained PhD in mathematical logic at Charles University, Prague
in 1988; DSc. (Doctor of Sciences) in computer science in Polish Academy of
Sciences, Warsaw in 1995; full professor at Masaryk University, Brno in 2001.
His research activities include mathematical fuzzy logic, approximate reason-
ing, mathematical modeling of linguistic semantics, fuzzy control, analysis and
forecasting of time series and various kinds of applications of fuzzy modeling.
He belongs among pioneers of the fuzzy set theory.
He was general chair of the VIIth IFSA’97 World Congress, Prague and of
the international conferences EUSFLAT 2007, Ostrava and EUSFLAT 2019,
Prague. He is member of editorial boards of several scientific journals. He
is often invited to give plenary talks at international conferences and to give
lectures in the universities all over the world.
He is the author or co-author of 5 scientific monographs, 2 edited monographs
and over 280 scientific papers with about 6500 citations. He was awarded in the
International FLINS 2010 Conference in China and obtained the title “IFSA
fellow” in 2017 for his scientific achievements.
S.C. Onar Istanbul Technical University Istanbul Turkey Biography
Biography of S.C. Onar
Sezi Cevik Onar is an Associate Professor in the Industrial Engineering Department of
Istanbul Technical University (ITU) Management Faculty. She earned her BSc in Industrial
Engineering and MSc in Engineering Management, both from ITU. She completed her Ph.D.
studies at ITU and visited Copenhagen Business School and Eindhoven Technical University
during these studies. Her Ph.D. was on strategic options. Her research interests include
intelligent systems, innovation management, strategic management, business planning and
multiple criteria decision making. She took part as a researcher in many privately and publicly
funded projects such as intelligent system design, organization design, and human resource
management system design.
E. Ozceylan Gaziantep University Gaziantep Turkey Biography
Biography of E. Ozceylan
Eren Özceylan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering at Gaziantep University. Dr. Özceylan holds an M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Selçuk University Industrial Engineering and Computer Engineering Departments, respectively and he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Northeastern University in U.S. Dr. Özceylan holds “Science Academy Young Scientific Researchers Award” (BAGEP 2016) and “Young Scientist Award” given by Gaziantep University (2017). Dr. Özceylan’s current research interests include sustainable supply chain network design, GIS-based location and allocation, and disassembly line balancing. Dr. Özceylan has published over fifty peer-reviewed publications in prestigious academic journals. Dr. Özceylan is also one of the members of the Turkish Operational Research Society and INFORMS.
B. Papadopoulos Democritus University of Thrace Xanthi Greece Biography
Biography of B. Papadopoulos
Dr. Papadopoulos was born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1955. He obtained his BSc degree in
Mathematics (June 1977). He obtained after exams, a distinction scholarship from the
Institute of Greek State Grants (IKY) for Postgraduate Studies in Greece) (November 1981).
He successfully defended his Ph.D. Thesis (March 1985) and was appointed as Doctor of
Philosophy (April 1985). He is currently serving as a Professor at the Democritus University
of Thrace and is the Director of the Interdepartmental Program of Postgraduate Studies in
«Applied Mathematics». So far eleven Ph.D. have been completed in the Field of Fuzzy logic
under his supervision. His personal website is the following: https://utopia.duth.gr/papadob/
I. Perfilieva University of Ostrava Ostrava Czech Republic Biography
Biography of I. Perfilieva
Professor Irina Perfilieva, Ph.D., Dr. h.c., Prof. h.c., received M.S. (1975) and Ph.D
(1980) from the Lomonosov State University in Moscow, Russia. She is a full professor of
Applied Mathematics in the University of Ostrava and a Head of Theoretical Research
Department of Institute for Research and Applications of Fuzzy Modeling. She is the author
and co-author of six books on mathematical principles of fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic and their
applications. She is an area editor of prominent scientific journals and many special issues.
She has published over 270 papers in the area of fuzzy logic, fuzzy approximation, image
processing and fuzzy relation equations.
She received the 1st memorial Da Ruan award, she is an EUSFLAT Honorary Member, and
the IFSA Fellow.
T.D. Pham Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University Khobar Saudi Arabia Biography
Biography of T.D. Pham
Tuan D. Pham currently holds positions as Professor in AI and Founding Director of the Center for Artificial Intelligence at Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Saudi Arabia. His previous position was Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Linkoping University. Dr. Pham’s current research focuses on AI and machine learning methods for image processing, time-series analysis, complex networks, and pattern recognition applied to medicine, biology, and mental health.
Tabasam Rashid University of Management and Technology Lahore Pakistan Biography
Biography of Tabasam Rashid
Tabasam Rashid received the Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Pakistan, in 2015. He is teaching Mathematical courses from January 2010. Now he is working as Associate Professor at University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan. He is currently the Reviewer of American Mathematical Society and peer reviewer of several international journals. He has been selected as ‘‘Best Researcher (2015 and 2017)’’ and “Won the research award on highest number of HEC recognized publications for year 2018” at University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan. He has supervised many PhD and MS students. His current research interests include fuzzy sets, fuzzy decision making, clustering algorithms, computing with words, similarity measures, aggregation operators, preference relations, fuzzy image encryption schemes and fuzzy graph theory, etc.
J. Ren The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) Hong Kong China Biography
Biography of J. Ren
Dr. Jingzheng Ren is currently an Assistant Professor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, an Adjunct Associate Professor of University of Southern Denmark and an Associated Senior Research Fellow at Institute for Security & Development Policy (Stockholm, Sweden). He received his Ph.D degree in Industrial Engineering in 2015 from University of Padua, He worked as a full time Associate Professor at University of Southern Denmark before moving to The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Abbas Roozbahani University of Tehran Tehran Iran Biography
Biography of Abbas Roozbahani
Abbas Roozbahani is an Associate Professor of water resources engineering at the College of Aburaihan, University of Tehran, Iran. He received his PhD in Civil Engineering in 2012 from School of Civil Engineering at University of Tehran and he worked as a researcher at National University of Singapore during PhD period. His research interests include risk assessment of infrastructures, fuzzy systems, water resources management, hydroinformatics, artificial intelligence, Hydrological modelling and multi criteria decision making. In the past couple of years, he has been involved in several funded multi disciplinary research projects. Dr. Roozbahani has supervised more than 30 Master and PhD students in broad fields of water management. He has also more than 13 years experience as a project manager and senior expert in consultant engineers companies. His publication record includes more than 100 papers and presentations in peer reviewed international journals as well as international conferences.
AMM.S. Ullah Kitami Institute of Technology Kitami Japan Biography
Biography of AMM.S. Ullah
AMM Sharif Ullah is a professor of engineering design and manufacturing at Kitami Institute of Technology and handles an Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory. He graduated from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology in 1992 with a BSME degree and Kansai University with both MSME and Ph.D. degrees in 1996 and 1999 respectively. He worked as a full-time faculty member at the Asian Institute of Technology and United Arab Emirates University as an Assistant Professor. He has mentored more than 100 undergraduate/graduate students coming from numerous countries. He researches knowledge-based systems for product realization engineering putting emphasis on creativity, design, manufacturing, operations, sustainability, and systems, and has published more than 140 technical articles in reputed peer-reviewed journals, edited books, and international conference proceedings. Prof. Sharif Ullah serves on the editorial boards of several peer-reviewed international journals. His current research focuses on Industry 4.0, 3D Printing, Engineering Design, Engineering Education, and Precision Manufacturing.
J.-W. Wang University of Science and Technology Beijing Beijing China Biography
Biography of J.-W. Wang
Dr. Wang Jun-Wei received the B.S. degree in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics and the M.S. degree in System Theory both from Harbin Engineering University, Harbin, China, in 2007 and 2009, and the Ph.D. degree in Control Theory and Control Engineering from Beihang University, Beijing, China, in 2013, respectively. His research interests include distributed parameter systems and intelligent system modeling and control. He serves as a reviewer for Mathematical Reviews.
Boris Yatsalo National Research Nuclear University MEPHI Moscow Russia Biography
Biography of Boris Yatsalo
Boris Yatsalo received the degree of mathematician from the Moscow State University (MSU), 1981; PhD thesis (Cand.Sci), 1985, (Bifurcations and strange attractors in ecological systems); Doctor Sci. thesis, 2004 (GIS-DSSs on Remediation of Contaminated Territories). 2003- 2017: Head of Information Systems Dept., 2017- present – full Prof. at Institute of Intelligent Cybernetic Systems (IICS) IATE NRNU MEHI, Obninsk-Moscow.
Manager of more than 10 International and National projects on DSSs, MCDA, Remediation of radioactively contaminated territories and risk management. Research Interests: Fuzzy MCDA, Fuzzy Numbers, Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, Fuzzy Intelligent Systems, Decision Support Systems, Risk Analysis and Risk Management.
Xianyi Zeng is a full professor in ENSAIT Textile Engineer School, France, Director of
the GEMTEX National Laboratory, and also a guest professor of Donghua University,
Soochow University, Nankai University and Wuhan Textile University. His main
research interests include artificial intelligence, digital fashion, sensory analysis,
intelligent wearable systems, computerized garment design and customized production
management. He has published more than 110 papers in peer-reviewed international
journals and presented more than 170 papers at international conferences, and supervised
more than 30 PhD students.
Xianku Zhang Dalian Maritime University Dalian China Biography
Biography of Xianku Zhang
Dr. Xianku Zhang received his PH.D in 1998 from Dalian Maritime University(DMU), China. Currently, he is a professor at DMU. His recent research area is ship motion control and modeling in engineering. He has published 20 books, such as Concise Robust Control for Ships (Science Press), Control System Modeling and Digital Simulation (Second Edition), Ship Motion Control (National Defense Industry Press), etc. He has published more than 320 papers, of which more than 130 papers were indexed by SCI and EI.
J. Zhang Southeast University Nanjing China Biography
Biography of J. Zhang
Jianzhong Zhang has been with Southeast University since 2008, where he is currently a Professor in the school of Electrical Engineering. His research interests include power electronics, electrical machines, and renewable power generation. Dr. Zhang was a recipient of the Institution Premium Award of the Institutions of Engineering and Technology, U.K.
B. Öztayşi Istanbul Technical University Istanbul Turkey Biography
Biography of B. Öztayşi
Başar Öztayşi is an Associate Professor at Industrial Engineering Department of
Istanbul Technical University, where he teaches courses on decision making, data management,
information systems and customer relationship management. His research interests include fuzzy
decision making, data mining and intelligent systems. Başra Öztayşi has more than 120
publications and has edited a book on Supply Chain Management under Fuzziness.
Associate Editorial Board Members
Muhammad W. Ashraf Department of Physics GC University Lahore Lahore Pakistan Biography
Biography of Muhammad W. Ashraf
Dr. Muhammad Waseem Ashraf received his Doctorate of Engineering in Microelectronics at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand in 2011. Previously, he received Masters of Philosophy in Microelectronics Engineering and Semiconductor Physics from the University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan and Masters of Science in Physics from GC University Lahore, Pakistan. Currently, he is working as an Assistant Professor Electronics, Department of Physics at GC University, Lahore, Pakistan. He also served at the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand as a Research Associate and Research Specialist. During his service at GC University, Dr. Waseem has established Nano-Electronics Research Lab to facilitate researchers and students. He is author/co-author of more than 130 peer reviewed international Conferences papers, Book chapters and Impact factor Journal articles. His research interests are Simulation, Modeling, IoT, Fuzzy Systems, Artificial Intelligence, MEMS, NEMS, Nanotechnology, Material Processing and Energy Devices.
T.A. Cagri Galatasaray University Istanbul Turkey Biography
Biography of T.A. Cagri
A. Cagri Tolga is an Associate Professor in Industrial Engineering in the Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Galatasaray, Istanbul, Turkey. His main research directions involve multi-criteria decision making, real options, financial options, game theory, engineering economics, investment analysis, fuzzy logic, innovation management, R&D projects, ERP projects, and urban smart farming. He has published many papers in related areas. He is also an author of 5 book chapters covering various aspects of fuzzy logic, investment analysis, fuzzy probabilities, healthcare, and sustainable energy production.
Dr. Zhen-Song Chen is currently an Assoc. Prof. at the School of Civil
Engineering, Wuhan University. He serves as an Area Editor of IJCIS,
an Associate Editor of JIFS and Kybernetes, an Academic Editor of Complexity, and an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Fuzzy
Logic and Modeling in Engineering. His current research interests
include computational semantic analysis, aggregation theory, computing
with words, and group decision analysis.
S.K. De Midnapore College Medinipur India Biography
Biography of S.K. De
De. Sujit Kumar De received his M.Sc. degree from Vidyasagar University, India in the year 1995 and joined as a lecturer in Mathematics at Panskura Banamali College, India in the year 2000. He started his research work in 1998 at Vidyasagar University and received a Ph.D. degree in 2007. He also received M.Ed. degree from the University of Calcutta in the year 2008. His research interests include inventory control/optimization, trade credit, traffic noise modeling, environmental pollution, supply chain management under fuzzy, intuitionistic fuzzy, hesitant fuzzy, cloudy and dense fuzzy, deterministic and stochastic environment. Currently, he is holding the Associate Professor Post and Head of the Department of Mathematics at Midnapore College. He is the reviewer of more than 50 international journals. Also, he has published more than 70 articles in well-reputed journals.
R.M. De Moraes Federal University of Paraíba João Pessoa Brazil Biography
Biography of R.M. De Moraes
Dr. Ronei Marcos de Moraes received BSc in Statistics from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP, Brazil, 1988). He received his MSc. in Electric Engineering from Universidade Federal da Paraíba (UFPB, Brazil, 1992) and Ph.D. in Applied Computing from the Instituto Nacional de PesquisasEspaciais (INPE, Brazil, 1998). He is a full professor at the Federal University of Paraíba. He has experience in Probability and Statistics, focusing on Multidisciplinary aspects, acting on the following subjects: statistical methods, spatial analysis in public health, fuzzy sets, fuzzy statistics, pattern recognition, computational intelligence, serious games, virtual reality, and skills assessment of training based on virtual reality.
H. Dincer Istanbul Medipol University Istanbul Turkey Biography
Biography of H. Dincer
Hasan Dincer is Professor at Istanbul Medipol University, Faculty of
Economics and Administrative Sciences, Istanbul-Turkey. He is the
executive editor of the International Journal of Finance and Banking
Studies (IJFBS) and the founder member of the Society for the Study of
Business and Finance (SSBF). He has more than 200 scientific articles
and some of them is indexed in SSCI, SCI-Expended and Scopus. In
addition to them, he is also editor of many different books published by
Springer and IGI Global.
Orhan Engin Industrial Engineering Department Konya Technical University Konya Turkey Biography
Biography of Orhan Engin
Orhan Engin, received his BSc, MSc and Ph.D. degrees in industrial engineering from Istanbul Technical University. He is a Professor in the Industrial Engineering Department of Konya Technical University, Engineering and Natural Science Faculty. He works on job scheduling, quality control, intelligent systems and multiple criteria decision making.
M. Jafari University of Technology Sydney Sydney Australia Biography
Biography of M. Jafari
Mohammad Jafari (M’12–SM’19) received the B.E. degree in electrical engineering from Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran, in 1998, the M.E. degree in electrical engineering from Guilan University, Rasht, Iran, in 2001, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Sydney, Australia, in 2017. He has been contributed to the design and development of power electronics projects as a Research Engineer and Academician, since 2002. He has authored or coauthored more than 60 journals and peer-reviewed conference papers and two book chapters. His current research interests include power electronic converters, switching mode power supplies, renewable energy systems, and smart micro-grids.
J. Kacprzyk Polish Academy of Sciences Warsaw Poland Biography
Biography of J. Kacprzyk
He is Professor of Computer Science at the Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences,
WIT Warsaw School of Information Technology, and Chongqing Three Gorges University. He is also
Professor of Automatic Control at PIAP – Industrial Institute of Automation and Measurements. He is
Full Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Member of Academia Eureopaea, Member of European
Academy of Sciences and Arts, Foreign Member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Spanish Royal
Academy of Economic and Financial Sciences (RACEF), Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters, and
Flemish Royal Academy of Belgium of Sciences and the Arts.. Fellow of IEEE, IET, IFSA, EurAI
(ECCAI) and SMIA.
P. Pitchipoo P.S.R Engineering College Tamil Nadu India Biography
Biography of P. Pitchipoo
Dr. Pitchipoo Pandian received his degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Industrial Engineering from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India. He obtained his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kalasalingam University, Krishnankoil, Tamil Nadu, India, in 2012. His research interests include welding, composite materials, multi objective optimization, supply chain management, operations management and ergonomics. He is currently working as a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at P.S.R Engineering College, Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, India.He has published 37 articles in
peer reviewed journals and presented papers in more than 100 national and international conferences.
J. Qiao Northwest Normal University Lanzhou China Biography
Biography of J. Qiao
Dr. Junsheng Qiao received the B.S. degree in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics from Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, China, in 2012, the M.S. degree in Fundamental Mathematics in Sichuan University, Chengdu, China, in 2015 and the Ph.D. degree in Computational Mathematics from Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, in 2018. He is currently working in the College of Mathematics and Statistics of Northwest Normal University. His current research interests include Fuzzy Logics, Aggregation Functions, Rough Sets and Three-way Decisions.
Irem Ucal Sari Department of Industrial Engineering Istanbul Technical University Istanbul Turkey Biography
Biography of Irem Ucal Sari
Dr. Irem Ucal Sari has received her BSc in Environmental Engineering in 2004, MSc in Engineering Management in 2008 and PhD in Industrial Engineering in 2012 from Istanbul Technical University. Since 2017, she is working as associate professor in Industrial Engineering Department of the same university. Her researches are focused on engineering economics, decision support systems and fuzzy logic.
A. Sharma Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women (IGDTUW) Delhi India Biography
Biography of A. Sharma
Prof. Arun Sharma is working as Professor and Head of the department of Information Technology, Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women(IGDTUW), Delhi, India. He is also the Dean of Examination Affairs, Director of Accreditation NIRF and IQAC, and Managing Director of IGDTUW Anveshan Foundation. He is the convener of BoS and member of Academic Council and Finance Committee, IGDTUW. His areas of interests include Machine Learning, Software Engineering, Soft Computing and Database Systems. He has published more than 100 papers including 18 in SCI Indexed Journals and 60 in SCOPUS Impact Factor Journals such as ACM, Springer, Elsevier and Wiley. Dr. Sharma is a Senior Member of IEEE and Life Member of Computer Society of India.
Shahzadi Tayyaba Department of Computer Engineering The University of Lahore Lahore Pakistan Biography
Biography of Shahzadi Tayyaba
Dr. Shahzadi Tayyaba is currently working as the Head of Computer Engineering Department at The University of Lahore, Pakistan. She obtained her Doctorate of Engineering in Microelectronics and Embedded Systems from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand. Previously, she received her Bachelors and Masters in Computer Science and Engineering from UET Lahore, Pakistan. She is the author of more than 150 peer reviewed research articles. Her research interests include Intelligent and Smart Systems, Fuzzy Control, Soft Computing, IOT, Modeling, Simulation, Materials Processing, MEMS, NEMS and Nanotechnology.
Fatih Tuysuz İstanbul University - Cerrahpaşa Istanbul Turkey Biography
Biography of Fatih Tuysuz
Fatih Tüysüz received his B.Sc. in industrial engineering in 2002, M.Sc. in engineering management in 2004, and Ph.D. in industrial engineering from İstanbul Technical University in 2010 respectively. He has been a full time faculty member at the department of Industrial Engineering in İstanbul University - Cerrahpaşa since 2012. He has been giving lectures relating decision theory, system simulation, engineering economics, manufacturing systems modeling, and lean production at both undergraduate and graduate levels. His research interests include fuzzy logic and applications, grey system theory, system modeling, and modern manufacturing systems.
Gulfem Tuzkaya Department of Industrial Engineering Marmara University Istanbul Turkey Biography
Biography of Gulfem Tuzkaya
Gülfem Tuzkaya, Ph.D., is currently working as a Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering, Marmara University. Dr. G. Tuzkaya received her MSc. Degree in Industrial Engineering from Yıldız Technical University, in 2002, MBA degree from Istanbul Technical University, in 2005, and Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering from Yıldız Technical University, in 2008. She has been at Tilburg University, the Netherlands, as a visiting researcher in 2010. Her research interests are in the areas of reverse-forward logistics systems design, facility design and operations research applications for operations management problems
N. Yaqoob Riphah International University Islamabad Pakistan Biography
Biography of N. Yaqoob
Naveed Yaqoob is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at
Riphah International University, Islamabad, Pakistan. He received his MS degree and Ph.D
degree in Mathematics from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. His research
interests include algebraic structures, algebraic hyperstructures, fuzzy algebraic structures, fuzzy
algebraic hyperstructures, fuzzy sets, rough set, soft sets, fuzzy graphs, fuzzy finite state
automata, fuzzy aggregation operators and fuzzy decision making. He is the author of around
100 research papers. He serves as a reviewer for Mathematical Reviews.