Professor Lotfi A. Zadeh, Father of Fuzzy Logic, Associate Editor in WSEAS Transactions on Systems
We are deeply saddened to share the sad news that Professor Lotfi A. Zadeh passed away on Sept. 6, 2017 at the age of 97.
Prof. Zadeh has been Associate Editor in WSEAS Transactions on Systems as well as Honorary Editor in several WSEAS Books
His vision has guided us to build the Cognitive Informatics and Cognitive Computing Community and related research in the last 16 years.
Prof. Zadeh was a giant scientist of the world.
His seminal work in logic, fuzzy mathematics, and soft computing, etc., have and will influence many generations of researchers and students. We will remember his pioneer contributions to knowledge forever.
He was best known for proposing the fuzzy mathematics consisting of those fuzzy-related concepts:
fuzzy sets, fuzzy logic, fuzzy algorithms, fuzzy semantics, fuzzy languages, fuzzy control, fuzzy systems, fuzzy probabilities, fuzzy events, and fuzzy information.
Rest in peace, dear Professor Zadeh
Prof. L. Zadeh with the WSEAS Staff in 2008
(from left: Mrs. Eftychia Gourgoura, Dr. John Sakellaris, Mrs. Dina Andrikou, Dr. Olga Serifi)
Prof. Anastassios (Tas) Venetsanopoulos, Associate Editor in WSEAS Transactions on Signal processing
Prof. Anastassios (Tas) Venetsanopoulos, Associate Editor in WSEAS Transactions on Signal processing and one of the major professors that supported the WSEAS during its first steps by reviewing papers, approving special sessions and special issues. A prominent personality in the area of Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing, Prof. Anastasios (Tas) Venetsanopoulos passed away on November 17, 2014. Anastassios Venetsanopoulos' Biography in Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anastasios_Venetsanopoulos
Prof. Caro Lucas, Associate Editor in WSEAS Transactions on Circuits and Systems
Prof. Caro Lucas, WSEAS member, Associate Editor in WSEAS Transactions on Circuits and Systems with more than 10 papers in WSEAS http://www.ipm.ac.ir/personalinfo.jsp?PeopleCode=IP0000052) passed away on July 8, 2010. Caros Lucas Biography in Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caro_Lucas
In the Photo, Prof. Caro Lucas with Prof. Shahram Javadi in a WSEAS Event.
Prof. Ladislav Kohout, Associate Editor in WSEAS Transactions on Computers
Prof. Ladislav Kohout (1941-2009), Associate Editor in WSEAS Transactions on Computers, Professor in the Department of Computer Science Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. He used to spend his summers in Malta, homeland of his wife. Prof. Ladislav Kohout had published a great number of papers in WSEAS, with many interesting results. He passed away on November 20, 2009. Ladislav Kohout Publications in WSEAS: http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=ladislav+kohout+wseas&btnG=&hl=en&as_sdt=0,5
Prof. Constantine Manikopoulos, Associate Editor in WSEAS Transactions on Computers
Prof. Constantine Manikopoulos, Associate Editor in WSEAS Transactions on Computers and a frequent WSEAS Author passed away in 2007. Constantine Manikopoulos was Professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA. Manikopoulos also supported the WSEAS during its first steps, by reviewing papers, approving special sessions and special issues: https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=constantine+manikopoulos+wseas+
Prof. Paul Dan Cristea, Associate Editor of WSEAS Transactions on Biology and Biomedicine
Prof. Paul Dan Cristea, an Associate Editor of WSEAS Transactions on Biology and Biomedicine and Professor at the University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, Romania passed away on April of 2013. A pioneer in DNA Analysis and Genomics, and Associate Editor in WSEAS transactions.
Prof. Ioannis Pountourakis, Editor-in-Chief in WSEAS Transactions on Communications
Our former Editor-in-Chief in WSEAS Transactions on Communications, Prof. Pountourakis was born in Vassiliki, Crete, Grece in 1948 and died in October 28, 2012. He was Professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science School at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C5&q=IE+Pountourakis+WSEAS&btnG=
Prof. Luciano Simoni, Associate Editor in WSEAS Transactions on Acoustics and Music, Plenary Speaker in WSEAS Conferences "Acoustics and Music"
Prof. Luciano Simoni (1932-2010) was Associate Editor in the journal: WSEAS Transactions on Acoustics and Music, Plenary Speaker in the WSEAS Conference "Acoustics and Music: Theory and Applications" many times (Jamaica, Tenerife, Crete, Cavtat, etc...). Luciano Simoni passed away in December 23, 2010 (at the age of 78). Prof. Luciano Simoni was a composer of the classic Music as well as a Professor of Electrical Engineering, in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy As a composer, Luciano Simoni was taught by Lino Liviabella, composition teacher and director of the Bologna Conservatory and by Ottorino Respighi. Prof. Luciano Simoni wrote many articles in the field of Electrical Engineering and simultaneously many Symphonies!
See also: http://www.wseas.us/e-library/conferences/2006cavtat/papers/526-119.pdf
Prof. Michael Athans, MIT, Keynote Speaker in WSEAS CSCC 1999 passed awayMichael Athans was Professor at MIT, USA and director of the Laboratory for Information and Decisions Systems.
MIT electrical engineering and computer science Professor Emeritus Michael Athans died peacefully on May 26 at his home in Clearwater, Florida, at the age of 83. He served as Keynote Speaker in WSEAS CSCC in 1999.
Prof. Mirko Novak, WSEAS Editor and Plenary Speaker in more than 15 conferences, passed away
On March 10th, 2020 an outstanding man, scientist, teacher visionary, creator, friend and founder of Neural Network World, prof. Ing. Mirko Novak, DrSc. departed from our lives.
Prof. Ing. Mirko Novak, DrSc. was born on September 29, 1930 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He graduated from Czech University Technical University, Prague in 1952, where he was an assistant professor in the period 1952–1955. In 1956 he joined the Institute of Radioengineering and Electronics of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences in Prague, where he was the head of the Department of System Theory. In 1965 and 1966 he was the visiting professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering of New York University. In 1975 he founded a new Institute of Computer Science of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. He was in the position of the director of this Institute for almost 15 years. He was in collaboration with WSEAS in 1 European Research Project.
Mirko Novak and WSEAS were organizing conferences together in Prague (Czech Republic) for several years starting in March of 2006
One of his emails:
From: Prof. Dr. Zdenek Votruba
Cc: Prof. Dr. Mirko Novak
thank You for your early reply and your interest in the Conference in Prague as well. I am convinced tha the WSEAS conference in Prague was an excellent opportunity for our PhD. students. They prepared their papers with an enthusiasm and effort in very tight terms and I believe their section was excellent in all.
Prof. Zdenek Votruba
Prof. Mirko Novak
Czech University in Prague
Prof. Metin Demiralp more than 20 times Plenary Lecturer in WSEAS Conferences, Member of International Program Committee of numerous WSEAS Conferences, Reviewer in 3 WSEAS Journals passed away in June 14, 2022
Prof. Metin Demiralp speaks for WSEAS in two Videos of 2015
Prof. Metin Demiralp was born in Türkiye (Turkey) on 4 May 1948. His education from elementary school to university was entirely in Turkey. He got his BS, MS degrees and PhD from the same institution, ˙Istanbul Technical University. He was originally a chemical engineer, however, through theoretical chemistry, applied mathematics, and computational science years he was mostly working on methodology for computational sciences and he is continuing to do so. He has a group (Group for Science and Methods of Computing) in Informatics Institute of ˙Istanbul Technical University (he is the founder of this institute). He collaborated with Prof. Herschel A. Rabitz’s group at Princeton University (NJ, USA) during summer and winter semester breaks during the period 1985-2003 after his 14 month long postdoctoral visit to the same group in 1979-1980. He was also (and still is) in collaboration with a neuroscience group at the Psychology Department in the University of Michigan at Ann Arbour in the last three years (with certain publications in journals and proceedings). Metin Demiralp had more than 200 papers in well known and prestigious scientific journals (including WSEAS), and more than 230 contributions together with various keynote, plenary, and, tutorial talks to the proceedings of various international conferences like WSEAS. He gave many invited talks in various prestigious scientific meetings and academic institutions. He had an excellent scientific reputation in his country and he was one of the principal members of Turkish Academy of Sciences since 1994.